DTG appoint Keith Hayler as Chair of the new DTG Technical Oversight Group

The DTG, the industry association for digital television in the UK, has today announced the appointment of Keith Hayler as the Chair of the DTG Technical Oversight Group (TOG).

The DTG has broadened its focus to reflect the increased diversity of technical areas that DTG members are involved in. Activity will now be divided into individual work streams, ranging from Ultra HD to Video to Mobile, with each reporting into the newly created TOG. Keith will lead the TOG as an independent Chair, and will report the progress of each work stream into DTG Council.

Keith has forty years experience in the broadcast industry, with an engineering career that spans DTT, satellite and radio technologies. From his time as Castle Transmission’s lead technical authority for the UK DTT launch, through to the launch of the world’s first terrestrial DAB network for the BBC, Keith has achieved personal involvement in several world-first broadcasting achievements. Throughout his career, Keith has been active in chairing cross-industry working groups and projects, holding positions that include the Chairmanship of the international IP Datacast Forum and a board member of BMCO Forum.

“Having worked with the DTG since the start, I am really looking forward to taking on this new position. It’s an exciting time for the DTG and the television industry in general, with more technologies in play than ever before and I’m looking forward to working with Richard and the team.” said Keith Hayler about his appointment.

“The DTG is changing to keep pace with a fast-moving industry and it is exactly this level of technical expertise and breadth of experience that’s needed as we move into 2014. I’m delighted Keith has agreed to bring his considerable talents to the role and I’m very much looking forward to working with him” commented David Docherty, Chairman of the DTG.

Keith will formally commence his new role in January 2014.

DTG Staff  |  11.12.2013

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