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Ascent Media Group Names Jose Royo Chief Technology Officer

Ascent Media Group (AMG) in Santa Monica, Calif. has named Jose Royo (pictured) its chief technology officer, responsible for providing the company’s overall vision for technology strategy and overseeing the execution of all technical aspects of AMG’s operating entities. In this role, Royo will head long-term technology planning and partnership efforts, and hold day-to-day responsibility for global IT operations and infrastructure. He will also continue to lead all of the company’s digital services initiatives.

Royo previously served AMG as senior vice president, Digital Services where he was instrumental in developing file-based content management services to aggregate, transform and deliver content for broadband, VOD, mobile and other multi-channel opportunities, and in establishing a technology partnership with HP. In his six-year tenure with AMG, Royo also headed the Digital Media Center and the company’s New Products Group.

“Jose’s exceptional knowledge, vision and technology expertise contributed immensely to AMG’s ability to establish digital services early on, and positioned us in a leadership role to serve the changing requirements of content owners and aggregators,” says AMG Chairman William Fitzgerald. “Under his guidance, we’re confident that those efforts will continue to grow and flourish.”

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