Hybrid Television Services (ANZ), the exclusive licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand, has just announced the appointment of three new general managers.

Brendan Frawley takes on the role of general manager of marketing and sales, Steve Browning joins the team as New Zealand launch manager and Brad Wilson has arrived as general manager of content and services.

Robbee Minicola, CEO of Hybrid Television expressed her joy at expanding the team.

“We started this business with only three permanent staff last July and now we have a strong team of individuals whose knowledge and experience are critical to the future success of TiVo in Australia and New Zealand,” she said.

Frawley has extensive consumer electronics experience and joins Hybrid TV from Samsung, where he was AV Group Manager.

“Since the launch of the TiVo media device in Australia, I have been impressed by the way the product’s features and services have evolved, reflecting a real understanding of how consumers want to engage with technology and entertainment. It really is an exciting time to join TiVo,” he commented.

Browning joins Hybrid TV from his former role of General Manager of Freeview NZ bringing crucial knowledge of the New Zealand market to his role leading the launch there.

“I am pleased to be able to share my knowledge of the NZ broadcast landscape to ensure the TiVo launch is a success,” he said.

Brad Wilson brings 14 years of commercial technology experience to his role of General Manager of Content and Services for Hybrid TV.

“Like a little kid with a new toy, I am excited to have joined Hybrid TV at a time when the television industry is on the cusp of the greatest revolution since colour TV was first introduced in 1953,” he said.

Minicola emphasised that the company is planning on expanding even further in the future.

“We plan to complete the management team with a final appointment of a general manager of finance in the near future,” she said. “There are still a number of positions to fill in our content, product and marketing team working under these outstanding candidates.”

“Based on our growth in the past eight months, I expect that by the time TiVo crosses the Tasman, our employee base will grow beyond 40 outstanding Australians and New Zealanders, these are exciting times,” said Minicola.