Georges Agnes has left German DTH satellite platform HD+ on September 30, 2021 after 14 years. The move was at his own request and by best mutual agreement, according to the subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES.
The Luxembourg native had been Managing Director of HD Plus and Chief Operating Officer since 2007. In future, the management team around Norbert Hölzle will take over his responsibilities. In addition, Hölzle remains responsible for SES Video’s business in German-speaking countries.
“I look back on my time at HD Plus with gratitude and pride. It has been a fantastic and – in a positive sense – wild journey. Together as a team, we have managed to turn a simple idea into a successful and thriving ecosystem for high and ultra-high definition television in Germany,” said Agnes. “With HD+, a product has emerged from which end customers and TV broadcasters as well as hardware manufacturers and retailers benefit. After 14 years, it is now time to pass this development on to other hands.”
With Agnes, the platform is losing a second long-standing executive in a short time after Timo Schneckenburger (CCO), who left HD Plus in July 2021.