httv accelerates global expansion with new sales appointments

Paris-France, the 13th of March 2013 - httv is pleased to announce the strengthening of its sales and business development team with the appointment of four new industry experts. Two among them are based in Taiwan and Denmark which accelerates httv’s global expansion.

httv is a software solutions provider for digital TV providing head-end products and STB software solutions. Head-quartered in France, the company has opened a subsidiary in Singapore in 2011 to stimulate its business growth in the APAC region and is now broadening its global presence with senior profile sales appointments.

The company is delighted to welcome:

EMEA Region

Patrick Rabu, Sales Director Central and Eastern Europe. Patrick has more than 25 years of experience in the Digital TV and telecommunication industry. His experience includes senior Sales and Marketing Management positions with companies as Pace, Anevia and Xcom Multimedia Communications. Patrick is based in Paris office.

Thomas "Mic" Michelsen, Sales Director Northern Europe. Mic has more than 20 years of experience in Digital and Interactive TV. It includes a senior Sales and Product Marketing position at OpenTV. Mic is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

APAC Region

Roy Limley, Sales Director South East Asia, has more than 20 years of experience in Internet Technology, Digital TV, Middleware and ITV applications. Roy primarily looks after the South East Asian market for httv and is based at the APAC head-quarter in Singapore.

Doug Pierce, Sales Director North East Asia. Doug's professional career spans over 15 years in semicoductor, consumer devices, and embedded software solutions with senior sales/marketing and management positions in companies such as WiQuest Communications, Advanced Digital Broadcast SA and Texas Instruments and more recently the push-VOD specialist Logiways. Doug has 11 years international experience in APAC. He covers the north East Asian markets and is based in Taiwan.

"The appointment of these talented individuals to our sales team will contribute to our growth strategy for 2013" said Regis Saint Girons, httv’s CEO. He added "they will bring a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to generate new business across Europe and Asia Regions. This is an exciting time for the Company and with the strengthening of the sales and business Development team, we look forward to a successful year."

About httv:
httv has been a leading international technology and solutions provider for interactive digital TV satellite, cable, DTT and IPTV/hybrid operators for the last 12 years. httv works with major Digital TV operators and industry leaders. httv offers:

STB software products:

  • "httvLINK" is an open middleware for STBs available for all TV distribution platforms: from pure broadcast (DVB-T/T2/S/S2/C-front ends) to pure IP (ipTV; OTT) and hybrid including both. The interactivity of this httvLINK is powered by HbbTV, the fast growing European standard. It offers an innovative UI and advanced features such as profiling, mosaic, hybrid EPG, etc.
  • httv also offers STB solutions for the HD+SmartTV German standard.
  • "httvLITE" is a cost effective solution for STBs, supporting DVB zappers and PVRs, and deployed in a large volume in retail markets including HD+ and TNTSat.

Head-End Products:

  • Play-out production solutions for HbbTV services, EPG and, SSU
  • Lightweight play-out product for HbbTV services prototyping and demo
  • Video mosaic builder

httv is a major player in the HbbTV developments and head end equipments. It is deeply committed to the success of the standard and member of the HbbTV consortium.

Contact httv:
Anne-Sophie FROSSARD
Communication Manager

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