History, Heritage and Archives – The history of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in the UK
Dr. John P Devlin (BBC Radio 4/ Bournemouth University) | The role of the BBC and the commercial radio sector in promoting DAB digital radio in the UK
As of 2017, the DAB platform has been in existence for twenty years but one could argue its position remains nebulous even though it is a digital format in which the BBC and the commercial radio sector have placed a huge degree of trust. I wish to talk about why DAB became an imperative for both sectors, examining the separate and joint roles of each in promoting DAB, and discuss how this led to a unique period of cooperation thus representing a major shift in the historical relationship between both parties.
Dr John P Devlin is a producer, reporter and presenter at BBC Radio 4 and has completed a PhD at the Faculty of Media & Communication at Bournemouth University.
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