DTV Audio Group at NAB 2017

Advanced Audio Production and Distribution Seminar

Sunday, April 23 at the Alexis Park Hotel in Las Vegas

The DTV Audio Group, in association with the Sports Video Group, invites you to attend the 2017 DTVAG@NAB Advanced Television Audio Forum. The forum will be held from 12pm to 6 pm on Sunday, April 23, 2017, and will take place at the Alexis Park Hotel at 375 East Harmon Avenue in Las Vegas.

The transition to streamed content delivery and the growth of virtualized IT-based production infrastructure continue to accelerate the evolution of audio services and content creation and distribution workflows.

This year we’ll take the first look at advanced surround in day-to day live sports production, along with large-scale IP audio networking, and work on real-team object audio data transport and interchange standards.  We will examine the practical results of the spectrum auction for wireless microphones, and discuss challenges of making accessible audio a reality.  This event is always a great opportunity for a lively exchange of ideas among television audio experts.  With incredibly rapid changes underway in television distribution models, this year should be no exception

Registration for this free-of-charge event is now open, and all members of the digital television audio community are invited to attend.
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12:00 p.m.: Registration, Light lunch provided

1:00 p.m. Opening Remarks
Roger Charlesworth, DTVAG, Executive Director

1:10 p.m.: IP Video Comes of Age
Thomas Edwards, Fox Networks Engineering and Operations, Vice President, Engineering and Development

1:20 p.m.: Wireless Spectrum
Jackie Green, Alteros, President and Chief Technology Officer

1:30 p.m.: AES Audio Guidelines for OTT TV and Video Streaming
Jim Starzynski, NBC Universal, Director and Principal Audio Engineer

1:40 p.m.: Audio Metadata in Live IP Streams
Kent Terry, Dolby Laboratories, Senior Manger, Audio Technology, Office of the CTO

2:00 p.m.: AES67 and Family Tree of Related Standards
Kevin Gross, AVA Networks, Principal

2:30 p.m.: Dolby Atmos Immersive Audio for Live Sports: Premier League Soccer
Rob France, Dolby Laboratories, Senior Marketing Manager

3:00 p.m.: Break

3:30 p.m.: Expanding Frontiers for Television Audio
Richard Friedel, Fox Networks Engineering and Operations, Executive Vice President and General Manager

3:40 p.m.: Olympics Audio: Recap on Rio and Preview Pyeong Chang
Karl Malone, NBC Sports and Olympics, Director of Sound Design

4:30 p.m.: Implementing Next-Generation Audio Features: Accessibility, Personalization, and Advanced Surround
Manuel Briand, DirectTV, Principal Audio Scientist
Terry Douds, WOUB Public Media, Broadcast Operations Supervisor
Stacey Foster, Broadway Video, President, Production Services, and Saturday Night Live, Coordinating Producer
Sean Richardson, Starz Entertainment, Executive Director and Principal Audio Engineer
Jeffery Riedmiller, Dolby Laboratories, Vice President, Sound Group, Office of the CTO
Tom Sahara, Turner Sports, Vice President, Operations and Engineering, and Sports Video Group, Chairman
Will Wolcott, Netflix, Senior Audio Developer

5:30 p.m.: Meeting Adjourned, Reception in Foyer

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