Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
1/19/2010 8:11 AM
New leadership for Quantel US operation to bring greater market penetration
Quantel is delighted to announce the appointment of Cory Factor as Vice President of Sales of its North American subsidiary, Quantel Inc.
Factor joins Quantel with very considerable expertise at the sharp end of new broadcast technology development and implementation, and has worked closely with many broadcasters around the world to successfully deliver new media solutions alongside their traditional broadcast infrastructure. Factor co-founded DayPort in 1999, and guided its pioneering development of online applications in broadcasting, with a particular emphasis on merging the internet and broadcasting to deliver VOD applications.
Factor first became acquainted with Quantel in 2004 when DayPort and Quantel worked closely together at BSkyB in the UK to implement a publishing toolset for IPTV, VOD, internet and mobile output from Sky's Quantel-based production system. Following the acquisition of DayPort by Entric (which was subsequently merged with Irdeto) in 2008, Factor took on the role of CTO to lead the Irdeto Solutions Group.
"I'm thrilled to be joining Quantel at such an exciting time in our industry," Factor said. "Quantel has highly innovative technology in both the post and broadcast arenas with more on the way. Its file-based workflows and open platforms can bring tremendous benefits to broadcasters, and Quantel's leadership in Stereo3D is helping to forge a whole new business opportunity around the world. We have a fantastic opportunity to expand our base in North America, and I'm looking forward to leading our excellent team there in achieving that goal."
"I've known and respected Cory Factor for a number of years now," said Quantel Sales & Marketing Director, Martin Mulligan, "and I'm delighted that he has joined us to help us achieve our ambitious growth plans in North America. Cory's deep knowledge of the market and clear view of what it needs to move forward will be a tremendous asset to Quantel."
Quantel - a passion for post, DI and broadcast
Quantel is a world-leading developer of innovative, high performance content creation and delivery systems across post, broadcast and DI. We are passionate about creating the most open and efficient tools for the digital age. Quantel's product range includes: multi-resolution finishing systems; award-winning color correction solutions; stereoscopic 3D post systems and integrated news and sports production systems. They all deliver the creative, productive and profitable workflows that give post houses and broadcasters the edge they need to thrive and grow in today's highly competitive global media market.