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DTG CTO elected Chair of SMPTE UK Section

28 June 2016, London -- The DTG’s CTO Simon Gauntlett has been appointed Chair of the UK Section of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), a global leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment and technology industries.

Gauntlett said: “I’m delighted that my colleagues in SMPTE have elected me as Section Chair and I’m looking forward to driving SMPTE UK Section forward in this centennial year. I’ve been an active SMPTE member since 2011 and as part of the UK Section Board of Managers over the last two years it’s been a pleasure to see SMPTE UK grow and become a SMPTE Region last year. This year we have a comprehensive programme of events for SMPTE members include welcoming the inaugural HPA Tech Retreat in July.“

Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO of the DTG commented: “Simon’s appointment as SMPTE UK Section Chair recognises the ongoing importance of industry collaboration, standards and education which the DTG stands for. This follows the appointment of Ian Medland, Head of Technical Development at DTG Testing onto the HbbTV Steering Group in April.“

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Lindsay Spencer, Head of Communications - pr@dtg.org.uk - +44 (0) 20 7840 6500

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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