Media and entertainment technology company Blu Digital Group has appointed Tony Rizkallah as its new chief operating officer.
Rizkallah spent 15 years building and running digital media management facility Bitmax, where he was responsible for the technology and operations of the business. He also built and set the standards for the company’s localisation division, providing languaging and dubbing services for a variety of foreign content for distribution to platforms including Apple, Google and Amazon Prime.
He has been tasked with helping to integrate existing infrastructure, which includes a Dolby Atmos-certified mixing stage, into the company’s operations as well as expanding Blu Digital’s English dubbing and audio description division.
Paulette Pantoja, founder and CEO of Blu Digital Group, said: “Tony’s background in technology and operations in media management will be instrumental to the business as we continue to build and grow Blu Digital Group. He has the unique skill set of bridging technology and operations which is so important for Blu Digital as we integrate new business units and automate processes to continue our growth trajectory.”
Rizkallah added: “Having worked within the media management and distribution industry for a number of years, I have been aware of the growth story of Blu Digital as it has evolved its services and software as the industry has matured. Blu is on a clear trajectory of rapid growth and I’m excited to join the company to help integrate and lead the operation through its next phase of transformation.”