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Hybrid
FM & Internet
Radio (v2)
François Lefebvre
Communications Research Centre, Canada
Toronto, November 23, 2009
2
© Apple
3
Hybrid Broadband Broadcast ?
The Internet
”Coming to all devices near you”
© Pure
© Allen Qu, Flickr
4
Effects on Broadcasting
Market fragmentation
Reduced market shares
Increased competition
Regulated vs non-regulated
Loss...
5
What to do ?
EBU Strategy:
Define requirements and seek adoption of a CE
standard for TV sets and STBs with both
DTV and...
6
HBB Concept (DVB)
© HBBtv
7
EBU HBB TV
● Provide enhanced broadcast services
with ”Out-of-band” enhancements
delivered through 2 channels
to ”conver...
8
HBB for Radio ?
Provide enhanced broadcast-radio services
(FM, DAB, DRM, HD Radio) + Internet
Applications:
- Now playin...
9
Radio Devices
Personal Home
Car
© Yamaha
© Terratec
© ROKU
© vTech
© Garmin
© Pioneer
© PURE
10
HBB Radio Delivery Options
(current Canadian context)
Market Penetration: GOOD POOR NO
11
Mobile Trends
12
Mobile Trends
- Software platforms (Apple, RIM, Nokia, ...)
- Application driven
- 50.000 iPhone applications in one ye...
13
Internet Radio Apps for iPhone
© Apple, iTunes Store
14
3G – Speed and Reliability
© PC World, A day in the life of 3G, June 28, 2009
15
3G Radio : End-User Costs ?
AAC + SBR + PS = 48 kbps
=
6 kB/s
=
21.6 MB / hour
30 hours per month = 650 MB
In Canada, 5...
16
HBB FM RDS 3G Apps
- Synchronized vs non-synchronized ?
- Station ID, song title, artist information, ...
- Dynamic tex...
17
NAB : FM in mobile phones for EAS
VS
18
iTunes Tagging Explained
- On HD Radio AND FM RDS
- Only HD docking for iPods / iPhones
- Only iPod Nano 5th
gen.
- Use...
19
iTunes Tagging HD Radio
© iBiquity
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iTunes ”Tagged”
© iBiquity
21
Other Tagging Opportunities
- Music sales through various online stores
- Other revenue sharing models
- Open to non-iT...
22
iPod Nano 5th
Generation
Good
- FM Receiver with RDS
- FM Radio is ”cool”
- Younger generations exposed to FM
- Infrast...
23
RDS in Ottawa, Sept. 2009
(as surveyed with iPod Nano)
RICH=6 BASIC=9 POOR=7 NOT RECEIVED=6
24
FM RDS on Mobile Devices
A Trend ?
Past: crippled devices (FM not activated)
Now: iPod Nano
Zune HD ?
Wikipedia lists o...
25
FM on iPod and iPhone ?
26
Broadcom FM
© Broadcom
27
WANTED:
Open FM RDS Smart Phone
HTC Tattoo
Android
FM API ?
– no mention
in android code
RDS ?
HTC Touch Diamond 2
Wind...
28
App Example:
Power Radio FM Player for WM
© HTC
29
Radio Directories
- Central listings of radio stations
- Detailed stations info + more...
- CE devices and others
- Man...
30
RadioDNS
- Central lookup for registered radio stations
- Internet query based on RDS data
- nslookup -type=CNAME 09880...
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BBC RadioDNS
Open Source Demonstration
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Pure Sensia
Internet radio
Wifi
DAB (Band III only)
FM + RDS
Touch
Apps
RadioDNS, ....
© Pure
33
Conclusions
- HBB Radio = new opportunity ?
- Hybrid = Out-of-band = more capacity
- Enhanced via Internet = non-regula...
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  1. 1. 1 Hybrid FM & Internet Radio (v2) François Lefebvre Communications Research Centre, Canada Toronto, November 23, 2009
  2. 2. 2 © Apple
  3. 3. 3 Hybrid Broadband Broadcast ? The Internet ”Coming to all devices near you” © Pure © Allen Qu, Flickr
  4. 4. 4 Effects on Broadcasting Market fragmentation Reduced market shares Increased competition Regulated vs non-regulated Loss of control ➢ Business models ➢ Internet ”content” industry ➢ Consumer electronics manufacturers ➢ End-user
  5. 5. 5 What to do ? EBU Strategy: Define requirements and seek adoption of a CE standard for TV sets and STBs with both DTV and Internet ports.
  6. 6. 6 HBB Concept (DVB) © HBBtv
  7. 7. 7 EBU HBB TV ● Provide enhanced broadcast services with ”Out-of-band” enhancements delivered through 2 channels to ”converged” devices ● Offer a controlled user experience ● Leverage already deployed networks How ? ● EBU HBB specification (ETSI, ...)
  8. 8. 8 HBB for Radio ? Provide enhanced broadcast-radio services (FM, DAB, DRM, HD Radio) + Internet Applications: - Now playing... - Electronic program guide - Slideshow - Dynamic text - Content tagging - Roaming: Internet from/to FM ?
