CCW 2014

Broadcasters Want To Speed Move To IP

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.

Vecchi Tapped To Be PBS Chief Engineer

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.