Kevin Murray Is new Chair of DVB Technical Module

DVB has announced the confirmation of Kevin Murray (Cisco) as the new Chairman of the Technical Module (TM). The move follows the retirement of Dr Nick Wells (BBC) from the role after three years at the helm of the TM. During his tenure Dr Wells was supported in his role by Muriel Deschanel (Microsoft) as Vice-Chair. The endorsement was made at the 81st meeting of the DVB Steering Board.

Commenting on the announcement Kevin Murray said “I’m honored to be taking over the role of DVB TM chair, particularly as I believe this is a very important time for DVB and our members’ businesses with the continued growth of IP delivery, the broadening of device types for content consumption, the increased power of devices and the potential of hybrid systems”.

In 1997, Kevin joined DMV which later became part of NDS before its acquisition by Cisco. He is a System Architect in Cisco SPVSS (Service Provider Video Software and Solutions), actively engaged in a range of research and standards areas related to the television experience. Over the years, Kevin’s work has included contributing to the development of HD, new coding techniques, home networking technologies, advanced DVRs, IP delivery of TV, file formats for content, 3DTV and most recently Companion Screens.

Prior to DMV, Kevin was a lecturer in Computer Science at City University in London where he specialised in distributed and parallel systems, networking and computer architectures and was an undergraduate course director. He has served as Chair for both the DVB Technical Module’s ad-hoc group on File Formats and TM-CSS (Companion Screen and Streams).

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