  9. 9. 9 Radio Devices Personal Home Car © Yamaha © Terratec © ROKU © vTech © Garmin © Pioneer © PURE
  10. 10. 10 HBB Radio Delivery Options (current Canadian context) Market Penetration: GOOD POOR NO
  11. 11. 11 Mobile Trends
  12. 12. 12 Mobile Trends - Software platforms (Apple, RIM, Nokia, ...) - Application driven - 50.000 iPhone applications in one year Dozens of 3G Internet radio applications Many FREE applications - Independent developer and user innovation Internet-like - Trend towards open source (Android, Symbian,...) - Verticalisation of platforms less than 10 major mobile software platforms - Mobile Application Stores (MAS) Developers: upload / sell / upgrade Users: download / buy / remove / upgrade Where are the new broadcast Apps ?
  13. 13. 13 Internet Radio Apps for iPhone © Apple, iTunes Store
  14. 14. 14 3G – Speed and Reliability © PC World, A day in the life of 3G, June 28, 2009
  15. 15. 15 3G Radio : End-User Costs ? AAC + SBR + PS = 48 kbps = 6 kB/s = 21.6 MB / hour 30 hours per month = 650 MB In Canada, 500 MB/month = 25$ - 30$
  16. 16. 16 HBB FM RDS 3G Apps - Synchronized vs non-synchronized ? - Station ID, song title, artist information, ... - Dynamic text, top news (text over RDS) ? - General tagging - iTunes tagging, Zune tagging - Application triggers - Notifications (emergencies, mass phoning!) - Links to online content - Slideshow - Electronic program guide - Traffic : TMC - Emulate Microsoft's DirectBand (12kbps, not RDS) - ....
  17. 17. 17 NAB : FM in mobile phones for EAS VS
  18. 18. 18 iTunes Tagging Explained - On HD Radio AND FM RDS - Only HD docking for iPods / iPhones - Only iPod Nano 5th gen. - User clicks on special ”tagging” button - HD: iPod syncs with dock when connected - iPod / iPhone syncs tags with PC iTunes software - New tag section on iTunes - Click to buy... Microsoft: Zune Tagging on FM / HD Radio Works with Zune Marketplace © Microsoft
  19. 19. 19 iTunes Tagging HD Radio © iBiquity
  20. 20. 20 iTunes ”Tagged” © iBiquity
  21. 21. 21 Other Tagging Opportunities - Music sales through various online stores - Other revenue sharing models - Open to non-iTunes content (emergent, long-tail,...) - Tagging of talk radio - Advertizing tagging - ....
  22. 22. 22 iPod Nano 5th Generation Good - FM Receiver with RDS - FM Radio is ”cool” - Younger generations exposed to FM - Infrastructure in place (RDS?) - New revenues : iTunes Tagging Bad - No general tagging: only iTunes - Apple controls to ecosystem - ”iTuneization” / ”Mainstreamization” of music - Canadians will now see poor RDS offerings...
  23. 23. 23 RDS in Ottawa, Sept. 2009 (as surveyed with iPod Nano) RICH=6 BASIC=9 POOR=7 NOT RECEIVED=6
  24. 24. 24 FM RDS on Mobile Devices A Trend ? Past: crippled devices (FM not activated) Now: iPod Nano Zune HD ? Wikipedia lists over 50 devices ? Tomorrow: Programmable devices ? iPhone (FM + RDS + 3G + Wifi) ? Others: Nokia, HTC, ... ?
  25. 25. 25 FM on iPod and iPhone ?
  26. 26. 26 Broadcom FM © Broadcom
  27. 27. 27 WANTED: Open FM RDS Smart Phone HTC Tattoo Android FM API ? – no mention in android code RDS ? HTC Touch Diamond 2 Windows mobile FM + RDS Open API ? Unofficial API - YES © HTC © HTC
  28. 28. 28 App Example: Power Radio FM Player for WM © HTC
  29. 29. 29 Radio Directories - Central listings of radio stations - Detailed stations info + more... - CE devices and others - Managed vs unmanaged - Free vs licensed Internet radio unmanaged, free Internet radio + DAB + FM + ... Managed, licensed FM Radio Unique internet link
  30. 30. 30 RadioDNS - Central lookup for registered radio stations - Internet query based on RDS data - nslookup -type=CNAME 09880.c201.ce1.fm.radiodns.org - Internet replies with services available, ... STATUS - Defining international governance - Defining 3 applications: EPG, Tagging, VIS
  31. 31. 31 BBC RadioDNS Open Source Demonstration
  32. 32. 32 Pure Sensia Internet radio Wifi DAB (Band III only) FM + RDS Touch Apps RadioDNS, .... © Pure
  33. 33. 33 Conclusions - HBB Radio = new opportunity ? - Hybrid = Out-of-band = more capacity - Enhanced via Internet = non-regulated - Democratisation of broadcast innovation ? - ”Open” devices will be needed Will FM+RDS be integrated into mobile devices ? Will FM+RDS be usable via open API ? - Participate in alignment / standardisation efforts ? RadioDNS, IMDA, ... - Need to enhance / harmonize RDS infrastructure ? Hybrid FM + RDS + 3G: the new digital radio ?

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