FCC DTV panel named


We reported that the FCC’s March Open Meeting will follow the same all-DTV, all-the-time format as the February meeting, and now we know who will be there to hold forth on the topic. After opening remarks from the commissioners at 9:30AM and an overview from Gary Epstein at 9:45, Panel One will be devoted to FCC and NTIA reports on the events of the mini-DTV deadline 2/17/09 and plans for the future. The second panel will handle those exact topics, but will feature people from outside the government.

Here are the scheduled guests:

Panel 1:

* Eloise Gore, Associate Bureau Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

* Andrew Martin, Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission

* Cathy Seidel, Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

* Patrick Webre, Legal Advisor, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

* Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission

* Dr. Bernadette McGuire-Rivera, Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Panel 2:

* David Rehr, President and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters

* Kyle McSlarrow, President and CEO, National Cable & Telecommunications Association

* David Donovan, President, MSTV

* Gene Kimmelman, Vice President for Federal and International Affairs, Consumers Union

* Christopher A. McLean, Executive Director, Consumer Electronics Retailers Coalition

* Mark Lloyd, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund

* Sandy Markwood, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging