Remote Broadcasting in an IP world
When: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Ryerson University, Room RCC204, Eaton Theatre
80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON
Corner of Gould and Church, east of Yonge St (Dundas Subway).
About the Event
The long history of Outside Broadcasting is a brute-force application of technology and people: Travel an enormous amount of gear, and all of the human resources necessary to some remote location, produce the event, and transmit the complete/packaged event back to the Network Centre for transmission.
In contrast, the emerging idea of “At Home” production is poised to re-define the broadcast world. The idea is simple: transport the cameras, microphones, and only the required personnel to the remote location, then exploit emerging Media-over-IP technology to transmit all of this Source material back to the Network Centre, where a standing facility and permanent staff can produce the event with increases to both efficiency and effectiveness.
Aside from the raw cost-control aspect, the revolutionary promise of “At Home” production is that this IP-based approach finally and completely decouples Source from Destination. With access to sufficient bandwidth, productions are finally released from geographic limitations.
Adam Robinson – Evanov Radio
Michael Nunan – Bell Media
Pre-meeting Dutch treat dinner
5:00 pm: The Pickle Barrel
(corner of Edward and Yonge, just north of Dundas, in the Atrium)
Director of IT - Engineering, Evanov Radio Group
Adam Robinson is Director of Engineering and IT for the Evanov Radio Group. A 25 year veteran of the radio business, Adam got his start in front of the mic as a “newsie” at various stations in and around Toronto. While on the air full time, Adam also honed his craft behind the scenes and in 2006 hung up the mic in order to focus on the expansion of ERG from three to 19 radio stations in a little more than a decade.
With 10 ground-up station builds and numerous refurbishments of studios and transmitter sites from Winnipeg to Halifax under his belt, Adam now holds a senior executive position with ERG. Adam is also a member of the CCBE Executive and is currently in charge of papers and panels for the annual conference north of Toronto.
A self professed audio geek, Adam spends his “free” time tweaking processing, reading up on advances in audio codec technology and marrying new sounds with his suite of vintage gear. Fun fact – even bad MP3’s sound OK when run through a CBS Audimax!
Senior Manager for Broadcast Audio and Post Production Operations, CTV Bell Media