Appointment of a New WorldDMB President
The 19th WorldDMB General Assembly in Amsterdam, The Netherlands saw the announcement of Patrick Hannon, VP of Corporate Development at Frontier Silicon as the incoming President of WorldDMB 2013-2015, picking up the leadership baton from outgoing President, Jorn Jensen of NRK Norway. WorldDMB members also elected two Vice-Presidents: Joan Warner, CEO of Commercial Radio Australia and Joachim Kraus, Co-ordinator of Digital Radio for ARD, Germany, as well as a new Steering Board.
In his opening speech as WorldDMB President, Patrick Hannon, said: “DAB / DAB+ is rapidly extending its footprint across Europe. The last two years have seen significant launches in Germany and the Netherlands, and, in the more mature markets (UK, Norway, Denmark and Switzerland), Digital Switch-over is now firmly on the agenda. The progress in all these territories is building significant momentum across the continent. A similar story is emerging in the Asia Pacific region, where Australia is leading the way. Our key objectives now are to continue the roll-out of DAB into new markets and to accelerate the uptake of digital radio in cars and mobile phones. I look forward to working with all WorldDMB members to ensure we meet these goals.”
WorldDMB Award for Outstanding Service
Glyn Jones, General Manager Digital Radio Platforms, Arqiva received the Per Erik Selemark Award for Outstanding Service to Digital Radio at the 19th WorldDMB General Assembly in Amsterdam, 5th November 2013. Glyn Jones runs the UK’s national commercial multiplex, Digital One, and a network of local multiplexes.