WorldDAB at IBC2018

Event attended by WorldDAB

Date: 13th - 18th September 2018

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Types: Conference, Exhibition

Official website

Visit the WorldDAB stand: Hall 10, F27



Register for free for IBC2018 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.

Register now for IBC

Radio's Digital Strategy - WorldDAB Session at IBC2018

Monday, 17 September 09:00 - 10:30 CET, Emerald Room


Radio is alive and continues to grow and innovate in the face of dynamic and ever-evolving challenges. It remains free and easily accessible across platforms, thanks to its high quality and relevant content, and its ability to embrace and adapt to change.  

In the new landscape that includes the likes of Google, Amazon, Sonos and Apple Music, how is radio delivering new content to the listener, and catering to what the listener wants?

See the full programme below. This event is free to attend - click here for more information, and register here 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.


Moderator: Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, BBC

The evolving audio landscape (or why broadcast radio remains the king)

There are more and more ways to listen - on-demand streaming, podcasts, digital radio services, satellite radio…the list continues to grow. Content is available everywhere and across all devices. Yet research shows that broadcast radio remains the top way to reach listeners.

Speaker: Daniel Karlsson, VP Business Development, EMEA-APAC, Triton Digital

Getting radio into smart speakers

Smart speakers are wireless speakers with voice-control built into them – and they are being embraced by millions, offering broadcasters the opportunity to bring radio back into the heart of the home, and in the car’s digital dashboard.

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

Panel discussion - How are broadcasters getting digital content to the listener across platforms?

While broadcast radio remains the core business, radio is incorporating new technology into the business model – online, via apps, and on digital via DAB+.

Wim Moortgat, Manager Audio Technology, VRT
Joan Warner, CEO, Commercial Radio Australia
Ina Tenz, Programme Director, and General Manager Content, Antenne Bayern

Norway was the first country to switch off FM radio in 2017 – what happened next?

How switching off FM and using only digital platforms can make radio fit for the future. In 2017 Norway was the first country to go 100 % digital – why, how and what happened next?

Speaker: Ole Jørgen Torvmark, Norsk Radio AS

Radio over 4G/5G – fact from fiction

It’s clear that mobile can provide a complementary service to broadcast radio – but to deliver a comparable service over a wide area would require a massive investment, and there is no business case for mobile operators or broadcasters to fund it.  Arqiva present the findings of a recent survey measuring the quality of radio signal over 4G compared to DAB, within selected urban environments and motorways, and across peak listening times in selected regions across the UK.

Speaker: Simon Mason - Head of Broadcast Radio Technology, Arqiva

DAB - at the heart of digital radio

Speaker: Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB



IBC Conference: 13-17 September

IBC Exhibition: 14-18 September

About IBC

The IBC Conference is an unrivalled global destination for discussion and debate about the many different challenges facing the electronic media and entertainment industry, both in its sessions and in the range of networking opportunities it affords.

The IBC2018 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.

Visit the website for more information.