Andy Quested
Andy Quested

Andy started working for the BBC in 1978 becoming a video-tape editor in 1985 where he worked on many comedy, children’s and documentary series. Moving to a new technology department he, worked on introducing non-linear editing, stereo, widescreen, the BBC’s first HD programme Planet Earth I and the first UHD programme, Planet Earth II.

Andy has been a Rapporteur for ITU Working Party 6C investigating the use of 3DTV, the Global Broadcasting Platform and image quality. He is a Co-Chair of the joint group on Accessibility and has chaired several Rapporteur Groups including the group that developed the HDR Recommendation until 2015 when he became chair of Working Party 6C itself. As chair, he initiated new areas of study on Advanced Immersive Sensory Media Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Energy Aware Broadcasting as applied to content production and international programme exchange. In WP 6B, Andy led the group formalizing the use of componentized content creation that led to a new Recommendation.

Andy left the BBC at the end of 2020 but is still leading standards work in the ITU and EBU. He is also an active member of SMPTE, becoming a Fellow in 2014 for work relating to standards.