DAB+ Digital Radio Workshop, Zagreb, Croatia
Date: 4th May 2017
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Venue: Hotel Double Tree by Hilton, Ulica Grada Vukovara 269a, Zagreb, Croatia
Hosted & Organized by: Transmitters & Communications Ltd. (OiV), Zagreb, Croatia
The purpose of this one-day workshop is the popularisation of digital radio and the exchange of views of all stakeholders on the Croatian radio market as well as presenting information of introducing DAB+ digital radio from Europe and rest of the world. The aim is to initiate discussion about the possibilities and challenges in the process of deployment of DAB+ digital radio in Croatia.
09:30 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction, Mate Botica, CEO OiV
Panel 1: What does digital radio bring to us?
The aim of this panel is to present what digital radio brings to end users – listeners from the technological point of view, and what it means to the regulator, network operators, broadcasters. Through keynote presentations and discussion at the round table, we shall try to explore if the DAB+ is a replacement for FM, what is the experience in Europe and in the world, what kind of technical solutions exist for the local radio stations, what is the situation with DAB + receivers, and what are frequency needs and resources.
10:15 – 10:30 Presentation 1 – DAB+ global update on progress in Europe and around the world Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB
10:30 – 10:45 Presentation 2 – Experiences in DAB+ receivers, automotive and small scale DAB+ Sam Bonham, Head of Technical Development, Digital Radio UK
10:45 – 11:00 Presentation 3 – Launch of DAB+ in Slovenia Bojan Ramšak, Head of R&D, Transmitter and Communications Unit, RTV Slovenia
11:00 – 11:15 Presentation 4 – Digital radio in Croatia - Regulatory framework Mr. Sc. Danijel Vlahović, HAKOM
11:15 – 11:30 Presentation 5 – Digital radio from OiV’s perspective Bruno Cigrovski, OiV Croatia
11:30 – 12:15 Round table and discussion Moderator: Tigran Vržina (OiV) Participants: Patrick Hannon (WorldDAB), Sam Bonham (Digital Radio UK), Bojan Ramšak (RTV Slovenia), Danijel Vlahović (HAKOM), Bruno Cigrovski (OiV)
12:15 – 12:45 Refreshment & networking
Panel 2: Radio Market in Digital Environment – New Opportunities
The aim of this panel is to explore from the content side what the transition on digital radio brings to the stakeholders. Through keynote presentations and discussion at the round table, we shall try to come to conclusions about necessary changes of the legislation, new content and services as well as new marketing opportunities. This means also the digital radio from the perspective of the publisher and from the perspective of the legislator (a system of concessions / licenses in the digital environment and the possibility of introducing specialised programs). At the end we shall discuss the time frame in which digital radio could become a reality in the Republic of Croatia due to the market conditions.
12:45 – 13:00 Presentation 6 - Experiences in the introduction of the digital radio, especially new content, and the solution for local and regional radios Jørn Jensen, Senior Advisor, NRK Norway
13:00 – 13:15 Presentation 7 – Digital radio in Croatia - possibilities and obstacles from AEM's perspective Damir Hajduk, Council deputy chairperson, AEM
13:15 – 14:00 Round table and discussion Moderator: Tonko Obuljen (OiV) Participants: Jørn Jensen (NRK Norway), Damir Hajduk (AEM), Ernest Strika (HRT), Robert Veseljak (HURIN), Hrvoje Turić (Radio Dalmacija), Gordan Antić (Radio 808)
For further information about this event contact Tigran.Vrzina@oiv.hr.