Michael Pohl has joined BlackArrow's board of directors. For more than two decades, Pohl has contributed to the television industry's adoption and monetization of on-demand and digital video, advanced advertising, and next-generation technologies together with cable operators and network programmers in North America and Europe. In 2008, he was the recipient of the NCTA Vanguard Award.
Pohl currently is a member of the board of directors of Ascent Media, serves as chairman of the board of directors of BigBand Networks and sits on the advisory board for Canoe Ventures. Pohl also served recently as CEO of Jinni, a search and recommendation service for video content, and remains in an advisory role with the company.
Pohl's executive career includes positions at C-COR, nCUBE, ARRIS, SkyConnect, Tribune Communications and Douglas Communications. He played a critical role in the creation of the HITS service for satellite delivery of digital signals. He also is a member of the Cable TV Pioneers and has served on industry committees with CableLabs, CTAM and the NCTA.