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DTG appoints Thomas as Strategic Technologist

August 29, 2019

The Digital TV Group (DTG), the centre for UK digital TV, has appointed Yvonne Thomas as its Strategic Technologist. A new role for the DTG, Yvonne will be using her expertise to help shape the future of digital TV.

DTG CEO, Richard Lindsay-Davies, commented: “We are delighted to have Yvonne on board. Innovation in television is so much more than replicating today’s broadcast services across the internet. Yvonne will help industry build a better future for television, exploiting the incredible technologies available to create new and exciting viewer experiences and drive both economic and social value.”

As one of her first acts as DTG’s Strategic Technologist, Yvonne will be speaking on a panel at this year’s IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) in Amsterdam on September 13th in the Future Zone. She will be discussing the DTG’s position on delivering TV over IP and the challenges that come with it.

Most recently a Product Manager and Product Owner at global services company Arvato Systems, Thomas is well known in the broadcast media industry, often invited to speak about emerging technology trends at international events. Thomas also serves as the Education Director for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a role she assumed at the beginning of last year.

Commenting on her new role, Thomas said: “I’m super excited to join the DTG as their new Strategic Technologist. I’m looking forward to working with members and taking a deep dive into the latest technologies- IP delivery and UHD TV particularly. In previous roles at the EBU and Arvato, I have already worked with several DTG members and other industry partners too and I hope to further build upon this network within the UK. I look forward to supporting the UK’s media community in delivering the best content across all aspects and achieving the best user experience possible.”

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