Igor Yadykin

Project Manager
Channel One, Russia
Igor Yadykin leads the team that is responsible for defining and implementing new technology at Channel One. He has been with the broadcaster for more than 20 years. Igor and his team are critical to driving technical innovation in the Russian broadcasting industry. Channel One was the first in Russia to start broadcasting TV programs with stereo audio, introduced wide screen TV formats (16X9) and then switched to HD with 5.1 Dolby audio.
This summer Igor developed and managed the project to broadcast FIFA 2018 football matches in 4K with Dolby Atmos in Russia for the broadcaster. Channel One showed matches in 4K SDR with Dolby Atmos on satellite, cable networks and DVB-T2 service from the Ostankino TV tower and also on Smart TVs in 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos.