Simon Gauntlett, Technology Director, DTG

In his role as Technology Director of the DTG, Simon is responsible for setting the organisation's strategic technical vision, supporting DTG Technical Council, Chairing DTG Testing's Advisory Board, directing the group's technical programme and managing the DTG's technology team.

Since joining the DTG in 2006, Simon has edited and published an updated version of the D-Book - the technical specification for digital terrestrial television in the UK, and has established working groups for IPTV and the forthcoming HD D-Book. In early 2008 he supported the launch of the UK's free-to-air satellite platform, Freesat, with a test and conformance project, and is currently working with the Group's membership to facilitate the introduction of HD on the DTT platform using the new DVB-T2 standard.

Prior to working for the DTG, Simon spent seven years at the BBC's Research and Development (R&D) department, where he specialised in compression technologies for High Definition video and the delivery of HDTV, working on the BBC's HD trial on the satellite, cable and terrestrial platforms.