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LTN Global appoints new division heads

Follows LTN's acquisition of Niles Media Group and Crystal Computer Corporation

LTN Global has announced the appointment of Neil Harwell as general manager for the company’s new Niles Media Division, and Roger Franklin as general manager of the new Crystal Division.

The appointments follow LTN’s acquisition of Niles Media Group and Crystal Computer Corporation last year. Harwell co-founded Niles Media Group, while Franklin led Crystal Computer Corporation.

Harwell’s experience also includes serving as business development VP for the Kansas City Royals and VP and general manager of the Royals Sports Television Network.

Meanwhile Franklin is a member of the board of directors for the World Teleport Association and participates in the video standards group of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.

Roger Franklin and Neil Harwell

LTN Global co-founder and executive chairman Malik Khan said: “Niles Media and Crystal have brought incredible talent and resources to LTN, and each company’s record of success is a direct result of the dedication and leadership demonstrated by Neil and Roger.

“Together, we’ve already brought to market innovative new solutions that expand customer access to high-quality, high-performance production and delivery services, as well as added opportunity for content monetisation. I look forward to an even brighter future as we take LTN into 2020.”

“The relationship between Niles and LTN began well before our businesses merged, and now we’re leveraging our complementary strengths to expand customers’ opportunity to bring professional-quality broadcasts to audiences,” added Harwell. “We’re introducing transformative new services to the marketplace, and we’re only just getting started.”

“I’m very pleased with how the Crystal team has integrated into the LTN Global family and am excited about the ways in which we’re working with LTN teams across the US and Europe to help companies who create and distribute high-quality video,” said Franklin.