New York SMPTE Meeting

"ATSC 3.0 Next Gen Broadcast TV"

Wednesday September 5, 2018
Social hour 5:30 pm
Meeting: 6:30 pm

Dolby Theater
1350 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10019-4703

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Guests and Non Members Welcome!

Rose Lockwood, Sales Engineer, Belden
Stewart Brewton, Director of Technology, BET

Sarah Foss, SVP & GM, Imagine Communications Ad Tech
Merrill Weiss, Owner, Merrill Weiss Group LLC


"ATSC 3.0"

Are you ready to cut the cord, broadcasters got a green light from the FCC to begin rolling out a new over-the-air TV standard. The update to the improved ASTC 3.0 standard, commonly known as "Next Gen Broadcast TV", gives broadcasters a chance to compete in an increasingly crowded market.

Speaker Bios

Bio for Sarah Foss:

Sarah Foss is SVP & GM, Imagine Communications Ad Tech, where she manages a diverse, advanced media portfolio handling more than $49 billion in annual advertising revenue worldwide. Foss brings more than 20 years of media leadership and technology experience across multiple sectors, including digital technology services, broadcast cable and network media, and advertising.  Her previous executive roles include President, Question d’Image, for Harris Broadcast; CEO at VCI Solutions; EVP, Sales and Client Services, at Encompass Digital Media; and President, Advertising, YANGAROO, Inc. Foss received her Master’s in telecommunications management/from Ohio University (Cum Laude) and a Bachelor’s from Pacific Lutheran University in communications/broadcasting (Magna Cum Laude). She currently serves as national vice chair for the Alliance for Women in Media

Bio for S. Merrill Weiss:

S. Merrill Weiss is a consultant in electronic media technology and technology management.  His career spans 51 years, with 42 years in management and consulting.  Merrill has been involved in the development of television technology and SMPTE standards for over 4 decades, starting with the first standards for digital television. He co-chaired the joint SMPTE/EBU Task Force for Harmonized Standards for the Exchange of Program Material as Bit Streams, on the output of which practically all modern media workflows and protocols are based.  He currently chairs the SMPTE work on the Archive eXchange Format (AXF).  Merrill participated in the development of what became the first ATSC Digital Television Standard more than two decades ago and over the past five years or so has participated in most of the work on the development of ATSC 3.0, chairing a number of its activities.  Merrill has been a SMPTE Fellow since 1987.  He received SMPTE’s David Sarnoff Gold Medal Award in 1995 and the Progress Medal in 2005.  He is the recipient of this year’s SMPTE Excellence in Standards Award.  He was the recipient of the NAB Television Engineering Achievement Award in 2006 and of the Advanced Television Systems Committee Bernard Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award in 2012.  He received the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society’s Matti S. Siukola Award twice — in 2012 and 2013.  He is a member of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers.  Merrill holds six patents and is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.



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