Posted on August 26, 2020 in ATSC News
Retired Triveni chief scientist Richard Chernock, who led the drive to create ATSC 3.0 standards during his chairmanship of ATSC’s Technology Group 3, is being honored by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers with the David Sarnoff Medal.
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of new techniques or equipment that have improved the engineering phases of television technology. Chernock is being honored for his contributions to the development of ATSC 3.0, according to SMPTE. Sarnoff was the longtime chairman of the Radio Corporation of America, credited with pushing RCA into the development of all-electronic television service.
In addition to Dr. Chernock, SMPTE is also recognizing TV engineer John Ross, noted visual effects cinematographer Richard Edlund and several other luminaries. In all, the Society will recognize more than a dozen individuals for their leadership in the fields of cinema and television engineering.
“One of the many lessons we’ve learned over the past few months is just how much we rely on the media and entertainment industry to engage, inform, educate and entertain us,” said Barbara Lange, executive director at SMPTE. “The industry luminaries and next-generation leaders we recognize during SMPTE 2020 have all played an important part in shaping this industry and enabling its future evolution and success.”
ATSC President Madeleine Noland said, “ATSC 3.0 bears the mark of Rich’s stewardship, and we owe a great deal to him and Triveni Digital for their commitment to the future of the broadcast industry. ATSC is very fortunate to count him among the most important leaders the organization has ever seen.”
The virtual SMPTE 2020 Awards Gala is scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12 during the SMPTE 2020 remote conference. For more information visit SMPTE 2020’s website.
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