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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

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

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

Issue 26: DAB needs more spectrum!

Hanns Wolter, Technical Director, Club DAB Italia and WorldDAB Regulation and Spectrum Committee, Chair Spectrum for digital radio in Europe was allocated a long time ago, starting with the Wiesbaden … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: Asia Pacific Update

Joan Warner, Chair, WorldDAB Asia Pacific Committee & CEO of Commercial Radio Australia The focus in the Asia Pacific at recent conferences in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Myanmar has been … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: Letter from the President

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB The end of July is a good time to review the progress DAB digital radio has made this year – and to set out our priorities … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: Evolution of the SlideShow

Gunnar Garfors, President of IDAG, Advisor on radio distribution, NRK & Håvard Wien, Production Manager DAB, NRK   Slideshow services cover the graphics you have seen on the display of DAB … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Issue 26: Communicating the benefits of digital radio in the car – ‘Comes with DAB+ as standard!’

Rosie Smith, Project Manager, WorldDAB Radio in the car remains popular across Europe.  Drivers see radio as engaging, entertaining and informative.  Even with the increase in competitors for share of … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: Turkey looks to digital

Bernie O’Neill, Project Director, WorldDAB In 2014, Turkey’s public broadcaster, TRT (Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu), celebrated 50 years of broadcasting, and WorldDAB was there to help them celebrate, presenting … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: DAB strengthens economic programming benefits for terrestrial radio

Jhonny Maroun, Director Sales – Middle East and South Asia, GatesAir Digital radio’s impact is only just beginning to take shape. In the Americas, HD Radio has been the preeminent choice, chiefly … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: New Latin-based character set for DAB

Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, BBC and Chairman, WorldDAB Technical Committee The WorldDAB Technical Committee has completed work on revising the main character set used for station names and text … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Expansion of DAB benefits drivers across Europe

Across Europe, over 33,000 km of 1st level roads are covered by DAB, with 2nd level roads in most countries having an equivalent level of coverage. WorldDMB takes a look at … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 24: EBU’s Digital Radio Toolkit – The Road to Success

David Fernández, Media Intelligence Service and Dr Christian Vogg, Head of Radio, EBU To build the case for digital radio, EBU’s Media Intelligence Service and the Radio unit conducted a research … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Issue 24 (December 2014): Digital Radio – The momentum is growing

WorldDMB was established with the objective of facilitating the adoption and development of the DAB family of standards. In this time, the digital broadcasting industry has continued to progress, with 2014 … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Automotive – Best Practice

Kath Brown, Head of Strategic Development, Commercial Australia discusses the current project to provide a guide to the DAB+ radio user interface for vehicles. As DAB+ is deployed into automobiles, … Continue reading

September 29, 2014

Bundling the power of public service media and the Smart Radio Initiative

Bundling the power of public service media and the Smart Radio Initiative Christian Vogg, Head of Radio, EBU Media Department, EURORADIO The future of radio is digital. This was the … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

A global look at the Digital Radio Switchover

A global look at the Digital Radio Switchover Around the world, DAB/DAB+ is being chosen as the digital radio broadcasting standard of choice for broadcasters.  This is a positive proposition … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

A manufacturer’s perspective on Digital Radio Switchover

Frontier Silicon and Glovane Co. Ltd share their thoughts on how on DSO impacts digital radio growth.  Patrick Hannon, WorldDMB President and VP Corporate Development at Frontier Silicon, United Kingdom Frontier … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

A global perspective on Digital Radio Switchover

How is DSO progressing around the world and what are the plans for the future?  What factors will impact on market growth and penetration?  Digital Radio professionals from Italy, Netherlands, Sweden Norway, … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Digital Radio Tick Mark – Driving growth in cars

Laurence Harrison Technology and Market Development Director In December last year UK Government Broadcast Minister Ed Vaizey announced a package of measures designed to support continued digital radio growth, and … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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