Amagi appoints new CEO

Cloud-managed broadcast services company Amagi has appointed former Encompass, Ascent Media, Bharti Airtel and BT executive, Deepakjit Singh, as its new CEO.
Deepakjit Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Amagi
Deepakjit Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Amagi

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Cloud broadcast technology company Amagi, has announced the appointment of Deepakjit Singh as its Chief Executive Officer. Singh brings nearly 30 years of experience in broadcast technology to Amagi, including executive positions at Encompass, Ascent Media, Bharti Airtel and BT, Singh has been brought in to increase Amagi's footprint across the globe said the company in a statement. He will work closely with the team to continue and expedite its impressive growth trajectory particularly in the US, where the company expects rapid growth this year, after entering the region in late 2017.

Commenting on his appointment, Singh, "Amagi's technology is second to none. Globally, there is a huge void in the media industry to provide distribution capabilities to content owners for both linear TV and non-linear video consumption market. With its technology, Amagi is perfectly positioned to fill this gap, delivering enviable business outcomes to broadcasters addressing their playout operations, management and monetization needs. I'm thrilled to spearhead Amagi's growth and position into being the technology and service provider of choice for the new-age, anywhere, anytime content consumer."

K.A. Srinivasan, co-founder, Amagi, says, "Deepakjit is one of the most well-regarded leaders in broadcast technology today and he will be a huge part of helping Amagi build upon its global success especially within the US and other rapidly evolving markets. We are really excited to have him on board."

Amagi says it has provided it's cloud based playout services in more than 40 countries, with notable deployments at clients such as Turner, Viceland, Scripps Networks and Cinedigm.

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