Squadron joins SES Americom as SVP
Bill Squadron has joined SES Americom as Senior Vice President, Media Partnerships and Venture Investments. Squadron is responsible for expanding relationships with content companies and program networks. In this role, Squadron will report to Edward Horowitz, Americom’s President and CEO, and will serve on the management committee.
On the occasion of welcoming Squadron to the company, Edward Horowitz, President and CEO of SES Americom, said, “Bill has extensive new media, technology, venture capital and strategic development credentials documented by notable achievements during more than two decades of media industry experience. His depth and breadth of experience complements the strengths of Americom’s leadership team.”
Most recently as the head of IMG Media’s Interactive operations in North America, Squadron oversaw rights, production and distribution of programming for the Internet, mobile and other interactive platforms. Squadron was previously Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Sportvision, which introduced numerous technical innovations to the sports programming community including the electronic first down line and the K Zone pitch tracking technologies. In the mid-90s, Squadron served as Senior VP, Strategic Planning, at News Corporation at the time the company launched and built cable networks FX, Fox News and TV Guide on Screen. Before News Corp, Squadron was Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Telecommunications and Energy, where he was responsible for telecommunications and technology policy, the city’s municipal cable channels and oversight of New York’s cable franchises.
Squadron’s previous positions as a partner with the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and as press secretary for U.S. Representative James Scheuer were all Washington, DC based. Squadron earned a B.A. from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from the University of California’s Boalt Hall School of Law in Berkeley.