Building on last year’s successful webinar series, the first Faultline Video Summit ups the ante in 2021 by getting the crucial operator perspective – zooming in on how Belgian pay TV and broadband heavyweight Proximus executed its Android TV Operator Tier strategy.
Join us for an exclusive interview and live Q&A with Jim Casteele, Chief Consumer Marketing Officer at Proximus, where we’ll drill down into what makes Proximus’ video operations tick and establish how the operator has tackled core issues facing pay TV, as well as exploring where the video business is headed next as the pandemic rages on. Vendor voices will be represented by
3 Screen Solutions (Pierre Donath, Chief Product and Marketing Officer) and Synamedia (Nick Thexton, Chief Technology Officer).
Android TV has changed the game for pay TV operators in recent years, and the technology will continue to be a driving video trend in 2021 and beyond, particularly with developments such as the contentious Google Broadcast Stack arriving on Technicolor CPE. Don’t miss the opportunity to get a head start on the competition by attending.
About the speakers:
Jim Casteele, Chief Consumer Market Officer, Proximus
Jim has been Chief Consumer Market Officer at Proximus since March 1st 2020. He assumed this post ad interim on 2 December 2019. Jim started his career at Siemens Atea and joined the former Belgacom Group in 1997. Before being appointed as Director Consumer Products & Solutions and Innovation in January 2017, he held several management and director positions within the Proximus Group in various disciplines such as strategy & innovation, product management, partnerships and pricing. Jim Casteele holds a degree as Civil Engineer in Electronics (University of Ghent) as well as a degree in General Management (Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School).
Nick Thexton, Chief Technology Officer, Synamedia
As CTO, Nick drives Synamedia’s ambitious agenda of technology innovation and investment, and leads the development and delivery of new system solutions that help customers transform their business models and accelerate their transition to IP. He is in charge of the company’s video platform engineering, product management, architecture and marketing groups. Nick joined Synamedia in April 2020 following a stint as Group CTO at German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1. His previous positions were Chief Digital & Product Officer at satellite operator Inmarsat, and CTO for UK TV platform YouView. From 1994 to 2012 Nick worked at NDS, then at Cisco until 2014 in the position of VP and CTO of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions. Nick started his career working with UK broadcasters Channel 4 and Thames Television having graduated in engineering from Imperial College, London.
Pierre Donath, Chief Product & Marketing Officer, 3 Screen Solutions
Pierre has overall responsibility for product development as well as marketing strategy and communications at 3SS. Guiding multidisciplinary teams across numerous projects, and working closely with Google, he advises 3SS’ operator customers worldwide on product integration and Android TV-based service strategies. Together with 3SS’ technical leadership, Pierre spearheaded the creation of the multiple-award winning 3READY Entertainment Ecosystem. He directs the continuing evolution of 3SS’ product framework, leveraging his knowledge from creating best-in class pay-TV experiences on all devices for operators internationally.
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