CLARET, France — May 31, 2012 — NETIA today announced a major organizational change with the appointment of Philippe Fort as CEO and the departure of NETIA founders Christophe Carniel and Pierre Keiflin.
Philippe Fort is the former president of NETIA’s Supervisory Board, and has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector with organizations including British Telecom, Alcatel, Ericsson, and Atos. Fort joined France Telecom in 2000 and has been managing director of GlobeCast since 2011.
Specializing in audiovisual content management solutions for major international radio and television broadcasters such as France Television, RAI, ABC, RTL, RTBF, Radio France, and canal +, NETIA was acquired in 2008 by GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange. Since its founding in 1993, NETIA has built up to a turnover of ¬8.7 million in 2010 and now employs more than 70 people — mostly in research and development — in and around Montpellier, France.
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NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices.
NETIA provides content management solutions to major radio and television brands and multimedia groups around the world, and recent wins have made the company a significant new player in the telco market as well. Clients include BSkyB, RAI Italy, RTL, Radio Globo, Radio Riyadh, France Telecom/Orange, RTM Malaysia, Mediacorp Singapore, Radio France, the Associated Press, France Televisions, and L’Équipe 24/24. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.
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