ACTON, Mass., Feb. 17, 2015 -- Multiscreen innovator SeaChange International, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEAC) is preparing to help a larger segment of Asia Pacific'sbroadcasters, cable and telco service providers, and content owners to monetize new digital distribution platforms including multiscreen and OTT. To this end, the Company today announced its appointment of market veteran Dave Ulmer as Senior Vice President & General Manager for its Asia Pacific operations.
"Video consumption has gone mobile across Asia Pacific, which is home to half of the world's mobile users. With nearly one billion smartphones, Asia is the market for OTT," said Jay Samit, CEO of SeaChange. "Dave's extensive service provider and device maker experience will dramatically enhance our capacity for empowering providers and premium content owners to capitalize on the shift to multiplatform television and participate in the region's multi-billion dollar OTT video opportunity*."
Ulmer has a broad range of industry experience in executive management positions with television service providers, wireless operators, and global CE manufacturers. He was Managing Director, Digital Home, and VP, Global Cloud Business, for SingTel, Southeast Asia's largest telecommunications company reaching 500 million broadband, wireless, and digital TV subscribers across 25 countries. Ulmer was responsible for driving new businesses and service innovations with a focus on anywhere, anytime, anything TV experiences. Ulmer previously led digital media transformations at LG Electronics as Global VP of Content Services; Motorola Mobility as Senior Director, Mobile Media & Entertainment; and as the original founder of Roxio, a company that revolutionized the music and CD recording industries.
Further, Ulmer has served as Vice Chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum and as an advisory board member for the Cable and Satellite Broadcasters Association of Asia. He has delivered papers and presentations for BroadcastAsia, the Consumer Electronics Show, andNational Association of Broadcasters, among other conferences.
For two decades SeaChange has supplied revenue-generating platforms to cable, telecommunications and broadcast video service provider customers throughout Asia Pacific, from very large and established national operations to smaller, local systems. Over 150 SeaChange employees are based in Hong Kong, India, Japan, Philippines and Singapore, with the vast majority dedicated to customer service and product development.
About SeaChange International
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International, Inc.(Nasdaq:SEAC) enables transformative multiscreen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, telco and mobile operators and media companies globally. Personalized and fully monetized video experiences anytime on any device, in the home and everywhere, are the product of the Company's superior multiscreen, advertising and video gateway software products.
SeaChange's customers include many of the world's most powerful media brands including all major cable operators in the Americas and Europe, and the largest telecom companies in the world. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, SeaChange is TL 9000 certified and has product development, support and sales offices around the world. Visit www.schange.com.
* Digital TV Research