Long-time television technology innovator Robert Seidel of CBS has been named the 2014 recipient of the NAB Television Engineering Achievement Award. Seidel will be honored at the NAB Show Technology Luncheon April 9 in Las Vegas.
“Bob Seidel was on the front lines leading the launch of technologies such as HDTV and multichannel sound,” said ATSC President Mark Richer, himself a previous NAB Television Engineering Achievement honoree. “On behalf of all of us at the ATSC, we congratulate Bob on this well-deserved recognition.”
First established in 1959, the Engineering Achievement Awards are given to individuals who are nominated by their peers for significant contributions to advancing the state of the art in broadcast engineering.
Seidel’s 2014 NAB Award honors his many achievements over the years. He began his career with CBS in 1976 and is now vice president, Engineering and Advanced Technology. He has been an industry leader in HDTV, the digital TV transition, and currently serves on the ATSC Board of Directors. Seidel also serves in a leadership positions at SMPTE and participates in several NAB technical committees and has presented numerous technical papers at industry conferences, including NAB Show.