DVB has appointed Kevin Murray (Cisco) as the new Chairman of the Technical Module. The move follows the retirement of Nick Wells (BBC) from the role after three years at the helm of the Technical Module. During his tenure Wells was supported in his role by Muriel Deschanel (Microsoft) as Vice-Chair. The endorsement was made at the 81st meeting of the DVB Steering Board.
Commenting on the announcement Murray said “I’m honoured to be taking over the role of DVB TM chair, particularly as I believe this is a very important time for DVB and our members’ businesses with the continued growth of IP delivery, the broadening of device types for content consumption, the increased power of devices and the potential of hybrid systems”.
In 1997, Murray joined DMV which later became part of NDS before its acquisition by Cisco. He is a System Architect in Cisco SPVSS (Service Provider Video Software and Solutions), actively engaged in a range of research and standards areas related to the television experience.