EU-BR Collaborative Project Coordinator
Klaus Merkel (Germany)
Institut für Rundfunktechnik & GLOBAL ITV project
Klaus Merkel graduated in 1992 as telecommunications engineer at the Technical University in Munich, Germany. At that time he had already started working at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) in Munich which is the central research and development institute of the public broadcasters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Since 2005 the integration of broadcast and broadband services into a true hybrid system is his main field of work which resulted in major contributions in the founding work of HbbTV. Klaus was the European Coordinator of GLOBAL ITV project.