MediaKind taps former Comcast exec as new CTO

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MediaKind was formed in 2018 out of an agreement for Ericsson to sell a majority stake of its media solutions business to One Equity Partners. (Comcast)

MediaKind has hired Allen Broome, former vice president of cloud engineering at Comcast Cable, as its new chief technology officer.

As CTO, Broome’s focus will be on guiding MediaKind’s teams in the industrialization of broadcast-quality OTT streaming as well as building and operating cloud-native systems at scale to shorten deployment timelines. Broome will report directly to CEO Angel Ruiz and work closely alongside Mark Russell, chief strategy and corporate development officer.

“We are delighted to welcome Allen to MediaKind. This year he has provided strategic consultancy to our team, and now as full time CTO he will be able to utilize his vast experience to further advance our innovative portfolio of products and services,” said Ruiz in a statement. “Having previously worked inside one of the industry’s leading Cable MSOs, Allen has a deep understanding of the main challenges that operators face as they strive to create compelling and competitive consumer video offerings. I look forward to seeing that experience contribute to deepening relationships between MediaKind and our customers as we forge close collaborations to ensure mutual success.”

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“Over the past year I have seen how MediaKind has developed and I am excited to be joining the highly talented team as we consolidate the company’s pioneering heritage and unique position in leading the future of global media technology. I am driven by the opportunity to help MediaKind’s customers define the future of the entertainment industry by creating and delivering faster, smarter and more efficient media experiences for everyone, everywhere,” said Broome in a statement.

MediaKind was formed in 2018 out of an agreement for Ericsson to sell a majority stake of its media solutions business to One Equity Partners. Ericsson retained a 49% stake in the independent company.

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