Ooyala, the digital video publishing arm of Australian telecom operator Telstra, has set up its first office in the country for which it plans to hire over 100 employees by next year.
“As a Chennai native familiar with the region’s business ecosystem, there is no question Ooyala represents a unique opportunity for top talent in the local tech community. The company plans to hire over 100 employees in Chennai by early 2017,” Ooyala CEO Ramesh Srinivasan said in a statement.
The India employee base will add 20 per cent to its global workforce, it said.
The hiring will be across its engineering, product development, operations, IT, professional services and technical support, it added.
The company provides technology to broadcasters,publishers and media companies for producing, delivering and monetising online video.
Ooyala’s customers include Viacom18’s Voot which uses its service to manage and deliver video ad campaigns across its new mobile app and desktop, the statement said.
Other customers across the Asia-Pacific region include Australia’s National Basketball League and National Rugby League, Singapore’s Mediacorp, and Media Prima in Malaysia.
The company will provide support to its customers in Asia Pacific and Japan region from Chennai office, the statement said.