Oleksandr Iliashenko and Serhii Kostynskyi attended an international media and communication equipment trade show
On 1-4 of September the Executive Secretary of the National Council Oleksandr Iliashenko and the Member of the National Council Serhii Kostynskyi attended the IFA Berlin 2018 in Berlin, Germany. They were invited to partake in the trade show activities by the WorldDAB forum (the global industry forum for digital radio).
The exhibition of audiovisual and communication technologies and equipment IFA Belin is an annual trade show that serves as the Europe’s leading showcase of the latest product launches, innovations and startups of the global technology industry. IFA is the main meeting place for key retailers, buyers, and experts from the industry and the media.
During the event Oleksandr Iliashenko and Serhii Kostynskyi familiarized themselves with the latest developments and innovations offered by manufacturers of media industry-related equipment.The National Council representatives also held a meeting with the WorldDAB team, namely with the Stakeholder Relations Manager Ms Rebecca Keene and WorldDAB Project Director Ms Bernie O’Neill. The parties discussed the experience and best practices of introducing and promoting DAB and DAB+ digital radio networks, both in Europe and globally. This discussion is important in view of the launch of the digital broadcasting project in the City of Kyiv, implemented by the National Council.
As you will know, currently 13 radio stations hold licenses for broadcasting in the DAB and DAB+ formats on the digital 7D channel in Kyiv. On 6 of September the National council closed the competition for one additional place for the said digital channel. Thence, 14 radio stations are to broadcast in the digital format in the capital and surrounding localities.