Michael Koetter

Turner Broadcasting System, SVP, Digital Media Systems

Michael Koetter plays a principle technology leadership role at Turner, with enterprise wide responsibility for file-based production and journalism systems. To this end, Koetter oversees Turner’s Media Enabled Technology and Architecture group – META.

Connecting content suppliers to Turner’s various distribution divisions while providing necessary processing and packaging, META’s content supply chain technology powers Turner’s growth across both traditional and emerging digital platforms. Additionally, Koetter leads Turner’s technology strategy and execution for news and sports production, postproduction, and the hybrid cloud technology behind it all.

Prior to this role, Koetter played a key role in the transition to file-based high-definition workflows at CNN. Working with suppliers and trade associations, Koetter led the creation of a best in class fully integrated global content environment. With media and metadata interoperability from cameras to production to archive, this environment is evolving to provide true location independent production – allowing CNN to leverage its global newsgathering and production base.

Koetter and his team have been recognized for contributions to Turner and the media industry through Broadcasting and Cable’s Technology Leadership Award, Broadcast Engineering’s Engineering Excellence Award, multiple IBC Innovation Awards, and a Technical Emmy.

A graduate of Appalachian State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Koetter holds a B.S. in anthropology and an M.S. in information design and technology. He is an active member of the North American Broadcasters Association and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

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