Martin Holovlasky
Head of New and Digital
KRONEHIT
Austria

Martin Holovlasky has a more than two decades lasting reputation as innovation driven media technologist. He started his radio-career in 1998 on a self-reliant bases for several radio stations in the just evolving Austrian commercial radio scene. Based on his studies at the Technical University of Vienna and the University of applied science St. Poelten he planned and co-founded the first Austrian educational radio station, Campusradio 94.4. It was in 2003 when he did research on “Audio transportation in IP-networks” for his first master thesis, a topic that took another 15 years to reach the level of standardization.
After several years of work for many Austrian and some German radio stations he started an eight-year excursion to television. During this period, he accounted for the success of central elements of the international media coverage for events like the Olympic games, Formula 1 and similar, doing pioneer work in IP-based remote production workflows. In 2014 he returned to his radio-roots and re-joined Kronehit. 
Since then his work is focused on all aspects of distribution. Ranging from classic terrestrial distribution to the technical aspects of nowadays means of program distribution. In this context he strongly believes in the necessity of early adoption of future technologies, such as 5G, and the therefrom arising possibilities for commercial programme providers.