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 Expert  721717

Expert in Television/Cable/Media/Internet Technologies and Operation; Television Production; Production Safety

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Services for the media industry, specializing in: Digital Television; Audio Planning and Design; Video Planning and Design; Engineering Services; Planning for Television Production Solutions for Media carriage over Broadcast, Cable and Internet Safety Issues in Television Production.

Expert and Expert's Firm provides media and related companies with advanced engineering solutions. Expert is a broadcasting professional with extensive background in engineering systems and design, and television and broadcast production. Expert is president of a consulting firm specializing in the technical and business issues of Advanced Television, Digital Television, data services and digital audio and video systems.

The firm was founded in 1997 by Expert, previously the Vice President of Engineering Services for the ABC Television Network. He spent over 30 years at ABC-TV, pioneering the development of new equipment and strategies in virtually every area of the Broadcasting Operations and Engineering division. At ABC Expert served as director of technical operations for ABC's coverage of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In this capacity he was responsible for the design and implementation of all broadcast and engineering operations. He worked in the same capacity for ABC's broadcast of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary. He was awarded two Emmys for his achievements.

Expert has clients from broadcast and cable, manufacturers and research companies. Among his clients have been: ABC-TV, Nielsen Media Research, the Advanced Television Technology Center, Speer Communications, Gemstar International, New York Times Television the Discovery Channel and SES Americom, as well as legal firms and government agencies.

Expert has served on the FCC Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Services, the Board of the Advanced Television Test Center, the technology advisory board of the Museum of Television and Radio, committees of the SMPTE and on the Executive Committee and Technology Committees of the ATSC. He has worked on hardware and software projects ranging from developing character generators to designing digital broadcast plants. Most recently he has worked on issues of satellite delivery of Internet Protocol Television, planning and design of satellite uplink broadcast centers and development and implementation of mobile television standards, He recently has worked in the area of providing expert testimony on valuation of cable systems and personnel safety in television production.


broadcast satellite


cable television system


communications technology


digital video signal compression


high-definition television audio acoustics


video communication


high-definition television system

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  and Palm Bay, Florida.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   B.S   Chemistry, Physics   Parsons College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to







President and founder

1993 to 1997




Broadcast Operations and Engineering


V.P. Engineering Services


Supervision of project management for all television facilities for ABC-TV network. Exploration of new technologies and presentation to management. Representation of ABC at industry/government meetings and conferences. Administration of engineering and technology departments.

1988 to 1993




Broadcast Operations and Engineering


Director of Engineering


Planning,design and implementation of engineering projects and facilities for the ABC-TV network. Administration of engineering department

1980 to 1988





Director, Olympics Engineering


Planning, design, implementation and operation of Los Angeles and Calgary Olympics broadcast for ABC.

1972 to 1980





A/V Systems Engineer


Planning, design and implementation of projects and facilities for ABC-TV on East and West coasts.

Career Accomplishments:

Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)


FCC General Radiotelephone Commercial License; USCG Licensed Master of Steam or Motor Vessels (50 ton)


Emmy Award for Individual Achievement - Technical Supervisor of the 1988 Winter Olympics;

Emmy Award for Individual Achievement - Technical Supervisor of the 1984 Summer Olympics

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1993 to 1996   FCC   Member   Member of Advisory Committee on Advanced Television (Digital TV)

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Project Manger for design and implementation of a 300-channel satellite downlink/uplink facility for IPTV. Project was taken from concept to on-air in less than one year, with another year increasing the channels provided and moving to multichannel HDTV carriage.
  • Represented a major consumer product manufacturer at regular standards committee meetings of the CEA and ATSC for over 5 years during the transition to digital television transmission.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in digital technologies for consulting on technical path to adding HDTV to existing large enterprise cable TV systems.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Provided expert testimony for Florida State Court system in the area of valuation of cable television systems. Provided expert testimony for Florida State Court system in the area of production safety. Provided expert testimony to the Federal Court of the Government of Australia in the details of television sports production.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Broadcast technology expert for consulting on litigation in the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Cable tv expert for consulting on Non-addressable/addressable cable systems and convertors.
  • Valuation expert needed for consultation regarding the valuation of cable company equipment.
  • Cable and satellite TV expert for consulting on satellite TV issues.
  • Expert witness for consulting on cable operations and securities litigation.
  • Cable technology expert in Los Angeles for consulting on bulk satellite TV service and bulk internet.
  • Expertpages.com for consulting on defamation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   General communications skills

Additional Skills and Services:

Management seminars and workshops on digital television (DTV) and the transition to digital. Given at Kagan Seminars, SMPTE meetings and NAB conventions.

Developed and instructed courses in television production and engineering at Los Angeles Community College and Pasadena Community College.


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