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Globecast, NEP Norway appoint new directors

TVBEurope rounds up the industry's personnel moves

Globecast has appointed Yann Madeleine as director of sales, France. Madeleine replaces François-Regis Grenot and will sit on the company’s Executive Committee.

“Yann has vast experience across the media entertainment sector, especially across business development, sales and marketing,” said Globecast CEO and chairman Philippe Bernard. “As the industry continues to evolve at a rapid rate, having people with Yann’s excellent track record in customer-facing roles is vital to help drive our continued growth.”

Yann Madeleine

“Joining Globecast is very exciting for me,” added Madeleine. “I will be devoting all my energy and using my complete skillset to reach our goals in terms of business development and sales. As Philippe says, the industry is evolving at a rapid rate and Globecast must remain fleet-footed and highly adaptable as the industry continues to shift. I am excited by the challenge.”

Meanwhile NEP Norway has appointed Morten Aass as managing director, as former MD Lise Heidal becomes the company’s SVP of Global Media Solutions.

Aass previously served as senior strategic advisor and content board member at Nordic Entertainment Group.

Morten Aass

“Our business has grown significantly over the last 10 years and I’m thrilled that Morten is joining our team,” said Heidal. “He is the ideal candidate for this position, with his experience from working on the client side of our business, his deep knowledge of the market and his strong leadership skills. I have no doubt that Morten will enable us to continue building this momentum to take us to the next level of success in Norway and across Europe.”

“NEP has an incredible reputation in the industry, and I have had the pleasure to experience various parts of NEP as an important partner throughout my whole career,” added Aass. “I’m looking forward to joining our talented team here in Norway and being part of the entire NEP worldwide network. We can provide our clients with innovative, end-to-end solutions and tools, so they can stay focused on creating great content for their audiences. That is something very exciting to be a part of.”

The Switch has also welcomed Robert Szabo-Rowe as senior vice president of Product Management, bringing more than 25 years of senior executive management experience across the technology, media and telecommunications sector.

Robert Szabo-Rowe

“This is a particularly exciting time to join The Switch,” said Szabo-Rowe. “Our transmission and production platform, bundled and delivered as a managed service offering, is such a timely and compelling offering for today’s rapidly evolving media and technology landscape.

“I’m thrilled to join The Switch’s world-class team to further develop and extend our service offerings for the world’s most talked about providers of live sports, esports, news and entertainment!”

Finally, Tedial CTO Julian Fernandez-Campon has been selected to join the IABM EMEA Members’ Council, supporting its members as they navigate changes in technology and business models.

Julian Fernandez-Campon

“The broadcast and media industry has undergone rapid change in the past five years,” said Fernandez-Campon. “The ways in which we consume content, the move to IP, the shift to Cloud services, the introduction of artificial intelligence and machine learning and the adoption of IMF methodology to name but a few, has meant that broadcasters, content owners and vendors have had to significantly adapt their workflows and business strategies.

“The IABM is a valuable source for members in EMEA who are looking at ways that they can continue to adapt and change to meet these new industry demands.”