Gabriel Berger Named CEO of ThinkAnalytics

ThinkAnalytics, a search and recommendation specialist for MVPDs and OTT video providers, has tapped Gabriel Berger as CEO.

Berger, to be based out of ThinkAnalytics’ Los Angeles office, most recently was EVP, sales and operations, at Vubiquity, which recently merged with Amdocs. Before that, he was SVP sales at Digitalsmiths, a search and recommendation startup that was acquired by TiVo in 2014.

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ThinkAnalytics said Berger is on board to lead its “next growth phase,” noting that its platform currently serves more than 2 billion recommendations each day, and has 200 million subscribers under license.

The company said it added 14 new customers in 2017. Its announced partners include Cox Communications (for the first version of its Contour TV app), Liberty Global, Rogers Communications, Sky, Swisscom, Singtel, Vodafone and KPN.

“ThinkAnalytics is a technology powerhouse in the TV search, recommendations and viewer analytics space and a natural fit for my experience and skill set,” Berger said in a statement. “I’m fascinated by the intersection of artificial intelligence and big data within entertainment and the need for actionable analytics that allow pay-TV and OTT players to fully engage with their customers and monetize their content as the battle for eyeballs intensifies.”