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General Assembly preview: DAB in France

Ahead of the 2016 General Assembly, we speak to Patrice Gélinet, Board Member of the Council, Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) in France on the next stages of DAB rollout and the … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

General Assembly preview: DAB in Australia and APAC

Ahead of the 2016 General Assembly, we speak to Joan Warner, CEO at Commercial Radio Australia and Asia Pacific Chair at WorldDAB, on digital radio’s development across APAC, new content … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

General Assembly preview: Next steps for receivers

Ahead of the 2016 General Assembly, we speak to Branimir Vojcic, CEO and CTO at LN2, on the technical challenges facing DAB receivers and the requirements for handheld DAB equipment.  What … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

General Assembly preview: What next for in-car DAB?

Ahead of the WorldDAB General Assembly, we speak to Roger Lanctot from Strategy Analytics on the future of in-car entertainment, whether there will always be a place for radio and … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

General Assembly preview: Wireless Group and DAB

Ahead of the WorldDAB General Assembly 2016, we speak to Jimmy Buckland, Director of Strategy at Wireless Group, on the importance of DAB and what he wants to see from the digital … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Countdown to the WorldDAB 2016 General Assembly – a year in review

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB Next month the radio industry heads to Vienna for the 2016 WorldDAB General Assembly – with significant progress achieved since the 2015 event in London. The … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB at the European Radio Forum in Krakow

Last week WorldDAB President Patrick Hannon joined representatives from across Europe for an event in Krakow, Poland, to discuss DAB+, hybrid radio and European digitalisation strategies. Highlights from the day … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Norway’s path to DSO: 100 days to go

With just 100 days to go until Norway starts its digital switchover, Digital Radio Norway has presented a report to Culture Committee Chairman Svein Harberg detailing progress so far and … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The green credentials of DAB+

A new report from Germany has taken a look at the cost of setting up and running DAB+ and FM networks across Bavaria, from the number of transmitter sites required … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

IBC Preview: The UK path to DSO

Ahead of his presentation at IBC in WorldDAB’s Insight Session, we speak to Laurence Harrison, Technology and Market Development Director, Digital Radio UK, on the status of DAB in the UK … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

DAB+ in Germany on the move

Carsten Zorger from Digitalradio Büro Deutschland on DAB+ progress in Germany and the timing of  a potential digital switchover German digital radio is in good health, with plenty of positive … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why is DAB+ the right choice for radio in Germany?

 This week an article from WorldDAB President Patrick Hannon was published in German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). The English version of Patrick’s article is published below and, the same … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

IBC Preview: EBU and digital radio across Europe

Graham Dixon, Head of Radio at EBU, discusses digital radio’s importance in our digital world and his hope that we can all take a moment to reflect at IBC this … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

IBC Preview: Norway’s path to DSO

  Ahead of WorldDAB’s insight session at IBC 2016, we speak to Jørn Jensen, Chief Advisor to the Director of Distribution at NRK Norway.   “Progress is going well and … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Looking back on a busy six months for DAB in Europe

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB I was recently creating a slide looking at what’s changed since February for DAB in Europe –  and was blown away by how much has changed … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Win a new digital radio every day at IBC 2016

At IBC 2016 we’ll be giving away a brand-new DAB digital radio every day. All you need to do is to visit the WorldDAB stand in Hall 10, F27 and leave … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The German path to DAB+

In a recent article, Dr Ulrich Liebenow, Operating Director at MDR in Germany and chair of technical committee of ARD and Deutschlandradio , outlined the plans being put in place … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Now is the time to make the most of DAB Slideshow

One of DAB’s many strengths is its ability to deliver images and text via broadcast, from song titles and artwork, to traffic and weather reports or even extra information running … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

DAB+ in Germany – the facts you need to know

Helwin Lesch, Head of Distribution and Controlling, Bayerischer Rundfunk In the midst of a positive summer for DAB+, the German public broadcaster ARD has put together a document with 10 key … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB Auto UX Group sets out initial focus

The recently formed WorldDAB Automotive UX (user experience) Group has set its initial areas of focus, following the first meeting and conference call in London last month. The objective of … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

DAB+ in South Africa – update from Radiodays Africa

Lynn Mansfield, SADIBA Chairperson Last week I was at Radiodays Africa, presenting an update on DAB+ trials  and showing some of the latest DAB receivers. This year’s event took place … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Australia forges ahead with DAB+

