ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2021

Event attended by WorldDAB

Date: 5th - 8th April 2021

Location: Virtual

Types: Conference, Exhibition

WorldDAB is proud to sponsor ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2021

The ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2021 will take place from April 5 to 8. For the first time, it will be a wholly online event because of the ongoing global pandemic. Organised by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, the symposium is a leading event for broadcasters in the region and beyond. This year’s theme is Inspire, Engage & Enhance.

It will comprise a four-day conference with a total of 12 sessions, one workshop on each day and an exhibition also lasting four days. The conference sessions will focus on topics of strong interest to broadcasters. The topics include advanced technologies, business strategies, content security, AI and big data applications and digital radio rollout.

WorldDAB will host a DAB+ workshop during ABU DBS on Tuesday 6 April, at 16:10 - 17:10 MYT/ 09:10 - 10:10 GMT.

See the full workshop agenda here.

There is no charge for registration.




Building radio audiences with DAB+


Date: Tuesday 6 April 2021     

Time: 16:10 - 17:10 MYT


16:10 – 16:18 Welcome and DAB+ status in Asia Pacific region

Joan Warner, CEO Commercial Radio Australia and Chair, Asia-Pacific Committee, WorldDAB

16:18– 16:26 DAB+ global update and the case for DAB+

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB and VP Corporate Development, Frontier Smart Technologies

16:26 – 16:34 DAB+ standards update

Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, BBC Digital and Chairman, WorldDAB Technical Committee

16:34 – 16:42 WorldDAB Asia Pacific Technical Group and support to broadcasters in the APAC region

Dr Les Sabel, Chair, WorldDAB Asia Pacific Technical Group, and S-Comm Technologies


16:42 – 16:50 Getting DAB+ into cars

Ron Schiffelers, Senior Director Program Management, NXP Semiconductors

16:50 – 16:58 Solutions available for affordable DAB+ consumer receivers

Albert Tseng, CEO, Keystone Semiconductor Corp

16:58 – 17:10 Q&A