ION Makes Brett Jenkins Appointment

ION Media Networks, Inc. announced that it has appointed Brett Jenkins as director of technology strategy and development. ION has been actively involved in testing different mobile DTV proposed standards, and played a key role in testing a single frequency ATSC network in New York City. Brandon Burgess, CEO of ION Media Networks, explained, “We’re focused on developing new digital and mobile channels for ION’s expanding, quality content. Brett’s experience will help us fulfill our mission for exponential innovation and growth.”

David Glenn, president of engineering for ION Media Networks, commented, “I welcome Brett to the ION team and have the utmost confidence in his expertise and strategic insight. His addition solidifies our unique position in the digital and mobile spaces.”

Brett has more than a decade of engineering and business management experience. Readers may know him from his career at Thomson Broadcast and Multimedia, a.k.a. Thales, Thomcast and Comark. His most recent position there was that of TV Transmission U.S. product manager. Before that, he was vice president of engineering and business development, and has held other positions in engineering management at the company.

Brett Jenkins welcomed his new role, by saying, “ION has a great vision for digital and mobile television and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work at the forefront of these developing distribution channels. I am excited to be able to contribute my experience and further guide the company as it develops new technologies as part of its continued growth.”

Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.