Former Technicolor chief commercial officer Chuck Parker has joined Sohonet as non-executive chairman.

Parker, who is currently the chief revenue officer of Unicorn Media and is the chairman of the 2nd Screen Society, will help Sohonet with its plans for global expansion.

Sohonet chief executive Dave Scammell said: “We are significantly extending our expertise beyond our renowned Sohonet Media Network to include a range of specialist, media-aware infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, and Chuck Parker is the ideal person to keep us on track to achieve our ambitious objectives.

“Chuck is highly regarded as an innovative and particularly engaging industry leader and we are truly delighted to have him on board to help us take full advantage of increasing global demand for our solutions and services.”

Sohonet recently launched Sohonet Media Storage, a storage service for the media and entertainment industry.