Sony Professional Solutions Europe has appointed Richard Scott to the position of head of media solutions.

Scott was previously senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Irdeto. Prior to that he was senior vice president global sales and services at Harris Broadcast.

Sony said his appointment would boost the company’s delivery of services and solutions.

Sony Professional Solutions Europe Vice President Adam Fry, who held the role of head of media solutions from 2013 to March last year, said: “We’re delighted to have Richard join us.

“His breadth of experience, from product development to hands on customer engagement, means Richard is well placed to lead the Sony Media Solutions and services agenda in Europe”.

Scott added: “As the European broadcast and media market continues to evolve quickly, Sony is well positioned to take a clear leadership role, with a strong focus on innovative and transformational solutions for its broad range of customers.

“And as Sony transitions to a true solutions business, combining both products and services, there will be even more opportunities to help overcome the challenges our customers are facing.”

In December, Sony’s head of IT and workflow solutions Niall Duffy left the company to set up a specialist media consultancy. 

Scott’s role is expected to include some elements that were part of Duffy’s remit.