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AES New York Convention Advance Registration Opens

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:05:29 -0400

The Audio Engineering Society has opened online advance registration for its 143rd International AES Convention, taking place October 18 to 21, 2017, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The largest professional audio education, networking and gear exhibition of the year, this fall’s AES Convention will offer a comprehensive and expansive professional media and entertainment production program, three full days of pro audio gear exhibitions and presentations, and a world-class series of events and experiences to take attendees to the next level of audio prowess.
 
Not only does advance registration offer the lowest pricing available on technical program All Access badges, but, for the 30 days prior to June 17, Exhibits-Plus registration is complimentary – a $75 value. In addition, AES New York 2017 will be co-located with the NAB Show New York 2017. Registration, at any level, for AES New York 2017 will give attendees access to the NAB Show New York exhibition floor and the content in the NAB Show New York’s Core Package (also a $75 value). In an increasingly multimedia-driven world, the 300+ exhibitors expected to showcase video production tools on the NAB Show New York exhibition floor will complement the 300+ professional audio exhibitors that are regulars on the AES New York exhibition floor, offering media professionals the potential for a broader experience.
 
“AES Conventions have a rich tradition of driving progress in audio technology and application, notes AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “While this year’s convention takes place alongside the NAB Show New York, it remains an independent gathering of a global community of audio professionals and students – end users, manufacturers, researchers and scientists. The NAB Show New York is focused on the production and distribution of mainly video content. It's a natural fit that these two organizations collaborate and cross-pollinate, developing new workflows and business models and creating new opportunities for our communities.”

InfoComm Releases Updated Standard for Audio-Coverage Uniformity

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:08:23 -0400

Recognizing advances in technology and continual problems in audio coverage, standard Audio Coverage Uniformity (ACU) in Listener Areas (ANSI/INFOCOMM A102.01:2017) has been updated. In announcing its release, InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial-A/V industry worldwide and an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer (ASD), noted that, whereas the original ACU standard, released in 2009, was designed for audio coverage in enclosed environments, the 2017 version expands to cover most listener areas. This will have potential implications for both indoor and outdoor sports venues.
 
InfoComm’s announcement provided context and the purpose of the update. The performance of a sound system can be characterized by several factors, including coverage uniformity, tonal balance and consistency, gain before feedback, and maximum sound-pressure level. The ACU standard focuses on the uniformity of coverage of a sound system’s early-arriving energy to a listener area. An ideal sound-system design allows all listeners to hear reproduced content at approximately the same sound-pressure level independent of the listener’s position in a designated area. This performance standard provides a procedure to measure and a means to classify the uniformity of coverage.
 
The standard will be available soon at infocomm.org/standards, free for members and available for purchase by non-members. In addition, InfoComm will publish a design guide and field guide to help professionals implement the standard.
 
The InfoComm Show, the organization’s largest annual conference and exhibition, will take place June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando.

NABEF To Honor Jon Bon Jovi

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:05:56 -0400

Renowned musician and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi will receive the 2017 Service to America Leadership Award from the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) for his ongoing efforts to combat poverty and homelessness. Mr. Bon Jovi, whose music and public service signify the spirit of America and the principles that define the nation, will receive the honor at NABEF’s Celebration of Service to America Awards on June 20 in Washington, D.C.
 
Mr. Bon Jovi is also chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering positive change and helping the lives of those in need “one soul at a time.” Specifically, the foundation supports programs and partnerships targeted at breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness in the United States. To date, the Soul Foundation has provided grants to nonprofit organizations across the nation working to create affordable housing for thousands of low-income individuals and families.
 
“Jon Bon Jovi has entertained audiences for decades and earned world-wide fame as an artist and performer,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “Despite his fame, Jon has never lost sight of community. His generous support of programs that address hunger and homelessness exemplifies the Leadership Award for which we will honor him.”
 
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. Learn more at www.nabef.org.

NBCU’s Olympic Channel Will Officially Launch on July 15; Universal HD To Cease Operations

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:51:59 -0400

The new Olympic Channel – will officially launch on July 15, 2017, Comcast announced via its Website. On that same day, Universal HD will be ceasing operations. The “Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA” HD channel will be available on Comcast’s Digital Preferred package in every market that currently carries Universal HD (Comcast will not launch an SD version of the channel). AT&T and DIRECTV will also carry the channel upon launch. Announced in December, the new channel is a combined effort between NBCU, the IOC, and the USOC to connect fans to the Olympic Movement year round.
 
The Olympic Channel launched as a worldwide digital platform following the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, but the July 15 launch will mark the creation of a 24/7 linear cable network dedicated entirely to the Olympic Movement. NBC Olympics, the IOC, and the USOC will collaborate to produce and distribute Olympic sports and Olympic-themed programming on a year-round basis between the Games. The collaborative programming will emphasize live events from a broad portfolio of summer and winter Olympic sports. It will also include Olympic-themed original content produced by all three parties, such as original programmes produced by filmmakers from around the world commissioned by the global Olympic Channel; rich archival footage from the IOC and NBCU’s library of Olympic features and documentaries; and original Team USA programming contributed by the USOC.
 
Along with the Channel, the partnership also brings additional coverage of Olympic sports programmes that will appear exclusively on other NBCU platforms – including NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Digital outlets. The first such coverage begins this Saturday, 17 December, with the Team USA Winter Champions Series.

MLB To Live-Stream 20 Games on Facebook This Season

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:13:02 -0400

Major League Baseball will stream 20 games this season as part of a deal announced by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred following the league’s quarterly owners meetings today. A game streamed each Friday night for the remainder of the season will be accessible to everyone on Facebook in the U.S. (with no blackouts) via the official MLB Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/mlb). The Facebook stream will be a feed produced by the participating team’s local broadcast-rights holder. The first of 20 game broadcasts on Facebook will begin tomorrow at a Colorado Rockies-Cincinnati Reds matchup (7:10 p.m. ET), with additional games to be announced at a later date. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
 
This marks MLB’s latest live-streaming effort with Facebook. In 2011, before the introduction of Facebook Live, MLB.com streamed selected spring-training games live on Facebook (by embedding the MLB.TV video player into the Facebook Pages of the participating teams).
 
MLB routinely goes live for Box Break, an interactive show in which a full box of baseball cards is opened live on Facebook. MLB also uses Facebook Live to bring fans behind the scenes, including Toronto Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson’s off-season workouts, batting practice on Opening Day, and spring training when Sean Casey and Robert Flores answered questions from fans at Cubs camp.
 
“Probably the most important single announcement [from the owners meetings] is, we’ve done an agreement with Facebook,” Manfred said at a press conference today. “It’s really important for us in terms of experimenting with a new partner in this area. We are really excited about this new partnership.”

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The FCC Incentive Auction of 600 MHz band spectrum has concluded. What does that mean for wireless microphone users?
 
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