Interview with Tony Moretta: the future of DABLaatste update: 19/04/2011
Land: Verenigd Koninkrijk
With 27% of adults living in a DAB household and now over 7.3 million DAB radios in circulation what is the future for DAB radio in the UK, when are we likely to see a switch off of the analogue signal, and with multiple formats appearing on the horizon has the UK jumped too soon?
Pocket-lint sat down with Tony Moretta, Chief Executive of the Digital Radio Development Bureau (DRDB), the body that looks after all things DAB in the UK to get some answers and see where the road ahead lies.
Moretta joined the Bureau just as the DRWG was slamming the industry and the organisation of DAB in the UK. The report used phrases like "lack of European harmonisation" and "not currently an obvious digital migration path for digital radio" before outlining a number of good and bad elements to how DAB was being run in the UK.
For many then probably not the best moment to start a new job, however as Moretta explained to us as he sat in a wood panelled meeting room in the DRDB offices in London that he really rather relished the challenge.
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