Fox Sports CTO leaves to head up vendor

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Fox Sports CTO leaves to head up vendor

Michael Tomkins to lead Deluxe MediaCloud.

Fox Sports' former chief technology officer Michael Tomkins has left the pay TV network to head up digital broadcast services vendor Deluxe MediaCloud.

Before joining Fox Sports in 2010, Tomkins served for two-and-a-half years as the head of technology for media management company Red Bee Media. 

He has also worked as a broadcast systems engineer for the Nine Network, and a technician at Prime Television.

Fox Sports broadcasts 12 channels of 24-hour live sport, along with video on demand, and live streaming video services.

Under Tomkins’ watch, the station underwent a significant infrastructure upgrade based on VMware, Cisco and EMC products.

He also oversaw the relocation of the broadcaster’s headquarters to a new facility in Artarmon, on Sydney’s north shore, which opened in March 2013.

His combined broadcast and IT background will serve Tomkins well in his new role with Deluxe MediaCloud, which offers cloud-based video streaming, media asset management and IP delivery.

"As Deluxe MediaCloud continues to add customers and capabilities, Michael's deep experience and expertise will add to our already strong and dynamic management team," president of parent company Deluxe New Media Danny Stein said in a statement.

His new position will be based out of both Sydney and London.

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