Henderson appointed Ascent Media European Managing Director
Ascent Media Network Services has appointed Roger Henderson as Managing Director of its content distribution business in Europe.
Henderson, who will be based in London, will have operational, strategic, and financial responsibility for network origination and connectivity services in the region.
This is an exciting and challenging time for our clients in the media industry. The transition to file-based systems is a keystone of their strategies to remain competitive in a fast-moving world full of new approaches to content delivery, said Margaret Craig, Ascent Media Network Services COO, to whom Henderson will report. Roger s broad experience will be instrumental in our ability to seamlessly implement this next generation of services. His deep understanding of both the UK market and the broader media landscape will enable us to better align our services to the increasingly global needs of our clients. We are delighted to have Roger on board to lead our European content distribution business, and look forward to his involvement as a key member of our global leadership team.
Working for a range of broadcast-related companies has given me insight into the changing nature of the media business. Ascent Media is a dynamic organisation with a best-in-class offering, an exceptional customer base, and a bright vision for the future, commented Henderson. I am very excited by this new role, which gives me an outstanding opportunity to help shape the company s market presence as a leading provider of outsourced services to the electronic media and entertainment industries.
Henderson has a broad track record in the television industry, having managed high profile technology suppliers and more recently served as co-founder of a video content development company. From 1996 to 2003 Henderson was President and CEO of Chyron Corporation, a publicly quoted equipment provider to the broadcast and professional video sectors. From 1983-1996 Henderson filled a range of technical and managerial roles at Pro-Bel Software, culminating in the position of Managing Director. During this time he helped the automation company develop one of the industry s first Media Asset Management products. He was also was a key player in the execution of the sale of Pro-Bel to Chyron.
Henderson is presently non-executive chairman of Trilogy Communications (formerly Trilogy Broadcast), where he has helped the management team define a strategy to allow the company to exploit new markets outside broadcast for its audio command and control technology. He also recently co-founded and provided strategic consultancy to Visual Media Inc, a software developer established to provide Open Source tools for broadcast and video professionals. Having raised VC funding to launch the company, Henderson then worked to develop Visual Media from concept to a real business, recruiting software and business development teams to build its presence in the UK and US.