HD Alliance Goes Euro
October 29, 2007 at 11:35 AM (PT)
The HD revolution is spreading overseas, as IBIQUITY announced the formation of the EUROPEAN HD RADIO ALLIANCE, an organization designed to promote and support the deployment of HD Radio technology throughout the continent. At the first EUROPEAN HD RADIO ALLIANCE meeting, which took place earlier this month in LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND, the following hierarchy was established:
Chairman: JUERG BACHMANN, ENERGY ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Vice Chairman: ANDRIY KARPIY, FIRST UKRAINIAN RADIO GROUP, UKRAINE
General Secretary: MARKUS RUOSS, RUOSS AG UND RADIO SUNSHINE, SWITZERLAND
General Director: ANDREA SENTINELLI, EUROPEJSKIE RADIO DIA BIALORUSI, POLAND
Treasurer: PERRY PRIESTLEY, IBIQUITY DIGITAL, USA
"With a number of countries in Europe testing or deploying HD Radio technology, we believe that now is the right time to form an organization to share our experiences and help coordinate our collective marketing efforts, said Chairman JUERG BACHMANN said. "We look forward to working together to raise awareness of HD Radio technology and its many benefits for European broadcasters and consumers."
"We are excited to see broadcasters in EUROPE join their colleagues in BRAZIL and the U.S. in forming their own HD RADIO ALLIANCE," IBIQUITY Pres./CEO ROBERT STRUBLE said. "EUROPE continues to be at the forefront of international HD Radio deployment, and we look forward to working closely with this group in their efforts to promote HD Radio technology to a wider audience."