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US SCTE looks to international markets with Liberty Global appointment

William Warga

William Warga

The US Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has named Liberty Global’s vice-president of technology Bill Warga to its board.

The SCTE said that the appointment was “a significant step forward in the internationalisation of the organisation”.

Warga, who is responsible for the research and evaluation of new, innovative technologies as they relate to Liberty Global’s business, strategic and operational activities in Europe and the Americas, will assume his new SCTE role when the 2014-15 board is seated in September.

Warga replaces Time Warner Cable vice-president and chief technology officer Mike LaJoie, whose terms expires this year.

“Bill Warga’s expertise and guidance will be invaluable as we increase the scope of SCTE to encompass new products and services, both in the United States and in the international marketplace,” said Terry Cordova, senior vice-president and CTO of Suddenlink Communications and chairman of the SCTE board of directors.

“We’re grateful to him for committing the time and resources needed to advance our industry, and to my predecessor as chairman, Mike LaJoie, for his many contributions to SCTE.”

The SCTE has been attempting to expand internationally over the last couple of years.