About SPB TV

  • SPB TV is a leading provider of comprehensive TV everywhere services that deliver live and on-demand television across in-home and portable devices, including smartphones, tablets, personal computers, set-top-boxes and Smart TVs. SPB TV provides stable video delivery and playback across any wireless network, multiscreen client software and extensive middleware solution.

    SPB TV offers a fully functioning TV platform for fast launch, easy maintenance and unlimited scalability of OTT and IP TV services. The platform includes an ultimate solution for personal TV viewing experience at home, and features a TV-box and a uniquely designed remote control.

  • SPB TV solutions are optimized to deliver high quality video streams for basic and premium TV programming, and can be fully hosted to reduce IT overheads and improve ROI. SPB TV ensures effective monetization through a comprehensive advertising engine that generates new revenue streams across OTT TV environment for our partners.

    SPB TV solutions are integrated by large network operators and media companies, like Amedia, MTS, Beeline, Lebara and Jazz. SPB TV is a winner of many prestigious awards in multiple categories, including CSI Awards, Big Digit Awards, Technology Europe STAR Award and more, and today enjoys 60 millions of viewers around the world.

Management

Kirill Filippov

Kirill Filippov

Chief Executive Officer

Kirill Philippov is a co-founder of SPB TV and serves as the company CEO since 2007.

Kirill has over 20 years of strategic development and management experience in finance, broadcasting and telecommunication business. Kirill worked in UK, Canadian, Russian and Swiss companies.

Kirill holds a PhD in Physics and Mathematics in Mathematical Cybernetics from the St. Petersburg State University.

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt

Co-Founder

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt is a Co-founder of SPB TV together with CEO Kirill Philippov. As a shareholder he was responsible for Corporate Development overseeing the expansion of SPB TV in South-East Asia, Middle East and other BRICS countries for some time. Sebastian was also heading CNX Creative Ltd., part of SPB TV Group, in Chiang Mai as a Managing Director.

Sebastian has an extensive experience in IT management, having worked on leading positions in the European broadcasting, video and picture compression companies. Prior to SPB TV Sebastian has also been CEO at SPB Software for almost a decade. He also has been Executive Vice President at Yandex. Before that he had occupied C-level positions for Media-Software companies in Germany. Sebastian is the founding member of the DVDA (Germany) and joined the DVD-Forum (Japan) in 2007. He worked with the Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg and several IT Organizations, including Bitkom in Germany.

Nikita Afanasenko

Nikita Afanasenko

Chief Operating Officer

Nikita Afanasenko is a COO at SPB TV since 2016, overseeing company’s worldwide production and operations. Nikita is responsible for developing and implementing growth strategies and driving the company to achieve its business goals.

Nikita joined SPB Software team as a Software Engineer in 2010. After the formation of SPB TV company Nikita worked for research and development of SPB TV Middleware products and soon headed Middleware Department.

Nikita holds a Master's Degree in Software Engineering and Computer Science from the St. Petersburg State University.

Nikolay Krasko

Nikolay Krasko

Chief Technology Officer

Nikolay Krasko is a CTO at SPB TV since 2014, responsible for developing the technology vision for the company, identifying opportunities for technological growth and managing engineering initiatives.

Before being named SPB TV CTO, Nikolay served as a Program Manager of Server Technologies and lead research and development of IP and OTT TV solutions for SPB TV.

Prior to SPB TV Nikolay managed System Engineering Team at SPB Software. Before that he was involved into Handster project as Independent consultant for developing high load mobile software and content distribution web-platform.

Nikolay holds a Master Degree in IT, Computer Systems, Networks from the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University.