Xstream launches operations in North America
September 5, 2012
Xstream, the leading provider of end-to-end video management and related services, has announced their entrance to the North American market. Following their tremendous success within the European market, the launch of Xstream in North America, is part of Xstream’s continued expansion of the company’s North America presence.
“We’ve been privileged to work with some of the leading telco’s, media, broadcasters and cable operators, like Disney, Telenor, Canal Digital, Comoyo, ProSibenSat1 and Schibsted in Europe, helping them to build ground breaking OTT and TV Everywhere services. It is of course a very exciting milestone in the history of Xstream that we now open an office in North America” said Frank Thorup, CEO and Founder of Xstream.
Xstream has appointed Russell Foy as VP of Sales, Americas. With solid experience within SaaS, Cloud Computing, CRM, VOD, ERP, Collaboration software and more, Russell brings an outstanding understanding of Xstream’s core market and their needs and challenges. Russell joins Xstream to drive the company’s growth across the North American market, based from the company’s office in Toronto, Canada.
Xstream comes with more than a decade of vast experience from the highly advanced OTT and TV Everywhere market in Scandinavia, a market that is known for being one of the richest, highly educated and highly digitally savvy markets in Europe. This vast experience is a huge advantage for Xstream when entering the North American market, taking on the battle of the customers with the already establish American giants.
“As a result of limited options, telcos, broadcasters and media companies in the Americas are paying a premium for their Online Video Platform requirements. I am excited to lead the team introducing Xstream and its proven technology to the Americas. I am also looking forward to sharing the details of how Xstream provides a superior product set with savings of 30-50%, rapid time to market and the markets most scalable and flexible platform, enabling clients to easily build their own business model with studio approved DRM” said Russell Foy, newly appointed VP of Sales, Americas.
Xstream’s online video platform, MediaMaker, is the OVP platform of choice for many leading Scandinavian broadcasters, telecoms and media companies. In addition to be the most scalable and future proof platform for OTT, TV Everywhere and Pay TV solutions, MediaMaker is preferred and known for its customizability, usability, versatility, adaptability and flexibility of integration the system to any third party CMS.
With Xstream, clients will be able to introduce a whole new world of TV Everywhere services, enabling their customers to access top notch OTT and TV Everywhere services. Additionally, Xstream also comes with a unique experience in building customized applications for various internet enabled devices, such as Smart TV’s, Set-top-boxes, Xbox, PlayStation and more.
Earlier this week, Xstream also announced the appointment of the company’s new Chief Sales Officer, Global, Stefan Bengtsson, an industry veteran. Prior to joining Xstream, Stefan held the position as Head of Sales Gateways EMEA at Pace.
“We are experiencing a huge interest in our online video platform, MediaMaker, and our managed service solutions on the Global market, and with Stefan and Russell empowering our sales team, we are well situated to react to this interest and demand for future proof, scalable and flexible solutions.” Said Frank Thorup, CEO and Founder at Xstream.