Posted on February 19, 2020 in
Glenn Reitmeier is an industry consultant with extensive experience establishing technical standards for broadcasting, cable, satellite and internet. Throughout his career he has been a champion of technical interoperability as the foundation for a cohesive inter-industry television ecosystem. He retired from 17 years at NBC Universal as SVP, Technology Standards and Policy, where he contributed to industry technical standards and to the technical aspects of the company’s government policy positions and commercial agreements. Previously, Glenn spent 25 years in digital video research at RCA/Sarnoff Laboratories. During the 1980s, he was instrumental in establishing the component digital sampling standard BT-601 and the SMPTE Serial Digital Interface (SDI) standard for television production. During the 1990s, Glenn led the development of the Sarnoff-Thomson-Philips-NBC Advanced Digital HDTV system proposal that pioneered MPEG video compression and packet data transport. He was a leader in the HDTV Grand Alliance that forged the best-of-the-best combination of digital system proposals into the ATSC 1.0 standard. Glenn has served the industry as a Board member of ATSC, NABA and OATC, and he has been Chairman of both ATSC and OATC. He is a SMPTE Fellow and a recipient of the Progress Medal and the Signal Processing Medal. He is also an inaugural member of the CTA’s Academy of Digital Television Pioneers and a recipient of the NAB Television Engineering Award. Glenn holds over 60 patents and is recognized in the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.
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