ARK Multicasting Promotes Josh Weiss To CEO
ARK Multicasting has appointed Co-Founder Joshua Weiss to chief executive officer. Since founding the company in 2018, Weiss has been an integral member of ARK’s management team and his promotion to CEO “is the natural progression of his successful leadership,” the company said.
Outgoing CEO, Vern Fotheringham will remain involved with ARK as the vice chairman in an advisory role to support Weiss and the ARK team as they continue to build out a nationwide footprint of NextGen TV stations covering 100 million people with nearly 300 broadcast assets.
Fotheringham said: “ARK has successfully cultivated and attracted a talented roster of management professionals, advisers and service providers. I am proud to pass the leadership of ARK to Josh as he takes the helm as our new CEO. We have navigated through a period of organic growth and development towards the objectives we established at the founding of ARK under my stewardship. As vice chairman of ARK, I will continue to focus on supporting the management team and expanding ARK’s vision and corporate development.”
Weiss, said: “I cannot thank Vern enough for his vision and leadership as we were standing this company up. I’m confident that the groundwork he has laid has set ARK up for success. I am so appreciative of his mentoring and leadership.”
ARK’s NextGen TV efforts include using low-power television to demonstrate several “firsts” with the new television standard including end-to-end IP multicast transmission from origination to end user using satellite and ATSC 3.0 broadcast. ARK says it was also the first to transmit ATSC 1.0 and 3.0 from the same equipment stack in their Crockett, Texas, trial market.
Weiss continued: “I’m especially excited, autonomous driving and connected car trials, distance learning initiatives, and some new IoT projects in the works. We are finally a time when these things are becoming a reality through Broadcast Internet Services on the ARK network of stations.”
ARK Multicasting adds an IP multicast extension to the unicast Internet. It says it is “on the forefront of Broadcast Internet Service development with solutions to relieve congestion for ISP’s and provide datacasting services for many verticals including distance learning, the connected car market, smart agriculture, telehealth and OTT video streaming providers.”