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Amy Philipson

ORG ResearchChannel Title BIO Amy Philipson is the Director, Video and TV Technologies, and Director, Business and Finance for the university-wide Computing & Communications organization at the University of Washington. As director of Video and TV Technologies she is responsible for the UW's extensive, award winning Television, Video production and major advanced multimedia efforts. She led the successful efforts to establish and manages the UW's two cable channels (UWTV and uw2.tv) in the greater Puget Sound metropolitan area and across the State of Washington, and has built a subscriber base of 2 million (and growing). UWTV programming has received many awards including Emmy nominations, Golden Cine, Best of the Northwest and others. Ms. Philipson is also the founder and now Executive Director of the national ResearchChannel (aka ResearchTV) consortium, which includes many of the country's leading research universities and also key corporate research partners such as IBM. In addition to providing on-demand programming and distribution of broadcast TV materials via the Internet, as of January 2000 the ResearchChannel has a full time national channel on Echostar's consumer oriented Dish500 Direct Broadcast Satellite system which reaches many millions of citizens across the country. The ResearchChannel pioneered MPEG-2 high quality broadcast TV quality (and above) demand-video distribution services, and catalysed and produced the first real-time, and first live, high definition television transmissions over the internet. These HDTV over IP efforts included a series of record setting demonstrations in which over a billion bits per second of real-time, uncompressed studio-quality HDTV streams were successfully distributed over Internet2-Abilene, DARPA NTON, and in the first live coast to coast HDTV (also at > a gigabit) over DARPA Supernet. In November of 1999 the ResearchChannel and UCAID announced a new working group dedicated to streaming video especially very high quality pushing hard at the further convergence of television, HD multimedia, and the Internet. Ms. Philipson holds BS and MCP degrees from MIT.