Podrian was founded in November 2014 by Andrew Bolton, a digital media and Video On Demand (VOD) TV veteran. Andrew has more than 25 years’ experience in various media, IT and consulting businesses.
For the last 12 years Andrew was working at Vubiquity, a market-leading manager of video on demand and TV services around the world. Vubiquity was formed in early 2012 from the merger of US firm Avail-TVN and the London based On Demand Group
Through his three year term as Managing Director for Latin America with Vubiquity, Andrew helped to grow the business from a standing start to eventually launch multi-screen VOD services for 18 of the largest regional operators across 9 countries.
Before taking on responsibility for Latin America, Andrew was ODG's Chief Operating Officer based in London. As COO, Andrew had day-to-day responsibility for the company’s content management and business operations. He drove
through the company's move to a dedicated new headquarters in 2009, overseeing the renovation and refurbishment of a victorian warehouse to accommodate the company’s new office and a ground breaking digital video processing and editing infrastructure.
In the same period Andrew also oversaw the company’s successful registration for the TL9000/ISO 9001 quality standard.
Prior to taking on the role of COO Andrew was responsible, as programme manager, for leading the successful delivery of the first major VOD deployment outside the US to UK cable operator NTL, now part of Liberty Global’s Virgin Media operation.
At the time this was the largest such VOD deployment outside the US, eventually reaching over 1.5 million UK subscribers.
Andrew spent the first 13 years of his career working with a number of consultancies including Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and KPMG Consulting where he worked on many large and complex system integration projects. It was with Accenture
that Andrew started to develop his interest in VOD and digital media, where he was part of the team that integrated and rolled out the digital TV platforms for the UK cable operators.
Andrew has a degree in Computer Systems and Microelectronics from Queen Mary College, University of London.