Dr Nicolas Lodge has spent his professional career leading the research, development and commercial exploitation of cutting-edge television and advanced media technologies. In this time he has founded very many award-winning European collaborative research consortia and international standardisation activities, notably in: video compression, digital terrestrial TV transmission, audio description, 360° immersive media, virtual human deaf signing, psychovisual phenomena and visual modelling. He also champions technologies for sensory-impaired media users.
Throughout the 1990’s Nick was head of strategic R&D and international standards for the all the UK’s commercial television broadcasters. Throughout most of the next decade he was Chief Executive of ProVision Communications, a high tech wireless media company based in Bristol. Currently, Nick runs his own successful technology consultancy, Lodgical Media. He holds BSc, MBA and PhD degrees and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology and of the Royal Television Society. In 2020 he received a Videonet Lifetime Television Achievement Award recognising his pioneering work in digital terrestrial TV and audio description.