QuickPlay Media Appoints Former Yahoo and Amdocs Executives to Leadership Team

QuickPlay Media appoints new Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing .

Toronto, Canada – December 2, 2014

QuickPlay Media, the leading provider of cloud-based managed service solutions for the distribution of premium media to IP-connected devices, today announced the executive appointments of André Christensen as Chief Operating Officer and Michael Couture as Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing.

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Christensen will be working closely with the executive team to drive operational excellence across QuickPlay. Prior to joining QuickPlay, Christensen served as SVP Business Operations at Yahoo globally, leading major efforts around product go-to-market, operations and partnerships. Preceding Yahoo, Christensen spent 12 years with McKinsey as a partner where he launched and developed the Business Technology practice in Canada, led McKinsey’s global Strategic Sourcing practice focused on managed service and cross border operations, and worked extensively with leading media and telecom companies in Europe, Asia and North America. Christensen holds a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany.

Couture brings more than 20 years’ of Sales and Marketing experience, including his most recent role leading the Amdocs Canadian Managed Services business. Prior to that, Couture was General Manager and Head of Global Marketing for Amdocs. Couture will be leading Product Management, Product Marketing, Corporate Communications, Business Development and strategic sales initiatives. Couture holds a BA Economics and MBA from McMaster University.

“We’re in a fast moving, fast execution business that’s being driven by the explosion in consumer demand for next generation Pay TV and Over-the-Top (OTT) premium video services in the home and on-the-go. As we expand our business to serve more customers in global markets, having experienced leaders with specialized skills will be crucial to fuelling our growth” said Wayne Purboo, CEO and co-founder of QuickPlay Media. “André and Michael bring the depth of experience, knowledge and proven track record in tackling growth oriented strategies for technology–focused organizations, putting us at a definitive advantage as we continue to enrich our end-to-end managed cloud service capability, and take our business to the next level.”

About QuickPlay Media

Backed by a decade of experience, Quickplay is the global expert in powering TV over any device, allowing premium video service providers to focus on growing their business. QuickPlay’s proven services leverage an open platform, cloud economics, and best-of-breed partners so providers can move faster, operate leaner, and offer the best TV experience anywhere. With facilities and experts in Toronto, San Diego, Singapore, Chennai, and Frankfurt, Quickplay enables 500 million people around the globe to fast forward to a next generation of TV with over 600 live channels, 4,000 live events each year, and 2 million securely managed premium content assets. Quickplay has successfully launched multiscreen video services for the likes of Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, Bell and TELUS.

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