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11 - 15 September 2020
RAI Amsterdam 

WorldDAB Radio distribution strategies for a connected world

WorldDAB Radio distribution strategies for a connected world


WorldDAB Radio distribution strategies for a connected world

16 Sep 2019
Owners & Associations

The migration to broadcast digital offers radio broadcasters opportunities and challenges.  Digital offers broadcasters the ability to reduce costs, increase 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 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 with recommendations on how broadcasters can assess all digital distribution platforms to make informed investment choices today to safeguard broadcast radio for tomorrow. 

09:00 – 09:10   Radio’s digital migration across Europe
                            Graham Dixon, Head of Radio, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

09:10 – 09:20   The value proposition of radio in a connected world – a view from North America
                            Michael McEwen, Director General,
                            North American Broadcasters Association (NABA)

09:20 – 09:30   Case study: a multi-platform digital strategy for radio
                            Jorn Jensen, NRK Norway

09:30 – 09:40   Key considerations in planning a distribution network for the future
                            Simon Mason, Head of Broadcast Radio Technology, Arqiva

09:40 – 10:00   Broadcast 5G trials – UK and Germany
                            Andrew Murphy, Lead Research Engineer, BBC R&D
                            Jordi Gimenez, Project Leader / 5G, Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT)

10:00 – 10:10   The importance of metadata for radio’s future in the car
                            Jacqueline Bierhorst, Jacky-B Entertainment Solutions,
                            on behalf of Radioplayer Worldwide

10:10 – 10:20   Bringing it all together – planning a distribution strategy for the future
                            Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB

10:20 – 10:30   Q&A

Graham Dixon, Head of Radio - European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Michael McEwen, Director-General - North American Broadcasters Association
Jorn Jensen - NRK
Simon Mason, Head of Broadcast Radio Technology - Arqiva
Andrew Murphy, Lead Research Engineer - BBC R&D
Jordi J. Gimenez, Project Leader - Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT)
Jacqueline Bierhorst, Consultant - Jacky-B Entertainment Solutions ob behalf of Radioplayer Worldwide
Patrick Hannon, President - WorldDAB