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Melissa Cogavin Joins the SCTE ®

The SCTE ®  (Society for Broadband Professionals) welcomes the recent appointment of Melissa Cogavin as its managing editor.

melissa cogavin smallMelissa has two decades of experience in the UK film industry, most recently as a consultant. She is also a writer and editor with experience of creating innovative content and in-depth marketing plans. She founded and grew a membership organisation to promote Event Cinema, working with leading entertainment chains and international brands. She has also created an independent guide to best practice, the Technical Delivery Handbook, for the film industry supply chain.

Melissa succeeds Sara Waddington who, after twelve years, left the SCTE ® at the end of the year to pursue new challenges. 

“I am delighted to be joining the team at the SCTE ® as managing editor. The role brings the dual rewards of editing and writing within the framework of a membership organisation, which I love. With 5G around the corner, it is also an exciting time to be entering the broadband industry so it’s a privilege to be part of a Learned Society with such a long history and impressive reputation,” commented Melissa Cogavin.

SCTE ® CEO, Dr. Roger Blakeway, added: “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with Sara over the last twelve years and we all wish her well in her new ventures. Melissa comes to us with impeccable qualifications and we are looking forward to the new insights and contributions that she will bring to the Society as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary Year.” 

About SCTE ® (Society for Broadband Professionals)

Founded in 1945, the SCTE ® is a Learned Society and non-profitmaking organisation whose aim is to raise the standard of broadband engineering in the telecommunications industry. The Society particularly concerns itself with the training and career advancement of technical professionals in the field. As a Learned Society, the SCTE ® provides accreditation and certification for its members, giving them professional standing within the industry. See 

For further information, please see Sara Waddington or Melissa Cogavin: Tel: +44 (0)777 3488771 or (0)7501 780342 Main office: +44 (0)1923 815500, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website:

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