ASBU Symposium on Digital Radio

Event Attended by WorldDAB

Date: 15th - 16th October 2014

Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Types: Seminar

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ASBU

This year ASBU’s Digital Broadcasting Symposium will address how broadcasters could introduce the Digital Audio Broadcasting DAB+ that can be used to survive and thrive in this dynamic digital media environment.

WorldDMB will be hosting a seminar which will be attended by radio directors, technical directors and regulators.  

ASBU Symposium on Digital Radio

How broadcasters should deal with Technical Innovations 

Tunis, 15-16 October, 2014

 

Registration 

 

Keynote Presentations 
 

An overview of status of radio industry in Arab States

Speaker:  Abdul-Rahim Suleiman, ASBU

 

Global overview of DAB / DAB+ services

 An overview of DAB / DAB+ services across Europe, Asia Pacific and other territories, to include nationwide public and commercial programmes, regional and local programmes, traffic and travel via DAB/DAB+ and other added value and ancillary services in DAB/DAB+/DMB networks

Speaker:  Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDMB and Vice President Corporate Development, Frontier Silicon

 

UK Case study:  marketing DAB+ to the listener

Best practice marketing campaigns from United Kingdom for rolling out DAB/DAB+ digital radio. Working with the automotive sector, the digital tick mark.

Speaker:  Sam Bonham, Technology Development Manager,  Digital Radio UK

 

The business case for DAB+

The business case for broadcasters – including benefits for listeners and opportunities for advertisers.

Speaker:  Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDMB and Vice President Corporate Development, Frontier Silicon

 

DAB+ capabilities and functionality

An introduction to DAB+, examples of new services and platforms, smartphones and hybrid radio – opportunities for Arab broadcasters.  Including EWS. 

Speaker:  Mathias Coinchon, European Broadcasting Union

 

Technical considerations for DAB+ network and coverage planning

Lessons learned from real-world planning, deployment and operation of digital radio networks.

Speaker:  Office National de la Télédiffusion

 

An overview of the DAB+ transmission system

Overview of a typical state of the art DAB+ transmission system to include: main components, operational characteristics, specific interfaces and operation modes.

Differences to FM, cost advantages in equipment, installation, operation and maintenance of a DAB+ transmission system compared to FM.

Speaker:  Jens Stockmann, Gates Air

 

Regulatory framework and switch off plan:  Norway case study

An overview on Norway’s rollout of digital radio and framework for a successful rollout of digital radio.

Speaker:  Ole Jorgen Torvmark, CEO, Digital Radio Norge (Norway) 

 

DAB+ Implementation - How to bring it all together  

Key factors to ensure success: bringing stakeholders together – regulators, broadcasters, suppliers, retailers, manufacturers

Speaker:  Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDMB and Vice President Corporate Development, Frontier Silicon

 

Round table discussion

Recommendations for a future deployment of DAB+

 

Closing Remarks