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EBU’s David Wood to be honoured

Friday 30 Sep 2011
The ABU is to honour David Wood, the Deputy Director, Technology and Development, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), with a Distinguished Service Award.

The award will be presented to him at the ABU Technical Committee meeting in New Delhi on 3 November during the ABU’s annual meetings.

In addition to his EBU position, Mr Wood is Chair of the ITU-R Working Party 6C, which has produced standards and recommendations for digital television and HDTV. He also chairs the European High Definition Forum.

He is the author of over 100 technical papers, articles and book chapters covering digital television, quality evaluation, broadcasting strategies, digital radio and 3DTV.

Meanwhile, the winners of the ABU Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award 2011, sponsored by Sony, and the ABU Engineering Industry Excellence Award 2011 have been selected.

Their names will be announced during the opening session of the Technical Committee Meeting on 3 November when they will be presented with plaques.

They will receive their awards on the ABU Prizes Night in New Delhi on 7 November.