WNET Names Peter Brickman Chief Technology Officer
April 22, 2013 – WNET, parent company of New York’s public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, announced the appointment of Peter Brickman to the position of Chief Technology Officer.
As Chief Technology Officer, Brickman will manage and direct all activities for the collection, communication, processing and reporting of information to support WNET’s organization, including centralized and decentralized information processing, voice and data. Brickman will also oversee WNET’s IT infrastructure, hosting and applications and provide thought leadership in innovation and strategy regarding future anticipated technological developments in the areas of content delivery for broadcast, cable, information technology, systems, new media applications and web technology. Brickman brings extensive and varied technology leadership experience to the institution. He will report to Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET.
“Given the fast pace of change in the media landscape and our increasing dependence on technology to produce and distribute our content, we are pleased to have an executive of Peter’s caliber join WNET,” said Shapiro. “His expertise will help to propel us into the future.”
Most recently, Brickman served as a Principal Consultant at IGS, a technology company focused on the design and operation of technology systems used in media-dependent operations as well as other high data traffic facilities, including sporting arenas, learning institutions and malls.
Prior to IGS, he was Chief Technology Officer at MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL football teams. MetLife Stadium has been recognized as the most technology-enabled stadium in the world. Brickman oversaw the facility’s $100 million technology design and implementation.
Previously, Brickman was Managing Director of Ascent Media, a provider of technology and content distribution services for clients including YES Network, NFL Network, NHL Network, CBS College Sports, DIRECTV and A&E Networks. Brickman also worked for the NFL, overseeing the technology, data and product initiatives for NFL SUNDAY TICKET, NFL Network, Live Game Streaming and HDTV.
In 2013, WNET is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THIRTEEN, New York’s flagship public media provider. As the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJ Today and MetroFocus, the multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region.