China

Last update: 26-09-2013 - older versions

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT), chose DAB for the standard for digital audio services in May 2006, and tested DMB services in the following years. Beijing Jolon, GTM in Guangzhou and other broadcasters provided DMB services during the Olympic Games in 2008. DAB is now on air in three cities (Beijing and Hong Kong in Band III and Shanghai in L-Band).

Some of them provide several DMB services among audio services. Beijing Jolon, the biggest local broadcaster in Beijing, has launched ‘Push Radio’ based on DAB in 2010 in Beijing. Beijing Jolon broadcasts 30 hours – or 25 program channels everyday through Push Radio. 16 Audio programs are broadcast 15 times per day and downloaded onto receivers. Value added services such as news, data and slideshow have been provided through Push Radio services. Cooperating with Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), Beijing Jolon has upgraded their latest generation receivers to support DAB+ and is trialling Push Radio in Australia.

Last update: 26-09-2013 - older versions

Coverage is currently available in the following cities:
Beijing (approximate coverage: 20 million people)
Shanghai (expected coverage: 10 million people)
Hong Kong (approximate coverage: 7 million people)

Last update: 29-01-2014 - older versions

In this country there are

on air.

There are four regular regional multiplexes in Beijing, one local multiplex in Shanghai and one local multiplex in Hong Kong on air. Beijing: 20 radio services (16 of which are simulcast), four video services, and one Push Radio service, two other data services by Beijing Jolon (commercial broadcaster) on Band III. Beijing Communication Radio is broadcasting traffic information on DAB via TPEG.

Four multiplexes are broadcasting in VHF Band III (CN11A, 208.720 MHz; CN 11B, 210.432 MHz; CN11C,
212.144 MHz; CN 11D, 213.856 MHz), audio broadcasting 17 services, video broadcasting four services, slide/data broadcasting one service and Push Radio one service. There are more than 15 main transmitters in Beijing now.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB programmes 17 4 21
DMB programmes 4 0 4
Data services 0 2 2
Total21627

Last update: 26-09-2013 - older versions

There are several digital radio receiver retailers in Beijing and Shanghai. To date over 80,000 devices have been
sold in Beijing alone. Beijing Jolon developed a Push Radio receiver named “SoundCube”, which can both receive live DAB/DAB+ broadcasting and Push Radio services and are planning to market 100,000 pieces. Lenevo was the first Chinese manufacturer to develop a DMB mobile phone for the Chinese market. Macostar has produced the first DAB+ mobile phone (MA11) with image/slide display which supports Chinese characters.

Last update: 26-09-2013 - older versions

Guangdong Province has completed a Band III trial in the Pearl River Delta area. Shanghai has had L-Band trials of DAB based services with four video, four radio and three data services since 2005.

Trials of DAB/DMB based services are expected to begin shortly in other locations across China.

Last update: 27-05-2014 - older versions

Key features of regulation for digital radio in China are;

  • Band III in Beijing, L- Band in Shanghai

SARFT manages licences and standards in China and it was recently announced that no trials of digital broadcasting were permitted without a licence. Currently, Eureka 147 based services are the only European digital broadcasting technology that has been granted licences in China. In 2007 four operators were granted trial licences following SARFT approval.

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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 1.4 billion
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 8%
Services: 21 DAB, 4 DMB, 2 Data
Last update: 27.05.2014

Useful Links

www.abs.ac.cn/en/
www.sarft.gov.cn/