Wuaki.tv hires Jayant as product director

Wuaki.tv has appointed Sidharth Jayant as global product director as the European VOD company gears up to expand its services across the continent.

Jayant will oversee management and product development across a range of platforms and devices where Wuaki.tv is available. His major responsibility will be to ensure a quality user experience that is consistent across all platforms.

“The amount of people watching movies and TV on-demand is growing significantly, which is a huge opportunity for us,” said Wuaki.tv founder and CEO Jacinto Roca.

“Smart TVs in particular are becoming increasingly popular, so we’re very pleased to have Sid join the team. He has some great experience from his days at Samsung, which will be highly valuable as we expand Wuaki.tv to more Smart TVs and devices throughout Europe.”

Jayant will be based in Wuaki.tv’s headquarters in Barcelona, where he will work to drive product development and growth with teams across Europe.

Owned by Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten, Wuaki.tv is currently available in the UK, Spain and France and is also eyeing launches in Germany and Italy.