With Studio Launch Near, CP Selects A New GM


ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — Come November, its Red House Streaming Studios will be up and running, if all goes according to plan.

With in-house broadcast production the focal point of this endeavor, CP Communications has appointed a GM who will oversee the final stages leading up to the studio’s launch and, the company says, “create a cohesive operations entity to ensure continued business growth.”

CP, known for its live event production products, has spent the last several weeks ramping up its in-house production business for broadcast and AV projects at its Pinellas County, Fla., headquarters.

Beckner will now be directing those efforts, overseeing all general St. Petersburg functions. He’ll also serve as the primary interface for CP Communications’ executives across sales, engineering, IT and operations.

Beckner said, “The opportunity to lead the company’s new in-house production initiatives and general business operations is an exciting opportunity for an engineer that values technical innovation, and understands the importance of strategic direction to ensure growth and success. I’m looking forward to working with the entire CP Communications team up through the executive level, and establishing a roadmap for future expansion.”

Beckner’s broadcast career began in the military with tours at the Joint Special Operations Command and the White House Communications Agency while serving in the U.S. Air Force. He spent the next 20 years as a broadcast engineer with TV stations in the southeast and with broadcast media network groups, taking on roles of increasing responsibility with Media General, Cox Media Group and The E.W. Scripps Co.

Beckner shifted his focus toward IP networking in 2017 as Product Manager, IP Systems for Integrated Microwave Technologies; and as Regional Sales Manager of Live Production for Vislink.