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Former TiVo Exec Joins Jaunt

Matthew Zinn, a former TiVo executive, has been named general counsel and corporate secretary of Jaunt, the San Mateo-based cinematic virtual reality producer and publisher.

Zinn reports to Jaunt president and CEO, George Kliavkoff.

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Zinn previously was SVP, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief privacy officer of TiVo, which completed its merger with Rovi last September. Zinn, a key voice in the contentious debate around the CableCARD and separable set-top security, is also late of MediaOne Group and Continental Cablevision.

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“Matt brings a wealth of experience to Jaunt, not only in the legal realm, but from a business perspective as well,” Kliavkoff said in a statement. “His extensive experience with both established and emerging media companies is a perfect match for Jaunt, as we continue to witness the rapid growth of VR and the related evolving mediums. I am excited to have him as a member of the team and am looking forward to the contributions he will be able to make to the business . ”

Zinn holds a juris doctorate from the George Washington University National Law Center and a bachelor’s of arts degree in political science from the University of Vermont.

Jaunt’s VR app supports platforms such as iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, PlayStation VR, the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Web browsers.

Jaunt has raised more than $100 million, and counts The Walt Disney Company, Sky and Google Ventures among its backers.