KoVue is a new type of social network built around a common interest in video entertainment.

It is easy to use and just requires a download the Kovue app for iPhone or Android devices to get started.

Since we started KoVue over two years ago, we have been focused on creating a completely different model of social networking built around television and video entertainment viewing. Kovue makes television-viewing part of a live social networking. Joint viewing and interaction with friends in real time on one integrated platform are the main objectives to KoVue.

Kovue makes television-viewing part of a live social networking

Our team has a great deal of experience in the video entertainment space working with some of the largest program networks and MPVD’s in North America, we saw the potential of integrating a series of consumer devices including Smartphones, tablets, Smart TV’s and cable set-top boxes to enable a new type of video entertainment experience.

KoVue’s unique focus on friends’ interaction will finally make television into a truly social experience, turning it from a one-on-one experience to a friend-centric event and set the new standard for television focused social networking.

It is taking the experience of hosting friends for a watch party and bringing that experience into real-time, being able to watch together with friends in different locations.

Here are a few of the things you can do with the KoVue App

We invite you to download the app and share the show, share the laughs and share the love with your friends and family.

Easy-to-use Social Network product built around television and video entertainment viewing.

You can connect friends while viewing the same programming in different locations.

Can invite friends and schedule television viewing from within popular social networking platforms like Facebook.

Easy-to-use Social Network product built around television and video entertainment viewing.

Use personalized program guides and recommended viewing driven by personal viewing history and that of friends – not driven by automated algorithms.

Use personalized program guides and recommended viewing driven by personal viewing history and that of friends – not driven by automated algorithms.

The team behind KoVue

Leveraging nearly 10 years of experience in video, IP networking and device management systems, the Kovue team has its roots in software development. The team has consistently been at the forefront in developing state of the art systems for device and network management. With experience in television, video programming and software, KoVue was born.

Martin Hannes Founder, President,CEO

Martin Hannes is the Founder and President and CEO of Kovue Systems LLC, a company he founded in 2014. He has had many years of experience starting, running, and managing businesses in the media and technology sectors. Martin was CEO of publicly listed Palco Holdings, SVP of Continental and President of Roadrunner International. Over the years, Martin has also been involved in the establishment of a number of programming networks with partners such as ESPN, Discovery, MGM and Paramount Universal. In 1998 he founded the Oddssey Channel with Discovery and Scripps Howard. Martin left Road Runner in 2001 to found Next Generation Broadband which produces network control and management software and did the original development work for the new Kovue TV/social networking system.

Sammy Ho Vice President of System Engineering

Sammy is Vice President of System Engineering at KoVue. Prior to joining NGB, Sammy was Director of System Architecture at Road Runner. Sammy held various positions at Network Solutions (NSI) – the only Internet Domain Registrar at the time. While at Network Solutions, Sammy led the migration from NSI’s registry system to a more scalable and more reliable global infrastructure including the implementation of disaster recovery technology. Sammy’s other contributions included a number of software upgrades and performance improvements on widely used Internet applications such as WhoIs and NSI’s DNS Zone management system.

Arun Mallikarjunan VP of Product Development

Arun is VP of Product Development and has been with NGB since 2005. He has over 10 years of experience in Software Engineering. Arun has a passion for innovation and will not shut up about it. His current passion is to leverage the power of mobile applications to help people empower themselves through technology. He has also been Volunteering at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad since 2006.

Doorie Lee Cofounder and Director of Product Development

Doorie is the Cofounder and Director of Product Development responsible for the production of KoVue. Prior to joining Kovue, Doorie worked with a number of on-line software companies in business and product development roles. These roles include start-ups in the DC area involved in education and non-profit fundraising.

Monica Tomasso Strategist, Business Analyst, Marketing Director

Monica is data driven and works on strategy, business analysis and marketing at KoVue. Monica has experience working extensively with a Fortune 5 global organization and as an award-winning entrepreneur. Monica’s company received national certification as a women business enterprise by the WBENC and was an honorary recipient of American Express and Count Me In for women’s economic success award. Monica provides mentorship to entrepreneurs in 1776 ecosystem.

Sasha Firsov Senior Software Developer

Sasha joined NGB in 2005. He is a senior software developer and is a core member of Next Generation Broadband engineering team. He has been a software developer for the telecom industry for over ten years and has worked with start-ups like Net2Voice, as well as, large corporations like Cisco. Sasha’s engineering responsibilities also include system analysis.

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