Director of Engineering and Operations
Capitol Broadcasting Company
Peter Sockett is the Director of Engineering and Operations for Capitol Broadcasting Company’s WRAL, WRAZ and WILM television stations in North Carolina. He graduated in 1993 from Conestoga College in Ontario, Canada, with a degree in Electronics Engineering and Technology.
He worked for the CTV and CHUM networks for 5 years then crossed the border to work for CBS in Detroit, ultimately achieving the position of Director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering at WBBM-TV in Chicago. In 2003, he took the position of Chief Engineer for WRAL and WILM and was promoted to Director of Engineering and Operations in 2009.
Over his tenure at Capital Broadcasting, Peter has been instrumental leading the already advanced first commercial HD-TV station into the next era of nonlinear and file IP based productions, delivery and ENG. Various career highlights include completely rebuilding the entire Capitol Broadcasting technical plant, launching the first non-linear HD newsroom, developing workflows for IP-ENG, implementing the first Mobile DTV transit system, and executing the first demonstrations of M-EAS at a commercial station.