There’s a new effort afoot to develop a guideline for the use of metadata that accompanies audio streamed by radio stations.
The National Radio Systems Committee is a technical standards-setting body co-sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters, representing the transmission side of the radio broadcast industry, and the Consumer Technology Association, representing the reception side.
The NRSC’s Metadata and Streaming Work Group, or MSWG, has a new chair, consultant David Bialik of David K. Bialik & Associates, succeeding Alan Jurison. That working group is part of a larger Data Services and Metadata Subcommittee, or DSM, chaired by Steve Shultis, CTO of New York Public Radio.
Bialik, whose articles about streaming and work at the AES are familiar to Radio World readers, will be responsible for leading development of NRSC-G304, a guideline for streaming audio metadata.
“David’s expertise in the area of streaming for broadcast audio will be put to good use as the new chair,” Shultis said in the announcement. “Radio broadcasters rely increasingly upon their audio streams and the NRSC is eager to help develop better standards in this area.”
The planned document is a guideline for radio broadcasters describing how to use metadata on the streaming audio versions of radio broadcast programs, Bialik told me.
“It focuses on the HTTP live streaming (HLS) method of audio streaming as this has become a de facto standard within the radio broadcasting industry.”
People who are interested in participating in this work should email David Layer at [email protected].
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