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Appoints Tech Innovator Hooman Honary as CTO to Drive Development
of Next-Generation Wired and Wireless IP Digital Entertainment
Advanced technology initiatives to be led by new hires on NxTV executive team
|Los Angeles, CA Ė October 17, 2007 - NxTV,
Inc.®, the first and largest provider of Internet Protocol Video
on Demand (IPVOD), IPTV
and interactive digital IP-based in-room entertainment and technology solutions
in the hospitality industry, today announced it appointed Hooman Honary
as Chief Technical Officer, and Eric Litwin as Senior Vice President of
Applications Development. The appointments will drive NxTVís rapid
expansion in digital IP communications delivery.
ďHooman Honary is a world-class contributor to the state of the art of data and content delivery,Ē said Russell P. Reeder, President and COO of NxTV. ďHoomanís extensive experience with Broadcom and Intel developing WiFi, WiMax, IP and digital media solutions, coupled with his industry experience from Oxford Media, is a perfect fit for NxTV that will drive its innovation and continued rapid expansion.Ē Mr. Honaryís impact in the areas of multimedia communications and Internet wired and wireless architectures includes 21 patents in these fields.
Mr. Honary comes to NxTV from Oxford Media, Inc., where he was CTO, responsible for developing strategy, technology and products for a nationwide on-demand content delivery network. He was also the principal architect responsible for development of Oxfordís next-generation video server and set top box technology and roadmap. Prior to his tenure with Oxford, Mr. Honary was with Broadcom, where he served as senior strategic technologist/wireless-multimedia architect, working on the wireless multimedia initiative as well as representing Broadcom in IEEE 802.11, WiFi Alliance and the WiMAX forum. Prior to that he was with Intel Architecture Labs, where he was a key contributor in numerous leading edge wireless and media initiatives including the next generation Intel Software Defined Radio architecture "Reconfigurable Communications Architecture" (RCA). He came to Intel as part of the acquisition of VxTel, a company he joined early on which developed high performance signal processors for VoIP processing.
Mr. Honary's role with NXTV will include the formulation of technology strategy for various product lines and new services and applications, contribution to the standardization of next generation technologies, involvement in creation of product and technology roadmaps, and the establishment of market alliances with companies possessing products and technologies that are strategic to NXTVís initiatives. As an expert in the field of multimedia communications, he will also publish whitepapers, and be involved with media activities including interviews and customer interactions.
In order to enable a world-class service provider back-office infrastructure, NxTV also tapped Eric Litwin as its new Senior Vice President, Applications Development. In his new position, Mr. Litwin will be responsible for architecting and enhancing NxTVís back office and transactional processing capabilities to support the companyís growth in hospitality and other industries. Litwin joins NxTV from Countrywide Capital Markets, a division of Countrywide Financial Corporation, where he guided the technical direction of the companyís systems enhancement as Senior VP, Information Technology. Prior to his tenure at Countrywide, Mr. Litwin was a senior consultant with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. Mr. Litwin holds an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles.
About NxTV, Inc.
NxTV, Inc., based in Los Angeles, California, was recently named to the prestigious Inc. magazine list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America. The company is the first and largest IP VOD provider in the global hospitality industry, delivering to its customers IP-based, 100% digital in-room entertainment solutions that allow hotel owners to take full advantage of new technology today and in the future, and offer guests the ultimate on-screen entertainment experience. NxTVís system runs over the hotelís existing converged IP network, which enables the property to communicate with a wide variety of in-room technologies without the cost and effort of installing and maintaining separate networks for each hotel application. The NxTV system delivers a full suite of digital IP-based, in-room entertainment services including High Definition Video on Demand (HD VOD) and IPTV Free-to-Guest content, wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, and a customized guest interface.
Clients include the world's most prestigious hotel brands, including Four Seasons, Peninsula, Raffles, W Hotels, St. Regis, MGM Grand, Le Meridien, Marriott and Hyatt. NxTV, Inc. has offices and customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
|Also See:||NxTV Selected by Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago for Next Generation HD IP Video on Demand Entertainment Services; Guests to receive NxTV ultra-crisp 100% digital HD VOD content delivery / September 2007|
|NxTV Tapped for Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies; Los Angeles-based NxTV, first and largest provider of IP VOD, joins the list with three-year sales growth of 736% / August 2007|
|NxTV Earns HTNG Certification for Guest Itinerary Display on Hotel Televisions; Leading IP provider, NxTV is only in-room entertainment vendor to win certification / July 2007|
|NxTV Installs HD IPVOD and IPTV at Six-Star Crown Macau in China; Extensive NxTV install base in Asia earns company respect from leading Chinese operators / June 2007|
|NxTV Showcases The Power of One IP- Based Solution to Provide the Ultimate In-Room Entertainment Experience at HITEC 2007/ June 2007|
|NxTV Expands Digital IP Video Capability; Proves Viability of Direct Internet Delivery; NxTV shows unlimited entertainment scalability with direct Internet entertainment delivery and expanded servers / June 2007|
|MGM Grand Detroit Taps NxTV for Nationís First Fully Digital IPTV Install / May 2007|
|NxTV Showcases High Definition IP Video on Demand in Las Vegas; Leading provider of digital IP HD VOD to host demonstrations at Five-Star Las Vegas hotel during HD2007 Exposition and Conference / May 2007|
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