Ryser will oversee AMG and DOD units.

Alliance Entertainment Corp. has named Karl S. Ryser Jr. to the new position of senior VP. Ryser will oversee the company's All Media Guide information unit and the Digital On-Demand (DOD) digital distribution arm.

Ryser was most recently a consultant to DOD; prior to that, he was senior VP/CFO at Vidyah (formerly Knowledge Broadcasting.com).

Ryder will work out of Carlsbad, Calif., where DOD is based, and will report to Alliance president Alan Tuchman.