  By Joan Warner, Asia Pacific Chair, WorldDAB & CEO Commercial Radio Australia DAB+ digital radio is rapidly gaining critical mass in Australia, with latest figures showing it has added 168,000 … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Making hybrid radio a reality in Asia Pacific

Joan Warner, CEO of Commercial Radio Australia and WorldDAB Asia Pacific Chair Radio’s future is multiplatform – enabling listening and interaction with rich content at home, at work, in the … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

In-car DAB: addressing the aftermarket

Jarle Ruud, Marketing, Digitalradio Norway With more and more new cars including DAB as standard, attention turns to the aftermarket and converting millions of existing cars and their owners to … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Collaboration the theme from WorldDAB Automotive 2016

  Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB This week saw the 7th WorldDAB automotive event in Brussels, produced in association with the Netherlands EU Presidency. 2016 saw the strongest line-up to date, … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

An exciting start to 2016 for digital radio

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB The first quarter of 2016 has seen a number of interesting developments in the world of DAB. Probably the most significant has been the launch of … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Double DAB breakthrough

Two ‘world firsts’ were announced at the Radiodays Europe conference in Paris last week. LG unveiled a mass-market smartphone with DAB/DAB+, covered in last week’s newsletter. But also significant was … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why Ford UK is choosing DAB+

Chris Muers, Product Marketing Manager, Ford UK At the recent WorldDAB General Assembly in London, in November 2015, Ford UK, told an international audience why ‘Ford UK have embraced the opportunity … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

A positive future for DAB+ in Italy

Eugenio La Teana, Head of Research & Development, RTL 102.5 Hit Radio The state of radio in Italy is very positive.  Listening figures are increasing as people enjoy radio in different … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Broadcasters must work with governments for the future of DAB+ in Asia Pacific

Joan Warner, Chair, WorldDAB Asia Pacific Committee & CEO of Commercial Radio Australia DAB+ in the Asia Pacific Region will be centre stage at the upcoming WorldDAB workshop and ABU Digital … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

DAB+ trial in South Africa – Moving towards a digital future

Lynn Mansfield, Chairman, Southern African Digital Broadcasting Association (SADIBA), and Executive Advisor, South African Broadcasting Corporation  (SABC) As in many territories, broadcasting in South Africa is evolving to cater for digital services as … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

WorldDAB Technical Committee update

Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, BBC and Chairman, WorldDAB Technical Committee The role of the Technical Committee (TC) is to provide a focal point for members to discuss technical issues … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Looking ahead to a DAB future

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB 2016 promises to be an exciting year for DAB digital radio.  Across Europe, momentum is building – and in the Rest of the World, there are … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

3rd WorldDAB Interoperability Workshop

The WorldDAB Interoperability Workshop has been organised at the IRT over recent years and has seen  growing success.  We sat down with Mathias Coinchon, Senior Project Manager, Media Technology & … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Introducing SmartDAB: Digital radio in your car via your smartphone

Graham Johnson, Business Development Manager, Connects2, presents SmartDAB  the latest technology for drivers who want more from their radio. SmartDAB  is here and it’s not just for Christmas, although it would … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Progression, collaboration and growth the focus of WorldDAB General Assembly 2015

During 3 – 4 November, WorldDAB held its annual General Assembly at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London, attracting an international audience of over 200 delegates representing 24 countries, broadcasting or … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB honours the achievements of Frontier Silicon CEO, Anthony Sethill

This year’s WorldDAB Award for Outstanding Service was awarded to Anthony Sethill, CEO of Frontier Silicon and past Vice-President of WorldDAB in recognition of Anthony’s contribution to the growth and development … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

UK Government Minister Ed Vaizey asks European Commission to include radio in the Digital Single Market Strategy

UK Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, and Dorothee Bär, German Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), set … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: WorldDAB Member’s Update

WorldDAB, Project Office WorldDAB is proud to announce three new members since March 2015. The addition of equipment, signal generator and RF monitoring receiver manufacturer, IZT; premium-brand portable radio manufacturer, … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26 (August 2015)

DAB – Adding value to radio in a digital age. This summer edition of Eureka! explores the actions being taken to add value to radio listening through DAB. Technical advancements … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

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