Posted on December 20, 2019 in Press Releases
Friedel, Sockett, Kim, Reitmeier Begin Terms in January
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2019 – Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc. elected four experienced industry executives to serve on the ATSC Board of Directors for three-year terms that begin in January 2020, while two directors were appointed to the ATSC board by their respective professional associations.
Current directors who were re-elected are Dr. Jong Kim, LG Electronics, and Pete Sockett, Capitol Broadcasting. Two previous Board Chairmen – Richard Friedel, Fox Television Stations, and former NBC Universal executive Glenn Reitmeier, GlennReitmeierTV LLC – are returning to the board after being term-limited in 2018.
Dave Siegler, who previously represented Cox Media Group on the ATSC Board, was appointed to the board by the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE). Former ATSC Board Chairman Wayne Luplow, formerly with Zenith Electronics, was appointed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as its 2020 ATSC board representative.
Current board members whose terms continue in 2020 are: Lynn Claudy, National Association of Broadcasters; Mark Corl, Triveni Digital; Jim DeChant, News-Press & Gazette Company; Jon Fairhurst, Samsung; Ira Goldstone, Cobalt Digital; Brian Markwalter, Consumer Technology Association; Anne Schelle, Pearl TV; Andy Scott, NCTA – The Internet and Television Association; and Craig Todd, Dolby.
ATSC thanks board members who completed their terms at the end of 2019: Thomas Bause Mason, SMPTE; Dr. Paul Hearty, Technology Advisors; and Dr. Yiyan Wu, Communications Research Centre, who represented IEEE on the board this year. Claudy is com-pleting his current term as ATSC Board Chairman at year-end. The board will elect the 2020 Chairman at its first meeting of the new year.
“The strategic direction and insights of our talented board members are especially important at this critical time as ATSC supports the commercialization of Next Gen Broadcasting in the U.S. and around the world,” said ATSC President Madeleine Noland. “I recognize and appreciate the board’s expertise and support for balancing progress and stability as ATSC 3.0 standards are updated and preparing for our future continues in the months and years ahead.”
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