|About Robert Miller|
Robert Miller is President of Robert Miller Consulting LLC, a media consulting and project management firm serving the communications industry. He works with radio and television networks, MVPDs, Digital Media start-ups, and Venture Capital firms to help define and/or improve business strategy, enhance efficiency, improve work-flows, facility performance and technology. He also works with national and state broadcasting associations on a variety of regulatory compliance projects.
Robert specializes in managing big projects within the broadcasting industry. In early 2009, after serving 25 years with GE and NBC Universal, Robert decided to pursue his dream of creating a niche company that specializes in the deployment of new technologies to an industry in transition. His clients include the NAB, State Broadcast Associations, new media start-ups, systems automation companies and television stations (large and small).
Ground Breaking Projects
Robert was the first in the industry to deploy control room automation within major network O&O TV stations. He led a market by market workflow analysis and standardized best practices. Robert managed the automation company’s product enhancements to meet the stations’ rugged “top 10” market demands. The project, the first of its kind, was delivered on time, under budget and continues to save millions of dollars annually.
The DTV Transition: Led the “help line” project for the NAB. Coordinated the efforts among the State Broadcast Associations, the FCC, NCTA, CTAM, Comcast, TW Cable and created one national solution to assist “over the air” households with the DTV transition.
Robert pioneered the use of the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology that helped our viewers “stay tuned” while collecting and reporting individual market issues and trends. He was responsible for total project oversight, managing design, budget, vendors and timeline. The system, utilized by the states’ Broadcasters, the NAB and the FCC, was delivered on time and under budget.
He led and delivered local HD production capabilities to nine NBCU major market TV Stations, meeting strict GE capital ROI requirements.
Most recently, Robert formed "Broadcast Wind LLC", assembling a team of experts in Wind Energy, RF, and Electrical Engineering to help promote and foster the growth of renewable energy within the Broadcast Industry. Robert is working with our State Broadcast Associations, State and Federal Governmental agencies as well as wind turbine manufacturers to help improve upon grant and incentive opportunities available to Broadcasters while establishing standards to assure non-interference of turbine blades with broadcast signals.
Robert has a Bachelors degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in Finance from Rider University. He has been deeply immersed within the broadcast and communications industries since the beginning of his career working his way through RCA Broadcast Systems, GE Americom, NBC Finance, NBC Network operations, NBC Cable, and the NBC Television Stations Division. His roles have included accounting, finance, operations management, and business development.
Special projects have always been his passion, and participation was always “a must”. Robert has had the good fortune to work on some of the most pioneering project teams in the industry including the building of the Today Show’s street side studio, NBC’s purchase of its 30 Rockefeller headquarters, MSNBC’s start-up, the CNBC headquarters build, the USA Network acquisition, the Telemundo Network acquisition, and the Universal Studios acquisition.
Robert maintains an “on call” working relationship with all of his clients to help resolve, technical, operational and alternative energy related issues as they emerge.