The Society of Television Engineers

Welcome to the Society of Television Engineers Web Site.  Established in 1940, STE is an organization unique to Los Angeles, Hollywood and the surrounding areas.  Its members include key individuals involved in television broadcast engineering and the manufacture of television broadcast equipment.  The purpose of the STE is to provide a common ground for people in the video, broadcasting and related technologies to meet up, trade experiences and learn about new products and methods.  If you are working in video production, broadcast, post production, or systems design/integration, you will find others with similar backgrounds at the STE.



STE dinner meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of each month except for July and August. Meeting activities include a social cocktail hour, dinner, a table-by-table industry event reports and introduction of guests. This is followed by a formal program that covers new or interesting broadcast, production and post production systems, standards, products, or techniques.  Meetings are open to anyone interested in the field.

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Next Meeting

We are pleased to Announce

Florian Nivette

  (CEH, CHFI, CEI, GSNA) Managing Security Associate at Bishop Fox

Will Present


Topics of Discussion:

Not only is the media and entertainment industry at the forefront of our culture, but it constitutes a

considerable portion of our global economy. It’s how we still receive most of our information on a day-
to-day basis. But thanks to its ubiquity, the media and entertainment industry is an especially appealing

target for hackers around the world.
As professional penetration testers, we have worked extensively with the media and entertainment
industry for the past decade. We have dealt with instances large and small in addition to breaches that
call to mind the infamous Sony Pictures hack of 2014.
This talk will present the lessons we have learned from this work. We will share which programs we saw
usher in success – and which programs were dead on arrival. We will share how we prevented
devastating breaches as well as how to enhance the security posture of exposed assets. In short, we will
share with our audience how the media and entertainment industry can achieve security success.

Please plan to join us on Thursday, April 18th.
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
At Pickwick Gardens
1001 West Riverside Dr,  Burbank CA 91506

Board Members & Officers

Board for 2018-2019:

President - Jeff Longbottom
Secretary - Katy Yu

Treasurer - George Hamilton

Charter Members

Tony Cieniewski

Jerry Isenhower

At-Large Members

Sharon Osornio

Rafic Ghoogassian

Brad Strommen