Tom Sahara of Turner SportsNew York, NY (October 22, 2013)—The DTV Audio Group, under the leadership of Executive Director Roger Charlesworth, has helped forge lasting standards by nurturing an open dialog between our nation’s largest television broadcast and cable entities. That was readily evident at the AES Convention on Friday when the DTV Audio Group presented a Special Events Forum, “Audio Production and Distribution in an Evolving Television Delivery Landscape,” featuring experts from a wide range of employers, including Linear Acoustic, ESPN, HBO, KQED, Saturday Night Live, FOX Networks Engineering and Operations, Sync Sound, Twin Cities Public Television, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Starz Entertainment, Turner Sports, and NBC Universal.
The event’s keynote address, delivered by Tom Sahara of Turner Sports, shared a fascinating collection of data to illustrate our migration from traditional television viewing to an amalgamation of video consumption via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, video streaming products such as Roku and Apple TV, and how these trends are drastically changing human behavior at home, at work, and on the move.
Other topics covered in the extended program included “A Paler Shade of White: Facing the Realities of Shrinking Professional Wireless Spectrum;” “Objects Are Closer Than They Appear: Interactivity, Object-Oriented Audio, Advanced Channel Formats, and Surround Virtualization in Next-Generation Services;” “How Many Channels Is Your Cloud?: Expanding Visions Of Television Audio for Mobile and Over-The-Top Streaming;” and Television Versus Music, Round Two: The Joys and Sorrows of Television Music in Surround.”