Ascent Media Names New Managing Director

Ascent Media Network Services has appointed Roger Henderson as managing director of its content distribution business in Europe. Henderson, based in London, is responsible for network origination and connectivity services in the region.

Henderson is presently non-executive chairman of Trilogy Communications (formerly Trilogy Broadcast). 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. Henderson raised venture capital funding to launch the company and then worked to develop Visual Media from concept to a reality, recruiting software and business development teams to build its presence in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Previously, Henderson was president and CEO of Chyron Corp. from 1996 to 2003. Prior to Chyron, Henderson filled a range of technical and managerial roles at Pro-Bel Software, culminating in the position of managing director. He was also was a key player in the execution of the sale of Pro-Bel to Chyron.

"Roger's broad experience will be instrumental in our ability to seamlessly implement this next generation of services," said Margaret Craig, Ascent Media Network Services chief operating officer, to whom Henderson will report.. "His deep understanding of both the U.K. 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."