DTV Audio Group Production and Distribution Forum at AES: Audio Production in an Evolving Television Distribution Landscape

DTV Audio Group Forum
“Audio Production and Distribution in an Evolving Television Delivery Landscape”
2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2013

The forum is intended to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by advanced encoding schemes and to debate whether ubiquitous mobile and over-the-top content delivery demands a retrenchment to more limited audio or could lead to further audio advances. The discussion will also address the long-term implications of mobile data’s inevitable annexation of available broadcast spectrum and the resulting impact on wireless production, and will once again revisit the challenges of producing multichannel music for television.

“The transition from traditional broadcasting to a largely stream-based model opens up a lot of possibilities but potentially adds to confusion as different entities pursue a range of formats and encoding solutions. The demand for more sophisticated interactive and object-oriented services on next-generation streaming appliances, and the transition to streaming of highly sophisticated cinema formats at the very high end, are directly at odds with the common perception that television audio now needs to be dumbed down for mobile and desktop streaming. This disconnect between competing visions creates a strategic dilemma for content producers who are looking for universal delivery standards and workflow practices across a range of delivery platforms.”

Roger Charlesworth, DTV Audio Group,Executive Director

Tom Sahara, , Turner Sports, Vice President of Operations and Technology, Chairman Sports Video Group

Discussion topics will include:

A Paler Shade of White
Facing the Realities of Shrinking Professional Wireless Spectrum

Mark Brunner, Shure Incorporated,Senior Director of Global Public Relations
Joe Ciaudelli, Sennheiser,Director, Advanced Products and Engineering
Kevin Cleary, ESPN,Senior Audio Producer
Henry Cohen,  CP Communications,Senior RF Design Engineer
Peter Larsson,  Broadcast Sports Incorporated,General Manager
Mike Noseworthy, NBC Universal,Senior Audio Engineer, Field Operations

Objects Are Closer Than They Appear
Interactivity, Object Oriented Audio and Advanced Channel Formats in Next-Generation Services

Robert Bleidt, Fraunhofer USA,Division General Manager
Jean-Marc Jot, DTS,Vice President of Research and Development
Jim Starzynski, NBCUniversal,Director and Principle Audio Engineer
Nicholas Tsingos, Dolby Laboratories, Senior Platform Engineer

How many Channels is Your Cloud?
Expanding Visions of Television Audio for Mobile and Over-the-Top Streaming Delivery

Hardys Eggum,  HBO,Vice President Media Technology
Stacey Foster,  Saturday Night Live,Coordinating Producer
Peter Scott,  Turner Sports,Vice President for Emerging Media
Sean Richardson, Starz Entertainment,Director of Post Production, Audio

Television versus Music: Round Two
Revisiting the Joys of Multichannel Music and the Struggle for Stereo Compatibility


Roger Charlesworth, DTV Audio Group,President Charlesworth Media, Executive Director
Ken Hahn,  Sync Sound and Digital Cinema,Co-Founder and Principal
Lawrence Manchester,  “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, Senior Music Mixer

The DTV Audio Group Forum at AES is produced in association with the SVG and is sponsored by:

Dale Pro Audio
Dolby Laboratories
JBL Professional
Linear Acoustic

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