Syncbak today appointed broadcast and streaming technology executive Mike Fass as vice president of broadcast services. He joins Syncbak as its streaming platform VUit continues to expand, featuring local news and content from nearly 250 local stations, covering 76% of the DMAs in the United States, through carriage deals and agreements with a majority of the nation’s local news station groups.
In his new role as vice president of broadcast services, Fass will work directly with Syncbak’s Jack Perry, CEO, and Steve Maher, CTO, on a plan for developing both OTT and ATSC 3.0 technologies to enhance viewer experience and further synergize broadcasters, advertisers, and viewers. Fass will report to Maher.
Throughout his career, Fass gained extensive experience with integrating advanced technology within the broadcasting environment and leveraging this knowledge to offer unique paths forward. Prior to that, he was Gray Television’s VP of broadcast operations. He also worked at MTV Networks’ Network Operations Center and at WOWT Omaha as director of technology.
In 2019, Fass was honored by Broadcasting + Cable with a Technology Leadership Award.
Perry said, “Syncbak and VUit has one of the deepest benches of technology talent within the industry and we are looking forward to having Mike as part of our team to grow this brain trust even further. He has been an incredible architect of solutions that have helped so many local broadcasters build their OTT capabilities, expand their supporting technologies, and scale to new heights.”
In addition to Gray Television, VUit’s key partners include top stations groups including Cox, Hearst Television, Heritage Broadcasting, Morgan Murphy Media, News Press and Gazette, Sunbeam and independent stations including WFMZ Philadelphia and KTSF San Francisco.
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