SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cognitive Networks, the market-leading provider of real-time services that power Enhanced TV on Smart TVs, today announced the appointment of Nick Chakalos as SVP of Global Distribution.
A veteran high-tech executive, Chakalos has more than 25 years of business development, sales, product management, and operations experience.
“Nick has held leadership roles in various organizations that have made major contributions to the evolution of television and media," said Michael Collette, CEO at Cognitive Networks. “His industry knowledge, professionalism, and strategic depth will provide a great basis for building our global relationships with television manufacturers and other prospective users of our platform.”
Previously, Chakalos was President of Catch Media, a provider of cloud-based content access, data measurement, and in-app marketing systems enabling a variety of consumer music, video, and e-book services.
Prior to that, he held several executive positions at Motorola focusing on interactive TV applications, OTT video, digital media, and VOD solutions for the company’s multi-billion dollar Broadband Home Solutions division. He joined Motorola through the acquisition of Ucentric Systems where he was vice president of business development. His experience also includes tenures at IBM, Philips Electronics, Spyglass, and Texas Instruments.
Chakalos earned dual undergraduate degrees in Engineering from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A from Babson College.
About Cognitive Networks
Cognitive Networks is the leading provider of real-time services powered by Automatic Content Recognition technology, enabling the fundamental transformation of the way viewers consume TV while delivering a platform for content producers and TV networks to increase customer engagement, grow their audiences, and increase the value of the TV viewing experience for all audiences.
The company’s ENGAGE™ API allows Smart TVs to launch applications that are intelligently synchronized with live or time-shifted television, enabling ecosystem partners to add Enhanced TV capabilities to broadcast TV displaying on Smart TVs. With Cognitive Networks’ Engage, content providers can now provide consumers with fun, smart things to do while watching TV on their Smart TVs. Visit www.cognitivenetworks.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.