Digital Radio in Europe: Technologies, Industries and Cultures

Overview

Radio, the oldest form of electronic broadcasting, has been described as the last medium to go digital. Yet developments have been underway for over twenty years to create new technologies and digital platforms for the transmission of radio in digital form.

Drawing upon extensive cross-national research conducted by the 'Digital Cultures in Europe' research group, this volume offers the first comprehensive review of the complex environment in which European digital radio now ...

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Overview

Radio, the oldest form of electronic broadcasting, has been described as the last medium to go digital. Yet developments have been underway for over twenty years to create new technologies and digital platforms for the transmission of radio in digital form.

Drawing upon extensive cross-national research conducted by the 'Digital Cultures in Europe' research group, this volume offers the first comprehensive review of the complex environment in which European digital radio now operates. The title describes the technologies, policies and different, strategies utilized to bring an accessible introduction for the student, researcher and practitioner to the technologies and policies for digital radio broadcasting in both a European and global context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841502793
  • Publisher: Intellect, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian O’Neill is head of research and graduate studies in the Faculty of Applied Arts at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Foreword: The Ontology of Radio Paddy Scannell 9

Introduction 17

Chapter 1 Radio Broadcasting in Europe: The Search for a Common Digital Future Brian O'Neill Helen Shaw 27

Chapter 2 The Technological Landscape of Radio Marko Ala-Fossi 43

Chapter 3 'A Vision for Radio': Engineering Solutions for Changing Audiences - from FM to DAB Stephen Lax 67

Chapter 4 'Sounding the Future': Digital Radio and CD-quality Audio Brian O'Neill 85

Chapter 5 'DAB: The Future of Radio?' The Development of Digital Radio in Europe Per Jauert Stephen Lax Helen Shaw Marko Ala-Fossi 99

Chapter 6 Digital Radio Strategies in the United States: A Tale of Two Systems Alan G. Stavitsky Michael W. Huntsberger 121

Chapter 7 Beyond Europe: Launching Digital Radio in Canada and Australia Brian O'Neill 135

Chapter 8 Future Scenarios for the Radio Industry Marko Ala-Fossi 153

Chapter 9 Community Radio in Transition: The Challenge to Digital Migration Lawrie Hallett 173

Chapter 10 Two-Way Radio: Audience Participation and Editorial Control in the Future Lars Nyre Marko Ala-Fossi 193

Chapter 11 The Online Transformation: How the Internet is Challenging and Changing Radio Helen Shaw 213

Notes on Contributors 237

Index 240

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