John Carlucci has been appointed to the newly created post of president of Alticast North America, and will retain his duties as the company’s chief technology officer, the company confirmed to Multichannel News.
Carlucci, an engineer who is late of Clearleap, Time Warner Cable and a cable-backed downloadable video security J.V. called PolyCipher, joined Alticast, a video software and integration specialist, in 2012.
As CTO, Carlucci, who has more than 20 patents to his name, has been heading the development of Alticast’s product development.
Of recent note, Alticast used the recent International CES to demonstrate AltiProtect, billing the cloud-based, renewable approach to media security as an alternative to the CableCARD. Such a solutions could play a role in the U.S. market as the CableCARD regime for separable security in set-top boxes prepares to sunset following the recent passage of the satellite reauthorization bill. The FCC is now tasked with pursuing a successor platform. Alticast has also been developing HDMI Media Express, a set-top-on-a-stick that uses the Reference Design Kit, the preintegrated software bundle for IP and hybrid devices that’s being managed by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Liberty Global. In a demo last year, Alticast showed the device running both RDK and Android.
Alticast is based in South Korea, but operates its U.S. operations out of Broomfield, Colo.
At TWC, Carlucci was a key contributor to the development of services such as Start Over and the MSO’s switched digital video platform.
Updated: Alticast announced promotion on Tuesday with this statement from Alticast CEO Won Cheol Kang: “John was the obvious choice when we decided to create the position of President. His experience, track record of success and outstanding technical expertise make him ideal to serve both as President and CTO and to drive Alticast to even greater achievements.”