Gerry Field

Vice President, Technology and Distribution Services
American Public Television

Picture of Gerry FieldGerry Field joined American Public Television (APT) in 2007 as vice president of technology and distribution services.

Since 1961, American Public Television has been a leading distributor of groundbreaking, high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation's 350 public television stations. Field oversees APT's IT and distribution services departments and is responsible for delivering APT’s extensive program catalog to domestic and international markets. Field also leads APT’s digital media initiatives, helping the company find new and improved ways to distribute programming and engage audiences.

Field has more than 25 years of production and engineering project management experience in broadcast, cable television, broadband, and distance learning. For many years, he was operations manager for WGBH Boston's Media Access Group and Descriptive Video Service, and a project director with WGBH's National Center for Accessible Media. In addition, Field has experience designing and managing high-definition and IP multicast systems, and served as a consultant for Dr. Robert Ballard’s Sea Research Foundation and Institute for Exploration.

Field is a frequent contributor to technical standards organizations, including SMPTE and CEA. He is a recognized expert on program accessibility issues such as closed captioning, video description and regulatory compliance. In 2000, he was named a Laureate in the Computerworld-Smithsonian Awards program.

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