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DAB Networks are national
02.09.2014 - Norway - Norway
There is now good coverage across the country from the new DAB networks. Norway now has 22 national channels, while only five national channels are on FM.
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Norway moves closer to digital switchover
02.09.2014 - Norway - Norway
The latest Media Authority status report concluded that four of five governmental requirements appear to be fulfilled for digital switchover.
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Digital Radio the focal point at BMVI
02.09.2014 - Germany - Germany
Digital radio was one of the topics in the "Open Day" of the Federal Ministry of Transport and digital infrastructure (BMVI) last weekend in Berlin. Nearly 22,000 visitors followed on Saturday and Sunday at the invitation of BMVI, which thus was the most visited of all open line ministry ministries in the capital.
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A radio journey around the world: Noxon iRadio 410
02.09.2014 - Germany - Germany
Noxon's new product: the iRadio 410. It features three radio reception options with DAB+, VHF and Internet. The hybrid radio receives over 14,000 radio programmes from around the world – sorted by country and genre. Additional features: High-resolution TFT colour display, extensive radio archive and podcast directory, plenty of additional information, headphones and analogue audio output, compatible with PC and network hard drives.
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New ‘Tick Mark’ approved DABmotion ROLA launches
02.09.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The new DABmotion ROLA DAB digital radio conversion kit has just been released to trade by UK distributors. DABmotion ROLA marks the most important release from the fast-growing in-car digital radio brand since the initial DABmotion DAB1001 conversion kit. “DABmotion ROLA is 100% ‘Tick Mark’ approved; this will be clearly shown on all outer packaging. We expect this to become increasingly important as marketing activity from Digital Radio UK intensifies.
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Canberra & Darwin digital radio trials extended
WorldDMB Members News - 02.09.2014 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
Canberra & Darwin digital radio trials extended. Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) welcomed the decision by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to extend the DAB digital radio trial licences in Canberra and Darwin until 30 June 2015.
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Nine month extension for Digital trials in Canberra and Darwin
WorldDMB Members News - 02.09.2014 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
CRA has welcomed the decision by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to extend the DAB digital radio trial licences in Canberra and Darwin until 30 June 2015. The scientific licences have been extended to provide an opportunity ...
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Czech Radiokomunikace adds two radio channels to DAB+ pilot
01.09.2014 - Czech Republic - Czech Republic
Czech Radiokomunikace have added two new radio stations to the pilot digital radio broadcasting, Radio Blanik and Radio City 93.7 MHz of the media group Media Bohemia. The Prague DAB+ multiplex, covering most of the capital, will include 18 radio stations. The transmitter in Prague-Strahov broadcasts in DAB+ standard on the channel 10D in band III. The pilot was launched on 25 March, and at that time the multiplex included four channels. The transmitter covers more than 800,000 inhabitants of Prague.
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Radio spectrum: Pascal Lamy presents his report to the Commission
WorldDMB Members News - 01.09.2014 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Europe's broadcasting and wireless broadband sectors are essential to Europe's digital future and economic prosperity, and they are both hungry users of radio frequencies. The report on an EU-wide spectrum inventory shows that the ever increasing demand for spectrum can only be met through more efficient use, for example through more sharing of spectrum among users or further harmonised conditions that spur investment into more efficient technologies.
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DAB radio in the car retrofit: The cost digital radio
01.09.2014 - Germany - Germany
Those looking for a DAB car radio, you are spoiled for choice. Equal to order or upgrade? COMPUTER BILD clarifies what digital radio cost in the car and what radios are particularly popular.
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