GlobeCast Americas Appoints Bart Palmer as Chief Technology
NEW YORK — Dec. 11, 2011 — GlobeCast Americas announced today that Bart Palmer has been appointed as its chief technology officer, effective Jan. 2, 2012. Reporting to GlobeCast Americas CEO Lisa Coelho, Palmer will play an integral role in the company’s direction, with responsibility for establishing the company’s technical vision and leadership. This includes managing, deploying, and developing GlobeCast’s technical facilities as well as satellite and terrestrial infrastructure.
Palmer joins GlobeCast from Discovery Communications, where he was most recently senior vice president, Global Media Engineering. In more than 30 years in the industry, Palmer has served in senior management positions in a wide range of organizations including Liberty Sports, Fox Sports, and MediaComm, and was part of the team that originated Home Sports Entertainment, the first truly regional sports channel.
“I’m excited to become a part of GlobeCast’s expansion in the Americas,” said Palmer. “The company’s local presence in key broadcast markets around the world and its global network provide enormous potential for growth, especially in the new multiscreen environment. GlobeCast knows that its technology and facilities need to keep up with — and even stay ahead of — the market requirements in this new world, so I’m glad to lead that charge.”
“We’re extremely pleased to have Bart bring his breadth and depth of experience to GlobeCast,” said Lisa Coelho. “There are exciting and wide-ranging technical developments underway, and Bart will provide high-quality leadership over the coming phases of our evolution.”
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About GlobeCast (www.globecast.com)
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.