Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee elected four industry executives to serve on the its board of directors for three-year terms that begin in January 2019. Anne Schelle, Pearl TV, was re-elected to the board. Newly-elected directors are Jim DeChant, News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting; Ira Goldstone, Fox; and Dave Siegler, Cox Media Group. Board members whose terms expire […]
The needs of both digital and legacy news teams are progressively being aggregated into one system at many stations. But there still plenty of pain points to go around.
At TVNewsCheck’s upcoming NewsTECHForum, engineering, news technology and digital directors from Hearst Television, Cox Media Group, Fox Television Stations and Dalet will look to the newsroom’s evolving future in terms of digital and television production integration.
Cox Media Group’s tech SVP Dave Siegler is nothing if not nimble. “Just about the time you get a technology figured out, it changes again,” he says. “You’re constantly in a learning mode, and we look for engineers who are in that mode, because when you stop learning, you are going to get frozen in time and the world will pass you by.”
There weren’t many American broadcasters at the European-based International Broadcast Show this past week in Amsterdam, but the ones who made the trip were focused on the future of U.S. terrestrial broadcasting. Broadcast tech execs who traveled to IBC included: Robert Seidel of CBS; Kevin Gage of the NAB; Sam Matheney of Capitol Broadcasting; Ira Goldstone of Univision; Mark Aitken of Sinclair Broadcast Group; and Dave Siegler of Cox Media Group.
With the Cox stations about done with their conversions to HD news, Technical Operations VP Dave Siegler is focused on media asset management, storing and indexing digital video and making it easy to push content online and onto mobile platforms. Other priorities include consolidating back-office and IT functions as well as integrating traffic and master control with BXF.
The current broadcast operations director at Cox’s WSOC-WXAN Charlotte, N.C., Dave Siegler, will oversee technical operations for the entire group.