GlobeCast Americas appoints Palmer as CTO

GlobeCast Americas has announce that Bart Palmer has been appointed as its chief technology officer, effective January 2nd, 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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