GoMedia has appointed former Sky commercial director Roger Matthews as managing director, to drive rapid company expansion in the UK and Continental Europe.
GoMedia is Europe’s leading infotainment provider, delivering world-class entertainment and information straight to passenger’s own devices whether mobile, tablet or laptop - while travelling by train or coach. Using existing on-board Wi-Fi infrastructure, GoMedia aims to increase customer satisfaction while tapping into new ancillary revenue sources through passenger upgrades, refreshment orders, pay-per-view content, destination offers and more.
Matthews joins GoMedia from Sky’s ‘The Cloud’, a public access Wi-Fi provider, with more than 15 years’ of international experience in technology and media. His success has been proven in the mobile, TV and content industry, where he has developed industry-leading expertise in launching new technologies and managing significant international operations for companies including Sky, Vodafone and Hutchinson Whampoa’s ‘3’ mobile communications business.
One of Matthews’ first projects sees him spearhead the company rebrand from Cap Media to GoMedia, reflecting the ‘on the go’ product offering, available to rail and coach passengers.
Matthews, says: “The rebranding reflects both the evolution of the company as well as its vision for the future and I’m so pleased to be part of it.
“GoMedia is a game-changing solution for transport companies who will be able to monetise their existing on-board Wi-Fi infrastructure by hosting content on-board to deliver information and entertainment, such as TV series and movies, direct to passengers.”
Matt Seaman, GoMedia’s chief executive, says: “We are delighted to appoint Roger as managing director of GoMedia. He understands the intricacies of our business, and through his experience, he has developed a deep understanding of what clients want from their entertainment provider. Roger is leading a seasoned team of technology and broadcast experts as they continue at the forefront of Europe’s on-board infotainment market.”