ACTON, Mass., March 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Multiscreen innovator SeaChange International, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEAC) today announced its appointment of Rafael Castillo as Vice President of Latin America Sales. Castillo brings the company over 20 years of experience in establishing television technologies with cable, telco and broadcast service providers throughout Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
"Rafael's hit the ground running to reinforce SeaChange's long track record for advancing the opportunity of our Latin American television customers through generations of new technologies," said Ray Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President, Americas Sales, SeaChange. "We anticipate that his team leadership will enable our service provider customers to capitalize next on multiscreen and OTT services, as well as make inroads into newer segments for SeaChange including content producers and mobile providers."
SNL Kagan forecasts that current SVOD OTT subscriptions across Latin America will increase by over 30 percent during 2015 alone and show over 20% CAGR by 2018. Also within this three-year period, total multichannel television households in the region are forecast to grow from 72 million to over 87 million.
Prior to joining SeaChange, Castillo was Senior Vice President Latin America and the Caribbean for Grass Valley, where he was responsible for the direction and management of all sales and business development operations, including market competitiveness, pricing, compensation and distribution and channel strategy. He earned his degree in electronic engineering from Simon Bolivar University.
SeaChange has been supplying revenue-generating platforms to cable, telecommunications and broadcast video service providers of all sizes throughout Latin America for nearly two decades. Visit http://www.schange.com/company/events to book a multiscreen platform demonstration with SeaChange's Latin America team at NAB Show 2015 (Las Vegas, April 13-17) and the INTX Internet & Television Expo (Chicago, May 5-7).
Editor's note: Go to http://www.schange.com/photos/rafael-castillo to download a headshot of Rafael Castillo.
About SeaChange International
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEAC) enables transformative multiscreen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, telco and mobile operators and media companies globally. Personalized and fully monetized video experiences anytime on any device, in the home and everywhere, are the product of the Company's superior multiscreen, advertising and video gateway software products.
SeaChange's customers include many of the world's most powerful media brands including all major cable operators in the Americas and Europe, and the largest telecom companies in the world. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, SeaChange is TL 9000 certified and has product development, support and sales offices around the world. Visit www.schange.com.
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