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Sony taps Billeci as Digital exec director

Exec to oversee tech advances, satellites worldwide

Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Robert Billeci exec director of worldwide satellite operations for its Digital Studios Division.

In the post, Billeci will provide technical support for SPE corporate development plans, as well as channel launches for Columbia TriStar International Television. He’ll act as exec project manager for channel launches and oversee construction and integration of satellite origination facilities worldwide.

Other duties will include the evaluation of digital compression technologies used by SPE’s international channels and networks.

The SPE Digital Studios Division was formed last year to integrate digital technologies into studio operations. In addition to the satellite operations unit, the division encompasses Sony’s Imageworks, High Definition Center, post production facilities, DVD Center and several other high-tech groups.