PARIS, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced today that Karen McCone, a well-known and respected broadcast and media sales and marketing executive, has joined ATEME as its vice president, media accounts for the Americas region, reporting to Mike Antonovich, SVP and general manager, Americas.
- McCone has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience with companies as diverse as Aldea Solutions. Kangaroo TV, Verisign, Pittsburgh International Teleport, Invidex, Microcell Telecommunications and Spectra Telecommunications.
- McCone has taken an active part in launching major compressed digital video networks across Europe and the Americas. She was involved in delivering prominent events such as the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the 2011 Pan American Games and the 2012 London Olympics to broadcasters in Latin America.
- In her new role, she will bring the ATEME market-leading compressed digital video solutions to major media clients across Canada and the northeast United States. She will continue to build upon the relationships she has developed through the years of customer service excellence in satellite, cable, fiber and broadband service and the emerging opportunities in streaming and file-based media deployments.
Mike Antonovich, senior vice president and GM, Americas, ATEME said: "ATEME is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in high performance video encoding solutions. Karen is a testament that our world-class expertise is attracting some of the best and brightest in our industry. We are delighted that she has accepted the invitation to join our customer service-driven team, and we will look to her to provide the type of outstanding service the world's media companies have come to expect from ATEME."
ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications. More information is available at www.ateme.com.