Brightcove hires ViacomCBS digital chief as CEO

Marc DeBevoise

Online video platform operator Brightcove has announced the appointment of former ViacomCBS digital head Marc DeBevoise as its new CEO.

The exec will assume responsibilities on March 28, and will succeed Jeff Ray, who will retire from his role as CEO and board director at the end of March.

DeBevoise brings over 20 years of experience in technology, media, direct-to-consumer, and streaming, most recently as chief digital officer of ViacomCBS where he led the founding of Paramount+, CBSN and CBS Sports HQ. Prior to that, he served as CEO and president of CBS Interactive, and held leadership roles at Starz and NBCUniversal. 

Deb Besemer, chairman of the Brightcove board, said: “Marc is an impressive, talented leader who has extensive experience managing large, diverse teams and positioning them for outsized growth and innovation. His successful tenure as CDO of ViacomCBS and CEO of CBS Interactive, responsible for developing a rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar digital and streaming business, makes him a compelling choice to lead Brightcove. Our team and customers will benefit greatly from Marc’s experience.”

DeBevoise said: “We are still in the early days of the streaming video and device revolutions, especially in terms of enterprise adoption. Brightcove enables any enterprise, brand, media entity, or content creator to create and distribute content on their own terms and capture their own streaming future. There is simply no better time to be a distributed, agnostic, video platform.”

“Brightcove is known for delivering world class scalability, security, and reliability, all requirements to deliver exceptional value to customers. I am thrilled to be joining this talented team and look forward to delivering even more innovation for our customers and their audiences.”

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