Mike Antonovich has been appointed CEO of Eutelsat Americas.
A long time satellite and telecommunications industry executive, Antonovich 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 VP for the Americas for ATEME and senior VP 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.
Commenting on the appointment, Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Eutelsat, said: “With Eutelsat’s expanded satellite capability coming online across the Americas, this is a great time to welcome Mike Antonovich to the Eutelsat team.
“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.