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New chairman for DVB

Peter MacAvock

Peter MacAvock

Peter MacAvock is to replace Phil Laven as chairman of the DVB.

The DVB steering board chose MacAvock to take over the role from Laven, who has served as DVBM chariman since 2008. MacAvock served as DVB executive director for 14 years before taking his current position of head of delivery, platforms and services at EBU Technology & Innovation, the technology arm of the European public broadcasters’ organisation.

MacAvock takes over as DVB chairman as the organisation tackles the development of UHD TV standards, future transmission systems and the study of virtual reality, as well as the rise of OTT.

MacAvock said, “I look forward to the challenges ahead. Chairing DVB is a huge honor, and it remains at the center of the way we do TV. DVB needs to stand on the shoulders of its past successes to prepare for an exciting future: no small challenge in today’s ever changing environment.”