Irdeto, a provider of pay-TV technology and solutions, has hired Doug Lowther as its new CEO, effective from April 1.
Lowther joins Irdeto from International Datacasting Corporation (IDC), where he currently serves as CEO. He will replaces Graham Kill, who resigned in September 2014 to pursue opportunities in the UK.
Prior to IDC, Lowther was EVP of Irdeto’s Digital TV business and had been with the company for over nine years.
With extensive experience in digital television, IP-based services and security products, Lowther will strengthen Irdeto’s position in providing solutions for pay TV operators, over-the-top service providers, and content owners.
The company has recently attracted new tier-one customers such as Liberty Global, Premier League and Charter Communications, and Lowther will build on this progress and further enhance Irdeto’s portfolio.
“It is an honour for me to return to Irdeto at a time when the company holds a strong market position and is exploring many exciting areas of expansion,” Lowther said.
At IDC, Lowther led the restructuring of the business and renewed the company’s business strategy, product portfolio and leadership team.
During his previous service with Irdeto, Lowther drove the creation of a product portfolio that achieved substantial revenue growth and subsequently led Irdeto’s Digital TV business as well as its global sales, marketing, and corporate development teams.
Additionally, Irdeto recently appointed Andrew Bunten as chief financial officer effective February 1, 2015. Prior to joining Irdeto, Andy was the CFO for Hewlett-Packard's cloud business, shepherding the company's strategic investment from the start-up phase to early maturity. Bunten’s experiences are particularly relevant for Irdeto as it continues its expansion of various managed services embracing cloud infrastructures.