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Hanno Basse

Chairman, Infinity Festival & President, Distributed Media Solutions
Hanno Basse is President of Live Planet's Decentralized Media Solutions division. Hanno brings Live Planet his extensive expertise in driving the adoption of emerging technologies to catalyze new media experiences and services, expanding the company’s innovations in immersive and linear video production, distribution and monetization.

Appointed chief technology officer at 20th Century Fox Film Corp. in 2012, Hanno has a proven track record of successfully establishing new products, formats and experiences in the entertainment industry. At 20th Century Fox, Hanno was responsible for technology strategy for the film studio, covering production/post-production, theatrical distribution and home entertainment. He created industry-leading partnerships with Samsung, Ericsson and Barco, among others, which led to the founding of the Fox Innovation Lab. While at Fox, he also served as the first chairman of the UHD Alliance where he helped launch the 4K-UHD Blu-ray Disc format and, in partnership with Samsung, established High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology as a consumer product. He also served as the Fox board member of Movielabs as well as the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at the University of Southern California (USC).

Prior to 20th Century Fox, Hanno was with DIRECTV, where he served as senior vice president of broadcast systems engineering. In that role, he was responsible for the design and implementation of DIRECTV’s broadcast infrastructure and served as the technical lead for the introduction of many innovative technologies to DIRECTV’s platform, including HD, 3D and on-demand services. 

Hanno is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and holds 28 patents.