For Release: October 9, 2013

Broadcast Audio Leaders Join DTV Audio Group Forum at the Upcoming 135th AES Convention

— Leading personnel from ESPN, NBCUniversal, HBO, Saturday Night Live, Turner Sports, Starz, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, along with prominent facilities, firms and manufacturers, will address the future of TV audio as digital distribution models continue to evolve in “DTV Audio Group Forum: Audio Production and Distribution in an Evolving Television Delivery Landscape” —
 
New York, NY — Underscoring its ongoing commitment to bringing together the top individuals in broadcast television audio, the DTV Audio Group Forum, scheduled to take place on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (October 17 through October 20, 2013, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City), will present key technical personnel who will discuss the future of broadcast sound. The forum, focusing on the shifting landscape in TV audio brought about by the transition to multi-platform mobile and fixed streaming content delivery, has assembled panels and presentations from the very same minds who will plot the strategies that will take television audio into the future.
 
Selected speakers are scheduled to include:
  • Kevin Cleary, Senior Audio Producer, ESPN
  • Jim Starzynski, Director and Principal Audio Engineer, NBCUniversal, and Chairman, DTV Audio Group
  • Nicolas Tsingos, Senior Platform Engineer, Dolby Laboratories
  • Ken Hahn, Co-Founder and Principal, Sync Sound and Digital Cinema
  • Lawrence Manchester, Senior Music Mixer, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  • Sean Richardson, Director of Post Production, Audio, Starz Entertainment
  • Hardys Eggum, Vice President Media Technology, HBO
  • Stacey Foster, Coordinating Producer, Saturday Night Live
  • Peter Scott, Vice President for Emerging Media, Turner Sports
  • Sean Richardson, Director of Post Production, Audio, Starz Entertainment
  • Lawrence Manchester, Senior Music Mixer, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
 
Produced by the DTV Audio Group – an organization of senior-level broadcast network executives promoting best practices and successful strategies for digital television audio production and delivery – in association with the Sports Video Group (SVG) and sponsored by Dale Pro Audio, Dolby Laboratories, DTS, JBL Professional, Linear Acoustic, Studer and Yamaha – “DTV Audio Group Forum: Audio Production and Distribution in an Evolving Television Delivery Landscape” will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by advanced encoding schemes and to debate whether ubiquitous mobile and over-the-top content delivery demands a retrenchment to more limited audio or could lead to further audio advances. The discussion will also address the long-term implications of mobile data’s inevitable annexation of available broadcast spectrum and the resulting impact on wireless production, and will once again revisit the challenges of producing multichannel music for television.
 
“What we’ve done is reached out to the key innovators and leaders across the spectrum of broadcast television audio, from the networks, the programs, the facilities and the manufacturers who are deeply involved in charting the course of television sound into the future,” states DTV Audio Group Executive Director Roger Charlesworth. “These are the people who are asking and answering the questions about the future.”
 
Those questions and others will be addressed by panels with considerable technical star power. After a keynote address from Tom Sahara, Vice President of Operations and Technology at Turner Sports and Sports Video Group Chairman, they will include:
  
A Paler Shade of White: Facing the Realities of Shrinking Professional Wireless Spectrum
Panelists:
  • Mark Brunner, Senior Director of Global Public Relations, Shure Incorporated
  • Joe Ciaudelli, Sennheiser, Director, Advanced Products and Engineering
  • Kevin Cleary, Senior Audio Producer, ESPN
  • Henry Cohen, Senior RF Design Engineer, CP Communications
  • Peter Larsson, General Manager, Broadcast Sports Incorporated
 
Objects Are Closer Than They Appear: Interactivity, Object Oriented Audio and Advanced Channel Formats in Next-Generation Services
Panelists:
  • Robert Bleidt, Division General Manager, Fraunhofer USA
  • Jean-Marc Jot, Vice President of Research and Development, DTS
  • Jim Starzynski, Director and Principal Audio Engineer, NBCUniversal
  • Nicolas Tsingos, Senior Platform Engineer, Dolby Laboratories
 
How Many Channels is Your Cloud? – Expanding Visions of Television Audio for Mobile and Over-the-Top Streaming Delivery
Panelists:
  • Hardys Eggum, Vice President Media Technology, HBO
  • Stacey Foster, Coordinating Producer, Saturday Night Live
  • Peter Scott, Vice President for Emerging Media, Turner Sports
  • Sean Richardson, Director of Post Production, Audio, Starz Entertainment
 
Television versus Music: Round Two — Revisiting the Joys of Multichannel Music and the Struggle for Stereo Compatibility
Panelists:
  • Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group, and President, Charlesworth Media
  • Ken Hahn, Co-Founder and Principal, Sync Sound and Digital Cinema
  • Lawrence Manchester, Senior Music Mixer, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
 
For more information on the DTV Audio Group forum, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/specialevents/?ID=3742. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.
                                                                                                                                            
 
About the Audio Engineering Society
The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 and now counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world. Section activities may include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org.
 
 
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