Exec comes from DirecTV

Fox Filmed Entertainment has tapped broadcast vet Hanno Basse as chief technology officer, putting the former DirecTV exec in charge of the company’s tech strategy.

Basse will also help lead development of new distribution platforms and support the company’s anti-piracy efforts and content protection strategy.

“Advances in technology are transforming the way we produce, market, and distribute entertainment, creating a new phase of growth for our industry,” said Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO of FFE, in a release announcing the appointment on Tuesday. “We look forward to Hanno’s leadership as we provide audiences around the world the highest quality entertainment.”

At DirecTV, Basse served as SVP of broadcast systems engineering, overseeing the design and implementation of the company’s broadcast infrastructure and platform initiatives like HD, 3D and on-demand services.

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