The Switch hires media industry expert Robert Szabo-Rowe as new SVP Product Management
New role will lead strategic growth and development of The Switch’s expanding services offering
New York – [00:01 ET] March 03, 2020 – The Switch, the platform for the production and global delivery of live video, today announces the appointment of Robert Szabo-Rowe as Senior Vice President Product Management. In this new role, Szabo-Rowe will take the strategic lead in the creation and delivery of best-in-class products and services across the company’s entire live production and transmission portfolio, driving growth and innovation. He will report directly to Eric Cooney, The Switch’s President/CEO, and work closely with the rest of the company’s senior leadership team.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Rob to the company and to have someone with such a uniquely relevant range of telecom and media technology expertise leading product management for The Switch,” Cooney says. “Rob is able to hit the ground running, helping us further accelerate organic profitable while defining the roadmap for future service offerings. He will also be a great ambassador for the company in the rapidly evolving TV and video marketplace.”
Szabo-Rowe brings more than 25 years of senior executive management experience to The Switch across the technology, media and telecommunications sector. He recently served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Live Production and Infrastructure for Snell Advanced Media (SAM) through its acquisition by Belden. During his tenure, Rob was responsible for the company’s live broadcast solutions and its migration to IP. Previously, Rob held roles as CTO for Cambridge Positioning Systems, and Vice President of Network Design and Technology for Aerial Communications Inc (now part of T-Mobile).
Szabo-Rowe says: “This is a particularly exciting time to join The Switch. Our transmission and production platform, bundled and delivered as a managed service offering, is such a timely and compelling offering for today’s rapidly evolving media and technology landscape. I’m thrilled to join The Switch’s world-class team to further develop and extend our service offerings for the world’s most talked about providers of live sports, esports, news and entertainment!”
About The Switch
In the action-packed world of live video production and delivery, The Switch is always on and always there – setting the industry benchmark for quality, reliability and unmatched levels of service. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in New York, The Switch has been connecting viewers around the world to live events for almost three decades, bringing them the content they want across linear TV, on-demand and streaming platforms – on multiple screens and devices.
Our comprehensive production platform combines mobile and remote services to enable our customers to cost-effectively capture, edit and package compelling high quality live coverage. Our delivery network connects production facilities with 800+ of the world’s largest content producers, distributors, and sports and event venues, seamlessly linking rights holders, broadcasters, streaming platforms, media outlets and web services – and turning-on live content across the world.