AES New York 2013
Broadcast & Streaming Media Track Event B13

Saturday, October 19, 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm (Room 1E08)

Broadcast and Streaming Media: B13 - Facility Design

Sergio Molho, Walters Storyk Design Group - Highland, NY, USA
Jim Servies, Jr., ESPN - Bristol, CT, USA
John Storyk, Walters-Storyk Design Group - Highland, NY, USA

Part 1: A Ground Up Design – ESPN, Bridgeport, CT
Part 2: Corrective Measures – QTV Doha, Qatar

The wisest course of action to insure optimal acoustics for broadcast facilities is to begin at the design stage. ESPN’s new production complex in Bridgeport, CT, represents an ideal example of the value of bringing acousticians in at the earliest possible opportunity. The panel will illustrate the critical issues to be addressed and the many advantages of acoustician participation at the design phase of a facility design. In a contrasting scenario, the panel will discuss QTV in Doha, Qatar. Last year after construction was completed on this state-of-the-art broadcast production complex, the three primary permanent sets designed for the new complex required sophisticated (and undetectable) acoustic treatments to alleviate excessive reverberation and related sound reflection/absorption issues. A commitment to a mid-December broadcast première presented acousticians with an inflexible sixty-day window to accomplish and evaluate, critical acoustic measurements and simulation tests, present recommendations, and complete the installation. This panel will provide insights into the evaluation and recommendation process, including a description of programs and tools, supplier outreach, installation issues, and client coordination concerns.

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