ATSC 3.0 Powers Distance Education


Luminaries from the worlds of consumer technology, broadcasting and education will populate two live panel discussions organized by ATSC after the first day of activities conclude for the virtual 2021 CES. Registration is free for the ATSC panels. ATSC President Madeleine Noland moderates a panel about “ATSC 3.0 at the Consumer’s Fingertips” Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00 PM Eastern. Attendees will have opportunities to interact with the speakers and with each other during these fully live sessions. The sessions will be recorded and available on demand for later viewing, but everyone is encouraged to “be there” and connect with your colleagues across the industry. Speakers include:

  • Steve Koenig, Vice President of Research, Consumer Technology Association
  • Mark Aitken, Sr. VP of Advanced Technology, Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • Alfred Chan, VP of TV and Smart Home Business Unit, Mediatek
  • Nick Kelsey, Chief Technical Officer, SiliconDust
  • John Taylor, Senior Vice President, LG Electronics USA
One hour later, at 8:00 PM Eastern time, education experts and broadcasters will offer their views during a panel discussion entitled “ATSC 3.0 Powers Distance Education.” Moderated by ATSC VP for Standards Development Jerry Whitaker, the Distance Education panel will include participants:
  • Lonna Thompson, Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Americas Public TV Stations
  • Todd Achilles, Chief Executive Officer, Evoca
  • Fred Engel, Chief Technology Officer, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina
  • Aby Alexander, President, Americas, Thomson Broadcast