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Former Viacom manager to lead team in new Development Lab. New analytical features and community tools in 2018. More than 120 cameras installed and 600 games streamed.


CN: opens Development Lab in Berlin

Cologne, 29 November 2017. gmbh, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPORTTOTAL AG, will open its new Development Lab in Berlin in January 2018. Kasar Masood, 45, as Vice President Digital Technology will lead the team which will refine the technology and programming relating to the amateur sport video platform and associated products. Several analytical features and various interactive tools will be gradually incorporated for on behalf of the growing amateur sports community. Kasar Masood brings over 20 years of experience in the field of software engineering. Among other posts, he was recently Director of Technology & Operations (Global Mobile Platforms) at Viacom International Media Networks.

Peter Lauterbach, CEO of SPORTTOTAL AG:

“There is no better location in Central Europe than Berlin to develop digital products. Under the management of Kasar Masood, we will employ a powerful team of programmers and software developers in our new Development Lab in the capital who every day will optimise in many areas and on all devices to take the company to the next level. Kasar Masood will prove an excellent addition to our team with his expertise and his impressive commitment to innovation. This is a good and important step towards the future of”

Kasar Masood, designated Vice President Digital Technology of gmbh:

“I am greatly looking forward to this major challenge, and I am happy to become part of the most exciting streaming start-up in this area. is more than just the live transmission of sporting events: is becoming the platform where amateur clubs and their fans are building a strong community.”