Day one of The Digital Radio Show went, to my eyes, to perfection – I think it can be safely said that the whole day was enjoyed by all!
Delegates were treated to a great array of the very latest in digital broadcasting technology – from the Morphy Richards’ DRM/DAB/FM/MW receiver with sleek and simple functionality to suit the mass-market of new British DRM consumers to the Orban stand, enough to blow even those hardest parted with their cash away!
The focus of the afternoon’s sessions was truly multinational and rather refreshing. From South Korea to Norway, and onto Sweden, Denmark and France, there was a chance for all to be enligtened with talks the countries’ aims and ambitions for the future of digital broadcasting in their areas.
Of particular interest was the panel analysing global digital radio markets – Joan Warner, CEO of Commercial Radio Australia, spoke about the country’s plans for using Eureka 147 with AAC+ encoding. No doubt, as one of the follow-ups to the event here on Radio Today, we’ll focus-in on ‘DAB+’.
More to come later today as day two is now upon us!
On a personal note – we didn’t find the ‘Networking Party’. No – of course not – I ended-up in a pub somewhere in Westminster. Cheers for the great evening, CW!