Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) has named Emory Strilkauskas as Head of Business Development for the Americas, responsible for expanding the company’s professional broadcast and media portfolio across the United States, Canada and Latin America.
Strilkauskas will focus on strengthening relationships and developing new partnerships with international broadcasters, rights owners, channel partners and service providers. As part of Telstra’s ambitious growth plans for the broadcast market, he will also work closely with product, network and engineering teams to bring the best of Telstra’s innovative network connectivity and infrastructure solutions to customers across the Americas region.
“We are excited to have Emory join us, with his extensive experience in delivering major events to audiences all over the world during his career with ESPN and Brklyn-Media,” said Telstra Broadcast Services VP of International, Anna Lockwood. “We look forward to continuing to deliver value for our customers and partners, and to accelerating our growth plans for the Americas region under Emory’s leadership.”
In this new role, Strilkauskas will draw on his diverse background covering broadcast, telecommunications and all aspects of live sports production. His 30-year career includes a Technical Emmy win and a successful track record of executing engineering integration strategies, developing solutions-driven technical workflows and managing complex system deployments.
“Media and broadcast customers are actively seeking new content delivery and distribution options to meet the growing worldwide demand for content,” said Strilkauskas. “Telstra has created an impressive and diverse array of network connectivity solutions to support any level of customer requirements. I’m excited to join the team and help widen the audience for our broadcast services.”
Previously, he was managing partner of network operations for Brklyn-Media, a virtualized media company he co-founded to focus on camera-to-consumer cloud workflows and software applications. A majority of Strilkauskas’ career was spent with ESPN/Disney, holding a range of positions covering product management, programming, engineering, operations, transmission, contribution, affiliate distribution and direct-to-consumer offerings. He also served in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Cryptologic Technologist. Business Wire