SVG Europe Audio: BBC R&D’s Dave Marston joins speaker line-up for Future Audio Forum

BBC R&D’s Dave Marston, senior R&D engineer, is joining the renowned line-up of speakers for SVG Europe Audio’s Future Audio Forum: Personalisation, intelligibility and accessibility.

Taking place live online on 13 June at 3pm (UK time), speakers from BBC R&D, University Darmstadt, Dolby, Salsa Sound, Jünger Audio and more will explore areas from object-based audio and IP, to artificial intelligence (AI) and DTC streaming.

Known amongst friends as “the father of ADM”, Marston has been involved in the development of audio definition model (ADM), a metadata model used to describe future audio formats. He has developed ADM from the initial concept and has helped turn it into an international standard that is now being adopted across the audio industry.

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Consumers no longer have to settle with a one-size-fits-all approach to sports broadcasting audio. Technologies are in place for providers to deliver more personalisation, better intelligibility, and accessibility for all, which means the sports broadcasting industry needs to step up and deliver.

For the panel discussion chaired by SVG Europe Audio’s Roger Charlesworth, Marston will be joined by Professor for Broadcast Production and System Design at University Darmstadt, Germany, Felix Krückels, Tim Carroll, Dolby Laboratories’ senior director for AV ecosystem, Americas, James Cowdery, senior staff architect in the Entertainment Group at Dolby Laboratories, Rupert Brun, audio innovator at Brun Audio Consulting, Rob Oldfield, co-founder and CEO at Salsa Sound, and Roman Rehausen, Jünger Audio head of product management, who will talk about what Jünger has done and plans to enable with object-based audio productions using its S-ADM tools.

Object-based audio is the key, while NGA codecs, S-ADM, IP transport, AI and the transition to DTC streaming are all enabling technologies that come together in potentially supporting new consumer audio and video experiences.

Our panel will discuss how all these technologies are changing the way we capture and deliver broadcast audio, and how on its five-year anniversary, Serial ADM has become the metadata format which unlocks the door to a range of NGA projects. We will be asking what the sticking points are, how far away we are from wider adoption, and which broadcasters already have a toe in the water.

With object-based audio giving broadcasters the creative freedom to generate different audio experiences for different customers, we will discuss what the impact of this is on sound mixers, and how AI can help ease the pain. Our panel will also be examining why the consumer should care, and how personalisation might amplify engagement for sports broadcasters.

More speakers will be announced soon.

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