AES New York 2019 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, overseeing audio technologies and practices for NBCUniversal television properties. Jim is responsible for establishing NBC’s audio strategy for digital television and works on advanced technologies.
Jim is chairperson of the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s 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. Jim is Chairman of the Audio Board and OTT Loudness Group, R4WG-8, of the Consumer Technology Association. He is 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. He is a 2018 Television Academy honoree for his contribution to the Emmy Award winning sound mixing of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. 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.
SE08: DTVAG Forum: Audio for a New Television Landscape (Presenter)
Oct 17: B08: Advanced Audio for ATSC 3.0 Broadcast (Panelist)