Overlook, LLC creates TV channels that deliver niche content via the Internet. With a "smart" TV or another Internet-connected television device, a viewer can enjoy our video programming at any time of day. Our partners distribute their catalogs of films, documentaries and other productions to this new, rapidly-growing audience and tap a whole new revenue source by doing so.
According to the researcher NPD In-Stat, 25 million U.S. households own a TV with built-in Internet capability. In-Stat predicts that 100 million homes in North America and Western Europe will have televisions that blend traditional programs with Internet content by 2016.
We already have two live implementations. Creepster.TV offers a large catalog of classic/retro horror, science fiction, crime and film noir content. America's Wars offers an exclusive catalog of documentary and official footage covering all of America's major military conflicts. Both Creepster and America's Wars are live on the Web and Roku media players.
Jim Flynn is Overlook's President. Prior to Overlook, Jim co-founded and lead EZTakes, one of the first movie download companies. Under Jim's leadership, EZTakes achieved profitability, recruited over 100 film distribution companies as content partners, licensed over 8,000 feature films and TV shows, and closed a multi-milllion dollar round of outside funding. Prior to EZTakes, Jim was the Chief Operating Officer of a Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) subsidiary that provides software and services for business-to-consumer electronic communications and Internet commerce. Jim came to Pitney when it acquired Alysis Technologies (NASDAQ: ALYS), where Jim also served as COO. In 1996 Jim co-founded @Work Technologies, a leading global provider of Internet billing and payment software used by numerous billion-dollar organizations, including several national postal services in Europe and Asia, to deliver electronic bills and receive payments over the Internet. Jim served as @Work's CEO until Alysis acquired the company in 1999. During his career, Jim started and built several other highly-successful technology companies in industries as diverse as document management and international banking. Jim began his career at AT&T where he held positions in sales, computer hardware engineering and software development.
Jim Flynn was the principal author of one of the first books on the Java programming language, "Visual J++ Java Programming." He earned an MBA from New York University with dual concentrations in Finance and International Business, as well as a Bachelor of Science with magna cum laude honors from Manhattan College. Jim has authored a number of patents, of which one has been issued so far.