International Datacasting Corp. has chosen Doug Lowther as its new CEO. Lowther is currently executive vice president at Irdeto, a media delivery, security and management technology company. Currently based in Beijing, he will relocate to Ottawa when he begins the IDC position.
According to a release, Lowther has experience developing and executing business growth strategies in the fields of digital television, wireless networking, IP-based services and software security. He began with Irdeto as vice president of marketing in 2004, and he was responsible for Irdeto’s business with pay TV operators worldwide. He currently heads the company’s sales, marketing and corporate development teams.
Lowther has also worked as an independent consultant and strategy advisor. His previous positions include time at Nortel Networks, where he was vice president and general manager of wireless applications and the vice president of strategic marketing. He began his career building network planning and operations systems for telecom operators.
“The future of satellite is greater integration with IP,” Lowther said. “IDC’s sweet spot is in developing hybrid solutions that combine the best capabilities of IP and satellite networks.”
“I was always impressed with the IDC team’s professionalism and responsiveness to customers,” said Lowther, who collaborated with IDC while working at Irdeto.
IDC facilitates digital content distribution for broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers solutions including the STAR Pro Audio digital content receiving equipment line, LASER targeted ad insertion platform and the Digital Tattoo digital-to-home over IP gateway.