135th AES Convention to Offer Expanded, Focused Broadcast and Streaming Sessions

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New York - Aug 13, 2013 - The Broadcast and Streaming Sessions at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Oct. 17 to 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) will focus on key frontiers in audio. Serving his 27th year as chairman of Broadcast and Streaming Sessions, David Bialik has developed this year's slate of sessions.

Many sessions will look at the implications of how new technologies will affect broadcast and streaming audio, such as Audio for 4K TV, and Broadcasting During Disasters, a look at how Hurricane Sandy last year affected news and other broadcast operations, as well as updated iterations of longstanding issues facing the industry, such as loudness and maintenance.

The sessions for this year's AES Broadcast/Streaming series events include:

■ Broadcasting during Disaster
How Hurricane Sandy impacted the ability of broadcasters to quickly respond with accurate, timely life-safety information.

■ Is it Time to Retire the MP3 Protocol for Streaming?
The MP3 format has been around a long time now. The key point to be made: Is backwards compatibility holding up future progress?

■ Audio for Mobile TV and Streaming and the Mobile Initiative
Both look at the issues audio faces as it moves into the mobile landscape. Today, cars are being designed to be compatible with mobile phones, not the other way around.

■ Other sessions include timely and relevant topics, including focuses on Audio for 4K TV, Listener Fatigue and Retention, Television Loudness and Metadata, HTML5 and Streaming, Modern Audio Transportation Techniques for Remote Broadcasts, Hardware Troubleshooting Basics, Technology and Storytelling: How Can We Best Use the Tools Available to Tell Our Stories, Facility Design and Loudness Control for Radio and Internet Streaming.

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