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Ascent Media Names Mark Devins as Director, Business Development for Systems & Technology Group
Mar 25, 2008 (08:03 AM EDT)

NORTHVALE, N.J., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services, a global leader in consulting, engineering and systems integration for the electronic media and entertainment industry, today announced the addition of Mark Devins as director, business development as part of the company's increased focus on the convergence of IT and media technology.

Devins, who has more than 15 years of experience in the digital media, data storage, communications and entertainment industries, will be actively involved in planning and directing the expansion of Ascent Media's client relationships to include emerging Digital Media businesses and technology platforms. He will focus on helping clients to create and implement a variety of solutions for Digital Asset Management; Digital Workflow Technologies; Digital Archives and Content Delivery Platforms.

Previously global director, digital media broadcast for the Advanced Solutions software group of Quantum Corp., Devins also spent eight years with Advanced Digital Information Corporation, which was acquired by Quantum in 2006. He previously had held sales management positions with Open Systems Solutions, Inc.; Intelligent Solutions, Inc.; Signal Computer Products, Inc.; and Scenario, Inc.

"File-based workflows have reshaped how content owners and networks create, archive and distribute programming," said Tom Canavan, executive vice president of Ascent Media Network Services. "Mark Devins' is one of the leading people in IT technology and software applications for digital media. He enables us to bring a significantly increased level of expertise to our business development efforts in this highly-specialized area."

About Ascent Systems & Technology Services

Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services is a global leader in consulting, design engineering, and systems integration for broadcast, cable, Telco, satellite, broadband, government and other electronic media industries. With resources and associates throughout the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and active partnerships with local companies, customers are provided access to a wealth of technology-neutral expertise and services. Part of Ascent Media Network Services, this group has facilities and/or offices in London, UK; Dubai, UAE; and Munich, DE, and several strategic locations in the US. For further information, visit .

About Ascent Media Group

Santa Monica, California-based Ascent Media Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Holding Company , which, through its Creative Services and Network Services divisions, provides creative and technical media services to the media and entertainment industries. Through more than 75 facilities in California, New York, London, Singapore and other locations throughout the world, Ascent Media Group provides effective solutions for the creation, management and distribution of content to major motion picture studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels, advertising agencies and other companies that produce, own and/or distribute entertainment, news, sports, corporate, educational, industrial and advertising content. More information about Ascent Media Group is available at .

CONTACT: Peggy Keegan, PSPR, Inc. for Ascent Media, +1-202-236-1236,

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