NAB2008 to offer new conference devoted to broadcast surround sound

This year’s NAB convention will be the first to offer a conference dedicated to broadcast surround sound.

The Surround Broadcast Conference April 16 will focus on the production of digital, multichannel broadcast audio and related issues, including capturing and mixing, the consistency of the listener experience and transmission and distribution of 5.1-channel audio.

The Surround Broadcast Conference will feature some of the biggest names in broadcast audio and surround technology. Leading companies in the development of broadcast surround tools will offer presentations and demonstrations between sessions.

Conference panelists scheduled to participate include Jim Starzynski, principal audio architect of the NBC Universal advanced engineering group; Jim DeFilippis, senior VP and principal engineer for the FOX Entertainment Group; Robert Seidel, VP of engineering and advanced technology for CBS Television; Sean Richardson, post-production manager and audio engineer for Starz Encore; and Michael Nunan, director of post production for CTV; among others.

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