I guess they believe that in the timeframe they are talking about,
broadcast delivery is still the most scalable and achievable way of
delivering large amounts of content to mass audiences simultaneously
across a range of situations of use. This doesn't deny the significance
of IP delivery, or the ways that people's radio consumption may change
over time (on demand / podcast etc).
 
BTW, at the moment DAB listening accounts for about 2/3 of all digital
listening according to the RAJAR figures yesterday  which also showed a
0.1% year on year growth for internet radio listening (taking it to 2%
of total UK radio listening) compared to a 1.5% yoy growth for DAB
taking it to 11.4% (DTV is 3.2%). So there's a way to go yet.
 
best
J
 
 
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From: owner-backst...@lists.bbc.co.uk
[mailto:owner-backst...@lists.bbc.co.uk] On Behalf Of Scot
McSweeney-Roberts
Sent: 29 January 2009 18:24
To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk
Subject: Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published


But if it's 50% digital listening and let's say 90% of that isn't DAB,
then why bother "making a clear statement of Government and policy
commitment to enabling DAB to be a primary distribution network for
radio;"?





On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 18:05, John Ousby <john.ou...@bbc.co.uk> wrote:


        The recommendation isn't 50% dab, it's 50% digital listening -
so combination of DAB, IP, DTV etc. i.e. choose the one that matches
your expectations of quality.
        on the DAB+ point, the boring sounding profiles bit means that
there is a set of profiles that mean that a digital broadcast radio can
work anywhere in europe (DAB, DAB+, DMB-A) hence introducing economies
of scale and getting round the fact that a lot of  manufacturers don't
just provide devices for a particular territory. 
        hope this helps
        best
        J
        
________________________________

        From: owner-backst...@lists.bbc.co.uk
[mailto:owner-backst...@lists.bbc.co.uk] On Behalf Of Scot
McSweeney-Roberts
        Sent: 29 January 2009 16:41
        To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk
        Subject: Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is
published
        
        
        Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any mention of FM vs DAB
quality. Even if the coverage is (eventually) there, if the quality
isn't as good then I don't see 50% of the population switching to DAB
any time soon.
        


        On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 16:31, Brian Butterworth
<briant...@freeview.tv> wrote:
        

                In the box on page 34, the second table has no headings.
Nowhere does it mention the 'planned coverage' is for 2030.   And best
of all... 

                "N.B. Comparing analogue FM to DAB coverage is not
straightforward due to the individual characteristics of each platform
and it is necessary to measure the performance in different ways ...
current coverage of DAB on local commercial multiplexes varies
considerably."

                2009/1/29 Brian Butterworth <briant...@freeview.tv> 


                        I'm quite impressed by the way that the whole
DAB+ issue has become a box about the boring sounding European 'Digital
Radio Receivers Profiles' on page 33.  Strange way to write a long-term
plan if you ask me.
                        
                        
                        2009/1/29 Jim Tonge <jim_d_to...@yahoo.co.uk> 


                                And plenty not to: 

                                (page 22)
                                "On the same basis, the Government has
yet to see a case for legislation in favour of 
                                net neutrality. In consequence, unless
Ofcom find network operators or ISPs to have 
                                Significant Market Power and justify
intervention on competition grounds, traffic 
                                management will not be prevented."

                                At least I'll be able to get to the
quality at AOL news faster...

                                Jim

                                On 29 Jan 2009, at 15:27, Brian
Butterworth wrote:


                                A lot to enjoy here...

                                "Our plans for the level of service
which we believe should be universal. We anticipate this consideration
will include options up to 2Mb/s." 
                                

        
http://www.dcms.gov.uk/images/publications/digital_britain_interimreport
jan09.pdf
                                
                                Brian Butterworth
                                
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                                Jim







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