The Steering Board of the DVB Project has confirmed Martyn Lee of Sky as the new chair of its Commercial Module.
He replaces Graham Mills, who stepped down earlier this year having been in the role since the module’s first meeting in January 1997.
Lee has been active within DVB for 20 years and also represents Sky at various other industry organisations and bodies on standards, spectrum, business and regulatory issues.
Commenting on the appointment, Peter MacAvock, chair of DVB, said: “Martyn Lee will lead a Commercial Module that has a highly successful track record when it comes to ensuring the usefulness and relevance of DVB’s specifications for the market.
“In replacing Graham Mills, he takes the wheel of a well-oiled machine that nevertheless has some important challenges ahead, not least in finalising Commercial Requirements for DVB-I.”
Lee’s appointment coincides with several other leadership announcements within the CM’s working groups. Jason Power of Dolby has become chair of the CM-AVC group, with Jan Outters of Samsung as vice-chair. The CM-I group is now chaired by Peter Lanigan of TP Vision, with Qualcomm’s Thomas Stockhammer as vice-chair.
Finally, a new working group focused on DVB’s stewardship of the SAT>IP specification, CM-HB (Home Broadcast), will be chaired by Nghia Pham of Eutelsat, with Gilles Gautier of Rabbit Labs as vice-chair.
The vice-chair of the Commercial Module is Ralf Schaefer of Technicolor.