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Member of the IBC Council, engineer Bernard Pauchon passed away last week


Bernard Pauchon (photo: Linked In)

The IBC Council Committee issued a note to its members on Thursday (22), notifying the death of one of its members, French engineer Bernard Pauchon.

In the note, the committee president, Naomi Climer stated: “I am deeply saddened to write to inform you that Bernard Pauchon, a long-time member of the IBC Council, recently passed away”.

The IBC Council brings together personalities and broadcast executives from around the world, including Fernando Bittencourt and the acting president of SET. Bernard even attended a SET meeting at the IBC as a speaker.

Bernard Pauchon graduated in engineering at the Polytechnic School and the National School of Telecommunications, in France, in 1975.

Over the years, he held various leading positions in developing the broadcast industry in France.

In 2004, he became senior vice president for the Development of Broadcast Services on Mobile Devices at the famous French media group, TDF, and vice president of the BMCO Forum.

In 2008, he held the position of senior vice president at Global Media and was responsible for the international alliances and coordination of the TDF Group for DTT, Mobile TV, digital radio, digital cinema, multimedia (IPTV services, playout and internet) and management of the spectrum related to these business áreas.

He was founder and first president of Broadcast Networks Europe (BNE), a European association of terrestrial TV network operators. Currently, he held the position as the entity’s special advisor. Since 2011, he has managed his own business, BPCI (Bernard Pauchon Consulting International).