BOULDER, Colo.—Skip Pizzi has joined the Public Media Venture Group (PMVG) in a newly created role around ATSC 3.0.
Pizzi will work alongside PMVG consultants Vinnie Curren and Liz Maestri and PMVG founder and CEO Marc Hand, the company said.
“After spending several years helping lead the development of the ATSC 3.0 standard, it is extremely rewarding to now join a team that is at the forefront of the actual deployment of the standard,” said Pizzi. “I am also happy to work with long-time and trusted colleagues whom I respect greatly, and delighted to re-engage with the public broadcasting industry, where I began my career.”
The sole focus of PMVG, a nonprofit business development consortium of 32 public media organizations, is to leverage NextGen TV and develop use cases to help public broadcasters maintain their services for the long term. , PMVG said.
Pizzi will focus on leading the planning of the ATSC 3.0 market transition and the implementation of PMVG member stations. He will serve as an advisor to PMVG Stations, Board of Directors and CEO on Strategy and 3.0 Opportunities. He will also lead PMVG’s NextGen TV working group, which is made up of stations already broadcasting version 3.0 or in transition, he said.
“With the priority of moving PMVG stations to the ATSC 3.0 platform, we are delighted to bring Skip’s wealth of skills, experiences and long-standing engagement with public media to our work,” said Hand. . “Skip attended PMVG’s initial planning meetings in 2016 and has been a trusted advisor over the years as we navigate the needs of our stations and the opportunities offered by ATSC 3.0. We are very pleased to add the contributions Skip will make to our efforts and to meet the range of needs of PMVG stations.
More information is available on the PMVG website.