HD Forum Italia (HDFI) announces that Stefano D’Agostini, Director of the Vatican Television Center (CTV), has been appointed honorary member of the Association, in recognition of his ongoing commitment to innovation with a particular focus on the high technical quality of televised images. His role as head of the Holy See national broadcaster is as intense as it is concrete, and it is through this activity that we can trace the progress made by the entire department over the last few decades. The appointment, endorsed unanimously by HDFI’s Executive Council, also underscores the attention that D’Agostini has always dedicated to the value of cooperation, above all on the occasion of historical events marked by the use of Ultra High Definition.
Stefano D’Agostini, Director of CTV, stated: “I am honoured to become part of HD Forum Italia. In its 10 years of activity the Association has always strived to involve the entire audiovisual supply chain through international discussion forums. This approach, moreover, promotes a kind of longstanding relationship between a group of friends and leading professionals united by the idea of placing innovation at the service of a well-defined purpose, while overcoming the boundaries of current technology at each single step.”
Benito Manlio Mari, President of HDFI, commented: “With the appointment of Stefano D’Agostini, the Association is enriched by the remarkable professionalism of a man with a verve for initiative and technological research, which will enable us to pursue projects in the area of audiovisual production. He will be an excellent resource that, with his innovative ideas, will encourage the exploration of new techniques to activate the convergence of languages used in multimedia communication.”