Xstream expands North American ops

Michelle Clancy | 12-12-2013

Over-the-top (OTT) platform provider Xstream has expanded its North America operations, opening an office in Los Angeles and appointing Lauren Herman as vice president of sales for North America.

"We've been fortunate to work with some of the leading telcos, broadcasters and cable operators, such as Disney, Telenor, Canal Digital, SBS Belgium, Pathé and SBS Discovery, helping them to build ground breaking OTT video and TV everywhere services," said Frank Thorup, CEO and owner of Xstream. "Our recent customer wins of global leading industry giants will open doors to new markets amid the high interest and demand for future-proof, scalable and flexible OTT solutions that we're experiencing on a daily basis."

Herman joins Xstream from her position as senior director of global sales at Mobile Roadie. Prior to that, she had various sales roles at Brightcove.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Xstream team," said Herman. "It is incredibly exciting to be part of the company's expansion into the North American market. I am confident that Xstream's unique OTT and TV everywhere solutions, MediaMaker, will be a true differentiator in how the US and Canadian markets approach, manage, deliver and monetise on online video, creating simply smarter OTT and TV everywhere solutions."