MX1 appoints Wilfried Urner as CEO

Urner has led SES's Platform Services unit for several years
MX1 is wholly owned by SES.
MX1 is wholly owned by SES.

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MX1, the media services company owned by satellite operator SES, has appointed Wilfried Urner as CEO with immediate effect. Urner succeeds Avi Cohen, who has decided to leave MX1 after five years’ service

Urner has led SES’s Platform Services unit for several years and has been instrumental in building a strong portfolio of service activities for SES Video and for HD+, the German HD platform. He was also one of the key drivers of the RR Media acquisition and the creation and integration of MX1 in 2016. He will keep his current roles in the management team of SES Video as head of media platforms and Product Development, and also continue to serve as CEO of HD+.

“With Wilfried succeeding Avi as CEO of MX1, the company will continue on its successful path to become the world’s first media globalizer,” said Ferdinand Kayser, CEO of SES Video. “Avi has positioned MX1 as an infrastructure-independent provider of innovative digital video and media solutions for the broadcast and media industries across the globe. We would like to thank him for his contributions and wish him well for the future.”

Cohen joined RR Media in July 2012 and supported the merger of RR Media with SES Platform Services.

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