Next Generation Audio Summit all set for Soho Square in London

There won’t be a spare seat in the house for SVG Europe’s 16 October Next Generation Audio Summit. Registration is firmly closed for the unique event that sees SVG Europe partner with Dolby for an exploration of the new technologies shaping broadcast audio workflows for sports production.

This year the programme revolves around the practical implementation of immersive sound across a range of different sports. The invitation-only event will feature high-profile case studies, an update on current standards initiatives and – in time-honoured SVG Europe fashion – plenty of networking opportunities.

The full programme for the day is as follows:

Opening Remarks from Dolby and SVG Europe

  • Stefan Kramper, Dolby Laboratories, Director Broadcast, Sports Content
  • Roland Hemming, RH Consulting, Principal and Audio Consultant

Strategic Drivers of Change in Audio Technology

The need for increased efficiency, together with changing skillsets at customer organisations, have exerted pressure on audio technology, but the requirement for highest quality audio remains. IABM has released a new Audio Technology Business Report looking at the current state of the industry as the audio market goes through a radical transition. Powered by IABM’s data-driven insights on the business of media technology, this exclusive session will explore the strategic drivers of change in the audio technology business, including the transition to IP, audio virtualisation and automation as well as the adoption of immersive audio formats.

  • John Ive, IABM, Director of Strategic Insight

NGA and the Untapped Audience

A presentation exploring the use and potential of NGA in multiple feeds for accessible broadcasting, extra commentary for hard of hearing, extra personalised commentary, or rich media channels.

  • Matthew Paradis, BBC R&D, Senior R&D Engineer (Audio)

ST2110: The Route to a More Immersive Experience

How ST2110 is fitting into audio networking. A discussion of ST2110, the relationship between AE67 and ST2110, and its use for remote production. Followed by Q&A.

  • Tim Addy, Dolby, Senior Staff Systems Architect
  • Peter Stallard, Clear-Com, Senior Product Manager
  • Henry Goodman, Calrec, Director of Product Development
  • Chair: Roland Hemming, RH Consulting, Founder/Principal

Never Mind the Ball Kicks, Here’s the Sound of the Crowd

Panel discussion presenting the use case for automated audio mixing technology and intelligent audio capture of the live sound atmosphere.

  • Ollie Bianchi, Gearhouse Broadcast, Lead Audio Engineer
  • Ian Rosam, Video Sound Services, MD
  • Felix Krückels, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Professor for Broadcast Production and System Design, Media Campus Dieburg
  • Dr Rob Oldfield, Salsa Sound, Director
  • Chair: Robin Broomfield, Technical Broadcast Consultant

Next Generation Audio in Action: Hitting the Sweet Spot with Immersive Sound

A presentation on capturing stadium sound and atmosphere with maximum correlated, decorrelated spot mics for a more emotional response.

  • Felix Krückels, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Professor for Broadcast Production and System Design, Media Campus Dieburg

Keynote: Listening to the Outside World

What lessons have been learned by the onset of NGA in the wider broadcast ecosystem, and how can they inform and be applied to sports?

  • Fadi Malak, BBC Design + Engineering, Head of Technology Transfer & Partnerships, Technology Strategy & Architecture

Closing Remarks from SVG Europe


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