June 2009 Meeting

SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice

June 9, 2009


Comcast Spotlight Operations Management Center
West Chester, PA


Dave Muckel – Comcast Spotlight


Digital Program Insertion

The presenters will provide an overview of Comcast Spotlight’s new Operations Management Center in West Chester, PA and discuss the current state of the art in Digital Program Insertion. Spotlight currently manages all ad insertion technical operations for the 15 DMAs in the eastern division of the U.S. from the West Chester OMC. The presentation will also cover emerging technology such as addressable and interactive advertising.

A tour of Spotlight’s Operations Management Center followed the formal presentations.

Dave Muckel, Director of Engineering

Dave Muckel oversees engineering and IS initiatives, new product rollout, and best practices implementation for Spotlight’s Eastern Division. Prior to joining Comcast, Dave spent 17 years with QVC in a variety of engineering roles, most recently as Chief Engineer in the Broadcasting Department, where he was responsible for the design, installation and support of all broadcasting technical systems.
Joe Campagna, Associate Director of Engineering
Joe has worked on various projects driving new technology in the spot advertising industry, including refining spot delivery, new code testing and release, disaster recovery architecture and real-time data replication. Currently, Joe is working on content ingestion, processing, and encoding automation with the rest of the Engineering team.

Meeting Videos

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