Ira Goldstone ’71 was elected this month to the board of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), an international nonprofit organization developing voluntary standards for the entire range of advanced television systems.
Goldstone, who received a degree in Mass Communication, is the vice president of engineering for Univision Television, a Spanish language network, and is a longtime participant in ATSC and industry digital TV efforts.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to participate on the ATSC board during this critical time for broadcasters,” Goldstone said. “Advances in technology have created numerous distribution options for content delivery and it is vital for over-the-air broadcasting to remain a vital, competitive and free service for the communities they serve.”
Goldstone said he has also been elected to the board of the North American Broadcasters Association for next year.
He has a long list of accomplishments in broadcasting, which include receiving the 2004 National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award; and receiving the Tribune Broadcasting Company’s Onward and Upward Award for leadership and implementation of high-definition TV (HDTV) to Tribune TV stations.
Also elected to the ATSC board this month are: Richard Friedel, overseer of Fox Networks engineering and operations; Sam Matheny, vice president of policy and innovation for Capitol Broadcasting Company; Glenn Reitmeier, senior vice president of advanced technology at NBC Universal; and Jeremy Kutzner of PBS.