Broadcasting Convention Africa

Date: 4th - 5th July 2023

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Types: Conference

Official website

Radio and Digital Audio Broadcasting Convention - Africa

Please note this event has been rescheduled from April 2023, and was originally advertised to take place in Maputo, Mozambique

With the broadest reach per population compared to TV, Press and other forms of media, Radio, as a broadcast medium, is still widely acknowledged as the dominant mass-media platform in Africa.

Thus, as the broadcasting infrastructure and platforms in Africa are being migrated from analogue to digital, radio and sound broadcasting will further project the realisation of its potential as the most efficient and effective medium for social information, entertainment and education.

Digital radio and sound broadcasting promise to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on the radio and to increase the number of people who will be able to listen to the radio.

Broadcast Media Africa (BMA), in collaboration with the Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA), is proud to convene a high-level international Radio and Digital Audio Convention of Southern Africa.

The International meeting will serve as the platform for industry stakeholders in the region (and from across the globe) to review and evaluate the strategic and operational issues and solutions with Radio Broadcasting in a digital ecosystem.

With the theme “Radio Broadcasting in a Digital World – Reaching the Next Level”, the conference will feature a series of interactive presentations, case analyses, demonstrations and showcases from various experts and practitioners sharing ideas and experiences crucial to Radio broadcasting in Africa.

Key Themes And Features:

  • An examination of the future of digital radio in Africa – technology and content
  • Understanding how to organise digital spaces for Radio stations and facilities
  • Exploring the opportunities presented by the spectrum efficiency created by Digital Audio Broadcasting
  • System constraints – overcome technical constraints of Digital Radio
  • Distribution systems for digital audio and sound
  • Creating content for radio broadcasting in a digital ecosystem
  • Streaming and downloading content – resolving the issues and challenges
  • Digital radio platforms and applications – innovations for listeners and broadcasters
  • Examining transmitters and digital infrastructure equipment for radio broadcasting
  • Special interest and community Radio broadcasting, driving the opportunities

Further details and registration can be found on the Broadcast Media Africa website.