Andrew G. Setos

Andrew G. Setos has spent his entire career innovating at the cutting edge of the audio-visual industry, including the strategic and tactical aspects of production, distribution and exhibition and in virtually every form of content play. He has collaborated with some of the industry's most prolific business executives and creative talents and identified opportunities and emerging threats.

He is CEO of BlackStar Engineering Inc., a firm that advises on the intersection of technology and media.

He rose to President, Engineering for the Fox Group during a 24 year stint at that company, where he has innovated in almost every aspect of content creation and distribution, melding technologies to the needs of creative and business imperatives. He was the lead engineering and operations executive at the company that launched MTV Music Television, VH-1 and Nickelodeon. Before that he spent several years at WNET as Chief Engineer where he was involved in many innovative, award winning productions, such as Live from Lincoln Center, Dance in America, Bill Moyers Journal and the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour and the transition to satellite distribution for PBS.

He has applied for and been granted a variety of patents.

Andrew G. Setos

Along the way he has received many distinctions, including being elected a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and accepted three Emmy's for Engineering from the Television Academy, the most recent being the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

He is most comfortable when involved in efforts that have never been attempted before but is equally proficient at managing large operations on a day to day basis, achieving unsurpassed cost efficiencies, responsiveness and reliability.

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(primarily spectrum and copyright matters)