OTT content distribution platform Airbeem has hired former Comcast technology solutions VP and managing director, international, Neil Berry, as chief revenue officer.
In his new role, Berry will be responsible for leading the global sales, business development and marketing growth of the company.
Berry, who has held executive roles at Ooyala and Piksel as well as Comcast, has been involved in over 75 OTT service provider launches, according to Airbeem.
He played a key role in leading the launch and growth of online video provider Ooyala’s international operations, helping to enable the sale of the business to Telstra.
His appointment follows Airbeem, which provides off-the-shelf solutions to content owners to enable them to create direct-to-consumer OTT video channels, securing Series A funding round led by Edge Investment, enabling it to scale its product R&D sales and marketing and customer success teams worldwide.
Airbeem recently appointed Thorsten Sauer, former president of Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services, as executive chairman of the board of directors.
Steve Hardman, CEO and Founder, Airbeem, said: “We are so pleased to have Neil join our executive team. His enviable track record and experience within the OTT industry will help us take Airbeem to the next level of growth globally.”
Berry said: “Consumers are driving the real change in how media companies need to deliver their content. Every content owner now needs to develop a direct to consumer approach to content delivery in order to provide the level of personalisation that is demanded by today’s audiences. Airbeem offers a unique, disruptive and next generation solution to content owners, providing real time innovative UX and monetisation tools to enhance the user experience, underpinned by a unique commercial go to market approach.”
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