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VIRGIN TV & DOLBY APPOINTED TO DTG COUNCIL

28 April 2017, London -- Virgin TV’s Director, Digital Entertainment Product Development, Louise Fussell and Dolby Laboratories’ Director of Imaging Standards and Technology, Simon Gauntlett have been appointed to the DTG Council—the governing body of the DTG, the UK’s unique self-funded collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology.

Louise joined Virgin’s Customer Experience team in 2009 as Virgin selected the TiVo middleware platform to replace its legacy TV platform, moving into the Digital Entertainment product management team in 2010. Louise’s work has covered the full product lifecycle from initial localisation and development to product launch, in-life operation and the creation of a roadmap for future developments. Louise was previously Head of TV Development at Tiscali and Sky’s Head of Business Analysis.

In his current role as Director of Imaging Standards and Technology at Dolby Laboratories, Simon is the European representative for Dolby Laboratories’ Office of the CTO, helping to develop and implement imaging technologies for Dolby. Formerly CTO at the DTG for a decade, Simon also spent seven years in the BBC’s Research and Development department.

Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO of the DTG said: "With a wealth of experience, both Simon and Louise are expertly placed to take on their role on the DTG Council. Their extensive knowledge, gained in organisations as diverse as the BBC, Virgin Media, Sky and Dolby, will make an invaluable contribution to collaborative industry debate at the DTG.”

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About the DTG

The DTG is the non-profit UK collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, reaching industry, government, academia and international partners, set up with the purpose of looking after the digital TV marketplace. It underpins the free-to-air platforms Freeview, Freesat and YouView, and supporting the development of Sky, Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk.

It has been central to the distribution of TV in the UK for nearly two decades through the collaborative development of industry standards and best practice, and is currently embracing the convergence of content and networks across industries to focus on the efficient delivery of video to all screens - mobile, tablet and TV - in all formats: standard, high and ultra high definitions.

The DTG supports the next generation of digital TV and related technologies through its work in the delivery of video to mobile devices, television on tablets, spectrum coexistence management, TV white space, home networking, connected TV, accessibility, and the UK UHD Forum.

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