He will be responsible for growing Megahertz's international business with a particular focus on expanding the company's reach into the Indian subcontinent, Asia Pacific and Australasia.
Stopford, who has held key management roles within the industry, brings with him knowledge and expertise gained from supporting broadcaster's migrating to tapeless environments.
"Robert has achieved a considerable reputation in the industry for shifting perceptions of and driving the deployment of HD file-based solutions,” said Greg Hoskin, managing director of Megahertz.
“With his intrinsic knowledge of file-based workflows, Stopford has helped global broadcasters implement increased efficiencies throughout their television facilities. He will continue to grow our offering to the wider digital media community as they further explore file-based solutions in a multi-platform, multi-format environment.”
Megahertz is part of the AZCAR Group.
Pictured: Megahertz installation at Epic in Norwich