The TV station group has tapped Mark Turner, a 10-year company veteran, to succeed Ardell Hill as the chief technologist. He’ll have the title of VP, broadcast services. Hill resigned from Media General earlier this month to join Baran Services Inc. as president of broadcast operations.
Media General technologist Ardell Hill will lead the development, strategy and positioning of the weather technology provider’s broadcast TV division beginning April 4.
Ardell Hill, president of broadcast services for Media General, spells out his goals for his 18-station group this year. After completing work on a two-station plant in Augusta, Ga., he intends to introduce HD news into two more markets and equip two or three additional stations for mobile DTV. Other than that, it’s mostly replacing what needs to be replaced.