Posted on July 8, 2014 in ATSC News
Sam Matheny is leaving Capitol Broadcasting and starts July 15 as Executive VP and Chief Technology Officer of the National Association of Broadcasters. Matheny replaces Kevin Gage, who left after his three-year contract was up in May.
After joining Capitol in 2012, Matheny guided strategic investment decisions in new media and secured patents enabling Internet distribution of broadcast content. He also engaged North Carolina state emergency management officials in developing emergency services using the ATSC Mobile Alert System (M-EAS) to enhance the use of television broadcast airwaves during a crisis.
Matheny is an ATSC Board member and chairs its Standards Transition Subcommittee and has chaired the Specialist Group on ATSC 2.0 broadcast standards. He’s a member of the FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council and the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers.
NAB President & CEO Gordon Smith said Matheny’s roots “are in broadcast localism and service to the community, but he is also a technology strategist determined to push broadcasters to embrace digital and Internet opportunities that generate revenue. Today, tens of millions of our listeners and viewers are legally accessing broadcast programming on platforms and devices that are IP-based, portable and mobile. We believe Sam is the right choice to press these digital strategies forward and lead our industry’s technology future.”
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