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Mr. Bob Hesskamp

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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

Employment History

  • Senior Vice President, Cnn Best
    Turner Broadcasting System , Inc.
  • Senior Vice President, CNN Broadcasting Engineering
    Turner Broadcasting System , Inc.
  • Vice President of Broadcasting Engineering and Systems Technology
  • Senior Vice President, CNN Broadcast Engineering
  • Head of Engineering
  • Vice President
    Systems Technology
  • Turner Broadcasting Corporate Vice President
    Systems Technology
  • Senior Vice President
    Systems Technology
  • Vice President
    CNN Broadcast Engineering
  • Turner Broadcasting Corporate Vice President
    CNN Broadcast Engineering
  • Senior Vice President
    CNN Broadcast Engineering


  • bachelor's degree , radio
    University of Missouri
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Bob Hesskamp SVP, CNN ..., 3 Feb 2016 [cached]
Bob Hesskamp SVP, CNN Broadcast Engineering & Systems Technology Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
CNN HD flipped its switch ..., 18 Oct 2007 [cached]
CNN HD flipped its switch Sept. 1, and Bob Hesskamp, CNN VP of broadcasting engineering and systems technology, said the network took a similar approach."Everything we've replaced for the past five years has been with HD in mind," he said adding that 72,979 pieces of new equipment and 1 million feet of new cable in Atlanta later, CNN is ready for HD. Technology, however, is only one aspect of the challenge.Education of staff is also important.CNN held 47 HD classes to train more than 1,130 staffers on how HD would change their jobs."We talked to everyone about what we were doing and what the impact would be," Hesskamp said.
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Author: Added: 04/30/2008 Duration:185.621 Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 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 ..., 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.
"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.
"From the video we've seen so far, it's incredible," Mr. Hesskamp said.
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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.
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