MediaKind appoints Allen Broome as Chief Technology Officer
- Former Comcast executive joins MediaKind’s Leadership Team to evolve innovative portfolio of solutions and services, while steering technical strategy for R&D
- Brings extensive knowledge and experience of cloud video transformation that will help drive MediaKind to virtualized, SaaS solutions model
- Aims to drive critical industry collaboration and bring MediaKind closer to customer needs
FRISCO, TEXAS – October 7, 2019 – MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announces the appointment of Allen Broome as CTO. Broome brings more than 20 years of media technology leadership and software expertise to MediaKind and was previously VP Cloud Engineering at Comcast Cable.
As CTO, Broome will play a fundamental role in fostering dynamic industry collaboration, with a goal to further enhance all aspects of video delivery and user experience. Key strategic areas will focus on guiding MediaKind’s teams in the industrialization 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 and other key members of the company’s leadership team.
Angel Ruiz, CEO, MediaKind, 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 utilize 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.”
Allen Broome, CTO, MediaKind, 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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We are MediaKind, a global leader of media technology and services, established as a joint venture between One Equity Partners and Ericsson. Our mission is to be the first choice among service providers, operators, content owners and broadcasters looking to deliver immersive media experiences. Drawing on our longstanding industry heritage, we are driving next-generation live and on-demand, mobile and multiscreen media experiences for everyone, everywhere. Our end-to-end portfolio of media solutions include Emmy award-winning video compression solutions for contribution and direct-to-consumer video service distribution; advertising and content personalization solutions; high efficiency cloud DVR; and TV and video delivery platforms. For more information, please visit: www.mediakind.com.