New York, NY (September 11, 2013)—DTV Audio Group will present an open forum discussing the impact on TV audio of the transition to multi-platform and streaming content delivery at the AES Convention.
Produced by the DTV Audio Group-an organization of senior-level broadcast network executives promoting best practices and successful strategies for digital television audio production and delivery-in association with the Sports Video Group (SVG), the forum, titled “The Sound of the Cloud: Audio Implications of Multi-Platform Delivery,” will take place 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City.
The forum will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by advanced audio encoding schemes and debate whether ubiquitous mobile and “over-the-top” streaming content delivery provides an opportunity for greater audio enhancement or demands a retreat to more limited audio options. The discussion will also address the long-term implications of mobile data’s annexation of available broadcast spectrum and the resulting impact on wireless production. Finally, the forum will again take up the subject of producing live music content for television including some key insights on properly managing 5.1-to-stereo compatibility for entertainment television.
“The transition from traditional broadcasting to a largely stream-based model opens up a lot of possibilities but potentially adds to confusion as different entities pursue a range of formats and encoding solutions,” says Roger Charlesworth, executive director, DTV Audio Group. “The demand for more sophisticated interactive and object-oriented services on next-generation streaming appliances, and the transition to streaming of highly sophisticated cinema formats at the very high end, are directly at odds with the common perception that television audio now needs to be ‘dumbed down’ for mobile and desktop streaming. This disconnect between competing visions creates a strategic dilemma for live content producers who are looking for universal delivery standards and workflow practices across a range of delivery platforms.”
The forum will be open to all registered AES attendees. Participants will include technology leaders from major networks, content owners and distributors, and key technology providers.
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