James A. Chiddix

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"A 40-year cable TV industry pioneer, Chiddix was CEO and Chairman of software company OpenTV from 2004-2007 and served on its board of directors through 2009. He held a variety or senior positions at Time Warner Inc. and its antecedents, including 15 years as CTO at Time Warner Cable and president of Mystro TV, a TW division that developed a server-based DVR service. Mr. Chiddix has been involved with virtually every major new technology embraced by the cable industry, including local ad insertion, fiber optics, video-on-demand, cable modems, and digital set-top boxes. Chiddix is also currently on the boards of Arris, an equipment supplier to cable and other broadband operators; Symmetricom, a supplier of precision timing systems to telecommunications and scientific markets and Magnum Semiconductor, a Silicon Valley developer of chips and software for high-quality video compression and transcoding. He served as a board member at Shougang Concord Technology Holdings Ltd., Hong Kong, an operator of digital cable systems in China, until April 2010, and on the board of Dycom Industries, a provider of construction services to the telecom and cable industries, from 2007 until November of 2011. Mr. Chiddix's background in technology strategy and service provider operations and his experience leading a public corporation make him a unique contributor to the Virgin Media Board." [1]

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  1. James A. Chiddix, Virgin Media, accessed November 30, 2011.