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13 May 2018 - 12:37am
I am enjoying reading your stories from Asia Media Summit, it's really insightful stuff.

I liked the observation about the west being a little wary of politicians and respecting the rule of law rather than virtue as opposed to Asia.

At least in India, while people are generally aware that politicians are not the cleanest people around and are normally considered corrupt - people mostly avoid questioning them publicly due to fear of persecution by those in power.

Also, people here value virtues they have projected on to an individual and created an image of him or her they like to worship. So actually the value they put on individualism (at least here in India) is enormous. People here need heroes, they need a Sachin Tendulkar or a big movie star or a big mouthed politician they can live their dream through. Perhaps it is safe to say that the society here collectively values individualism!
Are there Asian Values asks Asia Media Summit?
DRM Consortium
14 December 2017 - 4:01am
We agree with Joan Warner that radio needs to evolve and innovate. In the article ASEAN and other countries in Asia are encouraged to look for a full and clear digitisation solution at the example of another smaller and very different region. Maybe looking at their own region first can be even more helpful. One or two countries adopting DRM in Asia are good examples, as some of them are vast countries with complex needs. Many Asian countries, like Australia, have big metros but also vast often remote and sparsely populated regions or islands that also need covering. And even countries that have adopted DAB+ in some places are considering or might consider in the future rolling out DRM as a complementary broadcast standard in order to ensure coverage for the rest of the country including smaller cities and vast rural areas.
That is why we agree with the author that that planning is crucial. It is better to have a clear, proper roll-out national plan and give the right signals to the receiver industry from the beginning about standards that will (immediately or eventually) be adopted in the country. Going piecemeal and not putting together a full network plan that includes all the coverage needs of the broadcasters and regulators will create a receiver legacy problem as not all required standards will be catered for. And this, in turn, will undermine the ultimate goal of giving a digital radio future to the entire the population of a country (even outside the metropolitan cities).
With a coordinated spectrum plan for radio, ASEAN countries can secure radio’s digital future
Masood FM100
17 August 2017 - 5:08pm
Post should be corrected that this show was held at FM100 Radio

EDITOR: Thanks, we have corrected it.
World Radio Day at 100 FM Islamabad
Joan Warner
12 July 2017 - 11:45pm
Thanks for the article Nisha, really interesting perspective on the Indian market.

It’s a critical time for radio and one where we find ourselves as the most trusted form of media – so the path to digital broadcast technology is more important than ever. (https://www.radioinfo.com.au/news/survey-shows-radio-most-trusted-media)

For DAB+, this year feels like a turning point in many countries and one that is driving down the price of receivers and chips. In Australia and the Middle East coverage is being expanded, large scale trials of DAB+ are on air in Indonesia, Malaysia and South Africa and in the next 12 months DAB+ trials will be implemented taking place in Thailand. Norway’s digital switchover is having a significant impact across Europe with many other countries now looking at their own rollout plans. The result is home receiver prices now as low as 1200 Rupees, with prices continuing to drop for car adapters and aftermarket products. It’s a great start but of course there’s still more to do.

As you rightly note, DAB+ is the digital broadcast technology of choice for many countries and you can’t beat broadcast in times of disaster and emergency when mobile phone networks are congested or completely down.

It’s crucial that broadcasters move now – working together with governments and regulators to secure spectrum for future broadcasting needs and ensuring that radio secures its future in the digital age.

Joan Warner
Commercial Radio Australia and WorldDAB
Radio in the digital age
M. Balakrishnan menon
7 January 2017 - 1:54pm
The author may be contacted on balumenon.air@icloud.com The elimination of loud radio and the end of broadcasting
CDN Solutions Group
28 July 2016 - 4:34pm
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Phil Blizzard
8 October 2015 - 11:19pm
On the above theme - magic futurologist, the bee futurologist or even futurologist AM/FM does nothing, so James do stick with 'radio futurologist'! Why doesn’t your station name include the word ‘radio’?
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