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MediaKind hires Broome as CTO

Media tech firm MediaKind has announced the appointment of Allen Broome as chief technology officer (CTO).

Broome joins from Comcast Cable where he served as VP cloud engineering and brings over 20 years of experience in media technology leadership and software expertise to the role. 

In his new role, Broome will be charged with driving industry collaboration, specifically to enhance video delivery and user experience. A statement from the company says that his key strategic areas will focus on guiding MediaKind’s teams in the industrialisation of broadcast-quality OTT streaming, building and operating cloud-native systems at scale to shorten deployment timelines and improve TCO. 

Broome will report directly to Angel Ruiz, CEO, and work closely alongside chief strategy and corporate development officer, Mark Russell along with other key members of the company’s leadership team.

Ruiz said: “We are delighted to welcome Allen to MediaKind. This year he has provided strategic consultancy to our team, and now as full time CTO he will be able to utilise his vast experience to further advance our innovative portfolio of products and services. Having previously worked inside one of the industry’s leading Cable MSOs, Allen has a deep understanding of the main challenges that operators face as they strive to create compelling and competitive consumer video offerings. 

“I look forward to seeing that experience contribute to deepening relationships between MediaKind and our customers as we forge close collaborations to ensure mutual success.”

Broome said: “Over the past year I have seen how MediaKind has developed and I am excited to be joining the highly talented team as we consolidate the company’s pioneering heritage and unique position in leading the future of global media technology. 

“I am driven by the opportunity to help MediaKind’s customers define the future of the entertainment industry by creating and delivering faster, smarter and more efficient media experiences for everyone, everywhere.”

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