The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
(Science and Technology)
of the 177th Session 1997-98
The Digital Television Revolution
Dr Gary Tonge
Director of Engineering
Independent Television Commission
Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
on Monday 3th October 1997, at 7pm.
There is much talk of the digiatal TV revolution, but what will it mean
in practice? Based on personal involvement in the development of
digital TV from the laboratory work of the 1980s through to the
current licensing of services for launch next year, Dr Tonge will
explain what digital TV is and what its impact might be on the viewer
at home and on the TV business. The lecture will be illustrated by
The President, Dr Allen D C Simpson, will occupy the Chair.
- The Council is pleased to announce the election of Professor Malcolm Longair,
Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Cavendish Laboratory, University
of Cambridge, as an Honorary Fellow of the Society.
- The Society's Keith Medal will be awarded to Dr Gary Tonge at the close of the lecture.
John W F Hendery, Secretary
Entry to the Museum Lecture Theatre is at the rear of the Museum, in Lothian Street.