While Natasha Dickson will lead sales efforts in the southern and eastern part of the African continent, Patrick Morel will head sales initiatives for France and the Benelux region.
TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, has announced the addition of two broadcast industry sales veterans to its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.
Natasha Dickson leads sales efforts in the southern and eastern part of the African continent, reporting to Sushant Rai, Vice President, Sales – South Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Patrick Morel heads sales initiatives for France and the Benelux region, reporting to Rafael Castillo, Vice President and General Manager for Europe and Latin America.
Dickson has more than 16 years experience in the broadcast and telecommunications industries. Before joining TVU, she was Sales Director for SmarDTV, a manufacturer of conditional access modules for pay television.
Prior to SmarDTV, Dickson was Sales and Accounts Director at SeaChange International, a leading provider of video delivery software for cloud and on-premise video delivery platforms. She started her broadcast career in monitoring and compliance for South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and leading record labels in South Africa She later joined the SABC as part of the DTT project task team for digital migration underway in South Africa. Natasha resides in South Africa, Johannesburg.
Morel has more than 35 years of experience in the broadcast and media industries. He joins TVU after three years as Business Development Director at Rohde & Schwarz. Morel has held a number of senior sales and management positions during his time in the industries, including three years in a senior channel role at Quantum where he primarily focussed on Media and Entertainment storage.
Morel started his career behind a camera, editing and directing corporate videos before joining the Sony reseller network to share his passion for his favourite media tools. In the 1990s and early 2000s, he created and grew Chyron and Pro-Bel France for eight years rising to head of Pro-Bel sales in Reading, UK. He also played a key role in the merger with Snell & Wilcox which became Snell Ltd. Patrick resides in Paris.
Commenting on the appointments, Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks said: “I am excited to welcome Natasha and Patrick to TVU. The breadth of media and broadcast experience they each bring to their respective regions will be invaluable in serving the growing needs of our existing customers while also addressing the increased interest in our solutions across Europe and Africa. We will continue to bring innovative solutions and services designed to make it easier, faster and more cost-effective for broadcasters to get the content required to create unique and compelling stories and to produce and distribute that content all within a remote production environment.”