SOURCE: Apogee


September 04, 2014 13:05 ET

Apogee Appoints Multimedia Veteran to Lead Video Division

Bolsters ResNet Provider's Leadership in Higher Education

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2014) - Apogee, higher education's largest residential network (ResNet) provider, today announced the appointment of Mike Jones as the company's vice president of video solutions. Jones leads strategy, sales, marketing and operations for Apogee's video division. He also oversees all programming, including IPTV, and leads a team of higher ed specialists to deliver video content and services to Apogee's nationwide footprint of college and university clients.

With two decades of multimedia content and delivery expertise under his belt, Jones will ensure that Apogee continues to lead the revolution in shaping and strengthening the delivery of content through multiple platforms and applications.

"The media landscape is shifting very rapidly. Students today are consuming video through multiple devices and schools' networks are buckling under the weight of increased video traffic," said Jones. "As a pioneer and proven leader in campus IPTV, wifi and broadband fiber delivery, Apogee is supporting a growing number of universities to transition their infrastructures to meet these needs. I'm proud to join an industry leader that's dedicated to ensuring that our higher ed partners will not just meet demand, but stay ahead of the technological curve." 

According to Chuck Brady, chief executive officer, Apogee, "We are excited to welcome Mike Jones onboard here at Apogee. Mike will help us to fully integrate video into our service offerings and also tailor solutions to meet the unique needs of higher education institutions. Today, nine out of 10 schools that outsource their ResNet choose Apogee as their provider. With Mike's vision and capabilities, we will continue to provide unmatched service, responsiveness and accountability, while bolstering our leadership in higher ed video solutions and more."

Prior to joining Apogee, Jones served as President at Clarkslyn Holdings, a media consulting firm; and before that as Associate General Manager, University of Arkansas Sport Properties, IMG College. Jones began his career with 12 years at the Walt Disney Company in both Dallas and Los Angeles, working inside ESPN and ABC in affiliate relations and multimedia sales.

About Apogee
Apogee is the largest, most innovative provider of on-campus residential networks (ResNet) in higher education. Partnering with Apogee for ResNet services allows colleges and universities to enhance their network infrastructure while offloading the growing volume of administrative responsibilities associated with managing a student network. This partnership allows IT, Business and Housing Officers to focus on the mission-critical tasks of the university. Find out why nine out of 10 schools that outsource their ResNet choose Apogee at