The Board of Directors and Governance of HD Forum Italia

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Sebastiano Trigila (Fondazione Ugo Bordoni) Sebastiano Trigila (Fondazione Ugo Bordoni) has worked with Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (FUB) since 1982, initially as a researcher and then as Leader of the group working on “Software technologies in telecommunications networks “. He later worked as coordinator of various ICT projects in consortiums of European telecommunications operators, producers, and research institutes, co-funded by the European Commission. He was the Technical Coordinator of a national project entitled “Transition to DVB-T” (2002-2007), backed and funded by the Ministry of Communications. Since 2007 he has been a member of the FUB Research Management Staff, responsible for the supervision of several initiatives at regional, national, and international levels. He was the Founding President of HD Forum Italia (2006-2007) and has since served as Deputy Vice President. He is the representative of HD Forum Italia within FAME (Forum for Advanced Media in Europe). He has lectured on digital television technologies and services at seminars in Italy and abroad.

Vice President

Marco Pellegrinato (Mediaset) Since 1994 he has been Director of Videotime’s Research and Engineering Department, a Mediaset company. In 1991 he led the installation and commissioning of the technical areas and studios of the TV Production Center of Telecinco in Spain. From 1993 to 1998 he was involved in EC-funded framework programs including R.A.C.E., A.C.T.S., and I.S.T. research projects. In 1999 he designed “RAV&FAV”, the IP-based network infrastructure designed specifically for audiovisual production operations. In 2007 he designed “M-TUBE”, the national fiber-optic backbone network that links 10 regional sites, including the corresponding football stadiums, with the main Mediaset production centers in Milan and Rome. In 2003 he co-founded DGTVi and in 2006 he co-founded HD Forum Italia, where he currently holds the position of Vice President. In 2004 he was listed in “Cable and Satellite Europe’s Euro 50”.

Vice President


Marcello Berengo Gardin (Sky) He is currently Sky Italia’s Economics and markets research coordinator in the Communication & Public Affairs department. He also worked as a Corporate communication manager after joining Sky in 2004. As a professional journalist, he worked for thirteen years as managing editor for the monthly magazine Satellite. He has been also an author and host for Italia Radio and Radio Città Futura, and a lecturer for La Sapienza University, Roma Tre University, and Campus de’ Media professional training course on journalism and communication.

Vice Presidents

The other Members of the Board of Directors

  • John Adam (Samsung)
  • Riccardo Armussi (Nagravision)
  • Motoshi Bito (Givesit)
  • Oliver Botti (Fincons)
  • Francesco Crupi (Tivù)
  • Guido Fermetti (Persidera)
  • Lorenzo Furio (LG Electronics)
  • Piercarlo Invernizzi (E.I. Towers)
  • Vlaho Kostov (Panasonic)
  • Massimo Marcarini (Sisvel Technology)
  • Ian Medland Eurofins (Digital Testing)
  • Marco Milanesi (TP Vision)
  • Mauro Panella (Engineering)
  • Alessandro Perrino (Fastweb)
  • Aurelio Severino (Lutech)
  • Alessandro Travaglini (Fraunhofer IIS)
  • Philippe Tripodi (Mainstreaming TV)