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WorldDAB at ABU DBS 2018

WorldDAB has announced the line-up of speakers and sessions for its popular DAB+ Digital Radio Workshop, taking place in Kuala Lumpur on March 5 at ABU’s 2018 Digital Broadcasting Symposium.

With more and more broadcasters implementing DAB+ in Asia Pacific, the workshop, titled “DAB+ in a multiplatform world,” will discuss how DAB+ can secure a strong future for radio.

Representatives from across Asia Pacific and Europe will share best practice and case studies on how broadcasters around the world are growing new audiences and planning for hybrid radio. Speakers in this year’s line-up include Dave Cameron, General Manager at Southern Cross Austereo in Melbourne, who will discuss how a large and successful commercial FM broadcaster has developed DAB+ and is using DAB+ to enhance and expand radio brands.

Additional speakers include Joan Warner, Vice-President and Asia Pacific Chair of WorldDAB and CEO of Commercial Radio Australia, Lindsay Cornell, Chair of the WorldDAB Technical Committee and Principal Systems Architect, BBC, Les Sabel from WorldDAB and Commercial Radio Australia, Bernie O’Neill, Project Director at WorldDAB, Ben Poor, Project Manager at the European Broadcasting Union, Nick Piggott, Project Director at RadioDNS and Jørn Jensen, Senior Advisor at NRK, who will present the latest statistics on how the switch from FM to DAB+ has affected radio listening habits in Norway.

The second half of the workshop will feature three breakout sessions, during which participants can discuss key aspects of digital radio. Topics covered will include ASEAN Regulation and Policy, Planning for Rollout, Hybrid Infrastructure and Implementing Hybrid Workflows. The key discussion points and findings from each group will be published and shared with all participants

WorldDAB will also host a DAB+ pavilion featuring supply chain companies with a footprint in Asia Pacific – Factum Radioscape, GatesAir, Paneda and RadioDNS. The WorldDAB stand will be showing a wide range of the home and automotive receivers on the market today.