Posted on March 5, 2014 in ATSC News
ATSC TG3-S33 Chairman
Dr. Youngkwon Lim is a senior manager at Samsung Electronics, Ltd. He’s playing a key role ATSC 3.0 development, hard at work as the chair of TG3-S33: Specialist Group on Management and Protocols.
The S33 specialist group assesses technical proposals and develops draft Standards and Recommended Practices related to technologies for the management and delivery of ATSC 3.0 services and associated metadata over terrestrial broadcast channels and, if appropriate, broadband/bi-directional networks.
Dr. Lim started his career at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea in 1996. “At ETRI, I was involved in development of next- generation broadcasting technologies — next generation meaning something coming after HDTV, in general,” says Lim.
After his time at ETRI, Lim co-founded a small start-up, net&tv Inc. in 2001. With net&tv, he worked on mobile TV for a decade, specifically Korea’s T-DMB system. Later, Lim began independently consulting on 3D-TV.
“Working on 3D-TV standards gave me a chance to work with the ATSC, and my move to Samsung in 2011 allowed me to spend more time on ATSC activities, most recently on ATSC 3.0, and the physical layer to application layer standardization,” says Lim.
Lim sees great value in ATSC membership and participation. “ATSC covers end-to-end value chain players of broadcasting service,” he says. “It’s a great opportunity for members to connect with other value chain players. For a member like Samsung, a leading manufacturer of TV sets, investing in new business and the innovation of broadcasting services is important. And standardization is a big step to making these things reality.
“Being involved with ATSC standards development is a way to contribute to new business and innovative services.”
Lim moved his family to Dallas recently after 40 years in Korea. He enjoys traveling and reading books in his spare time. We can also add Lim to a long list of musically talented ATSC members: “I’ve been playing guitar since high school.”
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