4:29pm PT by Katie Kilkenny
Former Fox Exec Joins Live Planet as President of Decentralized Media Solutions
Former 20th Century Fox exec Hanno Basse has joined TV and new media platforms company Live Planet as president of decentralized media solutions.
Basse will be tasked with expanding the company's international presence for products and tools including its virtual reality video streaming and publishing technology and a blockchain-based video infrastructure platform. Working from Los Angeles, Basse will report to Live Planet founder and CEO Halsey Minor.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to mark the next stage of growth for Live Planet with the addition of Hanno to our world-class team of media and technology experts. Hanno brings a truly unique level of senior experience to Live Planet that will be extremely valuable to us as we help our customers meet the increasing demands of streaming video and next-generation on-demand services,” Minor said Friday in a statement. “The addition of a technology pioneer of Hanno’s caliber is emblematic of Live Planet’s strategic direction and I look forward to an incredibly exciting journey ahead.”
Basse was previously CTO of 20th Century Fox Film Corp., where the partnerships he helped forge with Samsung, Ericsson and Barco led to Fox's Innovation Lab. At Fox, Basse also became the first chairman of the UHD Alliance and helped launch the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc format. Prior to Fox, he was senior vp broadcast systems engineering at DirecTV.
“The media processing and distribution technologies Halsey and his team have built are among the most groundbreaking I’ve seen. They provide the basis for a new generation of solutions that media, telco and corporations will eagerly embrace as our world moves toward increased decentralization, higher speed communication and edge-based compute,” said Basse.