Head of Media Production Facilities
Willem Vermost works at Vlaamse Radio en Televisie (VRT), Brussels, Belgium, as head of media media facilities. Prior to this role, he was the topic lead on the transition to IP-based studios at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). He received a master’s degree in electronic engineering and in applied computer science. With over 20 years of experience in broadcasting, he has worked on various projects, including the multiple award-winning VRT Live IP proof of concepts, the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) Tested Program, and started the opensource project EBU Live IP Software Toolkit (LIST). He acted as a deputy in the JT-NM admin board and the AWMA board of directors. Willem is a co-chair of EBU’s strategic group on System Design and Interoperability and is an active member of SMPTE. As a faculty member of the EBU Academy, he provides training on the transition to live IP-based media facilities. Recent efforts at VRT focus on on-set virtual productions and new workflows with software-based studios.