NTC Exec Edward Hobson Named BKSTS Fellow

British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society has named National TeleConsultants Vice President Edward P. Hobson a Fellow of the organization. Founded in London in 1931, BKSTS-The Moving Image Society is dedicated to representing all those involved in the business of providing moving images and associated crafts in any form and through any media.

Hobson has more than 35 years of experience in broadcast engineering and operations. He began his career as a college radio broadcaster and went on to have positions at Capital Cities and General Electric Broadcasting, the Grass Valley Group, Graham-Patten Systems, and Sony Broadcast and Professional Group. He left Sony and co-founded Omneon Video Networks before joining National TeleConsultants, a company that specializes in strategic technology consulting, media-related facility design and engineering, and systems integration.

Hobson is also the current president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and a SMPTE Fellow. Elected president of the SMPTE in 2004, one of Hobson's first initiatives was to join the BKSTS and encourage renewed collaboration between the two organizations. Both organizations have a mandate to educate moving-image professionals about the latest technological advances.

"Today the moving image is in its second century and has transitioned to a diversity of digital formats that range from HDTV to Internet-delivered dynamic media. As a result, it's more important than ever that professional organizations educate their members and disseminate technical information to facilitate international communications and understanding. BKSTS-The Moving Image Society excels in this regard, and it's a great honor to be named a Fellow of this prestigious organization," Hobson said.