DTV Audio Group Announces Final Program For Forum at AES Convention

The DTV Audio Group (DTVAG) – an organization of senior-level broadcast network executives promoting best practices and successful strategies for digital television audio production and delivery – announces the final program for its “DTV Audio Group Forum: The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television.” on Friday October 9 at the upcoming 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

DTVagAES2014-01Expanding on the popularity of last year’s debut, the DTVAG forum will continue to discuss the hot topic of streaming content delivery and its impact on today’s TV landscape. The forum is produced by the DTV Audio Group in association with the Sports Video Group (SVG) and sponsored by Calrec, Dale Pro Audio, Dolby Laboratories, DTS, Lawo, and Linear Acoustic.

Some of today’s brightest minds in television audio will participate in this year’s forum, and will take a look at the way content delivery is increasingly following a streamed model and being deployed with very short lead times via a virtualized delivery infrastructure, which allows for further advancements in related broadcast services including audio quality, spatially immersive sound, personalization and bandwidth efficiency.

A series of five engaging panels, presentations and discussions will dig deep into each topic, and teach attendees about some of the tools and workflow approaches required to manage and exploit the capabilities of next-generation audio standards and take television audio into the future. The final program is as follows:

Program – Friday, October 10
1:00: Wireless Microphone Spectrum Update: 
Mark Brunner, Senior Director, Global Brand Management, Shure Inc.
1:15: This Is Not Your Father’s MVPD
Mark Francisco, Fellow, Premises Technology, Office of the CTO, Comcast
1:45: So Long SDI and MADI:
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: 
Skip Pizzi, Senior Director, New Media Technologies, National Association of Broadcasters (moderator)
Craig Cuttner, Senior Vice President, Technology Development & Standards, HBO
Mark Francisco, Fellow, Premises Technology, Office of the CTO, Comcast
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:
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

4:30: Mixing for Immersive Audio, from Cinema to Tablet:
Steve Harvey, West Coast Editor, Pro Sound News (moderator)
Mike Babcock, Supervising Sound Editor/Designer/Re-Recording Mixer, Warner Bros Studios
Will Files, Sound Designer, Re-Recording Mixer, Skywalker Sound
David Fluhr, Rerecording Mixer, Disney Digital Studio Services
Juan Peralta, Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer, Skywalker Sound
Ben Wilkins, Supervising Sound Editor, Technicolor Sound Services
5:30: Wrap up
6:00: Meeting Concludes

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