Andrew Mason

Senior Research Engineer, BBC Research & Development

Andrew joined BBC Research Department (as it then was) in 1986.

He has worked on a wide variety of audio and video projects over the years, including: the BBC’s first disc-based digital audio editing system; low bit-rate audio coding; video watermarking; audio watermarking; audio-video synchronisation; audio visualisation; programme loudness measurement; … and a few other broadcast-related signal processing applications.

He was appointed chairman of the EBU Expert Community for Audio when it was created, and later, chairman of the EBU Strategic Programme Group for Future Audio Formats and Radio Production. He has long been a participant in AES, ITU-R, and ETSI standardisation work, and is currently actively involved in DVB to standardise technologies for ‘next-generation audio’ in broadcasting.