New chair for DVB Technical Module

Jon Piesing (TP Vision) has been elected as the new chair of the Technical Module (TM). He takes over from Kevin Murray (Cisco), who has filled the role since 2015. 

The TM chair plays a crucial role in the work of the DVB Project. Jon assumes the reins at an exciting time in DVB’s history, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience, particularly in broadband and hybrid technologies.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter MacAvock, chair of the DVB Project said: “DVB faces exciting challenges as it embraces hybrid services and broadband delivery, in addition to ensuring that its core broadcast technologies remain state-of-the-art. Jon is not new to DVB and brings a unique view in these areas that will further energize the Project. Kevin Murray’s contribution to DVB has been immense and we look forward to continuing to benefit from his wisdom for some time to come.”

Jon Piesing commented: “I’m honoured to be taking over the role of DVB TM chair at this important time for DVB and our members, with the continued growth of OTT content delivery and the consumption of traditional DVB content on a broader range of device types”.

Jon is Director, Standardization for TP Vision, which manufactures Philips televisions for Europe and a number of other territories. He previously held senior positions related to standardization at Philips Research (UK), Philips Applied Technologies (UK) and Philips Television (NL).

Jon’s DVB career started in 1996/7, with work on MHP. He became chair of the TM-TAM group and later TM-MIS. He recently chaired the DASH task force within TM-IPI. He played a major role facilitating the convergence of the original French and German initiatives which together became HbbTV and is vice-chair of that organization. He has also chaired groups in the UK DTG and the Open IPTV Forum. He is on the Steering Committee of the CTA WAVE project and was on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process during the MHP era.