February 2018 Luncheon Meeting

The Future of TV Broadcasting:
Contribution and Distribution Enter a New Era

Graziano Casale
National Account Manager, Broadcasting
Rohde & Schwarz, USA

In the midst of the Repack many TV stations are in the process to upgrade their existing facilities with new products that go beyond a new TV transmitter. New challenges are present today that requires broadcasters to be more efficient and to do more with less. ATSC 3.0 is on the horizon, and IP cloud and virtualization are part of the agenda for broadcasters that aims to thrive in the new Digital TV economy.

Graziano has over 10 years of sales and management experience, including TV transmitters, Mobile DTV, Headend, Microwave Link and System integration. In his current role, his responsibilities include mainly the Full and Low Power TV transmitter market as well as introducing to the broadcast market the new R&S products portfolio, and developing and maintaining successful client business relationship with key accounts.

You can register for the meeting below.

If you have ideas for luncheon programs, please contact Martin Doczkat at martindoczkat@ieee.org.

Networking starts at 11:45 AM with Lunch beginning at 12:30 PM

Parking Changes:

The Holiday Inn has recently installed gates on the parking garages. Parking for the meeting is still free. Please take a ticket on your way in. You will need this ticket along with a validation ticket you will get at the meeting that will be used as the payment on your way out of the garage.

Luncheon meetings are open only to AFCCE members and their guests. The cost of the luncheon is $55.00 per person or $65.00 for reservations not received prior to the deadline.

Please RSVP online with the form below by 5 pm Friday, February 16th. To RSVP directly to John Reiser by phone at (703) 780-4824, or email rsvp@afcce.org.

All reservations requests and online payments will be confirmed by an email message or phone call. If you do not receive a confirmation email please email rsvp@afcce.org to verify it was received.

Meeting Location
Holiday Inn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209

Driving Directions: The Holiday Inn provides free parking however, they have recently installed gates on the parking garage. You will need to take a ticket on the way into the garage and get it validated at the meeting.

Metro: The Holiday Inn is two blocks north of the Rosslyn Metro Station – Orange, Blue and Silver lines. Exit the station through the “back door” (up the stairs) and turn right onto North Fort Myer Drive.
Map & Directions

Lunch Menu

If you have special dietary requirements or allergies, please send a separate email to rsvp@afcce.org.

Main Course (Select one choice for all attendees in the form below)
Pork Champignon
Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast
Stir-Fry Vegetables (Vegan)

Tossed Salad
German Chocolate Cake