OTTera expands into Africa with executive appointment

LA-based FAST Channel provider OTTera has announced its expansion into Africa with the appointment of a new hire to oversee the region.

The company has appointed Simon Tchokonté of Novocomedy as its new director of business development – Africa. Tchokonté will operate between France, Cameroon, South Africa and Tanzania to grow OTTera’s influence in the OTT industry in West, East and South African regions.

The executive joins from non-verbal content provider Novocomedy where he most recently served as deputy general manager. Across his 10-year career, Tchokonté also worked as a sales and human resources manager at Novovision.

 Stephen L. Hodge, Chairman and CEO of OTTera, said: “As demand for OTT/FAST streaming reaches all corners of the globe, we felt it necessary to select a Director of Business Development for Africa that not only truly understands the cultures, but also has the sales experience and connections to fast-track business development. Simon Tchokonté, in his work with Novovision and Novocomedy, has proven that he is the best person to lead OTTera’s rapid growth in Africa.”

Tchokonté said: “Working with OTTera in a client role has given me insight as to how many opportunities they have in front of them as a white label FAST service with global aspirations. My goal is to help them move their business quickly into the African continent and extend their distribution to millions more users there.”

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