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Mark Shadbolt

Mark Shadbolt

Sales Director

As SIS LIVE’s sales director, Mark is responsible for identifying and delivering new opportunities and maintaining and developing relationships with our key customers across SIS LIVE’s product and service portfolio.

Mark has been instrumental in the commercial development of our award-winning products, uPod and uPak, and has negotiated and overseen many of our major uplink service contracts with clients such as ITV, ITN and Sky News and Sky Sports News.  Mark is also key to our satellite sales to news customers, recently securing a long term contract with the BBC for a large bandwidth to deliver all of their news contribution plus an upgrade to their SNG fleet to MPEG4.  Mark recently negotiated a new contract with SES Astra to lease the Astra 1C satellite which is the first time that SIS have leased every transponder on a spacecraft.

Mark started his working life as an engineer in the microwave industry way back in 1977 working on military radars and missile guidance systems.

He joined a satellite communications manufacturing company in 1990 where he headed up the technical support department, one of his biggest customers in those early days of analogue transmissions was SISLink who paid handsomely for their uplinks and trucks!  Having concentrated on the commercial side of the business for a number of years, he  moved into a sales role in 1999. Mark joined SIS LIVE in August 2005 as head of sales and was later promoted to sales director in 2007.

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