MobiTV Names Cedric Fernandes New CTO Company Veteran Takes the Reins to Drive Future Technology Strategy
EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MobiTV, a global leader in enabling delivery of live and on-demand TV everywhere, today announced it has elevated Vice President of Technology Cedric Fernandes to chief technology officer. Over the past eight years, Fernandes has been one of the company's key technologists helping to drive innovation in the delivery of media to all connected screens. Most recently, in his post as vice president of technology, he oversaw the direction of the company's connected media platform, OEM partnerships and R&D efforts, among other responsibilities. Fernandes has been working closely with former CTO Kay Johansson who has moved into a strategic advisory role to support Fernandes and to help the company continue to drive the future of television.
"Cedric has played an instrumental role at the company for nearly a decade," said Charlie Nooney, chairman and chief executive officer at MobiTV. "His passion and commitment for delivering true TV everywhere experiences makes him an ideal fit for this position. In his newly expanded role, he'll direct the company's technology strategy including leading the development and deployment of our end-to-end connected media platform so we can continue offering the most innovative solutions to the market."
Prior to MobiTV, Fernandes served as chief information officer at NetPace Inc., an application development and systems integration company. During his tenure, he trail blazed the B2B enterprise application space by having effectively architected and delivered a platform for managed enterprise applications designed specifically for wireless. Additionally, utilizing his deep experience with delivery across networks, he built an SMSC and ESME to provide text messaging services to wireless operators and content providers while running some of the highest volume messaging campaigns of its time. Fernandes is an inventor on several technology patents related to media streaming and distribution.
"MobiTV is all about creating the most nimble connected media solution possible—allowing our customers to offer users a truly personalized TV everywhere experience," said MobiTV Chief Technology Officer Cedric Fernandes. "I am excited to accept this position and to continue to execute this company's vision to innovate and deploy connected media solutions that drive the next generation of high-quality content delivery across all connected devices and platforms in and out of the home."
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MobiTV is a global leader in delivering live and on-demand video to any screen, connecting media reliably and securely anytime, anywhere, on any device. The company's end-to-end platform delivers a true TV everywhere experience that helps service providers reduce time to market and control costs associated with the deployment and operation of high concurrency, multiple platform services. MobiTV's connected media solutions solve the complexity of delivering video across networks, operating systems and devices while managing associated rights. The company efficiently optimizes for network conditions to deliver multiscreen media services that center on empowering the viewer. MobiTV's connected media solutions are tailored for IPTV operators, as well as mobile TV and over-the-top customers including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, T-Mobile, TELUS, US Cellular, and Verizon among others.