New DVB Steering Board elected.

The General Assembly of the DVB Project took place online yesterday and included the election of a new Steering Board, to serve for the coming two years.

Representatives of a total of 41 organizations were elected across DVB’s four member constituencies as follows:

Manufacturers/software suppliers: Dolby, ENENSYS Technologies, Ericsson, Fraunhofer IIS, HiSilicon, InterDigital, LG, NAGRA, NERC-DTV, Nokia, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony, ST Engineering iDirect, TP Vision, Verance.

Content providers/broadcasters: ARD, BBC, Netflix, NRK, Rai, RTI-Mediaset, RTL, Sky, TF1, ZDF.

Governments/national regulatory bodies: Ομοσπονδιακή Υπηρεσία Δικτύων (BNetzA, Γερμανία), Landesanstalt für Kommunikation (LFK, Γερμανία), Ofcom (Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο).

Infrastructure providers: Arqiva, BT, Cellnex, Elettronica Industriale, Eutelsat, Hispasat, Orange, RTRN, SES, TDF, Telecom Italia, Telenor.

The names of the Steering Board representatives for the above companies, along with the ex officio members and observers, can be found below at the current e-page.

The Steering Board is responsible for setting the overall policy direction for the DVB Project and handles its coordination, priority setting and management. The Steering Board approves DVB specifications and offers them for standardization to the relevant international standards bodies.

Workplan updated

The outgoing DVB Steering Board met on Tuesday this week. Among other decisions, it approved an updated version of the DVB Workplan, that sets out information, including anticipated completion dates, about current DVB work items within the Commercial Module and Technical Module.

Steering Board Elected Members 2021–2023
Elected 10 November 2021

Manufacturers/software suppliers

Dolby: Jason Power

ENENSYS: Technologies Richard Lhermitte

Ericsson: Per Fröjdh

Fraunhofer IIS: Stefan Meltzer

HiSilicon (Huawei): Elfed Howells

InterDigital: Ralf Schäfer

LG Electronics: Stuart Savage

NAGRA (Kudelski Group): Bertrand Wendling

NERC-DTV: (Shanghai National Engineering Research Center of Digital Television) Peter Siebert

Nokia: Herbert Mittermayr

Panasonic: Martin Fähnrich

Qualcomm: Thomas Stockhammer

Samsung: John Adam

Sony: Brian Edwards

ST Engineering iDirect: Ulrik de Bie

TP Vision: Jon Piesing

Verance: Jason Patton

Content providers / broadcasters

ARD: Gerd Schwager

BBC: Stephen Baily

Netflix: Mark Watson

NRK: Hazem Ali

Rai: Gino Alberico

RTI-Mediaset: Marco Pellegrinato

RTL: Frank Heineberg

Sky: Kieron Edwards

TF1: Olivier Penin

ZDF: Rainer Kirchknopf

Governments / national regulatory bodies

BNetzA (Germany): Martin Hopp

LfK (Germany): Walter Berner

Ofcom (UK): Simon Parnall

Infrastructure providers

Arqiva: Matthew Huntington

BT: Simon Jones

Cellnex: Jose Antonio Aranda

Elettronica Industriale: Guido Gentile

Eutelsat: Cristiano Benzi

Hispasat: Antonio Arana Castro

Orange: Pascal Perrot

RTRN: Dmitry Semenov

SES: Thomas Wrede

TDF: Gaëlle Kaminsky

Telecom Italia: Diego Gibellino

Observers / ex officio members


EBU: Antonio Arcidiacono

ACT: Erard Gilles

Cable Europe: Robert Kolthek

European Commission: Andreas Roever

ETSI: Chantal Bonardi

BNE: Lars Backlund


Notes: Announcement - DVB Project - 11.11.2021