Saankhya Labs announced that Mark Aitken, the company’s Board member and President of ONE Media, has been conferred with TV Technology’s 2018 Future Industry Innovator Award. The Future Innovator is a prestigious national competition in the USA that recognizes the contributions of top executives to the broadcast and media technology communities.
Aitken is one of the broadcast industry’s leading voices who has been relentlessly working on the technological advancements in broadcast industry. Mark is at the forefront of the creation of the transformative ‘Next Generation’ broadcast transmission platform which enables unlimited access to broadcast content through all devices, including mobile. His efforts have resulted in the recent public announcement made by multiple broadcast groups to commit to implementing the new television standard by 2020.
“Mark is a visionary and an inspiration for all of us at Saankhya Labs. His tireless pursuit of standardization and deployment of advanced TV technology is testament to his commitment to revolutionize the TV industry. He is not only a Board member at Saankhya, but also has been a great supporter and guide for the innovation we do at Saankhya Labs. We would like to congratulate Mark on winning this prestigious award,” said Parag Naik, CEO, Saankhya Labs.
Award winners are selected by an eminent panel of experts, evaluated on their professional achievements, technical and business innovations, and continuing influence within their industries.
Upon receiving this award Mark Aitken, Board Member, Saankhya Labs, commented, “There are so many broadcasters looking for that ‘game changer idea’ that lets us dramatically expand our businesses and spectrum opportunities. ATSC 3.0 is that game changer, tailor fitted to the needs of every broadcaster. And I’m quite happy to be one of the NextGen evangelists.”