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Chris Latham

ORG ResearchChannel Title BIO After an extensive career in IT and in broadcasting, Christopher Latham has recently become Director, Operations and Projects for the Streaming Media, Video & TV Technology unit of the University of Washington's campus-wide Computing & Communications organization. SMVTT operates the UW's two cable channels (UWTV and which reach the Puget Sound metropolitan area and across the State of Washington. SMVTT also has developed the DigitalWell digital content management and media streaming facility which provides live streaming and audio and video on demand services to the UW television stations as well as to KEXP.ORG and FM radio, and to the ResearchChannel.

Mr. Latham is also the General Manager of the national ResearchChannel consortium, which includes many of the country's leading research universities as well as key corporate research partners. In addition to providing on-demand programming and distribution of broadcast TV materials via the Internet, the ResearchChannel has a full time national channel on the Dish500 Direct Broadcast Satellite system which reaches many millions of citizens across the country. The ResearchChannel has pioneered broadcast quality and high definition video distribution services over the internet. The HDTV over IP efforts have included a series of record setting demonstrations in which over a billion and a half bits per second of real-time, uncompressed studio-quality HDTV streams were successfully distributed over Internet2-Abilene and other networks across the US, to Europe, and across the Pacific to Austalia and Asia.