Industry Expert Matt Smith Joins Anvato as Chief Evangelist
Broadcast/digital media veteran, Matt Smith, joins Anvato as Chief Evangelist. Smith brings 18 years of experience from companies including Envivio, Cisco, Inlet Technologies, Yahoo! and NBC.
Mountain View, CA(27 Mar 2014)
Anvato, the integrated TV Everywhere platform provider for broadcasters, today announced that Matt Smith has joined Anvato as the Chief Evangelist. Smith brings more than eighteen years of experience to Anvato, combining his traditional broadcast expertise with a deep understanding of digital media solutions. Drawing on his experience, Smith will help customers see the unique power and value of the Anvato solution.
“I chose to join Anvato because of the company’s innate ability to innovate and deliver best of breed solutions for the industry,” Smith said. “I’ve always championed the simplification of video workflow and understand the need to help content providers deliver and monetize the best quality media on any device. After learning more about Anvato’s product offerings, I realized that Anvato truly is the best kept secret in the industry and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the Anvato team.”
Most recently, Smith was Vice President, Technology at Chideo, where he worked with the next generation network for charitable giving to provide exclusive celebrity video experiences on any screen. Prior to Chideo, Smith was Vice President, Internet Television at Envivio, where he worked closely with technology partners and premier customers to ensure that key digital media strategies were brought to market quickly and successfully.
Before Envivio, Smith held the positions of Architect at Cisco Systems and Vice President and Chief Systems Architect at Inlet Technologies. Smith also served as a key video architect and evangelist for Yahoo! and spent several years at NBC as both an affiliate and member of the network.
“With a proven track record of experience in this industry, Matt is sure to be a key asset to the growing Anvato team,” said Alper Turgut, CEO of Anvato. “Matt’s strong customer and partner track record combined with his expertise in streaming technology, digital media monetization, and broadcast television is unparalleled.”
Anvato provides an integrated TV Everywhere platform for broadcasters and media companies, including live linear streaming, server-side ad replacement and targeted delivery of content and ads. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Anvato’s unique hybrid-cloud architecture provides customers with the best of both worlds: low-cost, secure on-premise processing with scalable, flexible cloud infrastructures.
FOX Sports, NBC Universal, LIN Media, Hearst and Univision are among the top broadcasters who trust Anvato as their TV Everywhere technology partner. To learn more, please visit http://www.anvato.com and follow @anvato on Twitter.