Synamedia has appointed Nick Thexton as CTO to lead the development and delivery of new system solutions to help customers accelerate their transition to IP.
Thexton previously served as Group CTO for German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, following stints at Inmarsat and YouView.
Former Synamedia CTO Alok Gera moves to the position of SVP and general manager, North America. He now leads Synamedia’s customer-facing organisation and activities in the region.
“My immediate focus will be an injection of ideas to support operators as they transition to IP broadcasting and develop new business opportunities,” said Thexton. “New initiatives will help video service providers win more eyeballs and build revenues in the IP era.”
“There are few individuals in this industry with Nick’s technical prowess and pedigree,” added Synamedia CEO Yves Padrines. “With his passion for innovation, Nick will instil new levels of creativity into our R&D activity to keep our customers one step ahead in a competitive sector.”