Kaltura has appointed Nuno Sanches as general manager of its media and telecom business unit.
Sanches has more than 15 years’ experience in the telecom, pay-TV and media industries, having led successful launches of advanced user interfaces, live TV restart, TV everywhere, network PVR and Cloud TV across several pay-TV operators in Europe.
In his previous position he created Vodafone Group’s TV Product & Development organisation and led global strategy and product development of Vodafone TV, powered by the Kaltura TV Platform, now live across seven countries.
Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura co-founder, chairman and CEO, said: “I am extremely excited to welcome Nuno to Kaltura’s executive team. Nuno brings with him the first-hand perspective of top-tier telecoms and pay-TV providers, and a deep understanding of the needs of their end-users.
“Through our work with Vodafone on their inspiring TV initiative we developed a close and fruitful partnership with Nuno. I have always been impressed by Nuno’s far-reaching vision, sharp-minded execution, relentless drive to success, and passionate leadership style. All of us at Kaltura are thrilled to have Nuno lead our continued exciting journey towards powering the future of TV.”
Sanches added: “Five years ago the decision to develop and deploy a Cloud-based video streaming service that could scale to millions and merge the best of operator-grade pay-TV and OTT was not obvious and its success surprised and shaped the pay-TV industry. Today, as the streaming wars rage on, every operator and media company needs to make the same bold move.
“Personally, by joining the strongest independent technology provider in this space, I now have the opportunity to make a massive impact on the market by helping further scale and bring to life the next generation of Cloud TV services.”