AES 2020 sets online delivery track events
Monday, 28 September 2020
davidbialikAES Show Fall Convention 2020 Broadcast and Online Delivery Track chair David Bialik
USA - With the recent increase in online and broadcast delivery of a near limitless array of information, entertainment, and social information, the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention’s Broadcast and Online Delivery Track will examine key technologies and applications while taking a look back at broadcast history and a look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.
The session Practical Tips for Using Digital Audio in a 2110 Facility will offer in-depth expertise on IP Architecture and the SMPTE ST 2110 media networking protocol, of which the Audio Engineering Society’s AES3 and AES67 standards are key components, as well as related technologies and workflows.
Track sessions of historical importance include Pass the Mic which will celebrate this year’s 100th anniversary of radio broadcasting and its innovations with host John Holt, and A Century of Radio: What You May Not Know About the History of Broadcasting, in which presenters Donna Halper and Barry Mishkind will share surprising facts about broadcast history and dispel some of the myths perpetuated throughout the industry.
Microphone hygiene and podcast production are timely topics to be closely examined in the presentations: Stay Safe: Disinfecting Microphones in the time of Covid-19 with presenter David Prentice and Podcasts: Telling Stories with Sound with Rob Byers of American Public Media.
In addition, two compelling virtual tours will be conducted in the sessions A Virtual Tour and Discussion: BBC Broadcasting House Studio led by Jamie Laundon and A Virtual Tour and Discussion: BBC Wales - Cardiff Central Square IP-based Broadcast Facility. with Adrian Wisbey.
“Even though we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of broadcasting, everything is new,” states AES Show broadcast and online delivery track chair David Bialik, now in his 36th year of curating the convention’s Broadcast Track and events. “The pandemic has added new parameters to getting broadcasts out. With all information out there on the ST-2110 media networking standard being adopted by broadcasters, I find it amazing that there’s so much for so many to learn.”

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