Richard Friedel of Fox Networks was re-elected as ATSC Board Chairman for 2017. The ATSC is fortunate to have his continued dedication during this critical year as the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard is finalized and as broadcasters prepare to launch Next Gen TV.
As executive VP and general manager for Fox Networks Engineering and Operations, Friedel oversees long-term technology strategy and day-to-day operations for the Fox Network Center in Los Angeles and the Fox Houston Technical Operations Center, home of Fox Sports’ regional networks. He also provides technical support for 14 regional production centers. Before joining Fox, he served in various positions at ABC, NBC and local television stations.
He also serves as President of the North American Broadcasters Association and President of the Video Services Forum. Recipient of the NAB Engineering Achievement Award, Friedel is an SMPTE Fellow and a member of the AES, IEEE, SBE and SCTE.