OpenTV has appointed Marc McCarthy as vice president of corporate communications.

Marc joins OpenTV from Starz Encore where he was the executive director of communications and entertainment publicity for the past eight years.

“Marc brings great media expertise, and will play a crucial role in marketing our rich selection of iTV solutions to the US cable industry,” said Jim Chiddix, chairman and chief executive of OpenTV.

Starz is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, which also controls OpenTV.