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ION Names Jenkins VP of Technology

Congratulations to Brett Jenkins on his recent promotion to Vice President, Technology, for ION Media Networks.

David Glenn, president of engineering at ION Media Networks acknowledged the promotion in a statement describing Jenkins background and accomplishments.

"Brett's extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of digital television, datacasting applications, research and development in emerging technologies has been invaluable as we implement our vision for growth in the digital and mobile spaces," said Glenn. "He will continue to guide our strategy as we move forward."

The ION news release said Jenkins will support ION's development and evaluation of advanced television technology business models and will oversee the strategic and logistical direction and implementation of digital television and mobile programs.

Jenkins is active in both ATSC and OMVC (Open Mobile Video Coalition) Mobile DTV efforts.

Before joining ION, he held positions at Thomson Broadcast and Multimedia.

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.