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Mr. Bob Hesskamp

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Senior Vice President, Cnn Best

Turner Broadcasting System , Inc.
1050 Techwood Drive Nw
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
United States

Company Description: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments...   more
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  • bachelor's degree , radio
    University of Missouri
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Author: Added: 04/30/2008 Duration:185.621 Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 www.beet.tv CNN's Transition to HD Wins Top Industry Award In Las Vegas last week at NAB, we sat down with Bob Hesskamp, the head of engineering for CNN. Bob received the 2008 Technology Leadership Award from Broadcasting & Cable magazine for his pioneering work in creating CNN HD, the first news network in HD. Bob gave us an update on the massive work underway in Atlanta in converting hours of analog tapes and digital media into a unified digital archive.
"We've known HD technology is out ...
www.tvweek.com, 6 Sept 2007 [cached]
"We've known HD technology is out there and we've been planning from a technical point for some time," said Bob Hesskamp, VP of CNN Broadcast Engineering and Systems Technology.
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"Like with any news organization, we have a large legacy of library material in standard definition," said Mr. Hesskamp, "and we'll use that stuff forever."
However, efforts will be made to up-convert content as much as possible, he added.The network has already begun the process of converting some of its current news segments.
CNN will continue to upgrade its facilities around the world by replacing existing equipment with high-def versions.
The ultimate goal is to have CNN be a news organization that shoots entirely in HD, but Mr. Hesskamp admits it's not something that will happen overnight.
"We're a global news organization, so it's a significant endeavor to replace equipment and upgrade the current infrastructures," he said.
Although CNN has been actively working on the launch of the HD simulcast for a little over a year, the network had been preparing itself for an eventual HD launch for nearly three years.
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"From the video we've seen so far, it's incredible," Mr. Hesskamp said.
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www.ipmediaexpo.com, 17 Aug 2008 [cached]
Bob Hesskamp Turner Broadcasting Corporate Vice President, CNN Broadcast Engineering and System Technology
Bob Hesskamp is a Turner Broadcasting corporate vice president of CNN Broadcast Engineering and System Technology. He is based at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta. Named to this position in 2004, his duties include leadership of engineering and broadcasting related IT resources, technology installations, support and maintenance, and engineering management development at CNN's Atlanta, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong, production centers. His scope extends to all 16 cable and satellite television networks; two private place-based networks; two radio networks; and CNN Newsource, the world's most extensively syndicated news service.
Hesskamp was previously senior vice president of technical operations for the CNN Newsgroup. His duties included technology changes and implementation, technical facility improvements, developing new business, operations projects and operations management development. He played a key role in the operational design and production migration of CNN's New York production center. Previous to that he was vice president of operations, international where he was in charge of international new business ventures and oversaw operations for the Atlanta, London and Hong Kong bureaus as well as CNN Español. He also coordinated the relocation plans for the Hong Kong and London bureaus and helped to set into motion the production of the new newsroom in Atlanta.
Hesskamp began his tenure with CNN in 1983 as a video journalist for Headline News. He was promoted to director in 1987 and was named CNN Headline News operations supervisor in 1988. In 1991, he joined CNN Newsource as field operations supervisor and was promoted to director of operations for CNN International in 1994. As director of operations, he managed the operations staff for CNN International, spearheaded the network's complex regionalization project and was instrumental in set changes in Atlanta, London and Hong Kong.
He began his journalism career as a production assistant for Warner-Amex Cable. Hesskamp holds a bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of Missouri.
During the NAB Show, Broadcasting & ...
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During the NAB Show, Broadcasting & Cable, a sister publication of Multichannel News, will present Bob Hesskamp, senior vice president for CNN Broadcast Engineering and Systems Technology, with one of its 2008 Technology Leadership Award.The award, presented during a ceremony Monday, pays tribute to technology leaders who have displayed innovation, imagination and achievement.
Hesskamp's duties at CNN include leadership of engineering and broadcasting-related IT resources, technology installations, support and maintenance, and engineering management development at CNN's production centers worldwide.Hesskamp directed the September 2007 launch of CNN HD, the network's first 24-hour news network in high definition, and continues to guide sweeping upgrades to CNN studios and equipment around the world to handle the format.
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Bob Hesskamp SVP, CNN Broadcast Engineering & Systems Technology Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
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