SeaChange’s On Demand Group Appoints Georges Dabaghi to General Manager of Middle East Region

Published February 1st, 2010 - 10:49 GMT

The leading enabler of on-demand television globally SeaChange International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEAC) has appointed Georges Dabaghi to the new position of general manager to oversee Middle East regional sales and market development for its content management subsidiary, On Demand Group, Ltd. Dabaghi will establish a Middle East base office in Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates. This announcement closely follows UAE integrated telecom service provider du’s IPTV video-on-demand service launch, which is fully managed by On Demand Group.
Dabaghi, joining On Demand Group directly from a four-year post as Middle East & Africa sales director with Motorola’s IPTV-focused unit, will also support opportunities for regional deployment of SeaChange IPTV middleware and video servers, three-screen video solutions and on-demand software products of eventIS, a SeaChange Company.
“Around the world SeaChange Companies are helping to make the pipeline to any screen and fill it with the best movie and television content,” said Tony Kelly, CEO, On Demand Group. “Georges Dabaghi is well known in this community after years of significant telecommunications networks and services rollouts here and clearly he can enhance our customers’ advantage as we continue to focus on their distinct requirements.”
As General Manger, Middle East, On Demand Group, Dabaghi will help operators expand their on-demand content offerings and consumer marketing capabilities, as well as develop new customers and support regionally-based technology and distribution partners for SeaChange Companies. Prior to leading Middle East sales and bid operations with Motorola Home & Networks Mobility, Dabaghi was a senior manager of telco solutions sales for SITA (Société Internationale de Télécommunications). He also held Middle East telco development and sales positions with AT&T, Lucent and Nortel.
Dabaghi holds an Masters of Business Administration degree from McGill University; a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan; and a Bachelors of Electronic & Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University. He is a member of IEEE and IEE.

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