Wilfred Urner was appointed as CEO of MX1 in October 2017. He is also a member of SES Videos’ management board, one of the two business units of the world-leading satellite operator SES S.A. He heads the Media Platforms & Product Development division. As such, Wilfred Urner is responsible for the development and marketing of alternative media platforms as well as business models within the video sector globally.
Wilfred Urner completed his studies of economics at the Albrecht-Ludwig University Freiburg. From 1994 to 2002 the graduated economist was employed at the Kirch Gruppe where he filled in different positions. Lastly, for several years as CEO he directed the BetaDigital Gesellschaft für digitale Fernsehdienste mbH which rebranded to SES Platform Service GmbH in April 2012 to turn then into today’s MX1.
He has also been CEO of HD Plus GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, since May 2009. The company markets HD+, an additional range of programs in high definition quality (HD), which can be received via the Astra satellite system in Germany.