Theta welcomes Mr. Kanghoon Won, LG Uplus product executive, to Theta Advisory Board

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We are delighted to announce that Mr. Kanghoon Won, LG Uplus IPTV platform and service team leader executive, is joining Theta’s advisory board. LG Uplus formerly known as LG Telecom is a leading telecommunications company in South Korea and a subsidiary of LG Corporation, Korea’s fourth largest conglomerate. As a new advisor to Theta Labs, Mr. Won will play a strategic role to expand our reach in Korea and broader Asia particularly focused on IPTV, OTT video platforms, IoT and 5G business areas.

Mr. Won has 21 years of experience in the video content and IPTV platform business industry. He first started his career at Dacom, where he managed content business for the first ever ISP in Korea — Chollian, and then worked at the SBS Content Hub where he was managing premium website content and VoDs. Now he is in charge of LG Uplus’ mission to advance the IPTV platform through building strategic alliances with various domestic and overseas partners including Google, Naver, Netflix, and Amazon. In 2018, Mr. Won was awarded the Korea IPTV Broadcasting Association President’s Award in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of IPTV. He graduated from the Korea University with a degree in French Language and Literature major, and finished an LG Group MBA course.

“With the explosive growth of online streaming and OTT platforms, the burden of network costs on operators is increasing rapidly while content consumption by customers is exploding,” said Mr. Kanghoon Won. “In my view, Theta’s cutting edge blockchain innovation combined with a decentralized peer to peer network technology will transform online streaming, OTT and video businesses. I am excited to help expand Theta’s business operation in Korea/Asia and deliver efficient business models to reduce the burden on content operators, network costs and ultimately increase benefits to end-users.”

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