MediaKind Strengthens Its Leadership Team to Accelerate Innovation and Growth
- Ashish Patel appointed President, MediaKind Operator Platforms, where he will lead the charge in identifying and pursuing long-term growth opportunities for MediaKind TV Platforms.
- Tony Goncalves joins as Strategic Advisor to support MediaKind’s growth into the Streaming marketplace and contribute to its go-to-market strategy across the entire portfolio.
Frisco, Texas – September 27th, 2023 – MediaKind, a global leader in media technology solutions for the video streaming, pay TV, and broadcast markets, is announcing strategic additions to its leadership team aimed at accelerating innovation and growth to reinforce its commitment to building and delivering industry-leading solutions for the media and entertainment industry.
Ashish Patel joins MediaKind with a track record of leadership excellence at industry giants such as Comcast, Amazon Prime Video, and Meta. His appointment reinforces MediaKind’s commitment to expanding monetization opportunities for TV platforms seeking technology, platform architecture, and business model innovation. Working closely with MediaKind customers, Ashish will shape and execute the long-term growth strategy for the TV platforms business by identifying new opportunities and investments.
As Vice President of IP Video Engineering at Comcast, Ashish built high-availability video workflows, designing cloud and network infrastructure capable of delivering high-quality video at a growing scale for ever-demanding users. This experience will be a significant asset as MediaKind scales to meet the unique customer challenges of the video business today.
As MediaKind extends its technical capabilities to support the most demanding hyperscale and latency-sensitive video applications, Ashish’s work at Amazon Prime Video building deep edge caching solutions and ultra-low latency live linear video streaming solutions will add another value layer to the company’s customers. Leading developer infrastructure engineering at Meta, Ashish focused on organizational stability, accountability, and timely solution delivery, attributes which he’ll extend to entire organization.
Tony Goncalves is the former CEO of Otter Media and former CRO of WarnerMedia. His critical insights into the current and future states of the media and entertainment, and TV distribution markets will provide MediaKind a head start in the rapidly changing video business and technical landscape. His twenty-five years experience at DIRECTV, AT&T, Otter Media, and WarnerMedia, aligns directly with the markets that MediaKind serves. Tony’s expertise in streaming, advertising monetization, and revenue growth will deepen MediaKind’s strategic vision, enabling it to respond to the needs of its customers as an advisor.
MediaKind CEO, Allen Broome, said: “As MediaKind evolves and adapts to the dynamic media landscape, these leadership additions signify the company’s dedication to our customers, the market, and product innovation. With the addition of Ashish Patel and Tony Goncalves, we are adding a wealth of experience and expertise to an already Olympic class leadership group. I am excited to see the outcomes that will result from both Ashish and Tony’s fresh perspectives, deep industry knowledge, and customer success focus. Working with the entire executive team, we are on a quest to identify opportunities, capitalize on market inflections, and deliver industry-leading solutions that empower our customers to meet their business objectives and win big.”
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About MediaKind At MediaKind, we are trailblazers in the video technology landscape, empowering over 2,000 global service providers, operators, content owners, and broadcasters. Our award-winning video technology sets a new bar for quality of experience, and our commitment to innovation and excellence has been driving the media and entertainment industry to new heights for three decades, while our cutting-edge solutions deliver unmatched viewing experiences across linear, on-demand, and OTT services. As a catalyst for live entertainment and an Emmy award-winning leader, we remain a trusted partner in shaping the future of media and entertainment worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.mediakind.com