Monday February 17, 2020

It’s a numbers game as 5G and 8K come to the fore in 2020

DAB radio may get a resurrection too, as technological change sweeps the nation

5th January, 2020
Dee Forbes, the RTÉ director general, has announced that she will close the DAB radio network to save money. Picture: Fergal Phillips

My crystal ball tells me we have an exciting year ahead in media. We are cursed to live in “interesting times”, with a fast-moving news cycle and new ways to consume media.

New technologies will continue to influence our consumption in 2020. Three of them are likely to be to the fore in Ireland.

For most of us, the arrival of high definition (HD) and the digitisation of the TV signal was a significant...

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