Media Links Inc. Strengthens Leadership Team with New President, Tom Canavan
Tom Canavan joins Media Links Inc. with over 25 years of recognized experience and accomplished business leadership in the media and technology industries. Amongst his notable accomplishments is the management and successful execution of well over $1 Billion of global technology projects for many of the world's largest broadcasters, MSOs, cable companies and telecoms. Tom brings a wealth of cross-functional and diversified management skills to the Media Links Inc. team, focusing on growth and driven with a passion for excellence in customer service.
Most recently, Tom served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Development & Services for Signiant, a leading provider of advanced file movement software for secure digital media exchange. During his tenure at Signiant, Tom was responsible for multiple customer facing roles including executive relationships; leadership of the professional services organization; and development of strategic relationships within the media & entertainment industry.
Previously, Tom served as Executive Vice President, Systems & Technology Services for Ascent Media Group, where under his leadership he led and grew the professional services business (originally A.F. Associates) into a $150 million diversified global organization. Mr. Canavan also served on the senior management team responsible for building Ascent Media into one of the world's largest suppliers of creative and technical services for media.
"Our media industry is moving ever more quickly into an all IP-transport model," comments Tom Canavan. "Media Links has proven itself as an early and highly respected leader in this technology. I'm very excited to be with such an innovative company in this rapidly expanding and critical technology space. Along with the company's competitive advantages, I look forward to leveraging my strengths to accelerate our growth plans."
Tom is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and an active member of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Sports Video Group (SVG).
Mr. Canavan replaces John Dale, previously President of Media Links Inc., who has been promoted into a global Product Management leadership role.
About Media Links
Media Links is a leading developer and manufacturer of broadcast network infrastructure and media transport solutions. Its mission is to offer broadcasters and network providers throughout the world leading edge technology, enabling them to economically convert and move the complete suite of broadcast signals - whether video, audio or data - onto their multi-service IP/Ethernet networks. Operating as a pioneer at the forefront of technological innovations and advancements, Media Links provides the only standards based product suite in the market that enables the adoption of media signal types to Telecommunication standards like Ethernet, IP, SDH and SONET.
Media Links solutions have proven themselves as efficient and robust transport technology in the field and in the studio. Leading broadcasters and network service providers throughout the globe depend on Media Links technology for all types of audio, video, and data transport applications. Media Links solutions and services have also been used in the most watched major sporting events throughout the world, like Super Bowl, Euro Cup, The World Cup and The Olympics. Media Global Links is the parent company of Media Links.