A CCW-SATCON panel says using IP technology — whether that’s for the acquisition and transport of video or for distribution — instead of traditional SDI baseband video gear has a range of benefits. But, while they are moving forward with the new tech’s adoption, there are still risks involved — and will be until standards are established. “We need [IP proponents] to help us make the transition. The sooner the better,” PBS CTO Mario Vecchi said.
PBS has named Mario Vecchi chief technology officer, calling the former AOL executive “a world-class technologist.” Vecchi replaces John McCoskey who left in September for the Motion Picture Association of America.