Immersive Sound standards for the next generation

of home entertainment


The February 24 meeting for the AES-LA will be a joint meeting with the Hollywood chapter of SMPTE (the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers). Please join us for a special presentation about the possible sound formats for the next generation of broadcast HDTV, ATSC 3.0.   Each of the companies submitting a proposal for ATSC 3.0 will be presenting their technology; the presentations will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Steven Silva of 20th Century Fox.



DOLBY LABORATORIES: Jeffrey Riedmiller is the Senior Director of the Sound Group in the Office of the CTO at Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco.

DTS, INC: David McIntyre is Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development at DTS, Inc. based in Calabasas, CA.

MPEG GROUP: Jim DeFilippis has worked in the broadcast/media space for 30-plus years and has been part of major broadcast/media companies including Fox and ABC, as well as six Olympic broadcasts.

PANEL DISCUSSION MODERATOR: Steven A. Silva is the VP of Technology & Strategy at Fox Networks Engineering & Operations.


PLACE: Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604   (at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon)

TIME:Tuesday February 24th.   Meeting & Presentation start at 8:00 PM.

Meetings are free and are open to everyone including students, non-members and guests.


PRE-MEETING DINNER (optional)  service starts at 7:00 PM.

Dinner cost is $30 for student members with reservations, $35 for student members without reservations, $35 for members with reservations, $40 for members without reservations, $40 for non-members with reservations and $45 for non-members without reservations.  

Due to the combined AES-LA/SMPTE meeting, Please make your reservation before the cutoff time of 10:00AM, Monday February 23rd. We need to notify the Sportsmen’s Lodge as to the dinner attendee count. Please make your reservation with the Treasurer - Richard Wollrich at Please put “AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION” in the email subject line.


Wedge Salad – Crumbled blue cheese, chives, crisp bacon, and tomatoes

Boneless short ribs braised in red wine

Roasted rosemary potatoes

Rolls and Butter

Coffee, Tea, and Iced Tea

Triple chocolate mousse

An alternate vegitarian dinner is available upon request.


Hollywood Sign

AES 57th International Conference – The Future of Audio Entertainment Technology: Cinema, Television, and the Internet – Set for Hollywood Event, March 6-8


The Audio Engineering Society will gather top audio entertainment technology professionals for its 57th International Conference on Friday, March 6–8, 2015, in Hollywood, California, at the renowned TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. This first-ever Future of Audio Entertainment Technology Conference brings together the best in researchers, acousticians and engineers to address the current and future audio needs of the cinema, television and online entertainment industries.


As the next wave of immersive audio technologies arrive, it is incumbent on the industry to rally around an organized and focused set of standards. The three-day AES conference, led by co-chairs Brian McCarty and Dr. Sean Olive, intends to lay the foundation for a new generation of interoperability standards for sound for picture. These will pay off in the form of better integration and lowered distribution costs with new generations of video formats, and ultimately in a more immersive, consistent, and enjoyable experience for consumers in the cinema and in the home.


For information on the AES 57th Conference on The Future of Audio Entertainment Technology, as well as further Registration, Travel and Technical Program information, visit An AES member discount is available.