Now Hear This: 3 Big Audio Trends at NAB

TVNewsCheck.com reports that television is on the cusp of major changes that will give viewers the ability to personalize their TV audio experience and ultimately even immerse themselves in sound as a new standard for television becomes a reality. Two other developments likely to be center stage at next month’s NAB Show in Las Vegas are acceleration of a transition from baseband to IP transport of media on the production side of the equation, and preparation for a new era of wireless-enabled audio acquisition.

In ages past when monaural sound was the standard for TV, audio was regarded by many as an afterthought when it came to television.

Thankfully, that mindset began changing decades ago with the introduction of stereo, and finally gave way as HDTV ushered in an era of home theater sound systems, audio sound bars and 5.1 Surround Sound.

Today, the television industry once more stands on the cusp of major changes that will give viewers the ability to personalize their TV audio experience and ultimately even immerse themselves in sound as a new standard for television becomes a reality.

Three audio trends: elevation of ATSC 3.0 audio to candidate standard status and its ramifications; acceleration of a transition from baseband to IP transport of media on the production side of the equation; and preparation for a new era of wireless-enabled audio acquisition are all likely to emerge at the 2016 NAB Show, April 18-21 (exhibition floor dates), in Las Vegas.

Each, in its own way, will propel TV audio into a new era of sound.

Read more at http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/92791/three-big-audio-trends-to-see-at-nab-2016

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