Recent Posts by David Davies

Lead audio engineer Ollie Bianchi reflects on his sports broadcasting career and immersive production

The recent news that Gearhouse Broadcast had appointed Ollie Bianchi to serve as its lead audio engineer underlines the significance that the facilities supplier continues to place on sound quality and progress. By any standards Bianchi has been a pivotal figure in broadcast audio – primarily for sports, but also in news and entertainment – […]  More

Next Generation Audio Summit 2018: Complete video interview series available to view on YouTube

The complete set of video interviews captured during SVG Europe’s Next Generation Audio Summit – which took place at Dolby’s facilities in Soho Square, London, on 31 October – is now available to view on the SVG Europe YouTube channel. A dedicated playlist for the videos can be found here and includes contributions from speakers and […]  More

European Championships 2018: EBU trials highlight the possible future for NGA in sports

Taking place in Berlin and Glasgow during August, the first-ever edition of the European Championships was widely declared to have been a triumph of organisation and sporting achievement. But the multi-sport event was also notable for its extensive, EBU-masterminded technology trials involving the capture, processing and distribution of live UHD content with High Frame Rate […]  More

Sony upgrades SVG Europe sponsorship to Platinum

SVG Europe is delighted to announce that Sony has upgraded its long-held Gold level sponsorship to Platinum, citing the enhanced opportunities for coverage and ability to attend Platinum-only events as factors informing the decision. As a leader in cutting-edge digital media technologies, Sony is committed to enriching the sporting experience for fans, players, teams, organising […]  More

Next Generation Audio Summit: SVG Europe shares video interviews with speakers

SVG Europe has begun to share video interviews with speakers recorded at the third annual Next Generation Audio Summit, which took place at Dolby’s premises in Soho Square, London, on 31 October. During the course of the day SVG Europe Contributing Editor David Davies garnered opinions on the outlook for next-generation audio technologies from a […]  More

FutureSPORT 2018: SVG Europe lines up extensive sponsor support

SVG Europe has confirmed a high profile roll-call of sponsors for its final conference of 2018, FutureSPORT, which will take place at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on 29 November. Avid is sponsoring the session entitled Case Study: European Championships Review, Panasonic is supporting HDR and Live Sport: It’s Not Black and White, and TV […]  More

Next Generation Audio Summit: Sessions track growing deployment and diversity of immersive audio services

‘From theory to reality’ was the subtitle of the Next Generation Audio Summit 2018, and appropriately so since the last 12 months have witnessed a myriad of real-world NGA deployments for sports and entertainment. Taking place at Dolby’s facilities in Soho Square, London, on 31 October, the summit provided an opportunity to take stock of […]  More

Next Generation Audio Summit 2018: Progress in personalisation, immersive audio and AES67 under review

A near-capacity crowd drawn of leading broadcast audio engineers, consultants and vendors attended SVG Europe and Dolby’s Next Generation Audio Summit 2018, which took place at Dolby’s facilities in Soho Square, London, on Wednesday (31 October). As ever, sport is proving to be one of the earliest adopters, with immersive audio contributing to some truly […]  More

Telestream’s Stuart Newton and Chris Osika discuss the blooming of Project Orchid

Showcased at IBC 2018, Project Orchid constitutes an important step forward for Telestream, heralding a “move to self-aware architectures” that will resonate with the continued growth in diversity of live streaming services. Currently in the development phase ahead of expected product launches in 2019, Project Orchid is billed as Telestream’s “most radical R&D initiative” to […]  More