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EBU director of technology to depart after five years

Simon Fell

Simon Fell

The European Broadcasting Union’s director of technology and innovation, Simon Fell, is due to leave the EBU when his term comes to an end in February 2018.

Fell has led the technology and innovation team since 2013 and with his departure plans to relocate from Switzerland to the UK where he will continue to work within the media industry.

“In a time of unprecedented change in media technologies, having the opportunity to lead such a talented team at the EBU, to work with EBU Members, Associates, broadcast standards bodies and industry colleagues from across the world, has been a very rewarding experience,” said Fell.

“I am proud of the new services that we have developed and the wide collaboration with EBU working groups and other broadcast unions. The EBU continues to influence, advise and support Members through technology change.”

Director general of the EBU, Noel Curran, said: “I want to thank Simon for the enormous contribution he has made to the EBU. He has led the Technology and Innovation department through a period of huge change in the media industry, introducing new services and working closely with our members. I wish him well with his future endeavours”.

Fell will continue to be chairman of the WBU Technical Committee and chair of the Joint ETSI/EBU/CENELEC technical committee, JTC Broadcast for his elected term.

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