Cookie Jar Adds Digital Media VP

Cookie Jar Ent. has appointed Josette Bonte to the newly created position of VP of digital media. Working out of Cookie Jar’s Los Angeles offices, Bonte will report to Ken Locker, senior VP of digital media, as she helps the company expand its presence across digital media platforms.

‘Josette Bonte is among the top tier of pioneering broadband media executives whose depth of experience in new and traditional media will make her an invaluable asset in the important areas of digital media business development, strategic planning, content management and distribution partnerships,’ says Locker.

Bonte joins Cookie Jar Ent. from the research and consulting firm Ovum, where she served as VP of content and IPTV. During her tenure with Ovum, she worked with such clients as AT&T, Verizon, BT, France Telecom and Telefonica. She previously served as senior VP of business development for Media Station Inc., an online game company whose owners include Phillips Electronics. Bonte has spent the past 25 years working at the convergence of entertainment, telecom and technology, and is considered an interactive TV pioneer within the digital media industry,

Following stints in the traditional film and television industry, Bonte joined Telco US West (now Qwest) in 1994 as head of interactive media marketing, working on competitive strategies and developing applications that were incorporated into such early broadband efforts as the Time Warner Full Service Network in Orlando. In the late nineties, She worked as an IP content strategist, advising satellite companies including Loral Space & Communications and PanAmSat in the areas of broadband content offer and delivery.

Cookie Jar Ent, Inc., Cookie Jar Group’s entertainment operation, is a global, independent producer, marketer and brand manager of such renowned children’s properties as Spider Riders, Johnny Test, The Doodlebops, Arthur and Caillou.