Alan Young Joins Crystal as COO

a wealth of experience in the broadcast and satellite industries

Crystal, provider of advanced monitoring and control software for video distribution over satellite, cable or the Internet, announced today that Alan Young, former Chief Technology Officer of Encompass Digital Media, has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.

Alan brings with him a wealth of experience in the broadcast and satellite industries. At Encompass, Young was responsible for advising the Executive Committee and customers on all matters relating to media technology, including leading the development of the company’s over-the-top (OTT) service offerings. He developed and implemented an OTT strategy that complemented and seamlessly integrated with the existing broadcast systems and satellite distribution. Prior to Encompass, he held senior technology executive positions with the satellite operator SES as well as Citigroup and Viacom.

“Having Alan join the company is a major milestone for us,” commented CEO Roger Franklin. “He has invaluable experience understanding our customers’ business and workflow, which means his insight into their challenges and opportunities will really help us to fine-tune our solutions to better meet their needs.”

“I’m excited to join this team,” added Alan Young. “Crystal has a deep understanding of its customers’ everyday challenges. In my previous role, I saw on a daily basis how critical the kind of solutions Crystal provides are to broadcasters, especially as they look to add OTT distribution capabilities, where extracting the right metadata from the broadcast system is essential. I look forward to working on the technology side of the picture and helping broadcasters leverage their existing infrastructure for OTT delivery.”






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