Other appointments include Jason Power of Dolby who has become Chair of the CM-AVC group, with Jan Outters of Samsung as Vice Chair.
The Steering Board of the DVB Project has confirmed Martyn Lee of Sky as the new chair of its Commercial Module. He has replaced Graham Mills, who stepped down earlier this year having been in the role since the modules very first meeting, on 31 January 1997.
DVBs Commercial Module (CM) is an important distinguishing element of the organisation as a whole, underpinning the success of DVBs market-led approach, the release stated. It is within the CM that commercial aspects of DVB work items are discussed, with the consensus embodied in a set of commercial requirements that govern each and every DVB specification.
Martyn Lee comes to the role of CM chair having been active within DVB for 20 years. He also represents Sky at various other industry organisations and bodies on standards, spectrum, business and regulatory issues.
The appointment of a new CM chair coincides with several other leadership announcements within the CMs working groups. Jason Power of Dolby has become Chair of the CM-AVC group, with Jan Outters of Samsung as Vice Chair. The CM-I group is now chaired by Peter Lanigan of TP Vision, with Qualcomms Thomas Stockhammer as Vice Chair.
Finally, a new working group focused on DVBs stewardship of the SAT>IP specification, CM-HB (Home Broadcast), will be chaired by Nghia Pham of Eutelsat, with Gilles Gautier of Rabbit Labs as Vice Chair.
The Vice Chair of the Commercial Module is Ralf Schaefer of Technicolor.