Charter hires former Starz exec Robinson to lead user experience design

Recruiting executive talent as it prepares to push out a new pay-TV user interface to most of its footprint in 2015, Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) announced the hiring of former Starz exec Jodi Robinson as senior VP, user experience design and development.

Robinson will report to Rich DiGeronimo, senior VP, product and strategy for Charter.  She joins the MSO after spending the last nine years with Starz Entertainment, where she most recently served as VP, Internet and interactive technology.

Robinson's background also includes stints at Level 3 Communications and Sun Microsystems.

"Jodi brings a unique combination of technical and video content experience with an exceptional track record of launching successful consumer video products," said Rich DiGeronimo, senior VP product and strategy, in a statement. "Jodi's contributions to Charter will further elevate an already high performing design and development team as we continue to reshape the customer experience."

Charter is in the process of rolling out its Spectrum Guide, a cloud-based pay-TV interface that performs all computation at the server level and pushes the actual interface to legacy set-tops using video signals. The MSO expects full deployment of the platform in 2015.

For more:
- read this Charter press release

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