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openheadend founder christophe massiot

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Christophe Massiot

CEO and Founder

OpenHeadend was created in 2011. Our founder Christophe Massiot is one of the original creators of VLC media player, used by more than 100 million users and expert in software engineering and television. His goal is to bring broadcasting solutions to a revolutionary level. 

Christophe Massiot is part of the original developers of the open source project VLC media player during his studies in the Centrale Paris. His contribution to VLC made him one of the most renowned and recognized experts of video software. After developing the Freebox and working with Canal+, he has  developed Upipe – flexible dataflow framework – an Open Source project which is the cornerstone on which OpenHeadend is leaning on.

A brief history

  • 1998


    Creation of VLC Media Player

    Christophe Massiot is part of the initial team of VideoLAN project in Ecole Centrale of Paris, later becoming VLC.

  • 2011

    Founding of OpenHeadend

    Creation of OpenHeadend in Paris


  • 2013

    New challenges

    New projects with TraceTV and Molotov with the latest solutions

  • 2017

    Hiring new team members

    The company grows with new developers joining the team in Paris.


  • 2019

    New partnerships

    Openheadend gets more independent to start new partnerships!

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