Joshua Weiss, Chair of the NRB Church Media Standing Committee, has been promoted to CEO of ARK Multicasting Inc. after serving as an integral member of ARK’s management team since he co-founded the company in 2018.
“I am proud to pass the leadership of ARK to Josh as he takes the helm as our new CEO,” said outgoing CEO Vern Fotheringham, who will remain involved with ARK as the Vice Chairman and in an advisory role to support Weiss and the ARK team.
Weiss, who is also Co-Founder of IBN Television, added in a press release, “I cannot thank Vern enough for his vision and leadership as we were standing this company up. I’m confident that the groundwork he has laid has set ARK up for success. I am so appreciative of his mentoring and leadership.”
Based in Dallas, ARK Multicasting is a Next Gen TV company with a nationwide footprint of Next Gen TV stations covering 100 million people with nearly 300 broadcast assets.
ARK has led the industry in Next Gen TV using Low Power Television (“LPTV”) assets demonstrating several “firsts” with the new television standard including end-to-end IP multicast transmission from origination to end user using satellite and ATSC 3.0 broadcast. ARK was also the first to transmit ATSC 1.0 and 3.0 from the same equipment stack in their Crockett, Texas, trial market.
Regarding his new role, Weiss said he is especially excited about the many projects ARK is currently working on that will demonstrate much of Fotheringham’s original vision with edge caching, autonomous driving and connected car trials, distance learning initiatives, and some new IoT projects in the works.
“We are finally at a time when these things are becoming a reality through Broadcast Internet Services on the ARK network of stations,” he concluded.
In addition to his roles at ARK, IBN Television, and NRB, Weiss serves as associate pastor at Abundant Life Assembly of God in Grand Prairie, Texas, where he is responsible for music and media. He is also deeply connected with the CrossTalk International, Today With God, and Wize Flix television programs.