OTTera hires for Africa expansion
LA-based OTT channel provider OTTera has hired a director of business development for Africa as it looks to expand its reach across the continent.
Simon Tchokonté will oversee Cameroon, South Africa and Tanzania (in addition to France) for OTTera as it aims to make headway in Africa’s west, south and east.
Tchokonté said: “Working with OTTera in a client role has given me insight as to how many opportunities they have in front of them as a white-label FAST [free, ad-supported TV] service with global aspirations.”
Stephen L. Hodge, chairman and CEO of OTTera, added: “As demand for OTT/FAST streaming reaches all corners of the globe, we felt it necessary to select a director of business development for Africa that not only truly understands the cultures but also has the sales experience and connections to fast-track business development. Simon Tchokonté, in his work with Novovision and Novocomedy, has proven that he is the best person to lead OTTera’s rapid growth in Africa.”