Hanno Basse

Hanno Basse
Chief Technology Officer
Twentieth Century Fox Film Co

Hanno Basse, chief technical officer (CTO) at 20th Century Fox Film Corp., oversees technology strategy and engineering, including home entertainment, theatrical distribution, and postproduction. At Fox, Hanno and his team of engineers are developing new distribution methods, are working on next generation entertainment technologies like High Dynamic Range and Ultra-HD as well as interactive platforms, and are involved with many other initiatives, including Content Protection, Immersive Audio etc. He earlier spent more than 14 years at DIRECTV, ultimately as senior vice president of broadcast systems engineering, with accomplishments including the 2005 successful launch of the largest HD channel rollout to date and the 2009 implementation of DIRECTV’s video-on-demand infrastructure, as well as significant contributions to DIRECTV’s broadcast infrastructure and construction of its Los Angeles Broadcast Center. Hanno began his career in 1991 as a scientist-engineer at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) in Munich, Germany, and worked as a systems engineer at ProSieben Media AG, also in Germany. He has been awarded 22 patents and was named a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers in 2014. Hanno currently serves as the president and chairman of the board of the UHD Alliance, an organization that brings together major content, consumer electronics and distribution companies with the goal of defining a next generation premium audio-visual experience.