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Helwin Lesch
Head of Distribution and Control
Bayerischer Rundfunk

Previous roles Helwin Lesch has held at Bayerischer Rundfunk include Head of Planning (2012-2015), and Head of Programme Distribution (2002-2012).  Prior to that he was Managing Director of Bayern Digital Radio (1998-2002), and Managing Director of Bayerische Medien Technik (bmt) Ltd (1994-2002).  He is currently also member of the board of the European Digital Radio Association (EDRA), the WorldDAB Steering Board and special advisory councils for Bayerische Medien Technik (bmt) Ltd and for Bayern Digital Radio (BDR) Ltd.

Helwin Lesch has more than 20 years of expertise in DAB(+). Already in 1994, he was responsible for planning and operating the first pilot project and the first multiplexes for digital radio. Since 2002, when he started as Head of Department at the Bayerische Rundfunk, he has been continuously pushing DAB(+). Meanwhile, Bavaria is Germany’s leader in in digital radio: Bayerischer Rundfunk has achieved a coverage of more than 97% of the population in Bavaria. At his commitment for digital radio, Helwin Lesch works closely together with both the entire public broadcasting system in Germany, ARD and Deutschlandradio,  and his partners of the private broadcasting sector and the regulation Bayerische Landeszentrale für Neue Medien (BLM).