Antonio Arcidiacono has been appointed as the EBU’s new Director of Technology & Innovation.
Arcidiacono has extensive experience in conceiving, developing and taking new products and services to market. He has worked as Director of Innovation, and a Member of the Management Committee, at Eutelsat since 2008
Before working at Eutelsat, Antonio worked for the European Space Agency and started his career working for Telespazio and Selenia Spazio. He was a founding member of the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) project and has been a member of its Steering Board since its inception in 1993.
Arcidiacono said: “I’m delighted to be joining the EBU and to have the opportunity to work with all EBU Members, contributing my experience to the development of new ideas and launching successful initiatives to sustain technology and innovation excellence in the media industry. Maintaining and stimulating Public Service Media as the top quality reference in the market is, and will remain, the key mandate of public broadcasters. I look forward to proposing new ideas and working with Members to launch new initiatives catalysing their efforts to grow and be successful in today’s challenging and competitive market.”
EBU Director General Noel Curran commented: “EBU Technology & Innovation has a strong history of ground breaking work in broadcasting technologies and standards thanks to our highly qualified and dedicated team of staff and Members. I am confident that with Antonio’s broad portfolio of highly relevant experience, as well as strong management skills, we will build on this legacy and take it to the next level.”
Arcidiacono will join the EBU on September 1st. He replaces Simon Fell who left the organisation earlier this year.