AES Los Angeles 2014

Friday, October 10, 1:00 pm — 6:00 pm (Room 404 AB)

DTV Audio Group Forum: The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television Audio Services

Tim Carroll, Telos Alliance - Lancaster, PA, USA
Roger Charlesworth, DTV Audio Group - New York, NY, USA
David Colantuoni, Senior Director, Broadcast, Storage, and Editor Product Development, Avid
Kevin Collier, Director of Engineering, Post Production, Warner Bros Studio Facilities
Craig Cuttner, Senior Vice President, Technology Development & Standards, HBO
Thomas Edwards, Vice President Engineering and Development, Fox Networks
Michael Englehaupt, Chief Technology Officer, KQED Television
Tino Fibaek, Chief Technical Officer, Fairlight AU
Will Files, Sound Designer, Re-Recording Mixer, Skywalker Sound
Mark Francisco, Fellow, Premises Technology, Office of the CTO, Comcast
Richard M. Friedel, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Fox Networks Engineering and Operations - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Steve Harvey, West Coast Editor, Pro Sound News
Chris Jenkins, Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer
John Kellogg, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Development, DTS
Karl Malone, Director of Sound Design at NBC Sports and Olympics
Steve Morris, Director of Engineering, Skywalker Sound
Michael Novitch, Chief Engineer, Technicolor Sound Service
Nathan Oishi, Chief Engineer, Sony Pictures Digital
Sean Richardson, Executive Director and Principal Audio Engineer, Starz Entertainment - Englewood, CO, USA
Jeff Riedmiller, Dolby Laboratories - San Francisco, CA USA
Tom Sahara, Turner Sports Vice President, Operations and Technology, Turner Sports - Atlanta, GA, USA
Steve Silva, Vice President of Technology and Strategy, Fox Networks - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jim Starzynski, Director and Principal Audio Engineer, NBCUniversal - New York, NY, USA
Jeff Willis, Coordinating Technical Manager at ESPN

Content delivery is converging on a streamed model whether for mobile, over the public internet, within the walled garden of the MVPD, or over next generation broadcast services. Virtualized delivery infrastructure for streamed content allows new services to be deployed with very short lead times. The rapidity of this transition to streaming has significantly accelerated the time frame for adoption of advanced object-based audio services offering spatially immersive sound, enhanced personalization, greater bandwidth efficiency and improved audio quality. It is likely we will begin seeing these new features in our homes and mobile devices in months rather than years. This forum explores some of the tools and workflow approaches required to manage and exploit the capabilities of next-generation audio standards. It takes a look at the convergence around streamed content delivery and transition to IP distribution and contribution that makes this rapid deployment possible.

“The explosive growth in streamed content delivery over mobile and fixed devices, has re-written the playbook for television media distribution. Streaming delivery models are also inexorably finding their way into existing cable services and are being written into next-generation advanced television standards. The migration from traditional broadcasting to a IP stream-based model greatly simplifies implementation, and combined with tablet-empowered UI, frees distributors to pursue a range of formats and encoding solutions with sophisticated interactive and object-oriented audio services” —Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group

Discussion topics will include:

This Is Not Your Father’s MVPD : A look into how the transition to IP infrastructure and streamed content is transforming cable and how this facilitate advanced audio codecs

So Long SDI and MADI : IP infrastructure for audio and video contribution within the broadcast plant and in the field

Interactivity, Objects, and Spatially Immersive Audio: Mixers and technologist on the migration of object audio from cinema to the small screen and mobile

Object Audio Toolbox: What are the essential monitoring and authoring tools required for object audio production?

It’s All in Your Head: The state of headphone virtualization for immersive audio formats

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

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