NBC Sports and Olympics joins OBS, Sky Sports and Warner Bros. Discovery Sports at the Sports Audio Summit on 7 December

NBC Sports and Olympics senior director of audio engineering, Karl Malone, is joining the extensive list of panelists at SVG Europe Audio’s Sports Audio Summit, which is taking place in London on 7 December.

Malone will join Nuno Duarte, Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS) sound design and audio manager, Neville Hooper, NEP UK’s deputy head of sound, and IMG head of audio, Steve Tebb, on a panel titled ‘Investigating the rise of immersive audio in sports broadcasting’.

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Taking place at King’s Place in Kings Cross, London on Wednesday 7 December, the event will see audio experts explore the most exciting and disruptive technologies and ways of working in sports broadcasting today.

The discussion will also centre around how these will lead, innovate and challenge the world of sound in sport going forwards into 2023 and beyond.

In ‘Exploring the sound of sports production virtualisation in the cloud’, Pete Mercer, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports senior sound manager and Harry Brown, Sky Sports sound supervisor, will be joined by Greg Kopchinski, Waves product manager live and install and Tom Knowles, SSL’ product manager.

The quartet will take a closer look at what the cloud offers today for audio in sports broadcasting, what is being deployed in Europe, how it is driving manufacturers’ product roadmaps, and where audio stands in this virtual future.

On the same bill, Emma Penny, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports’ sound manager, Mark Ledwidge, Sky Sports’ sound team leader, and Louise Willcox, DRW Associates’ sound designer, will sit on ‘Evolving sports audio into 2023 and beyond’. The group will discuss what they feel are the most exciting and disruptive technologies and ways of working in sports broadcasting today.

As well as panel discussions, the event will include ample time for networking.

For more information and to register go to: Sports Audio Summit.

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