A CEC Holdings Company
Bitstreamedia was formed by CEC Holdings LLC and Jeffrey Loper in 2012
Bitstreamedia is a Business Consulting and Digital Development company.
The business grew out of my digital television business - Convergence Entertainment and Communications LLC. which developed the first commercial digital television station.
I and Associates provide unique solutions to business and personal challenges in todays rapidly evolving information and rapidly evolving technology environments.
I have transformed every business situation I have been involved with in finance, entertainment, and media development.
In addition to a 30 + year career in Media, Business development and operation - including 12 years on Wall Street, in the mid 90's I developed digital media platforms for television and radio via my company Convergence Entertainment & Communications - (CEC). I built the first commercial digital television station for the WB - developed with Mediaway of Canada both digital transmitters and receivers to send the stations digital signal via Internet fiber to both towers and cable systems - this also included development of one of the first (2) to (1) digital compression programs - saving bandwidth. The station was capable of broadcasting on the Internet in 1996 well ahead of todays norm.
Additionally, I developed a new platform that sold television, digital advertising, print and radio in the same package. This platform increased advertiser revenues between 5% and 200%. I pioneered this business model that led to the sales strategies of the broadcast industry today.
Some former client perspective:
Quote David Grant of Big TV in 2001 -"Even the most casual onlooker must agree that the last decade brought immense change to the electronic media industry - broadcast television in particular. Those of us who traversed that decade developing new cost effective methods for configuring broadcast businesses recognize Jeff Loper as one of an elite group of independent operators who blazed trails through territory dominated by an order of ridged thinking giants.
My own 30 plus years in the industry - the last ten as an entrepreneur launching stations in New York Markets including a Fox and NBC and a current project for UPN. I have met many individuals in the course of my career who can conceptualize what may be valid business plans. What separates the dreamers from men like Jeff is the willingness and the ability to implement the plan - pulling all the nebulous variables into a workable whole, a process that takes more time than the dreamers can accommodate and more consistent effort than they are willing to invest.
Jeff has stood the test. His technical plans have reflected a savvy for the practical and budget-conscious problem solving that anticipated and appropriately incorporated the then newly emerging digital and fiber optic technologies. His instinct for the inevitability of the marriage of Entertainment and Info/Communications allowed him to position his stations to not just survive, but to actually prosper by opening affordable, effective access to the television medium to a new community of local advertisers who had been locked out in the past because of the high price tags on avails.
Beyond the obvious benefits of Jeff's innovation and expertise, Jeff has personal integrity - a rare quality that makes him an asset to any team. I consider Jeff imaginative, capable, and a confident who possesses the kind of perspective that one earns by having weathered challenges. The old-order giants may attempt to claim credit for todays streamlined broadcast plans but the truth is they learned from the early mavericks. Jeff Loper can honestly say "Been there - done that". "
Quote former client James Wilcox "Jeff is Innovative - he is a master of the lost art of strategy and analysis from both the perspective of the "forest" and the "trees" - he masters the problem - developing new and innovative ways to approach and resolve a problem or question".
Ever since I developed a new successful marketing campaign for the original Walking Tall" movie - (Bing Crosby Productions) - I have either worked for or consulted with numerous companies and individuals such as American International Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, National Cine Productions of Canada, Seagram's of Canada, the Stewart family of Canada (McDonald Tobacco), Sumner Redstone (National Amusements, Viacom, CBS Paramount Pictures), James Wilcox (Citi Investing, LB Forster), Gulf Oil, Westinghouse, PPG Industries , Mrs. Elsie Hillman of Pittsburgh and R K Mellon & Sons of Pittsburgh.
In addition to the production of Motion Pictures and television commercials, in my 20's I was a pioneer in the theater business. My company Cinemalliance Theatres managed or acquired over 200 screens in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. I also changed the traditional way of exhibiting motion pictures in Drive In theaters by booking 2 first run movies on the same bill. This continues today and has preserved many Drive Ins that would not have survived.
Over time between personal business ventures and my years dealing with various business clients, spanning numerous industries, I gained broad business experience in the world of business and finance. I now possess unique insight into operations across numerous industries and business lines.
I have dealt in both the domestic and international finance arenas - as an Investment Banker - A Licensed SEC Investment Advisor - in addition to numerous other licenses for Stocks, Bonds, Futures, Options, Insurance, and Real Estate.
When working on Wall Street I also mastered both technical and fundamental analysis - providing unique investment insight into both short term as well as long term perspectives and strategies to be taken. I was often quoted on CNBC regarding Interest rate direction and market action.
I ask unique questions and know how to get the best from specialists - specialization due to vast amounts of information now available has narrowed the perspective of may employees and consultants to the point they miss the forest is burning as they are only concentrating on a few trees."
Current internal development projects:
Bitstreamedia is a broad-based development and consulting firm specializing in business and media strategies - designed to resolve not only current issues but to position your operation for growth and success in the future.
For information please contact us here or you may reach me by phone 727-365-5853