Inmarsat appoints Martin Turner as director of Media Business

Telecom Lead America: Mobile satellite communications
services provider Inmarsat has appointed Martin Turner as Director of Media
Business. He joined Inmarsat from BBC.

Turner will spearhead development of Inmarsat’s
customer-driven solutions and strengthen the company’s relationship with

A long perspective of the television industry means
Turner will bring strong customer insight into the heart of Inmarsat’s approach
to this fast-growing sector, helping to ensure that both new and existing
solutions continue to deliver real value and the highest possible performance
to media customers.

Previously Head of Newsgathering Operations at the BBC,
Turner was responsible for crewing, bureaux, technical innovation and
satellite-based activities. An award-winning journalist, Turner was previously
the BBC’s Bureau Chief in Johannesburg and Washington.

“Martin is well known throughout the broadcasting
industry and we’re delighted to welcome him to Inmarsat.  Broadcasters are
highly innovative by nature, and are always looking to push our technology to
its limits, often in some of the most extreme environments. Martin’s wide media
experience will be a key part of ensuring that our solutions, such as BGAN, and
our forthcoming Global Xpress offering will continue to keep pace with and anticipate
the needs of the industry,” said Drew Brandy, vice president of the
Industry business unit at Inmarsat.

“Journalists today need to do more, share more and
be more connected when on location.  There is a constant drive for
solutions that are lighter and easier to use, that offer more bandwidth and
lower cost.  Inmarsat has an unparalleled record in supporting
newsgathering in the field,” Turner said.

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