A Cagliari l’EBU fa l’oroscopo della radio digitale

A settembre in occasione del Prix Italia un convegno sulle prospettive per la radio digitale in Europa. E’ organizzato dall’EBU e tra gli speaker c’è l’amico Paolo Morawski


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HOW BRIGHT IS THE FUTURE FOR DIGITAL RADIO?
Cagliari, 18-19 September 2008
[Prix Italia]

What: Digital Radio Conference
When: 18th and 19th September 2008
Where: Ichnusa Cruising Terminal Quay, Cagliari, Italy
Who: Radio directors, digital content managers, new media managers, content-producers, journalists

DAY ONE

Chair (morning sessions): Michael Mullane (Head of Radio News, Sport & New Media, EBU)
0900 Welcome Speeches

Paolo Morawski (Executive Producer Prix Italia, RAI)
Raina Konstantinova (Director of Radio, EBU)
Alain Massé (Deputy Director to the President, Radio France, and Chairman EBU New Radio Group)

0915 SESSION 1: THE DIGITAL DILEMMA
This session identifies key challenges and assesses the future for digital radio.

Joan Warner (Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Radio Australia) presents the view from Australia
Brian O’Neil (Head of Research, Faculty of Applied Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology) and Helen Shaw (Managing-Director, Athena Media) present key findings from ‘2008 Digital Radio Europe – Technologies, Industries and Cultures’
Laura Roberts (Partner, Sparkler) discusses the evolution of young people’s relationships with content and platforms
Simon Cole (Chief Executive Officer, UBC Media) outlines the challenges facing radio in the 21st century – TBC
Alex Shulzycki (Head of SIS, EBU) discusses the findings of the ‘Public Youth Radio in Europe’ report.

1115 Coffee

1130 SESSION 2: THE DIGITAL DEBATE
The fragmentation of digital standards poses a serious threat to the future of radio, which has not grown at anything like the same speed as digital television. Distinguished speakers discuss the necessary steps to increase the number of people listening to digital radio around the world.

Panellists:
Colin Crawford (Marketing Director, Pure)
Quentin Howard (President, WorldDMB) – TBC
Alain Massé (Deputy Director to the President, Radio France)
Ruxandra Obreja (Chairwoman, DRM Consortium)
Lieven Vermaele (Technical Director, EBU)

1300 Lunch

Chair (afternoon sessions): Brett Spencer (Interactive Editor, BBC Radio Five Live)
1430 SESSION 4: WHAT FUTURE FOR RADIO?
This session asks to what extent the future is digital and which platform will prevail: DAB, online, both, something else, or none of the above. What role should governments and regulators play in promoting digital radio?

Robert Beveridge (Lecturer, Napier University) discusses the regulatory hurdles and what needs to be done internationally to make digital radio a success – TBC
J-P Coakley (Head of Operations, RTE) – TBC – presents the view from the Irish Republic – TBC
Trevor Dann (Director, Radio Academy) presents the view from the United Kingdom.
Prash Vadgama (President, Radiopaq) explains how one company is tapping into the potential of broadband and Wi-Fi to win a new audience for radio – TBC

1600 SESSION 5: AN EYEFUL OF RADIO
How much closer are we to radio with pictures after last year’s Digital radio Conference and what are the implications for the future?

Ben Chapman (Interactive Editor, BBC Radio One)
TBA

1700 SESSION 5: THE TROUBLE WITH STREAMING
This session will look at new opportunities and challenges in media distribution over the Internet.

Stephen Alstrup (CEO, Octoshape)
Paolo Pusterla (Head of Strategy and Development, Eurovision) – TBC
Eric Whitlock (President Europe, Streamtheworld)

2000 DINNER (OFFERED BY STREAMTHEWORLD)

DAY TWO

Chair: TBA
0900 SESSION 1: FEEDBACK FROM THE DIGITAL RADIO SURVEY
EBU Members were asked to complete an online survey about the future of digital radio.

Michael Mullane (Head of Radio News, Sport & New Media, EBU)

0920 SESSION 2: WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE RECEIVER FRONT?
What are the trends and the developments that will shape the receivers of tomorrow? A look at what is on the market now and what is still to come.

Colin Crawford (Marketing Director, Pure)
Anthony Sethill (CEO, Frontier Silicon)
TBA
TBA

1030 Coffee

1045 SESSION 3: THE MOBILIE MEDIA LANDSCAPE
This session will assess the impact mobiles will have on the future of radio, as well as the opportunities and challenges for mobile media in general.

Mats Akerlund (Head of New Media, SR)
Miguel Blockstrand (Strategic Product Manager, Ericson)
Thomas Kusche (Senior Editor, SWR)
Matteo Maggiore (Head of European Policy, BBC)
Nick Piggott (Head of Creative Technology at GCap Media) – TBC
Dominique Roux (President, Bolloré Telecom) – TBC
Alex Shulzycki (Head of SIS, EBU)

1230 SESSION 4: CLOSING REMARKS

Alain Massé (Deputy Director to the President, Radio France, and Chairman EBU New Radio Group)

1300 Lunch and End of Conference

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