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RadioDNS Setup Tutorial


In the fall of 2021, both Audi and BMW will be selling automobiles with hybrid (over-the-air plus internet) radios in the US and Canada. Both the Audi and BMW hybrid radio implementations can display a station’s logo as part of the on-screen station guide, and the Audi hybrid radios will have the added ability to be able to switch between the over-the-air (OTA) and streaming audio versions of the radio program, for example, in locations where the OTA signal is unreceivable. To take advantage of these hybrid radio features, broadcasters must make station logo and streaming information available to the receiver, following the RadioDNS technical standards.

There are a number of service providers that can help broadcasters get set up to support hybrid radio using RadioDNS, but this is something broadcasters can do themselves, too. In this webinar, aimed at software developers, Nick and Andy will take viewers, step-by-step, on how to write code to generate a service information (SI) file from an existing database of station information, and registering with RadioDNS so that their radio station can utilize all the capabilities that the BMW and Audi hybrid radios have to offer. Following airing of the initial webinar, this program will be made available on-demand and serve as an on-going resource for broadcasters that want to provide their own RadioDNS support.


  • David Layer

    David Layer is Vice President, Advanced Engineering in NAB’s Technology Department.  His current responsibilities include serving as a project manager for technology projects being conducted by PILOT (formerly NAB Labs), and as principal administrator of the Radio Technology Committee. David provides technical expertise to NAB’s Government Relations and Legal departments on regulatory and legislative matters which pertain to the broadcasting industry.

  • Nick Piggott

    Nick Piggott is Project Director and one of the founders of RadioDNS Hybrid Radio, an open technology project that lets broadcast radio and IP work together. Nick created and led an award-winning team which launched the world’s first commercial digital radio stations and continued to consistently deliver technology driven innovation, including interactive text message services, music downloading, mobile and multi-platform applications, and visualized radio services.

  • Andy Buckingham

    As the creative technologist at Togglebit Andy Buckingham possesses a strong passion for radio broadcasting and its on-going convergence with digital platforms, as well as a keen eye for 'what's next?' backed up by over 10 years experience in the UK radio industry. Recognized as one of the Radio Academy's "30 Under 30", Andy is driven by a desire to make a difference to a radio listener's experience through the thoughtful application of appropriate technologies.

  • Christian Winter

    Christian Winter, Development Engineer, Radio, Media at Audi AG, has a master of engineering degree in media technology and works as the Hybrid Radio system architect in the infotainment department at the German car manufacturer AUDI AG. His work on Hybrid Radio projects started in 2010 with evaluation of open standards for Hybrid Radio defined by at the German Institute for broadcast technology.

July 15, 2020
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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