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    Satellite Vet Vernon Smith Joins EchoStar

    Satellite Vet Vernon Smith Joins EchoStar
    Will Lead Biz Dev, ViP-TV at EchoStar Satellite Services
    by MCN Staff 9/28/2009 3:13:28 PM EDT

    Vernon Smith has joined EchoStar Satellite Services to oversee the ViP-TV Internet Protocol television service.


    Vernon Smith
    Smith, a 20-year veteran of satellite television, joins as senior vice president of business development and head of ViP-TV at the EchoStar Corp. unit.

    He will be responsible for developing new business opportunities in broadband as well as expanding EchoStar's growing IPTV segment. He reports to Dean Olmstead, president of EchoStar Satellite Services.

    Prior to joining EchoStar, Smith founded companies and served in senior executive roles at Tangerine Global, Socíeté Européenne des Satellites and Hughes Communications.

    Smith replaces EchoStar veteran Steve Skalski, vice president of Satellite Services, who has relocated to Taiwan to manage operations for EchoStar's joint venture pursuing the launch of a direct-to-home platform.
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