May 13, 2011

Audio: Paying the Digital Dividend

The re-allocation of frequencies for wireless audio in the UK and elsewhere in Europe could have hidden consequences for events and outside broadcast companies.

With the switchover from analogue to digital transmission, the EU and national regulators are keen to sell off spectrum to mobile operators.

However, this Digital Dividend will partly be paid for by the loss of frequencies for wireless microphone and talkback systems needed for outside broadcasts and other production use. I talked to some of the companies affected and my full article for the May issue of TVB Europe magazine is now online…

[Pictured is Paul Murray, head of audio, Presteigne Charter]

By David Fox

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