Posted on December 19, 2023 in ATSC News
ATSC recently sat down with Mark Corl, SVP Emergent Technology Development, at Triveni Digital, Inc. to discuss his role in ATSC. At the end of 2023, Mark will have completed his term as an ATSC board member.
Mark, give us a snapshot of what you do in your day to day. I currently manage a small team working on datacasting applications for both ATSC 1.0 and 3.0. I am also acting as the technical project lead for the Broadcast Positioning System (BPS) prototype development in collaboration with NAB and Avateq. Those activities along with chairing S38, getting IT-7 spun up, helping organize meetings for the Jamaica DSO and contributing to various other ATSC groups keeps me busy.
How and why did you get involved with ATSC 3.0? My office at Triveni was next door to Rich Chernock’s so I was aware of ATSC 3.0 from the beginning. I was involved with ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 2.0, so it was natural to follow on to ATSC 3.0. My involvement ramped up when I was asked to contribute my IP experience to A/324 when it was first being designed. That got me involved with S35 architecture activities. I was then asked to chair S34-4 which was the ad hoc group that evolved into S38 and that sealed my fate.
Are you a member of any planning team(s) or implementation team(s) with ATSC? It’s easier to list the team that I’m not involved with, PT-9, only because I’ve exceeded my bandwidth to participate. Recently, I added Chair of IT7, the Caribbean Implementation Team to my list.
What excites you most about the future of ATSC 3.0? That the technology we have developed could be used to help people around the world by making it easier for them to receive content in many forms, whether live TV or via datacasting. I think broadcasting, of which ATSC 3.0 is now the world leader in capability, supports use cases that just cannot be easily realized using other technologies as cheaply and robustly.
Tell us about your family, your pets. your hobbies. I will have been married for 20 years next April. My wife and I live in a large 55 and over development in central New Jersey. We have two cats, one of which has made substantial contributions to a few ATSC documents and emails by walking on various keyboards in my home office. He also appears in various video calls. I swim and bike roughly 10 and 50 miles a week, respectively. That’s how I get roped into various events like 50-mile charity bike rides (in October) and a 10K swim in Barbados. I belong to U.S. Masters Swimming and swim with two different masters groups – indoors in the winter and outdoors in the summer.
What are you currently reading? Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia MD
What is your favorite show to binge-watch? Like I have time to binge watch anything…
Alternative career choice? I am a software developer / architect, so ATSC is my alternative career choice. I never expected to be doing the things I currently do for ATSC and my company.
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