Simon is currently leading part of the BBC’s Design and Engineering team focused on Audio & Archiving in production, however he started his broadcasting career in Student Radio in 1983 when he was studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bradford. He joined the BBC in 1988 as a trainee Radio Engineer and has worked as an engineer across most the BBC’s radio services. This expanded to include BBC TV work in 2006 when managing part of BBC R&D. He has worked on numerous BBC & EBU projects since including Loudness [& EBU R128], object based audio, binaural audio, audio over IP and audio archiving.
Simon’s current projects include work to make object based audio technology ready for production and distribution at scale, building the next generation of internet fit Studios for the BBC’s National Radio Services and the introduction of environmental sustainable technology. He’s a member of the World DAB Technical Committee, as well as assistant chair of the DVB Technical Module for Audio & Video Coding and co-chairs the audio specialist group of FAME, the Forum for Advanced Media in Europe, working on an interoperable and sustainable approach to next generation UHDTV across Europe.
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