Kevin Gage has left his chief technical officer position (CTO) at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to join One Media as its new executive vice president and CTO.
Gage, who was also executive vice president at NAB, was a founder and head of NAB Labs.
"One Media will develop business enabling technologies broadcasters need for their future," said One Media President Tommy Eng. "We are focused on bringing innovative solutions that lower the barriers of entry into mobile opportunities as well as evolving broadcast services such as Ultra High Definition.
"Kevin is a digital pioneer with a proven track record in developing industry-changing platforms. He understands the vision and need for broadcast to evolve and how the development of a new flexible broadcast transmission standard can help our industry meet changing market needs and remain competitive."
Gage became NAB’s first CTO in 2011. While there he drove the development of interactive hybrid FM broadcasting, which is currently deployed in the marketplace on smartphones, tablets and in testing on connected car dashboards.
Gage also kicked off the study and testing of all digital AM broadcasting, which is currently under way at NAB Labs. Upon the formation of NAB Labs, he built out a technology committee structure to pull together broadcasting's technology leaders to accelerate innovation.
"One Media is pushing the envelope on what the next generation broadcast platform can accomplish by expanding flexible broadcasting services to local markets," Gage said. “By developing a broadband broadcast platform that equally supports fixed and mobile services, One Media is redefining and developing an advanced and flexible future for broadcasting. Our work provides the broadcast industry and other spectrum holders an opportunity and means to seek the best path to new markets."
Prior to NAB, Gage held senior digital development roles at Time Warner, Inc. and NBC Universal. During that time, he played a role in platforms such as DVD and iTunes, with the latter developed out of a project Gage started while at Warner Music Group and then partnered with Apple to launch as a content distribution platform.
"Kevin is a change agent that has successfully driven innovation in multiple industries," said Eng "I am looking forward to benefiting from his vision and experience in developing industry changing platforms and services."