ATSC To Host Audio Management Seminar

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) will host a day-long seminar on audio technology on Tuesday, February 19  in Indian Wells, CA, in conjunction with the annual Tech Retreat of the Hollywood Post Alliance.

The “2013 Audio Loudness Management Seminar at HPA” will be an opportunity for interested members of the media production and broadcasting communities to attend informative presentations on key elements of audio loudness control. Presenters are audio professionals active in the industry and closely involved in ATSC work relating to broadcast audio. The program will embrace discussions of broadcast audio challenges in the real world, mix room monitoring, content creation, MVPDs, consumer experiences, measurement techniques and an overview of the current regulatory environment.

“The ATSC is pleased to participate in the HPA’s 2013 Tech Retreat,” says Jerry Whitaker, ATSC Vice President of Standards Development. “This seminar will review the A/85 Recommended Practice on Techniques for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television, and discuss the key guidelines contained in the document. Developed with input from a wide range of experts, A/85 is an important tool for audio professionals.”

The Audio Summit will begin at 9:00 a.m. (registration opens at 8:00 a.m.) and run until 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Indian Wells Hyatt Regency and additional information regarding the event, full program, and other details can be found on the HPA web site:

For more information on ATSC work relating to audio issues, please visit the ATSC website ( and ATSC Standards and Recommended Practices are available at no charge from the site.

The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc., is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television. ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries.

The Hollywood Post Alliance is the trade association representing the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content.

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