Digital Radio Summit 2018

14 Feb 2018
EBU, Geneva

This event is part of the EBU Digital Radio Week, 12-15 February 2018.

The Digital Radio Summit is the flagship event of the Digital Radio Week, and is the key place to learn about the current and future in the Radio Technology and Innovation. 

Its all about the User Experience

Following on from the challenges presented last year, the key to moving forward becomes the user experience of radio.

Greater connectivity, voice controlled devices, widening multiplatform consumption are all factors that will affect how radio be enjoyed in the future. The good news is that audiences still want radio on new platforms. But with the battle lines drawn between the ecosystems of the major tech companies, what happens to the link between broadcasters and their audiences?

This also has an effect on automotive, a place where radio should be strongest. New experiences for audiences in cars are coming, supported by new services. The struggle for the prominence of radio should be in everyone's mind, and different ways of solving this will be discussed.

All of these new experiences are driven from metadata, additional information about services. This powers much of what can refresh the traditional radio experience for users - but what are the different ways to make this happen? And where will radio be in the future?

The Digital Radio Summit 2018 promises to discuss these topics and more.

EBU Digital Radio Week

The EBU Digital Radio Week contains events around the topic of Radio Technology and Innovation, with a range of events including:

  • Radiohack Workshop: 12-13 February.
  • RadioDNS Update: 13 February. This morning session is open to all (public). For more information, please contact: Nick Piggott.
  • Digital Radio Summit: 14 February.
  • Radio Archives Workshop: 15 February. This event is open to all EBU members.

Other invitation-only events take place during this week, including for the EBU Strategic Programme for Radio, and the WorldDAB Technical Committee.

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