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Irdeto creates COO of video entertainment business role, appoints Shane McCarthy

Digital platform security vendor Irdeto has announced the appointment of Shane McCarthy to the newly created role of chief operating officer for the company’s video entertainment business.

In this role, McCarthy will be responsible for defining Irdeto’s video entertainment strategy and overseeing execution within the business.

McCarthy joins having spent the past five years as an entrepreneur and consultant in the media, entertainment and technology sectors. Prior to that, he spent nine years at Pace holding a variety of roles including president of the international business, along with previous work for Cisco. 

A statement from Irdeto said that McCarthy will “play an instrumental role in further developing Irdeto’s global leadership position within the media and entertainment industry”.

McCarthy said: “With my technical and media industry background, I have been at the forefront of the evolution of the industry which continues at pace, making secure content delivery of paramount importance across the globe.

“With an already thriving business providing security to many of the major players across the video entertainment space, this is a very exciting time to join Irdeto and help take the business to the next level.” 

Doug Lowther, CEO of Irdeto said: “As our market and customers evolve, it’s important that Irdeto evolves in tandem to continue to ensure optimal security and service to our current and future customers. The creation of the COO role is designed to do this while advancing Irdeto’s global business. Shane McCarthy brings a wealth of experience to Irdeto which will be invaluable in further accelerating our progress.”

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