SSDAB & Community Radio: Past, Present, Future University of Bedfordshire, Luton – Saturday 25th March, 11am to 4pm

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SSDAB & Community Radio: Past, Present, Future
University of Bedfordshire, Luton – Saturday 25th March, 11am to 4pm
This FREE event is for community radio stations, commercial radio broadcasters and individuals interested in small-scale digital audio broadcasting (SSDAB) and community media.
Find out what has been happening so far with this transformational technology and what’s next for radio stations and the sector as a whole.
The programme:
  • The story so far – hear from participants in Ofcom’s technical trial
  • What’s happening now with the legislation and the upcoming consultation
  • Where we go from here – funding SSDAB, innovative business models, broadcast content, how to make SSDAB work for community radio
  • Networking with industry professionals
Hear from practitioners and influencers in small-scale DAB and air your views, share your thoughts, explore the issues and ask questions. Speakers include:
  • Steve Buckley, SheffieldLive (innovative business models and multiplex funding)
  • David Duffy, Niocast (a commercial perspective)
  • Ash Elford, Angel Radio Ltd (pushing the technology)
  • Lawrie Hallett, Future Digital Norfolk (a community radio perspective)
  • Daniel Nathan, Juice 102.2, Brighton (the first licensed mini-multiplex)
  • Ian O’Neill OBE Head of Radio; Head of Television, DCMS (SSDAB legislation)
More speakers to be announced shortly.
“This [SSDAB] technology could open up a new, local dimension in digital radio. We’re confident that a UK-wide roll-out of these stations would be technically possible and commercially viable. Our trials have enabled groups of community and local commercial radio stations to work together, enabling new stations to serve local communities right across the UK”Neil Stock, Ofcom’s Director of Broadcast Licensing.
“Currently, about 200 smaller commercial radio stations covering small markets and 244 commercial radio stations transmitting mainly on FM and medium wave are not broadcasting on digital radio”. Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Hansard, 13th January 2017.
Sponsored by The Radio Hub:

The Radio Hub

The Community Media Association (CMA) represents the sector at a strategic level to ensure that all its members and the community media sector as a whole benefit from this milestone in the development of broadcast technology. To become a member click here.

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