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Friedel Elected 2018 ATSC Board Chairman

The Advanced Television Systems Committee Board of Directors elected broadcasting executive Richard Friedel as ATSC Board Chairman for 2018. Friedel, who has served as Chairman since 2016, was re-elected for another one-year term.

Richard Friedel.

Richard Friedel.

Friedel is the executive vice president and general manager for Fox Networks Engineering and Operations. He oversees long-term technology strategy and day-to-day operations for the Fox Network Center in Los Angeles and the Fox Houston Technical Operations Center, home of Fox Sports’ regional networks. 

He also provides technical support for 14 regional production centres. Before joining Fox, Friedel served in various positions at ABC, NBC and local television stations.

In addition to his ATSC responsibilities, Friedel serves as President of the North American Broadcasters Association and President of the Video Services Forum. 

He is a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and a member of the Audio Engineering Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society of Broadcast Engineers and Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.

Friedel will receive the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the 2018 NAB Show. He also was honored by the National Association of Broadcasters with the NAB Engineering Achievement Award, bestowed to individuals nominated by their peers for significant contributions to advancing the state of the art in broadcast engineering.

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