Upgrading DAB receivers for DAB+, and a panel from New Zealand

  • What does voice technology, smart speakers, 5G and the connected car mean for audio and radio? A piece in a New Zealand website.

  • Here’s a panel from Power of Audio, a conference run by the TRB in New Zealand, in Auckland last week. I was also speaking and very much enjoyed the experience. Great that they filmed it!

  • In the DAB world, clever countries like Australia launched with DAB+, most countries switched, but the UK has doggedly held on to the original DAB. Gold, Heart Dance and Heart Extra are now on DAB+ nationally on the more powerful Digital One multiplex. Some older receivers can be updated with a software update - here’s a (quite funny, but also quite horrifying) live-blog from one relatively technical user attempting an upgrade.

  • Jacobs Media Unveils Broadcasters Meet Podcasters Agenda at Podcast Movement. This is a clever and bright idea, a conference track within the world’s largest podcaster’s conference.

  • Talk Radio filmed their interview with (head-in-hands) the UK’s probable next prime minister. Here’s a clip. Heavens. Meanwhile, Sky News covered LBC’s Boris interview by simply rebroadcasting it live from their studio.

  • Meanwhile, in the dying world of newspapers, they’re trying really very hard to kill their own business.

  • I’m in Kuala Lumpur, working with the planners of Radiodays Asia 2019. Malaysia’s a great place to visit, and this conference - run by the experienced folk who put together Radiodays Europe - is already shaping up to be the best new conference in the area. If you want to book a ticket, reply to this email and I’ll send you a code to save some money.

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