New Developments in Digital TV

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 9:22am


Wednesday, March 17, 2010
3:30 – 4:30
Computer Science Conference Room, Harold Frank Hall Rm. 1132

HOST: Yuan-Fang Wang

SPEAKER: Nandhu Nandhakumar
SVP Advanced Technology, LG Electronics

Title: New Developments in Digital TV


The discussion identifies three important current trends in the area of Digital Television:(1) Mobile Broadcast TV, (2) Content delivery over the internet to TV’s, and (3) 3D Television. The presentation will cover broadly the technology and business aspects in these areas. The status and direction of technology standards development in these areas will be presented. These new platforms create new opportunities for innovative features, services and business models. Some recent examples will be discussed.


Nandhu Nandhakumar is currently SVP Advanced Technology at LG Electronics, where he influences corporate business and technology strategy related to the access of entertainment and information content from network-connected CE devices, 3D entertainment in the home, and mobile broadcast television. He leads standards development activities in these areas, and is responsible for establishing strategic business and technology partnerships. Earlier, Nandhu served as CTO and VP Engineering of Triveni Digital, an LG Electronics company, where he led the development of products for the management and monitoring of metadata and data in DTV signals. These products have been deployed globally in broadcast stations, network uplinks and cable head-ends of
the world’s largest media companies. He has also served on the faculties of UT Austin and University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and as founder/director of the image and video processing group at LG Electronics Research Center, Princeton, he led MPEG standards activities and technology development for networked multimedia devices. Nandhu Nandhakumar has a B.E. in Communications Engineering from Madras University, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UT Austin. He is a senior member of the IEEE’s Consumer Electronics
Society, member of SMPTE and SCTE, and member of the Board of Directors of ATIS and the Coral Consortium.