Primary Affiliation: BBC - London, UK
Simon is currently a Principal Technologist at the BBC but started his broadcasting career in Student Radio in 1983 when he was studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bradford. He joined the BBC in 1988 as a trainee Radio Engineer and having worked as an engineer across most the BBC’s radio services, he moved to work on TV projects in 2006 when managing part of BBC R&D. Here his work included selecting audio codecs for FreeView HD and addressing the issue of rolling out surround sound as part of HDTV [including co authoring EBU R123]. He has worked on numerous BBC & EBU projects since including Loudness [& EBU R128], object based audio, binaural audio, audio over IP and audio archiving. He’s a member of the DPP Technical Standards Committee, chairs the Next Generation Audio group in the Technical Module of DVB and co-chairs the audio specialist group of FAME, a European body looking at the audio technology that will accompany next generation UHDTV and its interoperation across Europe.