GlobeCast Americas Appoints Randy Pike as Vice President of Broadcast Engineering
NEW YORK — Feb. 6, 2012 — GlobeCast Americas CEO Lisa Coelho announced that Randolphe “Randy” Pike has been named Vice President of Broadcast Engineering. Reporting to Chief Technology Officer Bart Palmer, Pike will oversee all of GlobeCast’s day-to-day technical operations in the Americas, ensuring high quality of service and expert maintenance of systems and equipment for the company’s broadcast clients. Pike will be based in Culver City, California, and will be responsible for overseeing GlobeCast’s facilities there, as well as the company’s Sunrise, Florida, technical operations center.
Prior to joining GlobeCast, Pike was Vice President of Affiliate Engineering and Affiliate Relations for Fox Broadcasting Company, managing Fox’s satellite fleet, VOD encoding, linear product compression, and distribution systems. Prior to this, he was Director of Technology for the Starz Encore Group, where he oversaw satellite transmission, SVOD operations, and affiliate authorizations. He has also held positions at NDTC, TCI, TVN, General Instruments, and Oak Communications.
“Randy Pike’s wealth of network distribution experience makes him the ideal candidate to oversee GlobeCast’s increasingly complex broadcast services in the Americas,” said GlobeCast Americas CTO Bart Palmer.
“Broadcasters throughout the Americas are going to be surprised at the development of services and the high level of quality that GlobeCast will be providing them moving forward,” Pike said. “I’m glad to be a part of it!”
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.