STE. MARIE TO LEAD VOD VENTURE INTERTAINER

By TIM SWANSON

Video-on-demand provider Intertainer has tapped industry vet Stephen Ste. Marie as prexy and chief operating officer. Ste. Marie will oversee Intertainer's daily operations and help manage the company's VOD service. Ste. Marie was previously CEO for CareerPath.com. Prior to that, he was senior veep of DirecTV. Ste. Marie replaces Intertainer COO Caroline Beck, who ankled the company several months ago. Ste. Marie takes over the prexy title from Intertainer CEO and former prexy Jonathan Taplin.

"Steve's deep experience in the cable, satellite and Internet industries has amply prepared him to fill this crucial management role at Intertainer," said Taplin. "As we continue to grow, it will be incredibly helpful for me to have a person of his capability and vision to lead the organization."

Intertainer delivers movies, musicvideos, television and shopping on-demand to both PCs and TVs. Company has relationships with Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., DreamWorks, New Line Cinema and others. Strategic partners include Comcast, Intel, Microsoft, NBC, Qwest and Sony.