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Eutelsat Communications has announced that Mike Antonovich is joining Eutelsat Americas as Chief Executive Officer.
Antonovich, a longtime satellite and telecommunications industry executive, began his career at ESPN as a broadcast engineer. He held a number of sales and marketing functions during a lengthy career at PanAmSat, including leading PanAmSat’s global sales team. He has more recently been CEO of Genesis Networks, Senior Vice President for the Americas for ATEME and Senior Vice President Global Sales for Global Media Links in Japan. He will leverage his broad experience across media, broadcast and telecoms markets to steer Eutelsat Americas’ activities within the Americas and serve Americas-based clients using Eutelsat’s global satellite fleet.
“With Eutelsat’s expanded satellite capability coming online across the Americas, this is a great time to welcome Mike Antonovich to the Eutelsat team,” said Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Eutelsat. “Well regarded for driving many media and broadcast service initiatives, Mike also brings a wealth of experience in video encoding and video transport solutions through fibre that will benefit our service offer. His proven leadership and entrepreneurial skills will help drive the growth of Eutelsat Americas across all markets.”
Patricio Northland, previously CEO of Eutelsat Americas, is leaving the Group to pursue other interests.