Senior R&D Engineer
Brtish Broadcasting Corporation
Simon Thompson is a Senior R&D Engineer with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) having joined via the graduate scheme 20 years ago. Whilst initially working on diverse projects including RF spectrum management, advanced radio cameras, video codec testing and additional services for DVB broadcasts; he has worked for the past 8 years on production workflows for UHD programmes. He has worked with colleagues on a range of large productions including the Coronation of HM King Charles III, the FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon tennis and UEFA European Championships. Simon chairs the European Broadcasting Union Video Systems and Workflows group and is a member of the International Telecommunication Union Rapporteurs' Group 24, World Wide Web Consortium colour on the web groups, Digital Television Group's Production technology group and the SMPTE Board of Editors. With the EBU he has worked with colleagues on test events including the European Championships in Berlin and München, undertook codec testing, led, produced guidelines for monitors and cameras and worked with partners across the industry to formulate a common workflow. Simon has a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Southampton and is registered as Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council.