BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alticast, a global partner for the delivery of media entertainment, announced today that Bill Helms has joined the company as Chief Architect and Senior Vice President of Technology. As a cable industry veteran with more than 30 patents to his name, Helms brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help Alticast continue innovating new products and applications for delivering increasingly interactive, multiscreen TV Everywhere services.
Helms joins Alticast from Time Warner Cable (TWC) where he spent more than a decade as the operator's Vice President of Subscriber Engineering and Technology. At TWC, Helms was responsible for leading the specification and development efforts of architecture, applications and services for the company's video product line as well as overseeing the entire development process of the equipment used by TWC subscribers for video, data and telephony. Among his many notable accomplishments at TWC, Helms led the internal engineering teams responsible for the launch and integration of the TWC navigation application into over 10 million STBs and was also the lead technical representative on the Downloadable Conditional Access System (DCAS) joint efforts with Comcast and Cox Communications.
Prior to his tenure at TWC, Helms held numerous technical positions with Scientific-Atlanta, DiviCom and Harmonic. In his new role, he will report into John Carlucci, Alticast's Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
"Over his 20 plus year career, Bill has earned a well-deserved reputation in the industry as a leader who can innovate and solve problems across the video service provider and supplier community," said John Carlucci, CTO for Alticast. "Bill's technical and business expertise, especially when it comes to understanding complex consumer, technology and operator trends, makes him an excellent addition to the Alticast team where we continue to pioneer industry-leading solutions."
Alticast develops advanced end-to-end, multi-screen solutions to enable service providers to quickly and cost-effectively deliver TV Everywhere services, ensuring every consumer a reliable and innovative TV experience. Alticast's extensive solution offerings consist of STB software, CAS/DRM, Smart UI/UX and Cloud Server, based on non-proprietary software like HTML5, RDK and GEM. Alticast's unique solutions bring new levels of TV interactivity required by service providers and consumers across the globe to deliver personalized and compelling content securely over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms. With over 30 million devices deployed worldwide, Alticast is the most deployed solutions provider in the digital television industry. The publicly traded company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, but also has major offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Wroclaw, Poland; and Broomfield, Colorado. For more information, visit www.alticast.com and read Alticast's blog, TV Ready Forum, at www.tvreadyforum.blogspot.com.