Tuesday, July 21, 2020

dcafé digital appoints Ralf Jacob, President, Verizon Digital Media Services to its Board of Directors

dcafé digital Inc, a global leader delivering OTT products, services & experiences,
today announced that it has named media technology pioneer, innovator and former
President of Verizon Digital Media Services, Ralf Jacob, to its Board of Directors.
This appointment is effective immediately and supports the continued growth of
dcafé digital by furthering its visionary thought leadership. Jacob brings astute
industry experience and a deep understanding of video delivery solutions.

“dcafé’s technology is bar none! Every feature, button or service is exposed as an
API which makes integration such a breeze. The UI is logically laid out and adapts to
an operators workflow with ease. Their recent success only speaks to their ability to
cater to today's demands on handling meta-data. Their approach is particularly of
value to the CTV industry with its focus on ACR and contextual advertising. I am
excited to be working with an organization that focuses on bringing this cloud-
redundant, dynamic OTT authoring platform to the media industry.” said Jacob,
about joining the Board Of Directors at dcafé.

During Ralf's tenure leading Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS), he grew the
company's revenue by more than 300% and established VDMS's CDN as the
second largest worldwide. The platform became the de-facto standard in the industry
for OTA to OTT conversion and is being used by prime broadcasters – Disney,
ESPN, ABC, Hulu, Fox, Sinclair, Hearst, Discovery, among others.
Vineet Dhawan, CEO, dcafé digital says, “upLynk’s success precedes its reputation
with a coveted customer list. Our journey began by building dcafé for upLynk, a
platform founded by Ralf which simplified video workflow like never before. We
leveraged this world-class streaming solution to deliver flawless experiences, and
now to be able to work with the man himself is incredible. We couldn’t be more
fortunate and excited to have him guide us.”

About dcafé digital Inc:
dcafé’s dynamic OTT authoring platform lowers technical complexities and helps
launch and monetize streaming services across 12+ screens. It’s completely cloud
redundant, player agnostic, supports a multi-tenant architecture with a built-in real-
time analytics dashboard. With dcafé Live Now, customers can deliver, monetize,
and control live streams across screens ensuring a flawless streaming experience.
Extending pre, post and go live support with dcafé labs, dcafé digital is a true growth
partner for all its customers.

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