Lisa Coelho Appointed Acting CEO, GlobeCast America
NEW YORK — June 1, 2011 — GlobeCast announced today that Lisa Coelho has been appointed acting CEO of GlobeCast America, based in New York.
Ms. Coelho replaces David Justin, who has stepped down from this role to pursue other projects. GlobeCast chairman and CEO Olivier Barberot said, “David Justin successfully planted the seeds for new lines of business throughout the Americas while weathering the difficult economic climate in the broadcast world. I have now given Lisa Coelho a mission over the next few months to increase the level of development at GlobeCast America so that it can fully realize its ambitions as a media management company in this key region.”
Coelho will be charged with further strengthening the company’s sales and technical expertise in the Americas and continuing the improvement of quality of service for the company’s clients in this region and around the world. Additionally she will be leading the implementation of a forthcoming over-the-top television offer in the United States.
Previously vice president of GlobeCast WorldTV, Lisa Coelho has held senior management positions at GlobeCast since 2003, and prior to that, as one of the company’s clients in her role as at a leading Portuguese broadcaster, where she drove consumer marketing and channel development for the network’s U.S. distribution.
A subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange, GlobeCast is a leading provider of media management and global content delivery services for broadcasters and content creators. With a secure fiber and satellite network connected to dozens of teleports, technical operations centers, and points-of-presence worldwide, GlobeCast manages and transports millions of hours of video and other rich media each year. An integrator of audiovisual technology and a full service provider, GlobeCast works with all the actors in the audiovisual chain from production companies to broadcasters, retail organizations, cinema chains, and more. The company provides on-site service from major news and sporting events for coverage in SD, HD, or even 3D. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia, GlobeCast is also an expert in international television markets, and works with new and established broadcasters to reach and secure distribution with leading pay-TV operators around the world.