Section News

May, 2018

2018 Philadelphia Section Election Results

The Election Integrity Committee met on 7 May 2018 to verify the results of the 2018 SMPTE Section Elections.  The results appear below:

Philadelphia Section

Chair for a one year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • James Lien, AC Video Solutions

Secretary/Treasurer for a one year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Rick Gamble, Stepdog Media

Managers for a two year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Dover Mundt, Canon U.S.A. Inc.
  • Steven Tadzynski, Laurel Video Productions
  • Derek R. Flickinger, Comcast Corporation

Thank you so much for all of your hard work, and helping to make these elections happen!

Best regards,
Jewelie Elsbree
Administrative Assistant
Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers®

February, 2009

Philadelphia SMPTE Members Help Local Broadcast Station
Man DTV Phone Bank

Local broadcaster CBS 3 & CW Philly 57 has been running occasional “DTV phone banks” to help their viewers understand the DTV conversion and analog shutdown. The phone banks have been staffed by station and volunteer technical experts who answer viewer’s questions about how to connect DTV converter boxes to their analog televisions, antenna types, and more.

On February 10, 2009, at the invitation of CBS 3 & CW Philly 57’s Michael Colleran, President & General Manager, and Rich Paleski, Director of Broadcast Operations & Engineering, several Philadelphia SMPTE members and others volunteered for duty. Among them were David Horowitz, Walt Bundy, Pete Putman, Michael Muderick, Rick Gamble, and Jim Zoski. Read the broadcaster’s web article below and watch the CBS3 news segments that aired that day.


CBS3 On Your Side: DTV Delay – Don’t Wait!

CBS3 News clips about the DTV transition and their Phone Bank

CBS3 reporter Jim Donovan explains the DTV transition while Philadelphia SMPTE members Walt Bundy, Michael Muderick, Pete Putman, and David Horowitz answer caller questions.

Philadelphia SMPTE member David Horowitz is interviewed by CBS3 reporter Jim Donovan about the types of calls being received during the DTV Phone Bank.

Philadelphia SMPTE member Pete Putman tells CBS3 reporter Jim Donovan about various antenna types.

Video clips used with permission of CBS3.
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