DTV Audio Group Forum at AES: The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television Audio Services


AES 137, Los Angeles 2014
The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television Audio Services
Friday October 10; 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Content delivery is converging on a streamed model whether for mobile, over the public internet, within the walled garden of the MVPD, or over next generation broadcast services. Virtualized delivery infrastructure for streamed content allows new services to be deployed with very short lead times. The rapidity of this transition to streaming has significantly accelerated the time frame for adoption of advanced object-based audio services offering spatially immersive sound, enhanced personalization, greater bandwidth efficiency and improved audio quality. We are already beginning to see these new features appearing in our homes and mobile devices in the coming months. Our discussions will explore some of the tools and workflow approaches required to manage and exploit the capabilities of next-generation audio standards. We will also takes a look at the convergence around streamed content delivery and transition to IP distribution and contribution that makes this rapid deployment possible.

“The explosive growth in streamed content delivery over mobile and fixed devices, has re-written the playbook for television media distribution. Streaming delivery models are also inexorably finding their way into existing cable services and are being written into next-generation advanced television standards. The migration from traditional broadcasting to a IP stream-based model greatly simplifies implementation, and combined with tablet-empowered UI, frees distributors to pursue a range of formats and encoding solutions with sophisticated interactive and object-oriented audio services,” Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group.

1:00: Wireless Microphone Spectrum Update:
Mark Brunner, Senior Director, Global Brand Management, Shure Inc.
1:15: This Is Not Your Father’s MVPD
Cable infrastructure’s transition to streamed-delivery
Mark Francisco, Fellow, Premises Technology, Office of the CTO, Comcast
1:45: So Long SDI and MADI:
Migration to IP infrastructure within the broadcast plant
Thomas Edwards, Vice President Engineering and Development, Fox Networks

2:15: ATSC 3.0 Audio Update:
Jim Starzynski, Director and Principal Audio Engineer, NBCUniversal

2:30: Distribution of Next Generation Audio Services:
MODERATOR: Skip Pizzi,Senior Director, New Media Technologies, National Association of Broadcasters
Craig Cuttner, SVP, Technology Development & Standards, HBO
Mark Francisco, Fellow, Premises Technology, Office of the CTO, Comcast
Jeffery Riedmiller, Senior Director, Sound Group, Office of the CTO, Dolby Laboratories
Tom Sahara, Vice President of Operations and Technology, Turner Sports
Steve Silva, Vice President of Technology and Strategy, Fox Networks

3:30: Post Workflow and Facility Implications for Object Audio:
MODERATOR: Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group (moderator)
Kevin Collier, Director of Engineering, Post Production, Warner Bros Studio Facilities
Steve Morris, Director of Engineering, Skywalker Sound
Michael Novitch, Chief Engineer, Technicolor Sound Services
Nathan Oishi, Chief Engineer, Sony Pictures Digital
Jeffrey Taylor, Chief Engineer Universal Studios

4:30: Mixing for Immersive Audio, from Cinema to Tablet:
MODERATOR: Steve Harvey, West Coast Editor, Pro Sound News
Mike Babcock, Supervising Sound Editor/Designer/Re-Recording Mixer, Warner Bros Studios
Will Files, Sound Designer, Re-Recording Mixer, Skywalker Sound
Jeff Haboush, Re-Recording Mixer, Sony Pictures

5:30: Wrap up
6:00: Meeting Concludes

The DTV Audio Group Forum at AES is produced in association with the Sports Video Group and is sponsored by:
Dale Pro Audio
Dolby Laboratories
Linear Acoustic

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