In preparation for the launch of its panoramic video technology, Be Here Technologies has hired five new executives, led by Connecticut native Brian Terkelsen, 38, to join its media and entertainment business unit.
As vice president and general manager of media and entertainment, Terkelsen will be responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing arm of the Los Angeles-based company. This includes developing strategic partnerships with entertainment and media companies, including those involved in sports, television and music.
Be Here's TotalView product, which had its live broadcast television debut during the 2001 NBA finals, allows viewers an up to 360-degree view of the action. Unlike similar technologies, the TotalView system utilizes a single camera lens combined with software to create a seamless panoramic view.
Terkelsen declined to comment on the details of any partnerships thus far, though he said viewers would see more widespread use of the TotalView technology.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in business administration in 1986 from Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I., Terkelsen worked as an investment banker in New York for six years. In 1992, he came to Los Angeles and began working with Mark Burnett of "Survivor" fame. The pair created and produced "EcoChallenge" for which they received an Emmy nomination.
Terkelsen then joined San Francisco-based Quokka Sports, where he managed the development of production methods and programming that turned traditionally non-arena sports such as sailing and mountaineering into spectator-accessible online products.
While working for a Bay Area company, Terkelsen said he maintained his Los Angeles residence, which, interestingly enough, is on a sailboat in Marina Del Rey. "I love living in L.A.," he said.
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