itaas Adds Industry Veterans in Key Leadership Roles as Company Growth Continues

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Roger Demuth Named Vice President of Engineering and Beth Erickson Appointed Director of Account Management

“As we grow, we will continue the high level of customer focus that has created this growth. We are pleased to add reputable industry veterans who understand the customers and business requirements of the digital TV eco-system.”

itaas Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end iTV solutions in the digital video industry, today announced the addition of two new members to the executive leadership team in their Atlanta headquarters. The addition of these team members reflects the company’s continued focus on customers as well as increased opportunities and growing market demand.

Roger Demuth joins itaas as the vice president of engineering. Roger has more than 20 years of professional software development and management experience in a variety of lead roles. Most recently, he was vice president of engineering and senior vice president of services at Ensequence where he led a team working on EBIF products and technology. At itaas, Roger will lead itaas’ growing engineering team in North America and focus on delivery processes as well as additional growth of engineering teams. He will report to itaas’ CTO Jatin Desai.

Beth Erickson joins itaas as the director of account management and brings more than 17 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Most recently, she was the regional vice president of affiliate relations and national accounts for iN DEMAND LLC, managing the Southeastern territory. During Beth’s tenure at iN DEMAND, she handled sales and marketing functions for PPV, VOD, and subscription sports package content. Prior to joining iN DEMAND, Beth spent several years developing and directing marketing promotions for leading cable companies including Time Warner Cable and MediaOne. As director of account management, Beth will focus on customer relationships, and the increasingly important role between content and interactivity.

These new positions follow the recently announced opening of a new office in Ontario, Canada and expansion of both U.S and India teams.

“itaas is actively ramping up in order to meet the growing demand of new and existing customers, both on the technology and content portability side of the business,” said Jatin Desai, CTO at itaas. “As we grow, we will continue the high level of customer focus that has created this growth. We are pleased to add reputable industry veterans who understand the customers and business requirements of the digital TV eco-system.”

itaas' portfolio of services includes a full range of software design, development, integration and support services for System operators, programmers, application developers and technology providers. In addition, itaas supports the development and deployment of interactive applications and services through the istart developer program. This program offers SDKs and support for Time Warner Cable's MDN, ODN and MAS software, Cisco's SARA/PowerTV and OCAP Axiom, FourthWall Media's EBIF user agent and the TVWorks ETV platform. itaas also recently announced the ability to make enhancements to the SARA guide platform and to test DTA devices in anticipation of deployment. itaas is also continuing to partner with MSOs to deploy the EBIF platform across their national footprint.

About itaas, Inc.
itaas plays a unique, multi-faceted role in developing and delivering interactive television. The company reaches across the entire iTV ecosystem to ensure that customers are able to develop and deploy applications, including ETV, tru2way, and IP solutions across multimedia devices. itaas provides software development, integration and testing services to content and application providers across the broadband network and all the way to the set-top box or consumer device.

For more than 10 years, itaas has worked with all iTV constituents; service providers, technology suppliers, application developers and programmers to create and bring iTV solutions to market. This includes ETV platform licensing, SARA guide enhancements and support, and next generation/IP technologies. With advanced digital development expertise, tools, lab facilities and deployment support across a broad range of cable TV and IPTV platforms, itaas has developed many of today's most recognized white label interactive applications. The company is headquartered in the U.S. with international facilities and more than 100 customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.itaas.com.

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