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Last update: 24-11-2016 - older versions

DAB is currently on air in two cities/areas (Beijing and Hong Kong in Band III). China’s regulatory body, State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT), chose DAB as 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. 

Beijing Jolon, the biggest broadcaster in Beijing, launched ‘Push Radio’ based on DAB in 2010 in Beijing. The technology, developed by Jolon, sends an audio file directly to a DAB+ digital radio receiver instead of requiring the listener to connect their iPod or mp3 player to the internet to receive programming. Beijing Jolon broadcasts 30 hours – or 25 program channels everyday through Push Radio.

Last update: 24-11-2016 - older versions

Coverage is currently available in Beijing; 20 million people.

The DAB services in Guangdong and Hong Kong were recently switched off.

Last update: 24-11-2016 - older versions

In this country there are

on air.

There is one regular regional and four regular local multiplexes on air, and more than 15 main transmitters in Beijing.

Beijing: 17 DAB+ radio services (13 of which are simulcast) and 1 Push Radio service, 2 data services (one simulcast and one exclusive to DAB+) 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 11D, 213.856 MHz).

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB programmes 13 4 17
Data services 1 1 2
Total14519

Last update: 30-01-2015

Beijing Communication Radio is broadcasting traffic information on DAB via TPEG.

Last update: 29-09-2014 - 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 receive both live DAB/DAB+ broadcasting and Push Radio services.

Last update: 29-09-2014 - older versions

Digital radio services are broadcast on Band III. SARFT manages licences and standards in China. DAB/DAB+/DMB 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.

Public service broadcasting in China and Hong Kong #RadioAsia
02.05.2016 - China - China - Hong Kong - Hong Kong
In a Radio Asia conference session about public service broadcasting, a range of speakers discussed the challenges and importance of public sector broadcasting. RTHK Hong Kong, has been developing digital broadcasting on DAB since 2011, and has a mobile app and online services.
From Asia Radio Today:

Broadcast radio remains a reliable and robust service: Joan Warner at Radio Asia Conference
WorldDAB Members News - 25.04.2016 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia - China - China
Broadcast digital radio allows audiences to receive audio without using data, and allows advertisers to become more interactive with listeners, explained Warner. She also explained the benefits of DAB+ which include low cost and high energy efficiency.
From Radioinfo:

Let us Talk Radio is the theme for RadioAsia Conference 2016
16.04.2016 - China - China
The event will feature over 50 high calibre speakers who will be presenting many key developments and updates in international radio programming and bring new opportunities to participants to build new contacts and expand markets.
From Radio Asia Today:

Chinese order for test system
WorldDAB Members News - 05.11.2012 - Factum Electronics AB - China - China
Factum Electronics, world-leading supplier of equipment for digital multimedia broadcasting, has once again been developing state-of-the-art technology to the broadcasting market. The latest addition to the product family is the new ALL-IN-ONE-ONE test system, in which the system contains of multiplexer, data server, management system and a 4-channel DAB/DAB+ encoder in the very same single 1U hardware.
From Factum Electronics:

Telairity Continues to Lead in China Encoder Market with Separate Wins for ...
08.05.2012 - China - China
In November, 2011, the Chinese government mandated that the DTV network being installed in Sichuan, based on China's Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast (DTMB) standard, must extend throughout the country by the end of 2012 with over 3000 ...
From PR Newswire (press release):

CTX Virtual Technologies, Inc. and Beijing Broadcast Co. Begin Joint Venture ...
29.09.2011 - China - China
These members will be provided with remote assistance during any emergency or problem via the DAB and 3G communication systems. Leveraging the system, member drivers will be provided mobile Internet connection service via the 3G communication system at ...
From TMC Net:

CTX Virtual Technologies, Inc. Enters Joint Venture Discussions With Beijing ...
28.09.2011 - China - China
3D Navigation: Is a real time 3D road display on the windshield reporting road situations by a DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) system from time to time. When the vehicle speed reaches 60km per hour, the navigation display automatically changes to a ...
From Newsday (subscription):

Meet Frontier Silicon at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair Autumn Edition 2011
WorldDAB Members News - 26.09.2011 - Frontier Silicon Ltd. - China - China
You are invited to visit Frontier Silicon’s exclusive demonstration suite, where you can experience leading edge digital-audio broadcast, network and automotive technologies. Contact details to make an appointment are given at the end of this invitation.

Keystone Semiconductor Powers Lingo iRis to Deliver FM/DAB+/DAB+/DMB-R With ...
17.02.2011 - China - China
KeyStone's Single-Chip Receiver IC, KSW8650, Embedded In LINGO's iRis, Turns A Regular iPhone4 Battery Pack Into An FM/DAB/DAB /DMB-R Receiver With Real-Time Color Slide Show. KeyStone Semiconductor Corp. (KeyStone), a leading fabless semiconductor ...
From Benzinga:

Factum wins more business in China
19.05.2010 - China - China
PushRadio is a new technology developed in China for downloading files over DAB/DAB /DMB broadcasting networks to personal portable receivers, thus enabling ...
From TMCnet:

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 1.4 billion
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 1%
Services: 17 DAB, 2 Data
Last update: 24.11.2016

Useful Links

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