CREATV Media, Founder & Chairman

Peter Csathy

Peter Csathy is Founder & Chairman of CREATV Media, a leading media and technology business development, advisory and investment firm.  Peter is a noted international expert, thought leader and “go to” resource on media, entertainment and technology issues and is regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC, Bloomberg, Billboard, Digiday, among others.  He regularly appears on television, speaks at major industry events, and writes for TechCrunch and Variety, as well as for his own Digital Media Update blog (that USA Today’s business reporter Jefferson Graham calls a “must read”).  He recently published his second highly-acclaimed book, “Media 2.0 (18): An Insider’s Guide to Today’s Digital Media World & Where It’s Going” which Forbes calls “an invaluable guide to the new media universe,” Variety raves is “brilliant and compelling” and “entertaining, informed and incisive,” and former AOL CEO Jon Miller calls “mandatory reading.”

Peter is an advisor, connector, entrepreneur, executive, and dealmaker with success after success in startup and emerging growth companies, as well as in major media companies.  He has led three media and technology companies that achieved successful exits (including music pioneer Musicmatch and video pioneer SightSpeed). He also served as a senior executive at Universal Studios and New Line Cinema.  Peter has a deep network of key decision-maker, influencer and press contacts and relationships across media/technology and has structured and negotiated strategic partnerships, M&A, and joint ventures valued in excess of $3 billion.  He is also a founding partner of SAM CREATV Ventures, a seed/early stage venture fund focused on innovative media and tech companies.