AES New York 2018 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: NBCUniversal - New York, NY, USA
Secondary Affiliation: ATSC Group - Washington D.C.
AES Member Type: Member
Jim Starzynski is Director and Principal Audio Engineer for NBCUniversal Advanced Engineering, overseeing audio technologies and practices for all NBCUniversal television properties. This includes NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, 2 national multicast networks, 28 owned stations and 13 cable channels. Jim is responsible for establishing NBC’s audio strategy for Digital Television.
Jim is chairperson of both the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s technical subgroup S34-2 on Next Generation Audio and S6-3, the group that developed ATSC-A/85, the Emmy Award winning Recommended Practice on Loudness for
Digital Television. He is chairman of the Sports Video Group’s DTV Audio Group, is the Vice-Chairman of the Audio Engineering Society’s Broadcast and Online Delivery
Technical Committee and chairs the AES Audio Guidelines for Over-the-Top Television and Video Streaming (AGOTTVS) Group. Jim is Chairman of both the Audio Board and OTT Loudness Group, R4WG-8, of the Consumer Technology
Association. He is a Technical Committee Co-Chairman for the North American Broadcasters Association, a SMPTE Fellow and a member of AES.
Jim gave expert testimony to the 2009 U.S. Congress on the Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation Act (C.A.L.M. Act). He is the recipient of four National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Awards for technical achievement for multiple Olympic broadcasts and received the 2006 NATAS George Wensel Innovative Technical Achievement Award. Jim is the author of the 2017 NAB Engineering Handbook’s chapter on “Digital Television Audio Loudness Management” and is the 2011 recipient of the ATSC’s highest technical honor, the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award.
B03: Advanced Audio for Television Broadcast (Panelist)
Oct 17: B04: OTT Loudness Is Critical to Content Providers, Distributors and Audiences Alike (Chair)
Oct 18: SE06: DTVAG Forum (Panelist)