SATELLITE CIRCUIT

New Skies Names Consultant As First CEO

New Skies Satellites N.V
., the for-profit, Amsterdam-based company spun off by Intelsat to provide video and other telecommunication services via satellite, named broadcasting consultant Robert Ross as its first CEO. Since 1996, Ross had led his own consultancy, Atlanta-based SatTeleNet. Prior to launching that venture, he spent 14 years with Turner Broadcasting System in a number of key positions. He was president of Turner International Inc. between 1994 and 1996, when he supervised 300 employees worldwide. Ross pledged to develop New Skies into the world's premier satellite broadcasting organization. (Terry Seddon, New Skies, 01636-892458.)