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Smartphone #videocourse transforming broadcasting habits

Wednesday 07 October, 2015

"Technology is now in your pocket," said Din Hamid of RTM Malaysia, one of the participants in this week's workshop on shooting video with smartphones.

Dalet launches free education platform

Thursday 29 January, 2015

Software-based media solutions provider Dalet Digital Media Systems announced the launch of its new online educational platform, Dalet Academy, on Wednesday.

The academy aims to cater to broadcast and media professionals worldwide and will cover technical as well as business implications of emerging technologies and trends in the industry.

It is a free online platform that includes features like the DaletBlog, authored by Dalet’s lineup of industry insiders and  ‘Bruce’s Shorts’ - the highly successful video series hosted by Dalet’s chief media scientist Bruce Devlin.

Asia radio adspend growing 8 percent - Dentsu Aegis

Thursday 18 September, 2014

The latest worldwide advertising expenditure forecast for by Dentsu Aegis Network shows a robust eight percent growth for radio in China this year.

In Japan, radio advertising spend is forecast to rise 1 percent in 2014 and 0.6 percent in 2015.

According to a report in The Media Online, global year on year radio ad spend growth is projected to slow down marginally to three percent in 2015.

The medium saw a moderate rise of 3.7 percent in 2014, with continuing demand because of the industry's competitive costs and flexibility.

VOA/RFA make shortwave cuts

Wednesday 02 July, 2014

The US-government funded Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) have announced cuts in their shortwave transmission to Asia, reports Radio World.

Services on VOA Azerbaijani and VOA Lao and VOA Uzbek have been cut by 30 minutes each.

VOA Bangla has been cut by one hour, VOA English in Asia by 6.5 hours and VOA Learning English by 5.5 hours.

RFA Lao and RFA Vietnamese shortwave have been cut by 2 hours each.

Programming continues to be available on other VOA/RFA platforms including online.

ZenithOptimedia latest ad spend forecast released

Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Global ad expenditure will grow 5.4 percent in 2014, reaching US$524bn by the end of the year, according to the latest forecast by research agency ZenithOptimedia.

Radio is expected to contribute $2.58 billion to global growth in adspend from 2013 to 2016, but its share of global adspend is expected to go fall from 6.9 percent to 6.3 percent during the same period.

In Asia, despite a recent economic stimulus, adspend in Japan is expected to grow at just 2 percent a year through to 2016, the same as last year.

Cannes Lions radio shortlist announced

Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Billed as the only truly global meeting place for creative professionals, the Cannes Lions team have announced their 2014 radio shortlist.

The region has faired well in the selection process with commercials from several countries making the cut.

In the ‘Foods’ category, ads for Mars Thailand / Snickers by BBDO Proximity and Clemenger BBDO Melbourne’s three-ad campaign for Mars Chocolate / M&M’s have been shortlisted.

Zenith Optimedia raises Asia adspend forecast

Thursday 10 April, 2014

Much of Asia will see as high as 14 percent growth in adspend in 2014, according to new figures by global agency Zenith Optimedia.

But the firm's same data shows global radio share of adpsend is set to shrink from 6.9 percent (2013) to 6.3 percent by 2016.

Its ad forecasts split out Japan, Advanced Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea) and Fast Track Asia (most other Asian countries and territories).

AVC appointed to sell WideOrbit software in Asia

Thursday 10 April, 2014

Increasing its commitment to markets in Asia, WideOrbit Inc – a leading provider of radio automation software among other products - has appointed AVC Group to resell and service its ‘WO Automation for Radio’ in the region.

The latest version offers operational efficiencies to radio broadcasters, says the company.

Interview: Dirk Anthony, international radio consultant

Friday 04 April, 2014

An experienced international media consultant, Dirk has delivered strategic vision and created value for radio brands around the world, including the UK, Europe, UAE, and Australia.

He has been involved in developing and implementing organisational solutions and new cultures for high performance teams and people.

Asia Radio Today spoke to him about his insights and experiences of radio consultancy.

1. Start by telling us about your radio background in Australia and the UK.

RADIOactive's Andrew Crothers dies aged 40

Monday 10 February, 2014

Andrew Crothers, the Managing Director of Singapore-based RADIOactive, has died aged 40.

A spokesman for the live streaming company told Asia Radio Today that he passed away on Friday night but gave no further details.   Reports suggest he suffered a heart attack.

Having started his radio and music career in his native Australia, Crothers moved to Singapore to work for MediaCorp as Creative Director for its portfolio of English stations including Class 95 and Lush 99.5.

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