SVG Europe Audio: France Télévisions technology engineer Yannick Olivier to speak at Future Forum on 13 June

Speakers in full flow at the SVG Europe Audio IP Audio Forum in February 2024

France Télévisions’ Yannick Olivier, technology engineer, ISP exchanges department, will be joining the discussion at SVG Europe Audio’s Future Audio Forum. Olivier will join the speaker line-up to share France Télévisions’ first-hand experience of deploying next generation audio (NGA) technologies.

Olivier is a technical architect for France Télévisions in connection with live production systems over IP. These include:

  • SMPTE ST 2110 (+ JPEG-XS), NMOS, PTP and SDI/IP Gateway and Cisco IPFM Multicast network
  • NDI On-Premise and Cloud AWS
  • Remote production and video compression
  • UHD/4K HDR and NGA audio

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.

Register for Future Audio Forum: Personalisation, intelligibility and accessibility here

For the panel discussion – chaired by SVG Europe Audio’s Roger Charlesworth – Olivier will be joined by Dave Marston, BBC R&D senior R&D engineer, audio expert and Professor for Broadcast Production and System Design at University Darmstadt, Germany, Felix Krückels, Rupert Brun, audio innovator at Brun Audio Consulting, Tim Carroll, Dolby Laboratories’ senior director for AV ecosystem, Americas, James Cowdery, senior staff architect in the Entertainment Group at Dolby Laboratories, 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.

Brun will give a short presentation titled Enhancing Accessibility: Utilising Audio Objects for Neurodiverse Audiences. This will explore the potential for audio objects to benefit the neurodivergent audience, in addition to the known benefits for those with visual and hearing impairments.

Supporting new consumer audio and video experiences, object-based audio is the key, while NGA codecs, S-ADM, IP transport, AI and the transition to DTC streaming are all enabling technologies.

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 (S-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.

Registration for Future Audio Forum: Personalisation, intelligibility and accessibility is now open. Click here to join us on 13 June


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