Sinclair's Mark Aitken Named SMPTE Fellow

Mark Aiken
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BALTIMORE—Mark Aitken, senior vice president of advanced technology at Sinclair, and president of ONE Media 3.0, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

Selected by peer review, an SMPTE Fellow is an individual who has, by proficiency and contributions, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in the motion picture, television, or related industries and is working to drive the industry forward.

Aitken is responsible for representing Sinclair’s interests in regulatory, technical and standards issues within industry-related organizations and before regulatory agencies both in the U.S. and internationally. He has been involved in the broadcast industry’s migration to advanced services since 1987 and was the primary architect in the formation of ONE Media, as well as a driver of key ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) 3.0 breakthrough technologies.

Aitken will be honored at SMPTE’s 2023 Media Technology Summit Gala in Los Angeles this October.

George Winslow

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.