Kazimir Bačić

Kazimir Bačić

General Director, Croatian Radiotelevision

Joined HRT – Croatian Radiotelevision in 1984, working as a Broadcast Engineer in TV studios, then in CNCT and continuity. In 2003, became Head of Television Technology Department and Deputy General Manager for Research and Development for Television Technology and then Technical Director. Responsibilities included technology development and operations in TV production, as well as engagement in strategy issues of television broadcasting particularly in technological, legal, economic and programming aspects of new media.
During the years worked on many technical projects and personally executed projects such as: “File based news production”, “Development and installation of two big production studios 1000m2”, “CNCT Digital project“, “Digitalization in continuity and play out”, implementation and everyday use of the Backpack system and introduction of Ka-Band newsgathering equipment, implementation of Virtual Scene and HD SNG Van.
From 2006 to 2014, member of Croatian Government’s Strategy Group for implementation of DTT continuing with the issue of Digital Dividend 1 and Digital Dividend 2.
Since 2006, Member of Technical Committee, the central technical body of the EBU, which oversees the work of the Strategic Programmes headquartered at the EBU Technology and Innovation Department, as well as IBA (International Broadcasting Assembly). Since 2008, Member of IMCG (International Media Connectivity Group), previously ISOG (International Satellite Operations Group) with fourth vice-chair mandate. Since 2008, Member of Bruges Group. Since 2014, actively participated in the EBU Vision 2020 project. Since 2016, Member of the Executive Committee of IBA (International Broadcast Assembly).
In February 2017, appointed as Director General of HRT. In 2018, appointed President of COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators) association devoted to the promotion of dialogue and cultural integration in the Mediterranean Region in collaboration with public service radio and TV broadcasters from 26 countries, the EBU, and international bodies (Anna Lindh Foundation, UN agencies such as UNESCO, UNHCR, UNAOC, FAO, IFAD, etc.).