Cisco Confirms Hiring Of Yvette Kanouff

As first reported by Multichannel News last week, Cisco Systems announced Monday that former Cablevision Systems exec Yvette Kanouff has joined the company to head up its Service Provider Video Software and Solutions (SPVSS) organization, the unit that heads up Videoscape, Cisco’s multiscreen video platform.

Kanouff will be joining Cisco on June 16, according to this blog post from Panjak Patel, Cisco’s executive vice president and chief development officer. Cisco confirmed that Kanouff will be based on of London.

In her new role, Kanouff will be responsible for a part of the business that's centered on Videoscape, with duties extending to content protection, cloud video services and end-user multiscreen experiences, according to Patel.

Kanouff most recently served as executive vice president of corporate engineering and technology at Cablevision. Before that, she was a longtime exec with SeaChange, and was its president before departing in February 2012.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Cisco at such an exciting time for our industry,” Kanouff said in a statement posted on the blog. “Cisco is playing the most crucial role it ever has in helping service providers deliver new experiences, new consumption models, and to compete with myriad new entertainment and service options. During my time at Cablevision we made tremendous progress on key technological advancements that enabled us to provide significant value to our customers and move the industry forward.  I believe Cisco also has the people, the technology and culture to help our customers win. I’m looking forward to joining the team!”