The DTG’s chief technology officer Simon Gauntlett has been appointed chair of the UK Section of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE).

He has taken over from Sky chief engineer Chris Johns.

Gauntlett said: “I’m delighted that my colleagues in SMPTE have elected me as chairman and I’m looking forward to driving SMPTE’s UK Section forward in this centennial year.

“I’ve been an active SMPTE member since 2011 and as part of the UK Committee over the last two years it’s been a pleasure to see SMPTE UK grow and upgrade to a SMPTE Region last year.

“This year we have a comprehensive programme of events for SMPTE members including the inaugural HPA Tech Retreat in July.”

SMPTE is a professional membership association which was founded in 1916. It has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices and engineering guidelines.