David Lloyd (Orion Media)
|10.05-10.30||From TOGs to the Twitterati – Connecting Old Media with the Social Media Generation
Dan McQuillan from Broadcast Bionics looks at some of the technical challenges and production opportunities of building interactivity into traditional broadcast radio, to optimise engagement with the social media community.
Dan McQuillin (Broadcast Bionics)
|10.30-10.50||Audio Innovation for the HD Generation
TV has changed a lot recently with the arrival of widescreen, flat screens, HD and 3D. Radio has innovated too – but not in ways that have grabbed many headlines. In this talk, Rupert uncovers some of the challenges of innovating in a complex organisation and explains how a serious experiment on the audibility of sports commentary turned out to have great potential benefit to audience as well as generating extensive positive coverage for the radio industry.
Rupert Brun (BBC)
|10.50-11.20||DRM+: The other Digital Radio Platform
Lindsay Cornell presents the results of the technical trial of the DRM+ Digital Radio system carried out earlier this year around Edinburgh. The presentation will describe the technical basis of DRM, the trial setup, the technical issues that were addressed during the trial and how the measurements were carried out to establish the viability of the DRM+ platform.
Lindsay Cornell (BBC)
|11.20-11.25||Technical Innovation Award Shortlist Entry 1|
|11.45-12.15||DAB in a Box
So, you think DAB transmission is expensive? Not anymore. The EBU’s Mathias Coinchon and Stanislas Roehrich demonstrate a fully featured DAB/DAB+ multiplexer and transmitter for less than five grand.
Mathias Coinchon (EBU), Stanislas Roehrich (EBU)
|12.15-12.25||Techno-Byte1, Bit1: Putting It All Together: Metadata and Interoperability
See how #metadata provides the fabric to bridge the gap between traditional radio and the socially connected online future of media.
Adrian Cross (Unique Interactive)
|12.25-12.35||Techno-Byte1, Bit2: Freeware Radio – Broadcasting on the Cheap
Scott Robinson discussed how it’s possible to overcome the challenges of producing a radio broadcast with zero budget.
|12.35-12.45||Techno-Byte1, Bit3: How Green is your Radio?
What is the real carbon footprint for DAB, FM or internet radio? “Green” stations may be surprised at this total energy audit. Quentin Howard tots up the watts.
Quentin Howard (BFBS)
|12.45-13.10||Illegal Broadcasting and Enforcement Action
Journey with Jim McNally from Ofcom through the world of pirate radio from investigations to raids and penalties.
Jim McNally (Ofcom)
|13.10-13.15||Technical Innovation Award Shortlisted Entry 2|
|14.00-14.10||Techno-Byte2, Bit1: 2010 Review: How Global’s RDS changes went
Global Radio’s Tim Donaldson returns to TechCon to review the year’s challenges and gains of changing in-service PI codes, for both listener and broadcaster.
Tim Donaldson (Global Radio)
|14.10-14.20||Techno-Byte2, Bit2: BBC Audio Research Partnership
The BBC tell us about the Audio Research Partnership they have set up with leading British universities, and what they will be working on together.
Dr Graham Thomas (BBC)
|14.20-14.45||A Challenge of Olympic Proportions
Ofcom’s Ron Stanley outlines their role in next year’s Olympics from spectrum to interference resolution using state of the art equipment.
Ron Stanley (Ofcom)
|14.45-15.05||Automated Music Reporting – Soundmouse and PRS for Music
Soundmouse talk about the technology behind their new music fingerprinting service which PRS for Music will use to identify music performances broadcast on radio.
Mark Vermaat (Soundmouse)
|15.05-15.15||A little light relief…
Award winning comedy giant, Jon Holmes, returns to bring Techcon a whacking great dose of reality based on a theme created moments before.
Jon Holmes (BBC 6 Music)
|15.15-15.20||Technical Innovation Award Shortlisted Entry 3|
|15.40-15.55||Radioplayer – New Adventures in Online Listening
Michael Hill from UK Radioplayer updates us on the first 6 months of www.radioplayer.co.uk and talks about where it is heading in the years to come.
Michael Hill (Radioplayer)
|15.55-16.15||Behind the Numbers
More or Less is Radio 4’s series that devotes itself to the world of numbers. It tries in every programme to show how powerful and beautiful numbers can be while at the same time naming and shaming those who would fool us with figures whether they be politicians, journalists even charities.
|16.15-16.35||Extreme Engineering: It’s a war zone out there…
Rigging transmitters under mortar fire or delivering radio to ships in the South Atlantic, just another job for BFBS engineers who explain what it takes to boost the morale of HM British Forces.
|16.35-16.45||A Futurologist Looks Back…
James Cridland gives us his traditional look back at the today’s sessions picking out the highlights in his own unique, inimitable style!
James Cridland (Media UK)
|16.55 – 17.30||Networking Drinks & Technical Innovation Award presentation|