Freelancer-Profil von Uwe Placzek aus Küssnacht, UP Management (www.upmanagement.ch) (Schweiz)

Freelancer-Profil von Uwe Placzek aus Küssnacht, UP Management (www.upmanagement.ch) (Schweiz)

2013-present
Owner
UP Management, Zurich Area, Switzerland
 
 

  • Management Consulting, Startup Consulting, Participation. Specialist in digital media distribution, OTT, VOD, IPTV businesses

 

  • Leading various projects in the fields of VOD, AAL and e-commerce
     


2012-2013
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
British Sky Broadcasting Ltd, Isleworth/London, UK
 

  • Pivotal in the smooth integration of Acetrax services into BSkyB operations, project managing commercial strategy development, contracting, business and service planning and ultimate handover

 
2006-2013
CEO + CO-FOUNDER
Acetrax AG, Zurich, Switzerland
 

  • Spearheaded the roll-out and exponential growth of the pan-European cloud-based Video-on-Demand service before selling the company to BSkyB in 2012
  • The service delivered premium Hollywood and European movies over the Internet (OTT) to consumers in 7 major countries via Smart TV’s, set-top boxes, tablets and smartphones
  • Concluded  step-changing multi-national, multi-language and multi-device content distribution deals with the major Hollywood studios and leading European distributors
  • Acquired the major consumer electronics manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba, Philips, Acer and Asus as distribution partners for the company’s app

 
2001-2006
HEAD OF MUSIC (M2Y), BUSINESS PROGRAM MANAGER
Siemens Switzerland Ltd, Zurich, Switzerland
 

  • Single-handedly created and grew one of the most successful global white label digital music providers
  • Delivered innovative solutions for high profile brands such as Deutsche Telekom, AOL, O2 and Telstra
  • Instrumental in the successful introduction of the world’s first commercial music service for mobile phones with O2 in 2003

 
2000-2001
HEAD OF MOBILE DATA, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
diAx Telecommunications (Later TDC Switzerland Ltd), Zurich, Switzerland
 

  • Pivotal in one of the world’s first GPRS launches, and first in Switzerland for its second-largest commercial telecom operator
  • Developed and launched first-mover products and laid the foundation for a long-term business strategy to penetrate the Swiss market with mobile data services

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