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DTG announces restructure, departure of CTO

Simon Gauntlett

Simon Gauntlett

The DTG has announced a restructure that will see a number of its members take new roles in the organisation, as CTO Simon Gauntlett departs to work for Dolby.

Gauntlett, who has been at the DTG for 10 years, is leaving at the end of September to become director of imaging standards and technology at Dolby.

As part of the DTG’s restructure, George Robertson, who has been Principal IP Engineer with the DTG since 2008, has assumed the role of chief technologist to focus on wireless and disruptive technologies.

Peter Sellar, who has been at the DTG since 2012, will assume the role of associate director, broadcast to focus on broadcast and hybrid activity while David Daniels, formerly of Sky, will be leading on UHD and VR activity.

Elsewhere, former Sky and Virgin Media executive, Ian Mecklenburgh, will lead IP activity as a special advisor; long-standing principal RF engineer Alex Buchan, will lead the DTG’s PMSE initiative; while Ian Medland, head of technical development, and Ranjeet Kaur, head of product testing, will continue to drive excellence within the DTG’s testing activity.

“We are restructuring to ensure we sustain the high level of technical integrity and insight for our Members within our existing work whilst embracing key new areas of industry development,” said DTG CEO, Richard Lindsay-Davies.

“Seasoned subject matter experts will work with our established team to help our industry partners co-operate to drive key issues into market opportunities during the months ahead.”

The DTG is the non-profit UK collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, set up in 1995 with the purpose of looking after the digital TV marketplace. It underpins the free-to-air platforms Freeview, Freesat and YouView, and supports the development of pay TV and other platforms.