Norway - Current situation - History

11.01.2017

Norway announced on 16 April 2015 that they will be the first country to close down national FM transmissions and switch to DAB and digital radio in 2017. 99.5% of the population has access to DAB reception with almost three million receivers sold to date.

The switchover process starts in January 2017 and takes place over a 12-month period, conducting changes region by region. Switchover will affect all national radio stations and commercial local radio stations broadcasting in larger cities. Community radio and smaller local radio stations will continue to broadcast on FM for five more years after national switch off, at which point licences will be reviewed.

Broadcasters are to choose between DAB or DAB+ transmissions. By 2017, all DAB broadcasting in Norway will most probably broadcast via DAB+.

According to the Digital Radio Survey for Q4 2015, conducted by TNS Gallup, 60% of Norwegians use digital radio on a daily basis. 26% of Norwegians have DAB in their car, up from 20% in Q4 2014 and 10% in 2013. 

Download status report October 2016

Download the Q4 2015 TNS Gallup Survey

Download the Q1 2015 TNS Gallup Survey[ : http://radio.no/2015/05/57-prosent-bruker-digital-radio/]

 

10.01.2017

Norway announced on 16 April 2015 that they will be the first country to close down national FM transmissions and switch to DAB and digital radio in 2017. The switchover process starts in January 2017 and takes place over a 12-month period, conducting changes region by region.

Switchover will affect all national radio stations and commercial local radio stations broadcasting in larger cities. Community radio and smaller local radio stations will continue to broadcast on FM for five more years after national switch off, at which point licences will be reviewed.

Broadcasters are to choose between DAB or DAB+ transmissions. By 2017, all DAB broadcasting in Norway will most probably broadcast via DAB+.

According to the Digital Radio Survey for Q4 2015, conducted by TNS Gallup, 60% of Norwegians use digital radio on a daily basis. 26% of Norwegians have DAB in their car, up from 20% in Q4 2014 and 10% in 2013. 

Download status report October 2016

Download the Q4 2015 TNS Gallup Survey

Download the Q1 2015 TNS Gallup Survey[ : http://radio.no/2015/05/57-prosent-bruker-digital-radio/]

 

09.01.2017

Norway announced on 16 April 2015 that they will be the first country to close down national FM transmissions and switch to DAB and digital radio in 2017. The switchover process starts in January 2017 and takes place over a 12-month period, conducting changes region by region.

Switchover will affect all national radio stations and commercial local radio stations broadcasting in larger cities. Community radio and smaller local radio stations will continue to broadcast on FM for five more years after national switch off, at which point licences will be reviewed.

Broadcasters are to choose between DAB or DAB+ transmissions. By 2017, all DAB broadcasting in Norway will most probably broadcast via DAB+.

According to the Digital Radio Survey for Q4 2015, conducted by TNS Gallup, 60% of Norwegians use digital radio on a daily basis. 26% of Norwegians have DAB in their car, up from 20% in Q4 2014 and 10% in 2013. 

Download status report October 2016

Download the Q4 2015 TNS Gallup Survey

Download the Q1 2015 TNS Gallup Survey[ : http://radio.no/2015/05/57-prosent-bruker-digital-radio/]