Commenting on the appointment, Peter MacAvock, DVB Chairman said: “DVB faces exciting challenges as it embraces hybrid services, and broadband delivery, in addition to ensuringthat its core broadcast technologies remain state-of-the-art. Jon is not new to DVB and brings a unique view in these areas that will further energize the Project. Kevin Murray’s contribution to DVB has been immense and we look forward to continuing to benefit from his wisdom for some time to come.”
Jon Piesing commented: “I’m honored to be taking over the role of DVB TM chair at this important time for DVB and our members with the continued growth of OTT content delivery and the consumption of traditional DVB content on a broader range of device types”.
Jon Piesing is Director, Standardization for TP Vision, which manufactures Philips TVs for Europe and a number of other territories. He previously held senior positions related to standardization in Philips Research (UK), Philips Applied Technologies (UK) and Philips Television (NL). Piesing started in DVB with MHP in 1996/7 ending up as chair of the TM-TAM group and later TM-MIS. He recently chaired the DASH task force within TM-IPI after the previous chair changed company. He played a major role facilitating the convergence of the original French and German initiatives which together became HbbTV and is vice-chair of that organization. He has also chaired groups in the UK DTG and the Open IPTV Forum. He is on the Steering Committee of the CTA WAVE project and was on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process during the MHP era.