Glenn Reitmeier Elected ATSC Chairman of ATSC Board for 2013
NBCU tech chief will lead industry organization
January 23, 2013
CARMEL, IND. -- The board of directors of the Advanced Television Systems Committee has elected Glenn Reitmeier to serve as the Chairman of the ATSC
Board for 2013, it was announced Wednesday.
Reitmeier is senior vice president of Advanced Technology at
NBCUniversal, leading the company's technical efforts related to
industry standards, government policy, advanced engineering and
anti-piracy technical operations.
Reitmeier is widely recognized as a pioneer of digital television. He
spent 25 years in digital video research at Sarnoff Labs, where he led
the development of one of the original digital HDTV system proposals. He
played a leading role in the formation of the Digital HDTV Grand
Alliance and the development of its best-of-the-best system that
culminated in the ATSC Digital Television standard. Since joining NBC in
2002, Reitmeier was involved in the creation of NBC's first
high-definition cable channel, Universal-HD, launching DTV multicast
programming, the creation of mobile broadcasting and the Dyle joint
venture, and the distribution of NBCUniversal content to new digital
“Glenn has been a key contributor to the ATSC for many years and a great
leader of strategic planning efforts for the organization,” said Mark
Richer, ATSC president. “We’re pleased to welcome him back as the
board’s chairman. ”
Reitmeier previously served on the ATSC board of directors from 2004-09 and as its chairman from 2006-09. He is also a board member of
the North American Broadcasters Association, a contributor to TV
Everywhere standards as president of the Open Authentication Technology
Committee and a contributor to the Digital Entertainment Content
Ecosystem work on the UltraViolet digital ecosystem.
He is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
and is a recipient of the Society ’ s Progress Medal and the Leitch Gold
Medal. In 2012, he received the National Association of Broadcasters
Television Engineering Award for lifetime achievement. He is also a
charter member of the (Consumer Electronics Association ’ s Academy of
Digital Television Pioneers and received Broadcasting & Cable
Magazine ’ s coveted Technology Leadership Award. He holds more than 50
patents in digital video technology and is recognized in the New Jersey
Inventors Hall of Fame.
ATSC board members for 2013 are: Mark Eyer of Sony Electronics; Richard
Friedel of Fox; Kevin Gage, NAB; Ira Goldstone, Univision: Brett Jenkins,
LIN Media; Jim Kutzner, PBS; Brian Markwalter, CEA; Sam Matheny, Capitol
Broadcasting/WRAL; Glenn Reitmeier, NBC Universal; Andy Scott, NCTA;
Robert Seidel, CBS; Dave Siegler, COX Media Group; Peter Symes of SMPTE;
John Taylor of LG Electronics USA; and Yiyan Wu of the IEEE.
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