Ownzones Media Network has named Serge Vaguine as senior VP, business development.
In this newly created post, Vaguine, who will be based in London, will take on the responsibility of increasing the company’s worldwide distribution platform services and technology offerings. This includes Ownzones’ OTT video delivery platform, which provides end-to-end solutions for delivering viewing experiences.
On the content front, Vaguine will handle the distribution for 420TV, a new VOD “all things cannabis” channel featuring 4K original, multi-episodic series’, long and short form news, informational and entertainment content, as well as Ownzones Passport, a localised app that gives consumers access to original video programmes with top international and local influencers and Hollywood movies.
Commenting on the appointment, Douglas Lee, head of programming at Ownzones, said: “Our goal is to gain a foothold in more established European markets, and Serge is a results-driven senior sales and business development executive with a proven track record.
“Given his significant global experience in selling complex software and his deep background in digital media and entertainment, he is the perfect choice to lead us both in the content and technology sales efforts.”
Vaguine previously served as VP sales at Paywizard Group, a provider of subscriber management and billing solutions for pay-TV operators. He undertook the task of boosting subscriber acquisition and retention as well as providing predictive churn analytics and rich data insight to the firm’s clients, including BT Sports, BoxNation, NBCU and ITV.
From 2006 to 2014, he served as director of business development, EMEA at Amino Communications, the Cambridge-based provider of hybrid TV, IPTV and cloud TV solutions.