KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — WorldDAB has announced the line-up for its annual Digital Radio Workshop, taking place on Monday, March 6, during ABU's 2017 Digital Broadcasting Symposium, reports asiaradiotoday.com.
There is growing interest in DAB+ digital radio across the Asia Pacific. "WorldDAB is committed to assisting broadcasters and regulators in the region, sharing best practices and key learnings from over 20 countries with established DAB+ services and another 20 with DAB+ trials or regulation in development. I think 2017 will be a pivotal year for many decision makers," said Joan Warner, Asia Pacific Chair of WorldDAB and CEO of Commercial Radio Australia.
Entitled "DAB+ expansion in Asia Pacific," the WorldDAB workshop will cover the latest developments in DAB+ digital radio, along with an introduction to hybrid radio, the business case for the implementation of DAB+ and the benefits of DAB+ in smartphones. Speakers will include Joan Warner, Lindsay Cornell from the BBC, Les Sabel and Bernie O'Neill from WorldDAB, Nick Piggott from RadioDNS, and Jørn Jensen from NRK in Norway.
The workshop will also feature breakout sessions, in which participants will be invited to focus on three aspects of digital radio: regulation, technology and development of new content for DAB+. A nominated spokesperson from each group will present a summary of their discussion to workshop participants, and key findings will be published.
At the Symposium this year will be a DAB+ pavilion featuring manufacturers with a footprint in Asia Pacific: Connects2, Factum Radioscape, GatesAir, IZT, Paneda and RadioDNS. Delegates are invited to visit the pavilion to meet the experts who can provide information and advice on the implementation of DAB+ digital radio.