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Martyn Lee to lead DVB’s Commercial Module

The senior technologist at BSkyB replaces Graham Mills, who stepped down earlier this year

The Steering Board of the DVB Project has appointed Martyn Lee of UK broadcaster Sky as the new chair of its Commercial Module (CM), which underpins the success of DVB’s market-led approach.

It is within the CM that commercial aspects of DVB work items are discussed, with the consensus embodied in a set of commercial requirements that govern each and every DVB specification. The CM also validates the resulting technical specifications, developed by the DVB Technical Module, against these commercial requirements before passing the specifications to the DVB Steering Board for final approval.

Lee comes to the role of CM chair having been active within DVB for 20 years. He also represents Sky at various other industry organisations and bodies on standards, spectrum, business and regulatory issues.

Peter MacAvock, chair of DVB, said: “Martyn Lee will lead a CM that has a highly successful track record when it comes to ensuring the usefulness and relevance of DVB’s specifications for the market.

“In replacing Graham Mills, he takes the wheel of a well-oiled machine that nevertheless has some important challenges ahead, not least in finalising commercial requirements for DVB-I.”

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