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Chris Johns

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Chris Johns

United Kingdom Region Governor for a two-year term: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2024

Chief Engineer – Group Architecture Sky UK

Chris Johns has been working with Sky in the UK since its inception in 1989. He began his broadcast career with the BBC over 37 years ago. In his role as Chief Engineer, Chris has been at the forefront of delivering broadcast functionality to the platform such as Multi channel Digital Playout facilities, Multichannel Digital audio, Server based solutions, HD and UHD embracing HDR. Chris is continuing with Sky to enhance the entertainment delivered across a multitude of different platforms from a common core whilst maintaining the audio and visual quality the customer has come to expect from today’s technologies from content creation to the Screen in the viewer’s home. Chris was elevated to SMPTE Fellow in 2013 recognising his outstanding work in the development of Television platforms and Innovative technology in the UK. He served as the first Chair of the UK Section from 2012-2016. His goal is to work with the UK Section and educational establishments to develop initiatives to enhance the offering of SMPTE to students and help further their career in the industry. He believes that this is key to ensuring the youth of today can embrace the experience that our industry can offer. He continues to work with our current chair and managers to promote the society in the UK and aim to continue offering our initiatives as part of the Governor role to the Society as a whole.