Sorenson Media Hires New CEO

Sorenson Media, a company that specializes in video encoding and workflow systems, has hired online video vet Marcus Liassides as president and CEO.

He succeeds Peter Csathy, who has since joined Manatt Digital Media Ventures, but will maintain an advisory role at Sorenson, according to a spokeswoman.

Liassides most recently was EVP of online advertising company Specific Media and, before that, was  president and CEO of Xumo.  He founded Inuk Networks, a provider of IPTV, phone and Internet services that was acquired in 2008 by adaptive video streaming pioneer Move Networks, which was sold to EchoStar in 2011.

 “Sorenson Media has maintained a leadership position in the video arena for almost two decades, evolving with new consumer and commercial demands. I am excited to execute this company’s vision to innovate and deploy digital media products that fuel the next generation of high-quality content delivery across all connected devices and platforms in and out of the home,” Liassides said, in a statement.

Sorenson’s “corporate” customers  include AT&T, Apple, Disney, ESPN, HBO, and Microsoft, among others.