Posted on January 26, 2005 in Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 26, 2005 – The board of directors of the Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) have appointed William Miller, General Manager, Digital Television Planning and Standards, ABC-TV Broadcast Operations and Engineering division, to be the chairman of the Technology Group on Distribution (T3). Mr. Miller has been active in industry standards work on several fronts for many years. His service with ATSC started in 1986, and over the years, he has served as chairman of a number of subcommittees, most recently T3/S6, the Audio and Video Coding Specialist Group.
“We are fortunate to have Bill Miller as chairman of our Technology Group,” said ATSC President Mark Richer. “Bill’s extensive experience in the development of technical standards for the television industry will be a great benefit for the ATSC.”
“The Technology Group is the part of ATSC that writes standards and recommended practices for broadcasters, and its chair is a key ATSC position,” said Bob Rast, ATSC Chairman. “Bill has been tested and proven through years of service, is a great choice, and we all look forward to his continuing contributions.”
A stalwart of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) for over fifteen years, Miller chairs the organization’s Television Systems Technology Committee and actively participates in most of the Society’s other engineering committees. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Editors of the SMPTE Journal. He was Engineering Vice-President of SMPTE from 1996 to 2001, during which time he represented SMPTE on the Executive Committee of the ATSC. A SMPTE Fellow, he was honored with the Society’s Progress Medal in 2002.
On his appointment to chairman of the T3, Miller said, “ATSC brings together companies from all sectors of the industry to focus on solutions for digital television. This diversity is ATSC’s greatest strength and I look forward to participating, to an even greater degree, in the development of the standards that drive the future of digital television.”
The Advanced Television Systems Committee is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for the entire range of advanced television systems. ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries.
Lisa Hester, ATSC (202) 872-9160, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc., is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards and recommended practices for digital terrestrial broadcasting. ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries. ATSC also develops digital terrestrial broadcasting implementation strategies and supports educational activities on ATSC standards.