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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Broadcast Leaders Join DTV Audio Group Forum at
the Upcoming 137th AES Convention

— Full program announced for “The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of
Television Audio Services,” which will be held Friday, October 10, 1 p.m. through 6 p.m. —


— Featured panelists include personnel from such organizations as Warner Bros Studios, Fox Networks, Skywalker Sound, Sony Pictures Digital, Disney Digital Studio Services, Turner Sports, Technicolor Sound Services and more —


New York, NY, October 8, 2014 — The upcoming 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, taking place October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will feature the return of the forum curated by DTVAG (DTV Audio Group) – an organization of senior-level broadcast network executives promoting best practices and successful strategies for digital television audio production and delivery. Expanding on the popularity of last year’s debut, Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director of DTVAG, and his team have put together a program that will continue to discuss the hot topic of streaming content delivery and its impact on today’s TV landscape. The forum is produced by the DTV Audio Group in association with the Sports Video Group (SVG) and sponsored by Calrec, Dale Pro Audio, Dolby Laboratories, DTS, Lawo and Linear Acoustic.

Some of today’s brightest minds in television audio will participate in this year’s forum, entitled: “DTV Audio Group Forum: The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television.” This event will take a look at the way content delivery is increasingly following a streamed model and being deployed with very short lead times via a virtualized delivery infrastructure, which allows for further advancements in related broadcast services including audio quality, spatially immersive sound, personalization and bandwidth efficiency. A series of five engaging panels, presentations and discussions will dig deep into each topic, and teach attendees about some of the tools and workflow approaches required to manage and exploit the capabilities of next-generation audio standards and take television audio into the future.

Speakers are scheduled to include the following:

  • Mike Babcock, Supervising Sound Editor/Designer/Re-Recording Mixer, Warner Bros Studios
  • Mark Brunner, Senior Director, Global Brand Management, Shure Inc.
  • Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group (moderator)
  • Kevin Collier, Director of Engineering, Post Production, Warner Bros Studio Facilities
  • Craig Cuttner, Senior Vice President, Technology Development & Standards, HBO
  • Thomas Edwards, Vice President Engineering and Development, Fox Networks
  • Will Files, Sound Designer, Re-Recording Mixer, Skywalker Sound
  • David Fluhr, Rerecording Mixer, Disney Digital Studio Services
  • Mark Francisco, Fellow, Premises Technology, Office of the CTO, Comcast
  • Jeff Haboush, Re-Recording Mixer, Sony Pictures
  • Steve Harvey, West Coast Editor, Pro Sound News (moderator)
  • Steve Morris, Director of Engineering, Skywalker Sound
  • Michael Novitch, Chief Engineer, Technicolor Sound Services
  • Nathan Oishi, Chief Engineer, Sony Pictures Digital
  • Skip Pizzi, Senior Director, New Media Technologies, National Association of Broadcasters (moderator)
  • Tom Sahara, Vice President of Operations and Technology, Turner Sports
  • Steve Silva, Vice President of Technology and Strategy, Fox Networks
  • Jim Starzynski, Director and Principal Audio Engineer, NBCUniversal
  • Jeffrey Taylor, Chief Engineer Universal Studios

Commenting on the state of streamed content delivery and the common thread among each forum topic, DTV Audio Group Executive Director Roger Charlesworth notes, “The pace of change has increased considerably as the delivery landscape has evolved from a rigid linear model to a virtualized stream-based environment.  Object Audio in the home sounded a long way off just a year ago.  Thanks to streaming, the fact is, for premium theatrical and episodic content, object and immersive, are here already.”

Itinerary for DTV Audio Group Forum at AES, Friday, October 10, 2014, “The implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television Audio Services”:

1:00: Wireless Microphone Spectrum Update:
Mark Brunner, Senior Director, Global Brand Management, Shure Inc.

1:15: This Is Not Your Father’s MVPD:
Cable infrastructure’s transition to streamed-delivery
Mark Francisco, Fellow, Premises Technology, Office of the CTO, Comcast

1:45: So Long SDI and MADI:
Migration to IP infrastructure within the broadcast plant
Thomas Edwards, Vice President Engineering and Development, Fox Networks

2:15: ATSC 3.0 Audio Update:
Jim Starzynski, Director and Principal Audio Engineer, NBCUniversal

2:30: Distribution of Next Generation Audio Services:
Skip Pizzi, Senior Director, New Media Technologies, National Association of Broadcasters (moderator)
Craig Cuttner, Senior Vice President, Technology Development & Standards, HBO
Mark Francisco, Fellow, Premises Technology, Office of the CTO, Comcast
Tom Sahara, Vice President of Operations and Technology, Turner Sports
Steve Silva, Vice President of Technology and Strategy, Fox Networks

3:30: Post Workflow and Facility Implications for Object Audio:
Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group (moderator)
Kevin Collier, Director of Engineering, Post Production, Warner Bros Studio Facilities
Steve Morris, Director of Engineering, Skywalker Sound
Michael Novitch, Chief Engineer, Technicolor Sound Services
Nathan Oishi, Chief Engineer, Sony Pictures Digital
Jeffrey Taylor, Chief Engineer Universal Studios

4:30: Mixing for Immersive Audio, from Cinema to Tablet:
Steve Harvey, West Coast Editor, Pro Sound News (moderator)
Mike Babcock, Supervising Sound Editor/Designer/Re-Recording Mixer, Warner Bros Studios
Will Files, Sound Designer, Re-Recording Mixer, Skywalker Sound
David Fluhr, Rerecording Mixer, Disney Digital Studio Services
Jeff Haboush, Re-Recording Mixer, Sony Pictures

For further information about the DTV Audio Group Forum, which is available to all attendees, as well as further Registration, and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.


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About the Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 and now counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world. Section activities may include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org.

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