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A 20-year veteran of digital platforms in television and music has been named the new EVP and chief technology officer of the National Association of Broadcasters, Washington.
Kevin Gage will fill the position, which was created recently to foster new business models using digital radio and television spectrum. He will oversee NAB staff that represents the association on a standard-setting organizations, and who serve as the liaison to the engineering and technology community.
Gage has worked for Warner Bros. Studios, where he helped develop the studio’s DVD specification and production facilities, as well as launch The WB Network. While at Warner Bros., he became a founding member of the Advanced Television Enhancement Forum, an initiative that developed standards for interactive TV. He later became head technologist at Warner Music Group, where he oversaw creation of new digital platforms and standards for products that included iTunes. While at NBC Universal, Gage was responsible for developing online TV strategies.
He is the author of two patents on distributing multimedia programs. He is a former member of the DVD Forum Technical Board and steering committee, and served on the boards of the Recording Industry Association of America and the Mobile Entertainment Forum.
Russell Reynolds Associates assisted in the search. Details: www.nab.org.