Chris Johns

Chris Johns

Chief Engineer – Broadcast Strategy, Sky
United Kingdom
Chris has been with Sky since its inception in 1989 having started his career in broadcast with the BBC. Chris formed part of the initial technical team tasked with launching Sky's multi-channel analogue satellite offering. As chief engineer, Chris has been at the forefront of delivering broadcast functionality to the platform such as the multichannel digital playout facilities, Dolby Digital audio, server-based solutions and compression systems. Having played a key role in Sky's HD launch and design of its HD infrastructure, he continues to oversee the product quality. Sitting on and chairing many broadcast groups and societies, Chris is a SMPTE Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the BKSTS.  As part of Sky Technology, Chris is now helping the company enhance entertainment delivered across multiple platforms from a common core. As part of this remit he continues to evolve many new experiences such as UHD, Virtual Reality and enhanced audio as well as the associated technologies to deliver better images and sound to numerous consumer devices.
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    CTO - Albrecht Electronic
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    CEO, Vevo
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    Marketing Manager - TSL
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    Director of Marketing - Primestream
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    Technical Support Engineer - BW Broadcast


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