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Insight TV names Mark Romano VP, Americas

Amsterdam-based global content creator and TV channel Insight TV has appointed Mark Romano to the role of vice president for the Americas. In his new role, Romano (pictured) will lead North ...
February 28, 2019

Amsterdam-based global content creator and TV channel Insight TV has appointed Mark Romano to the role of vice president for the Americas.

In his new role, Romano (pictured) will lead North American multi-platform expansion efforts and is responsible for managing and negotiating the distribution of Insight TV across all platforms, including MVPDs and OTT, in North America.

He is based in Insight TV’s New York office, where he reports to CCO Graeme Stanley.

Romano previously held senior distribution executive roles with ONE World Sports, Outdoor Channel and Rainbow Media. Most recently, he was VPĀ of strategic accounts at Captivate, LLC.

“Mark has an incredible track record of building linear, VOD, SVOD and customized platforms for both start-up and established platforms,” said Stanley in a statement. “He joins us at a pivotal time in our growth and evolution. We are enjoying both an increased adoption and appreciation for 4K services and the enhanced customer experience they offer, as well as more and more distribution partnerships across the region. We are confident that Mark will continue to ride this wave and further our access to our enthusiastic fanbase.”

“As MVPDs in the U.S. and Canada are adapting to the changes in our industry, as well as in consumer demand, Insight TV is a service that supports the shift in focus to their broadband business,” added Romano. “As one of the few linear and streaming services featuring original native 4K UHD content, we consider Insight TV to be an excellent partner to operators that are interested in highlighting the quality and speed of their broadband services.”

Insight TV’s linear 4K UHD service is currently available in the U.S. on RCN and Layer 3, while its streaming service is available on Samsung TV Plus; on mobile devices via Android, iPad and iPhone; and on PCs and laptops via Insight.TV in 28 countries.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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