The latest programme for the 2016 Digital Radio Summit, held at the European Broadcasting Union on 10 February in Geneva, Switzerland, is now out. With experts coming from around Europe to discuss key topics for radio, the turnout is expected to be as high as ever at this year’s event.
Nowadays everyone wants radio anytime and anywhere without hassle. But how close to this reality are we? What barriers to broadcasters face when producing for radio? These are some of the main questions that will be raised in the radio anywhere session. Alexander Erk (IRT) will show a new app-based approach for home radio devices while Ron Schiffelers (NXP) looks at digital connected radio in the car and more. 
Is digital really here? A new EBU report from the Media Intelligence Service, “Surfing the digital radio wave across Europe” will be highlighted during the Summit. Michael Hill (Radioplayer UK) will present new research related to radio in the car and Norway will explain how the digital switch over that is planned to happen in 2017. 
Delegates will have the unique opportunity to hear from EBU Members and the industry as they showcase their developments in our proud to present session. In particular, country updates from the Czech Radio, VRT and RadioFrance will be featured. 
We will also take a closer look at hybrid radio. Nick Piggott (RadioDNS) will provide delegates with an overview of “Everything you need to know, but were afraid to ask.” Building on this, Christophe Pasquier (EBU) will show how visual radio can be used to exploit sports rights. In the past year, the EBU has covered several major sporting events with visual radio, including the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship in Vail, Beaver Creek, USA. 
Spaces are limited, so sign up now. The annual Digital Radio Summit takes place during the EBU Radio Week and just after the EBU RadioHack event. Delegates have the opportunity to network with experts from the radio community who come together to share ideas, experience and inspiration for the future.

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