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Move Networks names Austin CEO, president

Tue, 07/14/2009 - 8:10am
Mike Robuck

Move Networks, a provider of Internet TV services, announced that it has named Roxanne Austin as the company’s new president and CEO. Austin also joined the American Fork, Utah-based company’s board of directors.

“[Austin] brings the experience, expertise and leadership necessary for Move Networks to help its customers define the future of Internet television,” said Drew Major, founder of Move Networks. “We are extremely fortunate to have Austin lead Move Networks and its vision to set the standard for a “true” television experience delivered over the Internet, as well as by IPTV.”

Move Networks helps telcos, ISPs, MSOs and content owners offer a multichannel viewing experience over broadband connections. Move Networks delivers Internet television for, among others, ABC, ESPN, Fox, Televisa and ProSieben. The company is backed by investors including Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Steamboat Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Microsoft, Cisco, Comcast and Televisa.

Since 2004, Austin was president of Austin Investment Advisors, a private investment and consulting firm that focused on mew media and technology. Austin also served as president and COO of DirecTV and held various leadership positions with Hughes Electronic. Prior to Hughes, Austin was a partner of Deloitte & Touche.

She currently serves on the board of directors of Ericsson, Target Corp., Abbott Laboratories and Teledyne Technologies and is on the board of trustees for the California Science Center.

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