Execs Discuss Era of Advanced Broadcasting at HPA Retreat

How to advance broadcasting to its next iteration was the topic of two sessions at the HPA Tech Retreat this week, one a panel moderated by Ericsson SVP TV Technology Matthew Goldman, and including representatives from Fox, Sinclair Broadcast Group, CBS, CBC, PBS and Cox Media Group, and, second, a discussion led by former Fox Engineering President Andy Setos, with broadcast executive Jim DeFilippis joining via Internet from the Sochi Olympics. Continue reading Execs Discuss Era of Advanced Broadcasting at HPA Retreat

SMPTE Fellow Andy Setos Wins Emmy for Lifetime Achievement

  • Andy Setos was honored with an Emmy Award last week — the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
  • The award is a special engineering honor recognizing “an individual whose contributions over a long period of time have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering.”
  • Setos was at Fox for 23 years where he was responsible for “guiding the company through the digital transition, the adoption of HD technology, content and standards issues and the regulatory landscape,” reports TVB.
  • “Andy Setos not only led some of the industry’s important technical efforts but contributed significantly to standards that ensure equipment and infrastructural interoperability and go-forward integration paths for new devices and technologies,” said SMPTE president Pete Lude.