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DTV Audio Group at AES: The Accelerating Pace of Change in Television Audio

AES 139, New York 2015
DTV Audio Group at AES:
The Accelerating Pace of Change in Television Audio

Friday, October 29, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The transition to streamed content delivery over fixed and mobile devices continues to gather steam. In the process, viewers’ expectations of how, when, and where they consume content have changed fundamentally. As content creators and distributors struggle to keep up, how are our audio production processes evolving to meet the flexibility and personalization demanded by a new generation of viewers?

“Cable cutting and mobile viewing experiences are redefining television. Traditional broadcasters are not far behind OTT providers in migrating to IP stream-based delivery models. The same type of IT and telecom-driven change is happening on the production side too. This sort of “virtualized” broadcasting opens the door for a range of formats and audio encoding solutions with sophisticated accessibility, interactivity and immersivity options. The future is coming at us pretty fast and it is definitely getting interesting”
~ Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group

Keynote Address:
Tom Sahara, Vice President, Operations and Technology, Turner Sports; Chairman, Sports Video Group

What Just Happened?
The impacts of mobile and fixed streaming services have been even greater and more far-reaching than previously predicted. Will this pace of change continue… or accelerate?

Other discussion topics will include:

Wireless Spectrum Roadmap
The FCC’s recent release of rule making around the 600 MHz incentive auction and wireless microphone use provides some clarity about the future but still leaves many questions unanswered.

ATSC 3.0 Audio Update
The multi-year process of defining an audio standard for next-generation broadcast television is coming to a close. What capabilities can we expect? Will ATSC 3.0 provide a template for other future audio services?

Microphone Metadata and Network Control
Networked wireless and native IP microphones have the potential to streamline identification and control of multiple sources in complex mixing environments. How does organic microphone metadata change our approach to mixing, automation, and object audio authoring?

Console Metadata Authoring
As console mixing functions become virtualized over the production WAN, best practices and universal standards need to keep up with the demand for real-time exportable metadata. How is that going?

Higher-Order Ambisonics and Scene-Based Audio
Recent advances in audio coding and real-time processing have made the application of HOA capture and encoding techniques significantly more practical. What are the practical implications of applying HOA techniques to real-time production?

Audio Definition Modeling
Recent EBU standards-making efforts around ADM technology and Broadcast Wave File extensions encompassing ADM open the door for standardized object metadata. With the backing of Dolby and others, is universal audio file interoperable delivery around the corner?

The DTV Audio Group at AES is produced in association with the Sports Video Group and is sponsored by:
Calrec
Dolby Laboratories
DTS
JBL
Lawo
Linear Acoustic
Studer

 

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