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BCE appoints Sylvain Merle as CTO

Merle joins BCE following a 30 year career including roles at Orange/Globecast and beIN Media Group

BCE has announced Sylvain Merle has joined the company as its new chief technology officer (CTO).

Merle joins Broadcasting Centre Europe (BCE), part of the RTL Group, following a 30 year career which includes roles at Fox International Channels and beIN Sports/beIN Media Group. Most recently, he spent over seven years as group chief technology officer at Orange/Globecast.

In his new role, Merle will oversee and administer all technical divisions within BCE, reporting directly to CEO Christophe Goossens, who said: “I am pleased to welcome Sylvain Merle as our new CTO at  BCE. His long experience in technology and media makes Sylvain’s leadership instrumental in driving our technological activities forward. His strategic vision and track record of innovation align perfectly with BCE’s objectives. We look forward to Sylvain’s contributions in overseeing our technical divisions and executing our strategic roadmap.”

Merle added: “The convergence of technology and media offers unprecedented opportunities, and I’m enthusiastic about joining the so talented teams of BCE to develop pioneering solutions. By integrating advanced digital technologies, we will aim to optimise content delivery and engagement. My focus will be on harnessing innovations that not only position  BCE at the forefront of the industry but also enrich the Media-as-a-Service offerings. I’m both excited and honoured to play a pivotal role in the BCE’s strategy, working alongside our customers and  partners to transform the broadcasting landscape.”