SOURCE: Piksel

Piksel

August 06, 2014 07:00 ET

Ginny Taane Returns to Piksel to Manage Customer Growth in MENA

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2014) - Piksel, a global provider of video monetization software and solutions, today announced that Ginny Taane has rejoined the Piksel team as Senior Service Delivery Manager in the Middle East and North Africa. The focus of her role is serving MENA customers such as OSN from Piksel's Dubai office while assisting Piksel's commercial team to develop new opportunities. 

Ginny returns to Piksel bringing her specialist expertise in service delivery best practice and deep understanding of customers' needs for broadcast and broadband video management and monetization.

The MENA region presents a unique opportunity in terms of its current ecosystem and demand for OTT services. The population is vast and highly advanced when it comes to technology, with smartphone ownership booming and 40% of consumers watching at least one video a day (Nielsen 2012). Free OTT video services are already gaining popularity among internet users, and the absence of international giants such as Hulu and Netflix in the region leaves a propitious space for regional players to grow.

Piksel's work managing OTT solutions for OSN (OSN Play and Go by OSN), the largest pay TV operator in the MENA region, reflects the opportunities for expansion and development in the region. Ginny Taane's new role is set to build upon Piksel's proven track record for delivering successful OTT solutions to leading media brands worldwide by supporting both emerging and established players across MENA.

Sian Hodgson, SVP Global Infrastructure Services commented: "We are so pleased that Ginny has returned to Piksel at such an exciting time -- she is a seasoned professional who has worked consistently to put the customer at the forefront of our service. We have tremendous technological heritage and have delivered a range of firsts in the online video space, including the first commercial OTT platforms in Europe and the Middle East. The Middle East is an emerging region of great importance to Piksel, and positioning Ginny in Dubai signifies our commitment to providing a great service to our customers in the area."

Ginny has collated two decades of experience in IT across 6 sectors including Media and Telecommunications. Prior to rejoining Piksel, Ginny worked for companies such as Spire Healthcare, Siemens, BBC and Telecom New Zealand. 

Note to editors: If you would like to book a meeting with a Piksel spokesperson at IBC 2014 or would like any more information about Piksel's work in the MENA region, please contact Catrin Owen of Platform PR at catrin@platformpr.com or +44 207 486 4900.

About Piksel

We help the world's leading brands maximize their reach and return with video.

Comprised of a global team of experts we call 'Televisionaries,' Piksel has helped to design, build, and manage online video services for major media companies like AT&T, BSkyB, Mediaset, and Sky Deutschland, as well as enterprise brands like Airbus, Barnes & Noble, and Volkswagen.

Headquartered in New York City, Piksel offices can be found throughout Europe and the Americas, serving more than 1,600 clients in over 50 countries.

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