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WorldDMB General Assembly appoints new leadership team

The 19th WorldDMB General Assembly in Amsterdam, The Netherlands has appointed Patrick Hannon, VP of Corporate Development at Frontier Silicon as its new President, taking over from outgoing President, Jorn Jensen of NRK Norway. 

ABU members Joan Warner, CEO of Commercial Radio Australia and Joachim Kraus of ARD Germany were elected new Vice-Presidents.

Much of the general assembly revolved around the issue of digital switchovers and delegates also heard about significant progress that has been made in the automotive sector, with most major automotive brands now offering line-fit DAB.

There was also a major focus on the integration of digital radio into mobile phone handsets, a significant strategic objective for WorldDMB, which is offering technical support on a consistent user interface and coordinating initiatives in the area. 

Mr Hannon said: “DAB/DAB+ is rapidly extending its footprint across Europe. A similar story is emerging in the Asia Pacific region. Our key objectives now are to continue the roll-out of DAB into new markets and to accelerate the uptake of digital radio in cars and mobile phones. I look forward to working with all WorldDMB members to ensure we meet these goals.” 

WorldDMB is the global industry forum for digital radio promoting DAB, DAB+ and DMB.