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The Big Gig

Set your clocks in the upright position, because it’s time to hear about the latest news surrounding the commercial side of the AV industry.

Samsung and BT Sports supplied the UK with the first 8K sports broadcast of a soccer (or football) match with Arsenal and Olympiacos. Is it finally time for people outside of this industry to start paying attention to 8K? Discussing how sports can push to envelope when it comes to broadcasting technology.

AV Checkpoint is launched, allowing companies to have a third party review work for AV designers, engineers, architects and more. The benefit of having a second point of view to ensure your work is where it needs to be.

Since International Women’s Day was this Sunday, we discuss the merit of bringing more women to this industry, and what we can do to help the process along.



  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.

AVWeek started in late July 2011. It is hosted by Tim Albright. Albright started his professional life as a broadcaster in St. Louis. In the audiovisual industry, Tim has worked as a technology manager for Lewis and Clark Community College, control programmer, design consultant, and design engineer. The first episode of AVWeek, episode 0000, was recorded via Skype with two AV pros Albright met via Twitter and a long-time friend. Since that first episode in July 2011, AVWeek has produced a weekly program missing only one week in the first year.

Albright also taught radio and audio production for over 14 years, including introducing podcast production to his students in 2006. He resides on the Illinois side of the St. Louis, Missouri area where he and his wife raise their two children. AVWeek is based, in part, on the TWiT (This Week in Tech) model of podcasts where the host reads a news story and panelists provide their insight, analysis, and opinion on the subject matter. If you would like to be a panelist on AVWeek, email Tim at tim@www.avnation.tv

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