London, UK, August 18, 2008 -- Astream announces that former Ascent Media Creative Services Managing Director Paul Jones has joined them as their Head of Sales.
Jones brings 18 years experience in the media and entertainment industry to the innovative market leader. Jones started his career at Rushes, launching their online offering Rocket before moving on to become Facilities Director. He was then tasked with merging SVC, XTV and Soho 601 to form new post entity One Post in 2003. After launching the Digital Intermediate department within One he then took over Soho Images before becoming MD of the Ascent Creative Services Division, later adding St Annes Post and Todd AO to the group.
He comments “The proliferation of broadband coupled with the projected uptake of 3G in the mobile world creates a myriad of opportunities for media owners, especially in Web and Mobile TV. This is an exciting time to become involved in this space as broadcasting is revolutionised and I am delighted to be able to work alongside the award winning team here at Astream”
Astream has been named the Best Streaming Provider by the Internet Service Provider Association (ISPA) in 2007 and 2008.
"We are delighted to have managed to get Paul to join our team, he was in demand from the whole industry and now we have him heading up our sales force we know that we will see considerable growth moving forward. His focus in the Internet and Mobile TV space ties up with his previous experience in the Broadcast Industry.” said Alex Wolfe, Managing Director of Astream.
For several years Astream has provided the live webcasting for The Who and extensive Video On Demand for Elton John for as well as conducting webcasts for New Order and Warner music artists. Astream has worked for such leading companies as Nokia, CNBC Europe (NBC Universal, GE), Discovery Channel, History Channel, News International, Cadburys, Ofcom, Pearson, Procter & Gamble, Lonely Planet, NDS, Blackwell Publishing, Reebok, Mazda, Toyota, Citroen, and Mercedes Benz.
Their Head office is located in Shoreditch, London with other offices located on 5th Avenue, New York City and Los Angeles, California.
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