Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services, has confirmed that former senior Conax executive Geir Bjørndal has joined the team to contribute his experience, expertise and relationships in the global DVB operator marketplace.
Bjørndal is charged with significantly increasing the company’s market penetration and visibility with operators looking to take advantage of new generation DVB hybrid networks that include IP and over-the-top (OTT) video delivery, which is a key area of focus for Verimatrix.
Bjørndal is well known in the pay-TV industry for building the international footprint of Conax over the past 20 years. During his tenure, Bjørndal played a key role in establishing the company’s brand, defining product strategy and developing strategic ecosystem partnerships, which helped Conax establish itself among the top conditional access (CA) providers in the world.
“Verimatrix is sitting at the intersection of where traditional and new video services markets converge. Geir brings the unique combination of deep industry knowledge and vision of where the digital TV and revenue security markets are headed to help us take advantage of this position,” commented Tom Munro, CEO of Verimatrix. “We feel that he will be a highly effective advocate for our multi-network, multi-screen value proposition and will further strengthen our partner ecosystem in the DVB and hybrid video services market.”
Bjørndal suggested that Verimatrix was “extraordinarily well positioned” to become the leading security provider in the entire video distribution business, primarily through the match of its approach with the needs of the evolving multi-network landscape.