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World Teleport Association Releases Executive Dialogue Series Interview Videos from NABSHOW 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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(New York City, April 23, 2013) – World Teleport Association today announced the release of 22 new interview videos from its Executive Dialogue Series shot at NAB 2013.  WTA’s Executive Dialogue Series provides the top leaders of WTA member companies with the opportunity to share their viewpoints, experience and technical knowledge with a global audience.

Among the list of interviewees featured in this series are:

  • Bill Tillson & Ed Horowitz, Co-CEO's, Encompass Digital Media
  • Lior Rival, Chief Marketing Officer, RRsat Global Communications Network
  • Richard Buchanan, Vice President & General Manager, Comcast Media Center
  • Roger Franklin, President & CEO, Crystal Solutions
  • Lisa Coelho, President, GlobeCast Americas
  • Rick Mortellaro, Senior Vice President, EchoStar Satellite Services

"The teleport industry is the connecting point for a vast percentage of the world’s contribution and distribution,” said WTA executive director Robert Bell.  "At a time of tremendous change in the media marketplace, contribution and distribution technologies are also helping to shape today’s business strategies.  The Executive Dialogues capture the insights of business leaders on a vital but often hidden part of the media marketplace.”

Also interviewed were:

  • Andrew Bond, Regional Sales Director, ETL Systems
  • Keith Buckley, President & CEO, ASC Signal
  • Gary Hatch, CEO, ATCi
  • Stefan Jucken, Director, Business Development, ViaSat
  • Jim Lyons, Managing Partner and VP, Strategic Development, Hawaii Pacific Teleport
  • Brian Morris, SVP, Media & Entertainment, Globecomm
  • Fred Morris, VP Global Sales Engineering, Comtech EF Data
  • Jaime Munera, Director of Product Development and IT, Newcom International
  • Joel Nirenberg, VP Strategic Solutions, ScheduAll
  • Diego Paldao, Vice President, Americas, NewSat Limited
  • Jose Sanchez, Director of Service Operations, Eutelsat
  • Steve Soenens, Director of Product Strategy and Product Management, Newtec
  • Mark Shadbolt, Sales Director, SIS Live
  • Martin Turner, Director of Media Business, Inmarsat
  • Jorge Villareal Schutz, CEO, Elara Communications
  • Elias Zaccack, SVP, Commercial, Americas, SES

All of the interviews are now available on WTA’s site. Videos will continue to be streamed on the WTA website for a full year following the event. All interviews will be provided to NAB for selected playout on their site as well. Video Coverage is generously provided by PSSI Global Services.

More interviews for the Executive Dialogue Series will be recorded on June 18-21 at CommunicAsia. If you would like to schedule an interview during this time, email Randall Barney at

About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association ( has focused on improving the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.

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Matthew Owen

Communications Manager

World Teleport Association
212-825-0218 x105

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