Simon Gauntlett is Chief Technology Officer at the Digital TV Group (DTG) with responsibility for the organisation’s technical strategy through directing the Groups’ technical programme, technology team and supporting the DTG Council. He currently supports the development and evolution of services on the cutting edge of TV technologies, including: connected TV; the delivery of video to mobile devices; and the introduction of ultra high definition / 4k, through management of the industry-led UK Ultra HD Forum.
Simon has published four updates to the technical specification for digital terrestrial television in the UK (‘D-Book’) since joining the DTG in 2006. In 2008 he supported the launch of the UK’s free to air satellite platform, Freesat, through a successful test and conformance project before working with DTG members to introduce Freeview HD using the new DVB-T2 standard.
Simon joined the DTG after spending seven years with the BBC’s Research and Development department where he specialised in compression technologies for High Definition video — working on the BBC’s HD trials across satellite, cable and terrestrial television.