ActiveVideo Networks Hires Murali Nemani as SVP and CMO Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent veteran to expand market reach of CloudTV™, bringing consistent TV user experiences across all connected devices
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Murali Nemani, a highly-regarded strategist who has led key market initiatives for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Alcatel-Lucent, has joined ActiveVideo Networks™ as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, the company announced today.
Nemani will be responsible for positioning ActiveVideo's CloudTV™ platform as the pivotal technology that can unify the development and delivery of consistent television interfaces in a fragmented, multi-screen environment. He brings to ActiveVideo a track record of success in applying marketing as a galvanizing force for translating disruptive technologies into mass-market deployments yielding billion-dollar revenue engines.
Nemani joins ActiveVideo after five years with Cisco, where he directed the launch of the company's Videoscape™ solutions for service providers, as well as the aggressive expansion of the company's mobility portfolio for wireless and wireline operators.
"As 'TV Everywhere' models expand, the cost of supporting consistent user experiences across billions of different devices will become unsustainable," said Jeff Miller, president and CEO of ActiveVideo Networks. "Murali Nemani's strong background in video and mobile will be invaluable in helping service providers and content aggregators understand how CloudTV's 'write-once, deploy-everywhere' capability solves the business problem of device fragmentation."
"The industry is at an inflection point: expanding TV services to reach a fragmented device ecosystem while retaining operational control requires a radical rethink of deployment strategies," said Nemani. "ActiveVideo has been at the forefront in recognizing that the industry's vision for 'TV Everywhere' ultimately will require cloud computing and cloud-based UX rendering to solve what is fast becoming a monumental business issue."
During his five years with Cisco, Nemani led the service provider video and mobility solutions marketing groups. He was instrumental in defining, shaping and launching Cisco's Videoscape product line, which was given "top honors of show at CES 2011" by ZDNet. Most recently Nemani held global responsibility for strategic marketing of Cisco mobile Internet solutions with wireless and wireline operators, spearheading their push into small cells and pioneering indoor location technology. Prior to Cisco, Nemani led the global IP Video marketing program for Alcatel - seeding the market and helping establish Alcatel as a technology and revenue leader in the market. Nemani holds an MBA in Management from Michigan State University and a BSEE in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina.
CloudTV is available on more than 10 million devices in the United States and abroad with Cablevision Systems, Ziggo, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and other operators and with Comcast in a multi-stage trial in one of the country's most competitive markets. In addition, CloudTV is on Philips-brand NetTVs and is powering advanced user experiences for Net2TV, a virtual service provider.
About ActiveVideo Networks
ActiveVideo Networks™ is the premier platform provider for user experiences (UX) that are processed in the cloud and streamed with low latency and high scalability to any connected consumer device. ActiveVideo's CloudTV™ platform is the best-performing, lowest-cost platform for the multiscreen delivery of advanced user interfaces, increasing flexibility, reducing costs and shortening time-to-market for user experiences on Smart TVs, QAM & IP set-top boxes and CI Plus televisions. CloudTV places the intelligence in the network, not the device, powering an open development and publishing environment for content creators, service providers, and CE manufacturers to quickly and easily create new experiences for viewers. ActiveVideo Networks is based in San Jose, CA, with offices in Los Angeles and Hilversum, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.activevideo.com; find us at www.facebook.com/ActiveVideoNetworks; follow us at www.twitter.com/activevideo.
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