3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions for set-top boxes (STB) and multiscreen entertainment, today announces the appointment of Brian Jentz as Vice President Americas at 3SS.
From his Midwest base in Indiana, Jentz will spearhead 3SS’ commercial growth strategy in the USA, Canada and across Latin America. Jentz’ appointment sees him lead 3SS expansion strategy in North and South America. Jentz brings a wealth of experience to 3SS, most recently serving as Vice President, Video Product Unit at Technicolor.
3SS has expanded its footprint in the Americas in recent times; in April 2021, FreeCast Inc. selected 3SS to transform the user experience (UX) of its all-OTT aggregated consumer platform, SelectTV. In May 2021, 3SS delivered the innovative next-gen TCC VIVO-ZetaTV platform for TCC for customers in Uruguay and Argentina. A number of other sizeable deployments in the Americas region will shortly be announced.
“I am thrilled to join 3SS at such an exciting time,” said Jentz. “There is real momentum happening at 3SS, and it’s plain to see that the company’s engineering and technology, situated at the heart of the 3READY Entertainment Ecosystem, are increasingly regarded as the best foundation on which to build next-gen TV experiences which people love.”
“Supporting operators is front and centre of 3SS’ business strategy, and we eagerly look forward to empowering more service providers across the Americas region with the means to deliver advanced, world-class entertainment UX to consumers,” Jentz added.
“We heartily welcome Brian as the newest member of the 3SS team,” said Kai-Christian Borchers, Managing Director of 3SS. “We’ve achieved some great milestones in recent years; we’re confident that with Brian coming aboard to drive our Americas strategy, there are further great things to come, and more people will get to enjoy next-level entertainment UX.”
Jentz has spent the last seven years at Technicolor, joining in 2014 as Senior Director, Product Management. During his time at the company, he was Vice President of Video Product Unit within the $2 billion Connected Home Division. He was responsible for product management, product marketing, and business development.
From 2000 to 2013, Jentz worked with video technology provider Altera in roles in which he was responsible for video, broadcast, industrial and automotive product lines. He had full P&L responsibility, including growth strategies, product management and marketing, product planning, MRD/PRD, pricing, business development, and systems engineering.
Earlier in his career Jentz held sales, marketing and applications engineering positions at Texas Instruments and engineering roles at the Naval Air Warfare Center, which supports R&D, engineering, test, evaluation and sustainment of Navy and Marine Corps aircraft.
Jentz holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.