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Chem Assayag

Chem Assayag is VO's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With a strong experience in the world of digital television and content services, and during his tenure at OpenTV, the worldwide leader in interactive television, he managed operations in Europe and the Middle East, growing revenues in the company’s largest business region. Chem also led the worldwide sales, marketing, and business development functions for the MediaHighway® product line at NDS (now part of Cisco Systems). In the late 2000s he was also a key figure in Europe’s mobile TV and mobile broadcast industry, leading Qualcomm’s MediaFLO division in the region. Aside from his corporate sales and business experience, Assayag is an entrepreneur who founded, managed, and sold his own company, and has also driven a number of business startups. Chem graduated in management from EM Lyon, and holds a postgraduate degree in media management from ESCP Europe.

Recent Posts

What the Internet Trends Report 2019 Reveals for TV Operators

Tue, Jun 25, 2019 | by Chem Assayag

Why you are hearing a lot about AI in broadcasting this year

Wed, Feb 27, 2019 | by Chem Assayag

The buzz surrounding AI in broadcasting is getting louder as the year progresses. Why now? How mature is AI development throughout the industry? And what sort of projects are we going to see as it dev...

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AI in Media and Entertainment: IBC2018 in Review

Fri, Oct 5, 2018 | by Chem Assayag

From the rise of AI in Media and Entertainment to the robust health of niche OTT services and the importance of the first eight seconds, this year’s IBC was a fascinating window on the industry. 

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Apple TV, Sky Q, and the Ongoing Battle for the HDMI 1 Slot

Tue, Apr 17, 2018 | by Chem Assayag

One of the growing trends in pay TV this year is for operators to integrate apps for the likes of Netflix and other SVOD rivals in their own set-top boxes. 

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