Mainstreaming Premium Audio Production and Distribution
In recent years, the advent of affordable consumer 4K and HDR on smart TVs and other devices has transformed the home viewing experience. UHD TVs are being joined by increasingly sophisticated immersive-audio-capable soundbars and enhanced surround-virtualizing headphones, earbuds, and mobile devices, leading to a dramatic resurgence in surround listening.
With Covid home-bound viewers spending more time in front of their upgraded devices, content distributors have responded with a flood of first-run movies and premium episodics. Audio has been front and center as more-and-more premium content becomes available in Dolby Atmos immersive surround, and streaming services and MVPDS adopt next-generation audio personalization and accessibility features.
Live and linear content creators and distributors in sports television are at a crossroads. Can they transition into competitive providers of premium viewing and listening experiences to compare with Apple, Disney+, Netflix, HBO, et al, or do they simply supply commodity content at a lower quality tier? For many, the solution to this challenge is to onboard new technology and radically reimagine workflows for greater efficiency while fully integrating premium audio and video production standards.
Join DTVAG in exploring the task of cost-efficiently creating premium audio experiences, and the impact of modern networking and cloud-based processing on achieving that goal. We will also examine some emerging technologies from 5G to AI, likely to impact television audio going forward. Finally, we will revisit the latest challenges to wireless audio production and view some faintly glimmering possibilities.
* Agenda subject to change
|11:00 - 11:30 a.m.|
The Premium Audio Challenge
|11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
Efficiently Scaling-Up Atmos and Accessible Audio Production and Distribution
|12:30 - 1:30 p.m.|
|1:30 - 2:00 p.m.|
Streamlining Edit Workflows to Support Live Production in Atmos
|2:00 - 2:30 p.m.|
Applying AI to Live Immersive Audio Production
Speaker: Rob Oldfield, Salsa Sound, Co-Founder & CEO
|2:30 - 3:00 p.m.|
New Spectrum Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Prakash Moorut, Shure, Senior Director Spectrum and Regulatory Affairs
|3:00 - 4:00 p.m.|