Ascent Media has made two senior additions to its Networks Services sales and business development team in London.

Simon Lummis joins Ascent Media as director of sales. Paul Dubery, most recently at Front Porch Digital, takes on the role of sales manager.

Both have been appointed to expand business opportunities and to focus on emerging prospects generated by the planned launch of the company's new Media Centre in February.

They will also work on expanding the Viia suite of file-based media services.

Lummis moves from his role as group sales manager for broadcast at Arqiva where he worked for just over seven years.

Dubery joins Ascent Media having formerly worked for Front Porch Digital as Business Development, Partner Management. Prior to this he held similar business development roles at ON-AIR Systems, Tektronix and Grass Valley Group.

Lummis and Dubery are based at Ascent Media's Stephen Street office in London and report to vice president of sales and business development Andrew Johnston

Ascent Media's new Media Centre has been set up to do broadcast and file-based content preparation.

The recently launched Viia platform is a service that provides a ‘scalable', end-to-end asset management and delivery solution for major studios, leading media content providers, broadcasters and aggregators.