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Shane McCarthy Joins Irdeto as Chief Operating Officer, Video Entertainment


Irdeto announced that Shane McCarthy has been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for its video entertainment business. A developer by background, Mr. McCarthy previously held a number of roles at Pace, including the President of the International Business, where he achieved strong growth on the way to building a near USD $1B business. In his new role at Irdeto, he will be responsible for defining the strategy and overseeing execution within Irdeto’s video entertainment business.

Mr. McCarthy has spent the past five years as an entrepreneur and consultant in the media and entertainment and technology sectors. He previously spent nine years at Pace and worked for Cisco prior to this. With his extensive industry experience, Mr. McCarthy will play an instrumental role in further developing Irdeto’s global leadership position within the media and entertainment industry.

“With my technical and media industry background, I have been at the forefront of the evolution of the industry which continues at pace, making secure content delivery of paramount importance across the globe,” said Shane McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer, Video Entertainment, Irdeto. “With an already thriving business providing security to many of the major players across the video entertainment space, this is a very exciting time to join Irdeto and help take the business to the next level.”

“As our market and customers evolve, it’s important that Irdeto evolves in tandem to continue to ensure optimal security and service to our current and future customers,” said Doug Lowther, Chief Executive Officer, Irdeto. “The creation of the COO role is designed to do this while advancing Irdeto’s global business. Shane McCarthy brings a wealth of experience to Irdeto which will be invaluable in further accelerating our progress.”

About Irdeto

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for video entertainment, video games, connected transport and IoT connected industries. Irdeto’s solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyberservices protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. With a unique heritage in security innovation, Irdeto is the well-established and reliable partner to build a secure future where people can embrace connectivity without fear. Please visit Irdeto at

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