WorldDAB at IBC2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Event attended by WorldDAB

Date: 14th - 19th September 2017

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Types: Conference, Exhibition

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Visit the WorldDAB stand during IBC at Hall 10, F27

The IBC2017 Exhibition covers fifteen halls across the RAI and hosts over 1,700 exhibitors spanning the creation, management and delivery of electronic and media entertainment. Integral to your IBC Experience are a number of specially curated Feature Areas and events. These are hosted throughout the IBC Exhibition and tie into the IBC Conference to enrich your understanding of technologies and trends that are driving the industry.

Register for free for IBC2017 using WorldDAB's customer code: 13741. Please enter this code at the customer pass selection step during registration.  You will also receive a 6-day travel pass, which you can pick up from information points onsite.

There are nineteen WorldDAB members exhibiting at IBC2017 this year.  Download the map to locate their stands.  


WorldDAB at IBC2017



WorldDAB Session at IBC 2017: Digital Audio Broadcasting - driving radio’s biggest transformation

10:00 – 11:30   |   Monday 18 September 2017   |   Room E102

Six months after Norway started switching off broadcast FM transmitters in favour of DAB+ digital radio, research shows that listeners and advertisers remain loyal to radio. Public broadcasters and commercial radio groups are investing their money in DAB to secure radio's position in the future. Auto manufacturers are also looking at new uses for DAB data services and how DAB can be integrated into the connected car. In a world of voice activated and smart devices, investment in digital technology is crucial for the radio sector to retain its solid position within the media landscape, and this session looks at how DAB is at the core of radio's digital transformation. 



Moderator: Jacqueline Bierhorst, Project Director, Digital Radio Netherlands

The case for DAB+ and update on international progress – with a particular focus on the commercial radio sector

Speaker: Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB

Disrupted by digital

Like radio, innovation comes in waves. Some might wonder whether there is still a place for broadcast radio, now that the IP wave has landed. Clearly, the internet offers significant benefits, but digital broadcasting offers certain qualities which IP lacks. Broadcast and IP – stronger together in the hybrid future.

Speaker: Graham Dixon, Head of Radio, European Broadcasting Union

Norwegian radio’s DSO - how is it going?

Speakers:  Jon Branæs, NRK Norway and Kenneth Andresen, Director of Radio, MTG Norway/P4, Norway

Discussion and Q&A

How can radio stay plugged in to connected dashboards?

Speakers: Robbert Van Den Heuvel, Communications Manager, Fiat Group Automobiles, Netherlands; Lawrence Galkoff, General Manager, Radioplayer Worldwide; Jeff Jury, General Manager of the Automotive Business Unit, Xperi 

Cost-benefit analysis of FM, DAB, DAB+ and broadband for radio broadcasters and listeners

Speaker: Marcello Lombardo, Project Manager, Technology & Innovation, European Broadcasting Union

Discussion and Q&A


Register for IBC2017 using WorldDAB's customer code: 13741. You will also receive a 6-day travel pass, which you can pick up from information points on site.

Please enter this code at the customer pass selection step during registration

Visit the WorldDAB stand during IBC at Hall 10, F27

Register now for IBC


WorldDAB at IBC2017

Congratulations to the winners of our daily DAB+ receiver give away during IBC: 



Friday 15 September: Nectarios Labadarios
Saturday 16 September: Gino Conte
Sunday 17 September: Piotr Jagielski
Monday 18 September: Roman Scehovic
Tuesday 19 September: Peter Dingenen 


Thank you to VQ, Hama, Sony, Pioneer and Pure for the receivers.  



Watch the official IBC TV recording of the WorldDAB session here