Commenting on the appointment, Peter MacAvock, DVB Chairman said: “DVB faces exciting challenges as it embraces hybrid services, and broadband delivery, in addition to ensuring that 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.”
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, Philips Applied Technologies (UK) and Philips Television (NL). He made his debut with the DVB on MHP in 1996 and played a major role facilitating the convergence of the original French and German initiatives which together became HbbTV, where he is vice chair.