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RAI Amsterdam  |  13 – 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

See it differently

World DAB

World DAB


World DAB

16 Sep 2019
Owners & Associations
The migration to broadcast digital offers radio broadcasters opportunities and challenges. Digital offers broadcasters the ability to reduce costs while increasing audiences and revenue, while offering more choice and clearer sound to the listener. Hybrid radio - combining broadcast with connectivity - enables an enhanced experience to the listener. The challenge however is to develop a radio distribution strategy that will balance the budget and safeguard audience and business models in the face of digital giants. This session looks at broadcast digital radio’s place in the distribution mix and will offer recommendations and advice on how broadcasters can assess all digital distribution platforms to make informed investment choices today to safeguard radio for tomorrow.

Radio’s digital migration across Europe
The EBU’s New Radio Group develops insights on how new formats, technologies and distribution concepts may determine the future of radio. The EBU is also a founding member of the European Digital Radio Alliance – an alliance of public and commercial broadcasters across Europe working together to make digital radio the standard and the preferred choice of listeners across Europe.
Speakers: EBU and European Digital Radio Alliance

The value proposition of radio in a connected world – a view from the US
Radio as an industry needs to constantly consider strategic adjustments to continue holding a strong market position. NABA’s Next-Gen working group has set up a working group to help radio broadcasters across North America address major issues in radio distribution.
Speaker: North American Broadcasters Association – NABA

Case study: a cross-platform digitisation strategy for radio - Belgium
Key considerations in planning a distribution network for the future
Lars Buckland, Secretary General, Broadcast Networks Europe

Evaluating 5G broadcast
Marcello Lombardo, European Broadcasting Union

Broadcast 5G trials
An update on the ongoing trials by BBC UK and ARD Germany

The importance of metadata for radio’s future in the car
Laurence Harrison, Digital Radio UK

Bringing it all together – how should broadcasters plan their distribution strategy for the future?
Patrick Hannon, WorldDAB

Lars Buckland, Secretary General - Broadcast Networks Europe
Marcello Lombardo - EBU
Laurence Harrison - Digital Radio UK
Patrick Hannon - WorldDAB