SVP, Global Media Engineering | Discovery
Jim McGrath is responsible for providing strategic planning and leadership of all internal engineering functions efficiently linking Discovery's broadcast playout centers and production centers globally with file based technology solutions. Coordinating company-wide engineering initiatives globally, he collaboratively develops strategy for next generation systems, organizational structure, and liaisons all engineering and technical functions with clients, key vendors, and manufacturers. Jim manages the engineering resources supporting Discovery's in-house post production centers in Silver Spring, New York, Miami, and London, which deliver post-production and creative services to Discovery's worldwide businesses.
Most recently, Jim has been the technical lead for the team that accomplished the migration of playout of all Discovery Latin America channels out of Miami and into the Discovery facility in Sterling Virginia. Internally this effort is known as Project Americas. With the acquisition of Eurosport, Jim has been involved in the integration of that business as well as providing technical guidance and oversight in the deployment of new technologies, physical plant consolidation and outsource options. As performance issues developed with our outsource provider for Asia, Encompass Digital Media, Jim has provided analysis of the issues, analyzed the remediation by the vendor and insured that all penalties due Discovery were assessed.
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