Archive for September, 2009

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The following is an article from Le Monde in France written by Pierre Bellanger of commercial radio group Skyrock and Sylvian Anichini for MD of Radio France (Public Radio). The translation is taken from Grant Goddard’s Digital Radio Blog. The powers that be are asking themselves a question about the transition to digital radio – [...]

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The “Digital Radio for Ireland” report was launched at the BCI on Friday. It’s an overview of the industry’s position on the future of Irish digital broadcasting compiled from the views of key commercial, public and independent operators including our company. The report recommends a Digital Radio Forum be established to conduct more research to [...]

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Our comments are below; Today sees the publication of a report into the future of digital radio, but does it have a future at all with the twin forces of recession and the internet biting at its heels, asks JASON WALSH AS THE movie and music industries know all too well, the primary platform for [...]

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Digital One, the national UK digital multiplex, has another DAB exclusive station on board. Premiere Christian Radio begun broadcasting nationwide today joining a growing list of DAB exclusive stations including Planet Rock, BFBS and Amazing Radio. Although probably not earth shattering news to most it is another green shoot in digital broadcasting after the ravages [...]

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A very interesting new radio set was announced today. The huge jump forward is that the Pure Sensia is a very visual radio. The large 5.7” colour screen displays a touch-screen user interface including “slideshow” images from broadcasters. Listeners will now see what’s playing in colour text and pictures as well as hearing it. Many [...]

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Apple announced this week the inclusion of an FM receiver in the new iPod Nano range. Of course Apple being Apple they’ve not just included a radio, they’ve enhanced it brilliantly, with “pause/rewind” and something called “tagging”. Pause/Rewind speaks for itself and is such a simple useful concept. Tagging is a system where FM broadcasters [...]

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The argument of DAB v’s DAB+ is over.WorldDMB Receiver Profiles agreed last year by regulators, broadcasters and manufacturers mean all future digital radio receivers will be able to hear DAB and DAB+ and DMB. The first of these has been launched by the No.1 supplier of DAB chips, Frontier Silicon, who supply mass production DAB [...]

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With the advent of the iPhone, Nokia internet radio and dedicated internet wi-fi radios, people keep telling me the internet is the future.Though I firmly believe the internet is a key part of the future, it will never replace broadcast radio for two key reasons. The most important is establishing standards. As we speak there [...]

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Media, the web, radio, television .. it’s all changing at an alarmingly fast rate. Here is a short video doing the rounds at the moment with some interesting facts.

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