New Chairs of Management Committee Elected

Las Vegas, April 26, 2017 – The FOBTV Management Committee held its face-to-face meeting on April 26th in the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2017 NAB Show. The meeting was chaired by Lynn Claudy from NAB, with participation from FOBTV MC Members.

According to the terms of the FOBTV Memorandum of Understanding, new chairs were elected at this meeting: Yiyan Wu from Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC, Canada) and Namho Hur from Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI, Korea) were elected as the Chair and Vice Chair of this year’s Management Committee. 

The Management Committee expressed appreciation to Lynn Claudy, former MC Chair from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) for his great contributions in the last term.

Founding FOBTV members included on the Management Committee are:

  • Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)
  • Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC)
  • Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC)
  • Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB)
  • European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
  • Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
  • Globo TV-Brazil (TV Globo)
  • IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (IEEE-BTS)
  • National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
  • National Engineering Research Center of Digital TV of China (NERC-DTV)
  • NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK)
  • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
  • Brazilian Society of Television Engineers (SET)

FOBTV is a voluntary, non-profit association that is open to any organization that signs the MOU, which underscores the goals of the FOBTV Initiative.


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Yiyan Wu
New Elected Chair of Management Committee of FOBTV
Principal Research Scientist
Communication Research Centre (CRC, Canada)
Dr. Yiyan Wu is a Principal Research Scientist with the Communications Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Wu’s research interests include broadband multimedia communications, digital broadcasting, and communication systems engineering. Dr. Wu is an IEEE Fellow (2001), an adjunct professor of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting and served as Vice Chair of Management Committee and Chair of Technical Committee of FOBTV.


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Namho Hur
New Elected Vice Chair of Management Committee of FOBTV
Director, Broadcasting System Research Dept.
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI, Korea)
Namho Hur received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Korea, in 1992, 1994, and 2000. He is currently with the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Media Research Laboratory, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, Korea. He is a managing Director of Broadcasting System Research Department in ETRI. He was an Executive Director of Association of Realistic Media Industry (ARMI) in Korea. ARMI was established to promote realistic media industry including 3DTV and UHDTV broadcasting industry. Also he is an adjunct professor with the Department of Mobile Communications and Digital Broadcasting, University of Science and Technology (UST) in Korea since 2005 September. For the collaborative research in the area of multi-view video synthesis and the effect of object motion and disparity on visual comfort, he was with Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) from 2003 to 2004. His main research interests are in the field of next-generation digital broadcasting systems such as terrestrial UHD broadcasting system, UHD digital cable broadcasting system, mobile HD broadcasting system, and backward-compatible 3D-TV broadcasting systems for mobile, portable, fixed 3D audio-visual services.