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Daniel Moalosi, a project officer with the National Community Radio Forum says the future for radio is digital.
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Daniel Moalosi from NCRF celebrates the future possibilities of community radio, arguing that "the future is digital".While FM "is not going to die", he thinks it's critical for community radio stations to think about online radio, podcasting and mobile radio - broadcasting to mobile phones via EDGE/UMTS and thinking about mobile satellite radio, ala Sirius/XM.While digital audio broadcasting hasn't caught on well yet in Africa, he points to 35,000 internet radio stations online.53% of South African radio stations have access to ADSL - whether or not they can afford it - which makes audio streaming a possibility.He presents a model for streaming radio which costs 7500 rand (about $100) to startup and 3700 rand (about $50) to maintain.
Channel 65 hearings start next week
Daniel Moalusi, a project officer with the National Community Radio Forum, says the use of channel 65 is concentrated in urban areas, with M-Net and some channels of the SABC being potentially affected by the reassignment.There will be no impact on rural broadcasters if the spectrum is reallocated, he says.
says broadcasters can use the spectrum to bridge the gap
between converged services and broadcast telecoms services.
"The spectrum can carry broadcasting services such as Internet radio, Internet protocol TV and digital video broadcasting via a handheld (DVBH), which could allow broadcasters new opportunities," he
Mulonga Forum: Africa Prepares for Second Phase of World Summit on Information Society
Speakers included David Barnard, Executive Director, SANGONeT; Anriette Esterhuysen, Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communications ,APC,; Calvin Browne, Uniforum; Rene Smith, MISA SA; Raymond Louw, Southern Africa Report; Danny Moalosi, National Community Radio Forum and Prof Wal Taylor, Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
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Daniel Moalosi, a project officer with the National Community Radio Forum says the future for radio is digital.He said community radio needs to migrate from analogue to digital because of the growth of diverse technology, digitisation of the electronic media and telecommunications infrastructure.Moalosi said digital radio today is manifesting itself in the form of digital audio broadcasting, online radio, podcasting and mobile radio.