Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

CP Communications Selects New Vice President Of North American Sales

News Image
CP Communications has appointed 30-year broadcast industry veteran Ken Dillard as Vice President of North American Sales.

Leveraging his extensive recent experience in the cellular newsgathering space, Dillard's first strategic initiative will be building on the exclusive partnership between CP Communications and IP transport solution developer Mobile Viewpoint to establish the latter’s products in the U.S. market.

Dillard joins CP Communications from IP-based live video solutions provider TVU Networks, where he served nearly three years as Vice President of Sales, North America. Prior to that, he held senior sales management roles at Dejero, Statmon Technologies Group and Harris Corporation as well as Avid, where he gained insights into the unique needs of news production operations. Before turning his career focus towards sales, Dillard spent 14 years as Chief Engineer at multiple U.S. radio stations, helping him deeply understand the challenges customers face today from an engineering perspective.

"CP Communications has thrived for more than 30 years primarily based on word-of-mouth, growing our business through referrals based on the confidence our customers have in us," said Kurt Heitmann, CEO, CP Communications. "It's exciting to think how much further we can take our company with the addition of a sales leader of Ken's caliber, proactively bringing new problem-solving offerings to our customers while delivering the same level of service they expect from CP Communications. Ken's established industry relationships and background in bonded cellular, streaming and newsgathering make him the ideal person to build our Mobile Viewpoint business and help our customers bring IP-based media transport into their operations."

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Mobile Viewpoint is a leading developer of innovative, live IP contribution and transmission solutions. Mobile Viewpoint’s latest products combine H.265 (HEVC) video encoding with bonding technology to reliably transmit video over bonded IP connections at the highest possible quality while using the lowest bandwidth.

The partnership forged earlier this year gives Mobile Viewpoint its first North American sales and support presence, with CP Communications offering the entire portfolio of Mobile Viewpoint solutions. In addition to providing Mobile Viewpoint products on a standalone basis, CP Communications' Red House Streaming division will develop unique solutions and services powered by the Mobile Viewpoint products. While other vendors provide point products for IP-based transport, CP Communications is uniquely positioned to deliver full-service, turnkey production solutions and services combining Mobile Viewpoint's award-winning technologies with production expertise, on-site deployment services and supporting third-party tools.

"Our partnership with Mobile Viewpoint exponentially expands the ways in which we can help our customers overcome their challenges," said Dillard. "For example, we can combine RF and IP solutions to optimize acquisition workflows at large live sporting events, or we can leverage Mobile Viewpoint’s TerraLink-4C Multicam to enable IP-based, fully-remote production for smaller events where full truck service with traditional technology is cost-prohibitive. The Mobile Viewpoint product line offers customers IP-based media contribution, production and distribution options backed by the same great CP Communications service and support that top-tier customers trust with their livelihoods."

Mobile Viewpoint solutions will be the focus of CP Communications' exhibit at NAB Show New York, taking place October 17 and 18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Dillard will be joined in booth N910 by Mobile Viewpoint CEO Michel Bais to discuss offerings including the aforementioned TerraLink-4C Multicam system plus:

Agile Airlink multi-camera H.265 encoder – the thinnest encoder with two discrete video channels and databonding
NEO single-camera H.265 encoder – Mobile Viewpoint’s smallest live streaming H.265 bonding device
IQ Sports Producer – all-in-one, automated sports production suite using AI to follow motion on the field or court
NewsPilot – automated, AI-driven studio production suite for broadcast news.

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Just Add Power To Unveil AV Solutions At InfoComm
Just Add Power is to showcase its latest distributed AV solutions in Booth W845 at InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas, June 12-14. At the show, the company wi
PlayBox Neo To Exhibit Newly Expanded Range Of Smart Media Playout Solutions
PlayBox Neo is to exhibit its newly expanded range of smart media playout solutions on stand 5L2-2 at Broadcast Asia 2024, May 29-31. Making their APA
CVP To Bring Exclusive Broadcast Solutions To MPTS 2024
CVP is to exhibit at The Media Production & Technology Show (MPTS), held on 15th and 16th May, at stand C45 located on the main strip of London Olympi
DHD To Display Range Of Audio Production Solutions
DHD will promote its range of audio production solutions on stand D11 at the upcoming Podcast Show in London. The event will be held at the Business D
CP Communications To Demonstrate Mobile Viewpoint's IQSP At NAB 2020
CP Communications will demonstrate Mobile Viewpoint's IQ Sports Producer (IQSP), a new family of automated live sports production systems, at the 2020
CP Communications Manages End-To-End Content Acquisition
For the 25th year, CP Communications managed end-to-end content acquisition for the TCS New York City Marathon. Now in its 49th year, the TCS New York
CP Communications Selects MultiDyne's Mobile Van
CP Communications will add MultiDyne's 22-foot mobile van to its growing fleet of production vehicles. MultiDyne introduced the van in 2018 as a "mobi
CP Communications Appoints Director Of Sales, North America
CP Communications,has appointed former atmospheric scientist and TV meteorologist James Monroe to its newly created Director of Sales, North America p
Mobile Viewpoint Launches IQ X-Cam
Mobile Viewpoint has launched its IQ X-Cam, a 60 frames per second (FPS) 32 megapixel IP camera. The camera, which can capture panoramic images in 12K
3rd Space Partners China TV On Mobile Advertising
The Mobile Division of Chinese Central Television with its exclusive mobile advertising partner 3rd Space, has announced that it is 'open for business
First Consumer Trial Of Broadcast Mobile TV In Ireland Announced
O2 and Arqiva have announced the first consumer trial of broadcast mobile TV in Ireland. Beginning in December 2006, the trial plans to include the li
CP Communications Makes Two New Appointments
CP Communications has appointed two broadcast and AV veterans to newly developed positions in alignment with the company’s broader growth strategy. Ef
CP Communications To Unveil New Streaming Brand At NAB
CP Communications is to launch its latest brand at this year's NAB show in Las Vegas, 08-11 April. The Red House Streaming brand is made up of three S
CP Communications Displays Full Power Of IP Streaming
CP Communications exhibited the full power of IP streaming and bonded cellular networking for live sports production at the 13th CrossFit Games. Contr
Discretix, DiBcom & Expway Demonstrate Complete Mobile TV Reference Design At 2009 Mobile World Congress
Three leaders in the burgeoning Mobile TV market - DiBcom, Expway and Discretix - has announced the debut of an end-to-end, standards-based Mobile TV