Thomson Names Bill Patrizio President of the Broadcast Network Services Business Unit
Thomson announced that its Technicolor Services division has
appointed Bill Patrizio as president of the division’s Broadcast Network
Services business unit.
“We are thrilled to have Bill join the Services division as
president of Broadcast Network Services,” said Lanny Raimondo, CEO of
Thomson’s Technicolor Services division, and senior executive vice president of
Thomson. “We’re confident that Bill, who has a deep understanding of the
media and entertainment industry, will make significant contributions to the
leadership and vision for this fast-growing business unit.”
The Services division’s Broadcast Network Services business unit
provides solution management and end-to-end service provisioning, on a global
basis, for media, entertainment and communications companies. These services
enable the division’s customers to grow their businesses, increase their competitive advantage and smoothly transition to
fully digital technologies.
In his role as president, Patrizio will oversee all broadcast
network management services worldwide. The Services division’s Broadcast Network
Services business unit is a leader in media and entertainment content
preparation, management and distribution services. It builds and operates
digital network origination playout, and production facilities that enable network
or channel distribution to a variety of platforms, including cable, terrestrial
broadcast, and DTH (satellite) for channel operators.
Key business unit customers include BBC Worldwide, Canal+,
Disney, France24, ITV, M6, NBC Universal, Netherlands Public Broadcasting, and TV5
“I am very pleased to be joining Thomson and its
Technicolor Services division,” said Patrizio. “This company
has tremendous assets and management talent, and I am looking forward to
working with the team to deliver significant contributions toward the growth of
the Broadcast Network Services business.”
Prior to joining Thomson, Patrizio served in a variety of senior
executive positions within general management, operations, sales and marketing.
Most recently, Patrizio was senior vice president and chief procurement
officer at JPMorgan Chase, where he led global supply operations for the
company’s consumer and wholesale banking divisions. Previously, Patrizio was a
vice president at Universal Studios. While at Universal, he designed and led a
corporate reengineering initiative that increased shareholder value and increased
process, technology and organizational efficiency.
He also served as a corporate senior vice president for The Walt
Disney Company, where he was instrumental in creating operational efficiencies
and improvements in productivity across its businesses. In addition, Patrizio
held senior-level management positions with Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc.
and the Kellogg Company. Patrizio received his graduate and undergraduate
In related news, Thomson announced today that its Technicolor
Services division has divided its Network Operations Services business unit into
two separate business units – Out-of-Home Media Networks and Broadcast Network
Services – to take advantage of key growth opportunities and focus company resources. As a result of the reorganization,
the Services division will now have five business units: Out-of-Home Media
Networks, Broadcast Network Services, Content Services, Theatrical Services,
and Home Entertainment Services.