AfroLife.TV Appoints Chief Scientist of Global Operations

AfroLife.TV has appointed Martin D. King as their new Chief Scientist of Global Operations. In this role, Martin will be serving as a combination of a traditional COO (Chief Operations Officer) and CTO (Chief Technology Officer). Martin is an innovative, success-driven professional with an exceptional capacity to improve operations, drive revenues, and expand market share for domestic and international companies. As a leader and executive technologist, Martin has shared his unique solutions with Goldman Sachs Technical Services (Algorithmic Trading Group), The Williams Companies, IBM, Silicon Graphics, Digital Semiconductor, and SCI in Houston, Texas, while also turning around finances, redesigning technology, and effectively managing change. During his career, Martin has contributed to groundbreaking efforts in software engineering at Carnegie Mellon’s Institute for Software Engineering as well as the OpenCourseWare project at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

We have been working diligently to be on the forefront of the streaming industry, not just from a content perspective, but also keeping an eye on the global addressable market. Having Martin in this hybrid role is exactly what we needed as a company and we are thrilled to have him on our leadership team, says Founder and CEO, Alberto Marzan.

This opportunity is not only timely but an intention whose time has come, says Martin. AfroLife.TV is uniquely poised as a technology organization, with demonstrative capabilities in delivering content, commentary, and a premium curated media lifestyle across the digital landscape and on countless platforms. I’m excited to participate and share in what I see as a dominating global presence in live-and-curated digital media. Just wait till you see what we do next!

Coinciding with earning his BSSE, MS.c, and Ph.D., Martin has participated in and led landmark projects in sectors as varied as Biotech, Oil and Gas, Insurance, and Quantitative Financial Analysis; additionally pioneering efforts in media streaming, including network architecture, delivery, and head end media. AfroLife.TV is the perfect place for Martin to effectively utilize the combination of skills he has attained throughout his esteemed career.

About AfroLife

AfroLife.TV offers streaming access to a world of curated African American, Afro-European, Afro-Latino, and African content. Our integrated, streaming media destination is designed to connect the African diaspora through premium content. Using a unique blend of digital streaming, social media, and curated storytelling, AfroLife.TV offers classic, popular, emerging, and independent content to educate, inform, and entertain subscribers. For more information on AfroLife.TV, visit us at

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