Multiscreen video technology company Piksel said John Honeycutt, CTO of Discovery Communications, has been elected to Piksel’s board of directors.
Honeycutt joined Discovery in 2003, and was promoted to the newly created role of CTO in March 2014. Discovery rolled out its authenticated TV Everywhere service, Discovery Go, in December 2015, and sparked an initiative around virtual reality last August.
“John is a true visionary in our industry and we are excited to welcome him to Piksel’s board of directors,” Peter Heiland, Piksel’s CEO, said in a statement. “We believe his strong experience, especially building a global business across both developed and emerging markets, will be extremely valuable as Piksel continues to grow around the world.”
Piksel’s customers include Discovery, AT&T, Sky, Channel 4, Liberty Global, Mediaset, OSN and Transavia.
“I have always admired Piksel for its innovative products and dynamic leadership team, and I’m honored to be joining their board,” Honeycutt added. “I have tremendous respect for Peter, and the entire executive team, and I look forward to working with them.”