Posted on May 16, 2023 in ATSC News
Skip Pizzi, IT-4 Brazil Implementation Team Chair + ATSC Member
Skip Pizzi, Owner/Principal, Skip Pizzi Media Consultant LLC
BA, Georgetown University (Fine Arts, EE, International Economics); started at NPR (13 years); spent 7 years as magazine editor (Broadcast Engineering), then 11 years at Microsoft (Redmond, WA and Washington, DC), then 10 years at NAB, ultimately as VP Technology Education and Outreach, then current consulting practice.
Started while at Microsoft as Secretary of working group on Interactive TV for ATSC 1.0 (TG1/S17). Stayed involved in various capacities until working at NAB and taking document editor position in PT2, the Planning Team that developed what ultimately became ATSC 3.0. Then was named Chair of TG3/S1 (System Requirements, later renamed S31) and Vice Chair of TG3.
• Observer Member (representing Skip Pizzi Media Consultant LLC), PT-4, numerous others
Document editor and designer of annual update process for A/300; progress to date in selection of ATSC 3.0 components by Brazil’s SBTVD Forum for its TV 3.0 system. General ATSC 3.0 evangelism worldwide.
For broadcasters, it will keep OTA television relevant in an increasingly internet-dominated media world. For consumers it will make television more responsive to their media needs.
Its RF robustness, including mobile reception and SFN capabilities; its ability to deliver Ultra HD audio and video service; its IP broadcast capability, uniquely enabling hybrid broadband / broadcast delivery.
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