Posted on October 11, 2022 in ATSC News
The return of cooler temperatures is a harbinger of a crisp fall and also a reminder of the events that are fast approaching for ATSC. With over 37,000 attendees and 1,000+ exhibitors, the IBC Show in Amsterdam bustled with fresh activity and interest in next-generation broadcasting. ATSC made terrific connections that will help as we evangelize the possibilities for ATSC 3.0 and explore opportunities for convergence across international standards. ATSC is working to hone its international strategy with Planning Team 6 on Global Recognition of ATSC 3.0 and a dedicated small group of the ATSC Board of Directors actively considering how best to work with our sister standards development organizations on positive growth for broadcasting worldwide.
I mentioned the fall colors – and blush red – because I am incredibly honored to be recognized by SMPTE with their Sarnoff Medal. Given the fortitude of General Sarnoff and his belief in the possibilities of television (and later, color television) I am deeply honored to be recognized with the David Sarnoff Medal. This accolade was established by SMPTE in 1950 – even before color TV – and I will accept the Sarnoff Medal later this month with deep gratitude to the hundreds of volunteers who have made ATSC 3.0 a reality.
I also want to extend my personal thanks to every individual who submitted a nomination to join the ATSC Board of Directors We depend on a talented and diverse group of leaders to help the organization push ahead into new markets and opportunities and prioritize our strategic initiatives.
ATSC Members: you are encouraged join us on Friday, October 14th at 11:00am for a “Meet the Candidates” webinar. YOUR board of directors is a direct reflection of the interests of the membership. Learning about the candidates and then voting for your organization’s choice is important as we continue to work for a thriving ATSC!
In just a few days, we’ll head to New York City where you can find ATSC exhibiting at NAB New York (in Booth #1933.). All are invited to attend a 5:00PM Tech Chat on Wednesday, October 19, where I will host a fireside chat with Francesco Moretti from Fincons, who will unpack their latest commercial deployment of interactive apps using NextGen TV.. There will be a happy hour and welcome reception immediately following the Tech Chat. I’m pleased to participate, as well, in the TVNewsCheck “TV2025” Conference that kicks off activities at the Javits Center in Manhattan.
Looking ahead to 2023, (which is now less than 3 months away!), ATSC will be exhibiting at CES 2023 on the Central Hall show floor in Las Vegas and at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next spring.
While you’re looking at your calendar, please “save the date” for the ATSC Annual Members Meeting and NextGen Broadcast Conference. The event is now set for June 13-15, 2023. We’ll share more details in the new year, but I’m very pleased to report that we’re planning to return to the nation’s capital to celebrate ATSC’s 40th anniversary!
We hope to see you in New York, in Las Vegas at CES and the NAB Show, and next June in Washington.
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