Sam Matheny



Sam Matheny

EVP and CTO
National Association of Broadcasters

Sam Matheny

Sam Matheny

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

National Association of Broadcasters

Sam Matheny is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at the National Association of Broadcasters.  With over 25 years of experience in the broadcast and data networking industries, including earning a patent for inventing mobile and interactive DTV technologies, Sam leads NAB’s technology team in its efforts to promote innovation and propel broadcast technology into the future.  He also provides overall leadership for PILOT, formerly NAB Labs, as well as NAB’s TV, Radio, and Digital Technology Committees.

Matheny is a member of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers and he serves on the board of governors for the National Wireless Safety Alliance.  He has testified before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on the future of emergency alerting through next generation TV, and serves on the FEMA National Advisory Council subcommittee on the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). He has served as an advisor to numerous startup and technology companies and is currently engaged with Reveal Mobile, a location based advertising technology company, and Haystack TV, a personalized OTT headline news channel. He is also a former member of the FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), and a former member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) board of directors, where he served as Chairman of the specialist group on the next generation of digital television.

Before joining NAB, Sam served as Vice President of Policy and Innovation for Capitol Broadcasting Company where he focused on strategic media applications, mobile wireless content delivery, smart TV, and helped secure multiple patents for broadcast Internet distribution.  He has also held management positions with mobile development, satellite, digital television, web development, and interactive video companies. 

Sam holds a B.S. in Communications from East Carolina University and a M.S. in Technology Management from North Carolina State University.  In 2007, he was named an American Marshall Memorial Fellow.

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