Posted on June 1, 2016 in ATSC News
Mark Corl believes ATSC 3.0 provides new opportunities for the broadcast community to compete with other leading-edge IP (Internet Protocol) technologies and platforms.
“The current technology (now known as ATSC 1.0) is pretty old,” he says. “Broadcaster business models are very similar to what theyve been for 50 years, and those who succeed in the coming years will embrace new technology. They’re going to have to start thinking about how will they join in the effort. ATSC 3.0 not only allows broadcast to compete, but also helps people better interact with media.”
Corl has spent the majority of his career in computer sciences with nearly 35 years of experience in a variety of disparate application domains. For the past 17 years, he has committed his time and talents to the field of digital television.
As Senior Vice President of Emergent Technology Development at Triveni Digital, Corl has led both the GuideBuilder and StreamScope development efforts as well as custom projects such as the award-winning Fox network control system known as ANDES.
“Being able to apply systems and software to solve problems is very fulfilling,” he says.
Corl graduated from Bucknell in 1981 with a degree in mathematics and computer science when “technology was just starting to boom,” which only further heightened his interest in technology and computers.
“I’ve always been interested in puzzles, and computer science is just solving problems like a puzzle,” he says. “I really enjoy building software and leading teams to build software.”
Throughout his career, Corl has worked with large organizations such as Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, and Fox.
Now, along with his work at Triveni Digital, Corl is an active member of the ATSC standardization process contributing to various in-plant architecture and protocol definitions.
“The new standard in entirely based on IP and since we understand IP, we can get more involved with 3.0,” Corl explains. “The software that we have been doing for years aligns nicely with what ATSC is trying to do with 3.0. I can help in those areas because it’s stuff I have been working on for 20 years or more.”
Corl is focused not only on helping ATSC 3.0 take off, but on how it will benefit people interacting with media in the future.
“If it doesn’t allow broadcasters to extend to the next 15-20 years, it’s not doing its job,” says Corl of 3.0. “It must do things to meet business goals and make revenue for broadcasters. That’s what we really want to make sure of and that it can open the front door for more implementations down the road.”
Mark Corl is married with a step-daughter who works in media. He was an All-American swimmer in high school and played water polo in college. He continues his active lifestyle, today, swimming three times a week, running, and biking up to 50- 60 miles a day on the weekend, even eclipsing 130 miles some weekends in the summer.
As if ATSC 3.0 isn’t enough of an endurance competition, he is currently focused on training for and completing triathlons.
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