Paris, 26 April 2017 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced that Mike Antonovich is joining Eutelsat Americas as Chief Executive Officer.
Mike 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.
About Eutelsat Communications
Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 39 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.
Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location.
Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.
For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com