SeaChange International, the global multi-screen video software company, has announced that the Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Jay Samit as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Samit will also become a member of the Board. Samit succeeds SeaChange’s current CEO Raghu Rau.
“It is a great honour to be leading SeaChange at a time when the promise of TV on any device is being realised,” Samit said. “With video usage expanding across cable, internet, telcos and mobile globally, I believe the opportunities for SeaChange to continue to power the growth of multi-screen video and advertising are substantial. I am excited to work with the team at SeaChange to continue to drive innovation, delight our customers and deliver superior operating results.”
Samit was most recently president at ooVoo, a social video chat service with more than 100 million users. He was previously CEO of SocialVibe, a digital advertising technology company powering engagement for some of the world’s top brands. Samit also held senior executive roles with Sony and EMI.