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May 23, 2006
ATLANTA (MAY 24, 2006) – Dr. Satish Menon, College of Computing Alumnus and co-founder and former chief technology officer of Kasenna, has been appointed to the company's board of directors. Kasenna, The IPTV Company™, is a leading provider of video-on-demand (VOD) content and MPEG-4 ready IPTV applications for Triple Play services over broadband networks.
Dr. Menon will spearhead the Technical Advisory Board to further expand the company’s technology leadership position in the IPTV middleware applications and video server space. “The industry is seeing a rapidly growing demand for MPEG-4-based Triple Play IPTV services from global Telecom Service Providers and Cable Operators,” said Menon. “I look forward to continuing to drive the vision for Kasenna’s technology development to build future generations of advanced video entertainment applications that will offer broadband carriers revolutionary and innovative ways to generate revenue.”
“The Broadband Service Provider market is experiencing a dramatic shift toward the delivery of advanced television and video entertainment services across all global regions,” said Mark Gray, chairman and chief executive officer of Kasenna. “I’m very pleased that Kasenna has assembled such a strong Board of Directors. With Satish heading up our Technical Advisory Board, Kasenna is poised to continue delivering the leading-edge IPTV applications, content and services that have made us a valued partner to major service providers across the globe.”
As one of the industry's highly regarded technologists, Satish Menon has a track record of technical innovation and a long history with broadband media technologies. He pioneered IPTV and VOD server and distribution technologies and holds three patents with several pending. In January 2000, Menon engineered the spin-off of SGI's Broadband Media Division as a separate venture-funded software company. In his role as CTO at Kasenna, he oversaw the technology evolution of the company's ubiquitous video delivery platform and Kasenna’s PortalTV IPTV solution.
Prior to the formation of Kasenna, Menon was the Director of Engineering of SGI's Software Technology Group. He is a co-founder of Kasenna and a former board member of the Internet Streaming Media Alliance. Satish Menon earned his doctorate in computer science from the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. His appointment to Kasenna’s Board of Directors follow a successful year of major growth and customer wins, and a recently completed funding round lead by Intel Capital.
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