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Former Android TV exec joins Vewd

Sascha Prüter appointed chief product officer

Former Google Android TV executive Sascha Prüter has joined Vewd as the company’s new chief product officer.

Prüter led Google’s product and engineering efforts for Android TV and worked with leading smart TV OEMs, OTT providers and pay-TV operators to establish the platform globally.

He joins Vewd in the role of chief product officer and has been tasked with leading all product management efforts, with a special focus on Vewd’s emerging portfolio of pay-TV operator products, including the recently announced Vewd OS for Android TV.

“Sascha understands how to design compelling OTT products and has deep commercial insight relevant to global pay TV operators and leading OEMs. His experience creating world class solutions aligns well with Vewd’s strategic product roadmap,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Vewd. “I’m excited to add him to Vewd’s executive team as we look to further expand our presence as the world’s largest independent provider of OTT software.”

“I am very excited to join Vewd because they are best positioned to unlock the next stage of growth and innovation in the OTT sector. First, Vewd has built an elegant business model serving all of the players across the OTT ecosystem in neutral manner. Second, Vewd is a global company with customers and capabilities in over 150 countries. Finally, Vewd is a well-established OTT pioneer and has a culture of innovation built over its 15-year history. I look forward to working with Vewd’s talented teams to build a strong product portfolio that builds upon and accelerates their vision across the connected TV landscape,” added Prüter.