OTT and TV Everywhere enabler Xstream has announced the appointment of Thorsten Sauer to its board with immediate effect.
Sauer has extensive management experience in the telecommunication and media industries. Most recently, he has been the President of Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services, now known as RedBee Media. In this role, Sauer developed the business organically and through the acquisitions of Technicolor’s Broadcast Service division in 2012, Red Bee Media in 2014 and FYI Television (US) in 2016. He has overseen strong revenue growth year-on-year and created one of the world’s largest media services companies serving a wide portfolio of internationally renowned clients including TV4 and C More (Sweden), NPO and NOS (Netherlands), Canal+ and TV5 Monde (France), the BBC, Channel 4, BT Sport and Sky (UK) and many more.
Sauer commented : “With more and content owners deciding to go direct to consumers and consumers increasingly consume content through digital channels, I am very happy to join the talented team of Xstream to support the growth of the business. Xstream has revamped its end to end OTT portfolio and migrated all key workflows in a cloud based SaaS model.”