Leadership changes are afoot at Comcast Technology Solutions, a division focused on multiscreen video distribution and advertising technologies and services.
Comcast confirmed that Matt McConnell, formerly SVP and GM of Comcast Technology Solutions, recently left CTS. Ken Klaer, now SVP, strategic infrastructure at Comcast, is heading up CTS on an interim basis. Klaer, a former Cisco Systems exec, joined Comcast in 2014 as SVP, premises technology.
In an unrelated move, Barry Tishgart, a former vice president of Comcast Technology Solutions, left CTS a few weeks ago and has joined BAMTech as senior vice president and general management, tech services. BAMTech, a competitor to CTS, is the Disney-owned tech services and video streaming operation originally spun off by MLB Advanced Media.
Comcast launched Comcast Technology Solutions last fall as a division that combined three of its media and tech businesses – Comcast Wholesale, thePlatform and This Technology. In January, Comcast Technology Solutions introduced a direct-to-consumer platform for content providers, and has tapped two vendors – Accedo and You.i TV – as user interface/experience partners.
Comcast said it’s 100% committed to Comcast Technology Solutions and continues to grow the business.