ON DEMAND GROUP PROMOTES STEPHEN RIOME TO MANAGING DIRECTOR
LONDON (03 October, 2011) – On Demand Group (ODG), a SeaChange company, today announced the appointment of Stephen Riome as Managing Director. In his new role, Riome will take on the responsibility for day-to-day operations and profitability of all aspects of ODG’s existing global business.
Along with ODG’s fully managed transactional service business, Riome will also be responsible for adding additional blue-chip clients to ODG’s content processing and third party promo production business. In this new role he continues to be responsibility for the group’s international content acquisitions and programming activities.
With over 25 years of international Pay-TV experience, Riome has already served on ODG’s Board. In his six years at ODG Riome has been instrumental in refining operational, acquisitions and corporate strategy to facilitate ODG’s international expansion across 4 continents. Riome has been a driving force in delivering and developing ODG’s transactional businesses around the globe. He brings unique experience in the implementation and commercial operation of Pay-TV and transactional services having worked for a variety of international broadcasters in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Tony Kelly, CEO of ODG, commented, “The next few years are critical to ensure the successful roll-out of on demand content across all platforms. Stephen brings with him an incredible work ethic combined with wealth of international Pay-TV experience, so we are confident that his content expertise will help shape the successful futures for both ODG and its customers, allowing us to continue to grow at an incredibly fast rate.”
About On Demand Group
On Demand Group develops and manages the on-demand businesses of a growing roster of market-leading service providers including Virgin Media in the UK, SFR Neuf in France, OTE in Greece, TTNET in Turkey, du in Dubai, SBB in Serbia and Slovenia, and mobile video TV SVOD services for Three in the U.K. and Vodacom in South Africa. The On Demand Deutschland joint venture specializes in service to German-speaking countries and currently supports Telekom Austria, KabelBW, Unity Media and others. On Demand Group’s service and technology suite, including the VZ and Adrenalin content management platforms, is engaged in whole or in part by the service providers who are today proliferating high-quality streamed video to millions of cable, IPTV and mobile subscribers. The company produces and processes movies, programmes and promotions in English, French, German, Greek, Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Serbian and Slovenian. On Demand Group is a subsidiary of multi-screen video software leader SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC). Visit www.ondemand.co.uk
SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) is a global leader in multi-screen video and one of the largest software companies worldwide. The Company provides innovative, Emmy award-winning solutions and services for back office, advertising, content, in-home devices and broadcast to hundreds of media companies, including all major cable operators in the U.S., Europe and Latin America, plus other blue-chip companies such as Virgin Media, AT&T, Hutchison Whampoa, Vodacom and DISH Network. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, SeaChange is TL 9000 certified and has product development, support and sales offices around the world. Visit www.schange.com.