AES NY 2019: DTVAG Forum To Host Session on How Audio Fits in the Evolving Television Landscape

In a couple of weeks, DTV Audio Group Forum will be hosting a session titled “Audio for a New Television Landscape” at AES New York 2019 on Oct. 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Executives from numerous organizations will take part in this discussion to provide insights and opinions on the topic. Read More…

Why Do So Many Current TV Shows Have Background Music So Loud It Drowns Out The Dialogue?

This question was asked on Quara, and answered by Laurence Shanet, Director of TV, Films, Commercials, on Quora. https://www.quora.com/Why-do-so-many-current-TV-shows-have-background-music-so-loud-it-drowns-out-the-dialogue  More

Live From the U.S. Open: Evolving Technology Shows Why Miked Holes Matter

Five years ago, when Fox Sports announced that its golf coverage was going to put a microphone in the cup on each hole, many wondered if it was an innovation worthy a second year. Five years later, it is an example of a technical innovation whose evolution has proved its worth and also overcome a […]  More

2018 in Review: A Pivotal Year in Audio

2018 will be looked back on as a pivotal year: IP production techniques and technology became more firmly and deeply embedded in broadcast audio, and immersive sound moved from novelty to reality.  More

2017 Was a Noisy, Novel Year in Sound

When it comes to audio, 2017 was an eventful year. For starters, it saw the end of the largest reallocation of RF spectrum yet, as the 600 MHz range, already made denser by an earlier eviction of wireless microphones from the 700 MHz bands, was summarily overtaken by wireless-mobile interests. Stage 4 of the FCC’s […]  More

AIMS and MNA Announce Merger

Operating as AIMS, the Joint Organization Can Support IP Interoperability Standards Across a Larger Cross Section of the Media and Entertainment Industry BOTHELL, Wash. — Dec. 14, 2017 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that it is merging with the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) to form a single trade association for […]  More

FCC Clarifies RF Rules as the 600 MHz Transition Begins In Earnest

By Steve Harvey The Federal Communications Commission published its Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on July 14, 2017, revising and clarifying technical and operational considerations for wireless microphones in response to petitions from Audio-Technica, Sennheiser, Lectrosonics, and Shure. The revisions come in the wake of the FCC’s Incentive Auction, in which […]  More

DTVAG and SVG Host Leading Sports Mixers for Advanced Audio Symposium

The inaugural Advanced Audio Symposium, presented by the DTV Audio Group and SVG and held in Detroit, Michigan, on July 13, 2017, was a resounding success, attracting attendees and presenters from across North America and Europe. The one-day event presented an opportunity for sports mixers, sound designers, and production engineers to familiarize themselves with emerging […]  More

Repack Phase Zero? You Could Be In Trouble

TVNewsCheck.com reports that by now, most broadcasters should be quite familiar with the FCC’s 10 phases for repacking television spectrum. Karl Voss, chief engineer of KAET Phoenix, says they better get up to speed fast on what he calls “Phase Zero” — any channel in 600 MHz or above that is not protected. Many TV […]  More

NAB 2017: Audio Keeps Up With a Healthy Broadcast Industry

Developments in IP, RF, and object-based audio reflect rapid changes By Dan Daley, Audio Editor, Sports Video Group According to preliminary figures, attendance at last week’s NAB 2017 topped the previous year’s numbers, suggesting a robust broadcast industry. Based on the changes under way in broadcast audio, it’s also an interesting and sometimes intimidating one. […]  More

DTV Audio Group’s AES Conclave Focuses on Hollywood

By Dan Daley, Audio Editor, Sports Video Group The DTV Audio Group’s annual AES Show meeting this month took its cues from the event’s Los Angeles location to examine topics that reflect film and television’s turn toward immersive audio formats, the imminence of virtual-reality media, and the ongoing convergence of conventional and new media, via […]  More

AES Produce Preliminary Loudness Guidelines For Online Television And Video Content Delivery Services

Pro-tools-expert.com reports that early in 2016 the Audio Engineering Society set up the Audio Guidelines for Over the Top Television and Video Streaming (AGOTTVS) technical group to study the many issues related to audio loudness variations in distributed video content. After four-and-a-half months of work by 50 members, the group has announced the publication of […]  More