David Austerberry has 30 years experience in the television and radio industry; 10 years as project engineer at BBC; 15 years in product marketing for the broadcast manufacturing sector with Abekas-Cox, Vistek and Pro-Bel. Two books; Technology of Audio & Video Streaming and Digital Asset Management (Focal Press). Co-owner of television-production skills training company, Informed Sauce.
David Sarnoff’s Big Idea
The first Consumer Electronics Show I attended was the third or fourth one they ran—sorry, I don’t remember exactly—back in 1969 or 1970. It was in Chicago in late spring. My cousin was a magazine publisher out of New York and I skipped school to schlep boxes for him and pull booth duty, handing out books and subscript