Posted on November 3, 2011 in Press Releases
Mark Eyer, John Taylor, and Brett Jenkins elected to the Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, November 03, 2010 – Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) have elected three individuals to the organization’s Board of Directors.
Mark Eyer, Sony Corporation; John Taylor, LG Electronics; and Brett Jenkins, ION Media will each serve 3 year terms in their positions. Eyer is the Director of Systems for the Technology Standards Office of Sony Electronics. He represents Sony in standards committees including ATSC, CEA, and SCTE. Eyer earned his BSEE (1973) and MSEE (1978) from University of Washington, and has participated in ATSC since 1994; as chair of S8 Transport Specialists group since 2002. He is the author of McGraw-Hill book PSIP: Program and System Information Protocol and was awarded the 2005 ANSI Finegan Standards Medal. In 2007, he was awarded the Excellence in Standards Award by SCTE and the Bernard Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award by ATSC. His most recent work in ATSC includes contributions to ATSC 2.0 NWIP, as co-chair of PC-4, and the Non-Real-Time services standard.
Taylor is a long-time participant in the ATSC and industry digital TV efforts, including former head of ATSC PR Committee and former director of ATSC Forum. He has been active in digital TV since 1988 and a charter member of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers (and recipient of its highest honor, the Industry Leadership Award). John currently serves as the Chairman of the CEA Video Division and the Chairman of the Plasma Display Coalition. He is a former Chairman of the CEA HDTV Promotion Committee, past Chairman of CEA Communications Committee, and former Public Affairs Chairman of the “Digital HDTV Grand Alliance.” He co-founded and served on board of the Digital TV Transition Coalition. He earned an M.S. degree from the Medill Graduate School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., and a B.A. from DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
Jenkins is the Vice President of Technology at ION Media Networks. In that role, he supports ION’s development and evaluation of advanced television business models and oversees the direction and implementation of several digital television and mobile programs. Before joining ION, Brett spent 15 years at Thomson/Grass Valley/Comark where he held a variety of management, business development and engineering positions. Brett has been active in broadcast industry groups involving DTV, and is currently the chair of S4-3. Over the past three years, he has been very active in the OMVC’s Technical Advisory Group focusing on issues involving Mobile DTV. Elections for a new Board chair will be held in January. The current chairman is Wayne Luplow of Zenith. Returning board members for 2011 are Glenn Reitmeier, NBC Universal; Lynn Claudy, NAB; Brian Markwalter, CEA; Wendy Aylsworth, SMPTE; Andy Scott, NCTA; Jay Adrick, Harris; Victor Tawil, MSTV; John Godfrey, Samsung; Craig Todd, Dolby; and Yiyan Wu, CRC (representing IEEE).
The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for the entire range of advanced television systems. The ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries.
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