Stephan Crainic, Senior Technologist

Stephan Crainic brings 15 years of technical expertise in digital television, interactive services, video on demand, content protection and set-top box middleware and applications. Between 2007 and 2012 Stephan has been CTO of IP Vision (UK) and main contributor to its multi award-winning FetchTV VOD service and Freeview PVR SmartBox, in charge of the service architecture, content management processes, FetchTV application design and cross-platform implementations (on STB and CTV).

He also developed the first implementation of Sky Player/Sky Go application as well as the first integration of BBC iPlayer on a Freeview STB. Prior to IP Vision, Stephan had worked at Netgem (TV middleware and STB manufacturer) for more than a decade as a key technical contributor to the STB middleware, core TV/PVR applications, EPG and overall user interface and to the integration of WMDRM.

Following the sale of FetchTV to ShopTo, a leading online entertainment retailer in the UK, Stephan acts as Senior Technologist for Vision360.