BTI Studios appoints John Koscheka as EVP OTT Operations

BTI Studios, one of the world’s biggest media localization companies, providing dubbing, subtitling and access services in any language, has announced the appointment of John Koscheka as its new Executive Vice President of OTT Operations.

Posted on Feb 20, 2018 by Sophia Klippvik  | Tags: press release, real people, BTI Studios LA

Over-the-top content (OTT) refers to media content delivered via the internet, a form of content delivery that is playing an increasing role in entertainment provision, and one for which dubbing and subtitling services are required to support broadcast – often simultaneously – across multiple regions.

John’s remit will be a wide-ranging one. He will oversee and lead OTT operational staff across BTI Studios from a global perspective; this will include over 60 dedicated resources in the US, Asia and Europe. He will also optimize global OTT operations workflows, and coordinate with the sales team. Finally, alongside overseeing BTI’s ongoing relationships with major OTT providers, John will also be supporting new US-based customers and establishing workflows that will drive additional growth.

BTI Studios appoints John Koscheka as EVP OTT Operations

He will be based in BTI’s new, expanded facility in Los Angeles, which has been custom-built to support the continuing growth of the entertainment industry across VoD and OTT platforms.

John Koscheka comes to BTI with extensive experience in media operations. During his 20-year career at 20th Century Fox he oversaw worldwide customer service, localization, and television and film mastering. He also led an industry-leading initiative to convert Fox's delivery operations from physical media to digital distribution and helped build Fox's cross-studio Enterprise Operations division. This included building organizational structure and standardizing workflows to support global cross-media distribution.

John Koscheka said: “I was attracted by BTI’s care for its people in addition to the energy, growth, and culture of this highly innovative and entrepreneurial company. Also, the organization’s commitment to creating quality localized content on a global scale and the pursuit of industry leadership resonated as clear guiding forces.”

BTI Studios CEO and founder, Björn Lifvergren commented on the appointment: “John is a seasoned leader with a great attitude and a wealth of knowledge of the studio world, as well as building workflows to manage complex operations with broadcasters, content owners and OTT platforms, He is a great fit with BTI, and will make our already strong US team even stronger.

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