Executive Director, DVB Project Office
Dr. Peter Siebert joined DVB as the Executive Director of the DVB Project Office in May 2009. Since 2001 Dr. Siebert has worked with the hardware development centre of Siemens Schweiz AG (today called Albis Technologies AG) in the area of design for next generation systems, combining SDH and packet oriented transmission schemes. Since 2003, he has been instrumental in the overall system for the Siemens IPTV solution. His main focuses were STB architecture, end-to-end video aspects and DVB standardisation.
From 1995 to 2001 he was with SES-ASTRA, the European satellite operator based in Luxembourg, where he led the Broadcast Systems Engineering team. He also actively participated in the introduction of digital television based on DVB-S, plus the development of the ASTRA Broadband Interactive system. In this role he was influential in ETSI and DVB working groups and was the rapporteur for several standards documents. Prior to SES-ASTRA, from 1990 to 1994, he led a team of product development engineers in the area of professional audio and video transmission over telecoms networks at Philips Kommunikations Industrie (PKI) AG in Germany.
Dr. Siebert received his degree in physics and his doctorate from the J.W.
Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition he holds a degree in
Economics (Diplom Kaufmann) from the Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany.