April 17, 2015
By Nur Zalikha Khamis
New York, USA —The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment and technology industries, has announced that Technicolor has pledged a contribution to The Next Century Fund of the SMPTE Centennial Campaign. Technicolor’s gift, formally recognised at the 2015 NAB Show’s Technology Summit on Cinema, produced in partnership with SMPTE, brings the campaign contribution total to nearly $1.5 million.
The SMPTE Centennial Campaign has been established in recognition of the Society’s 100-year anniversary in 2016. As part of this campaign, The Next Century Fund will support enhancements in standards system infrastructure and raise the level of support for the development of new standards, as well as support the adoption of existing standards throughout the world. Providing membership opportunities to new geographic areas and emerging media technology sectors, The Next Century Fund will secure a future path for sustainable growth. The Society will also use the funds to expand its offering of educational programs that advance the expertise of its members.