SVG Europe adds new speakers for Next Generation Audio Summit

The Ray Dolby Theatre in central London – venue for the SVG Europe Next Generation Audio Summit on 10 November.

The Ray Dolby Theatre in central London – venue for the SVG Europe Next Generation Audio Summit on 10 November.

Devised in conjunction with Dolby, the Next Generation Audio Summit will feature an exploration of the new technologies set to shape the future of broadcast audio for sports. The event will take place at Dolby’s renowned Soho Square Screening Room in central London on 10 November.

Anyone who has attended an audio trade show over the last 2-3 years will be aware that broadcast audio is now on the verge of a profound change thanks to the advent of what has come to be known as ‘Next Generation Audio’ (NGA). Encompassing a variety of technologies and techniques designed to deliver a more powerful and customisable experience for viewers at home, NGA is expected to resonate strongly in the high-impact world of sports production.

With ambitious trials taking place at several major sports tournaments over the summer, SVG Europe has partnered with iconic audio technology developer Dolby – whose latest innovations include the immersive Dolby Atmos system – to produce a special summit exploring the potential of Next Generation Audio for sports. The packed half-day programme will also include an update on audio networking and an examination of the challenges that lie ahead for broadcasters as they work to implement these new technologies – and ensure they have the personnel with the necessary skills and expertise to make the most of them.

The Next Generation Audio Summit will also include a networking lunch and drinks, as well as special demos prepared by Dolby. The day will conclude with a special screening of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back in Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision.

The latest names who have confirmed as panellists include: Peter Chaikin, HARMAN Professional, Director – Recording and Retail Solutions; Tobias Kronenwett, Lawo, Product Manager Audio Production; Pieter Schillebeeckx, TSL Products, Product Director; and Andreas Hildebrand, ALC NetworX, Senior Product Manager.

The Next Generation Audio Summit is primarily an invite-only event, but anyone who would like to discuss possible attendance or participation should contact SVG Europe Managing Editor David Davies (david@sportsvideo.org) for more information.

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