Posted on January 4, 2016 in ATSC News
ATSC members elected five industry executives to serve on the ATSC Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning this month. New to the board are Christopher Homer of PBS and Anne Schelle of Pearl TV.
Homer is PBS’s Vice President, Operations & Engineering, responsible for the management of the PBS Network Operations Center, Media Operations Center, PBS Satellite Operations Center, and Engineering & Maintenance. These facilities support distribution operations for the public television interconnection system, which serves more than 350 independently owned and operated public television stations across the country.
Since June 2014, Schelle has been Executive Director of Pearl TV, a partnership of broadcast companies 170 member TV stations that reach two-thirds of the U.S. population. She represents Pearl TV on Sprockit, the NAB’s technology incubator program. She served previously as senior advisor to the NAB and as Executive Director of the Open Mobile Video Coalition, where she led outreach efforts by broadcasters to introduce Mobile TV services.
Homer and Schelle will join re-elected board members Brett Jenkins, Media General; Richard Friedel, Fox Networks; and Glenn Reitmeier, NBC Universal.
Other current directors whose terms continue in 2016 are:
Representing the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers on the ATSC board, Wayne Luplow, Zenith, succeeds Dr. Yiyan Wu, Communications Research Center Canada.
The board will elect a new chairman at its Jan 22 meeting.
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