Nigel Prankard is the DVB Product Manager at Panasonic TV Design Centre UK based in Cardiff. He has been working for Panasonic and in the TV industry for 25 years. His background has been initially with Analogue and Digital TV manufacturing, Digital satellite, terrestrial and cable set top box design.

The last 6 years his responsibility has been with the investigation of digital broadcast market expansion, this has primarily been related to the gathering and clarification of broadcast specifications for European markets. He is an active member in groups of the DTG in the UK and is a member of the Technical Council. He has also been involved with some DVB activities, more recently as a commercial module member of the DVB-T2 group. He is also involved in Digital Europe activities where he has recently been nominated as chairman of the E-Book activity group and is involved with e-Accessibility issues.