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Omneon Names Reiner Frenken Regional Manager

Regional Manager for Central and Eastern Europe (August 05, 2005)

Omneon Video Networks today announced the appointment of Reiner Frenken as regional manager for Central and Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, and Eurasia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan). Within this role, Frenken will support existing Omneon customers while also working to make Omneon Spectrum media server systems the first choice for broadcasters in developing European and Central Asian markets.

"Reiner's more than 20 years' experience in introducing broadcast solutions to clients throughout Central and Eastern Europe will be critical to the success of our server systems in the region's rapidly expanding markets," said Greg Hoskin, vice president of sales, EMEA, at Omneon Video Networks. "We're very pleased to welcome Reiner to the company. His familiarity with the emerging markets of Europe and background in managing sales to those markets make him a valuable addition to our sales team."

Frenken previously served as an area manager and business development manager for broadcast direct and distribution sales at Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions/Grass Valley South Africa and Moscow, respectively. He earlier held the role of area sales manager with the Grass Valley Group GmbH in Cologne. Throughout this period, Frenken oversaw sales efforts in Central and Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, Middle East, Russian Federation, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), Baltics, and Equatorial and South Africa. He also was a sales manager with Tektronix Video and Networking Division in Germany -- during the time its Grass Valley subsidiary was formed -- and with Sony Deutschland GmbH at the beginning of his career.

Frenken will be supported out of Omneon's U.K. office and report to Greg Hoskin while maintaining a day-to-day office in the region.

About Omneon
Omneon Video Networks is the leading provider of cost-effective and flexible networked standard (SD), high (HD) and mixed definition media server solutions for the broadcast and video industry. The company's unique strategy integrates a strong foundation in broadcast with the best practices of information technology -- giving its customers the best of both worlds. Because Omneon Spectrum media server systems are based on an open and advanced architecture, broadcast and video professionals are able to minimize both upfront and ongoing expenses, while gaining the flexibility to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Omneon pioneered the use of open systems in broadcast and, as a result, receives wide support from the application developer community.

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