LONDON � WorldDAB has announced the line-up of speakers and sessions for its upcoming DAB+ Digital Radio Workshop, set to take place in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, March 5 right before ABU’s 2018 Digital Broadcasting Symposium. With more and more broadcasters implementing DAB+ in Asia Pacific, the workshop, entitled �DAB+ in a multiplatform world,� will discuss �how DAB+ can secure a strong future for radio.��
Representatives from across Asia Pacific and Europe will share best practices and case studies on how broadcasters around the world are growing new audiences and planning for hybrid radio. Speakers in this year’s line-up include:
- Dave Cameron, General Manager at Southern Cross Austereo in Melbourne, who will discuss how a large and successful commercial FM broadcaster has developed DAB+ and is using DAB+ to enhance and expand radio brands.
- Joan Warner, Vice-President and Asia Pacific Chair of WorldDAB and CEO of Commercial Radio Australia
- Lindsay Cornell, Chair of the WorldDAB Technical Committee and Principal Systems Architect, BBC
- Les Sabel from WorldDAB and Commercial Radio Australia
- Bernie O’Neill, Project Director at WorldDAB
- Ben Poor, Project Manager at the European Broadcasting Union
- Nick Piggott, Project Director at RadioDNS
- J�rn Jensen, Senior Advisor at NRK, who will present the latest statistics on how the switch from FM to DAB+ has affected radio listening habits in Norway
The second half of the workshop will feature three breakout sessions, during which participants can discuss key aspects of digital radio. Topics covered will include ASEAN Regulation and Policy, Planning for Rollout, Hybrid Infrastructure and Implementing Hybrid Workflows. The key discussion points and findings from each group will be published and shared with all participants.
WorldDAB will also host a DAB+ pavilion featuring supply chain companies with a footprint in Asia Pacific including Factum Radioscape, GatesAir, Paneda and RadioDNS. Delegates are encouraged to visit the pavilion and meet the experts who can provide information and advice on implementing DAB+ digital radio. The WorldDAB stand will also be showing home and automotive receivers that are on the market today.
The WorldDAB workshop is free to attend and more�information is available�online. The ABU DBS conference takes place from the March 6�8. To register, request a visa letter or for more information, visit http://dbs.abu.org.my/.