Chello DMC shakes up senior management

Editor | 07-10-2013

Only a few weeks after taking part in a re-structure of its business, Chello DMC has appointed Matthijs Zwart as its linear operations director.

Owned by Chellomedia, the international content division of Liberty Global, the Amsterdam based digital media facility specialises in multi-lingual and multi-platform broadcasting in standard and high definition and claims to be one of Europe’s leading providers of channel playout services, TV distribution and content delivery for new media applications. Its re-structure was designed to produce a more streamlined management of the operations side encompassing all linear operational departments under one umbrella.

Zwart will be responsible with immediate effect for the execution of daily operations of all linear services such as content management, media operations, post production, scheduling and playout. He previously worked as Director of Product Management and Innovation Television, Telephony and Internet for Dutch telecommunications company, KPN and was responsible for overseeing the entire operations in this area.

Commenting on his appointment Zwart said: “I’m very excited to begin this new challenge at Chello DMC. Alongside the growth of TV Everywhere services, linear TV remains a fundamental aspect of broadcast which Chello DMC is committed to maintaining. I’m looking forward to playing a part in developing the linear operations to ensure quality and value of service is optimised.”

Jelmer Kleingeld, VP & General Manager at Chello DMC added: "Chello DMC has built its reputation based on its linear broadcast service. It is important to us to uphold this reputation and I’m certain that this will be achieved with Matthijs as a member of the management team.”