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O2 nets LG Stylus 2 exclusive
WorldDAB Members News - 29.04.2016 - LG Electronics - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
O2 has secured exclusive rights to sell the LG Stylus 2 – the world’s first smartphone to feature a DAB/DAB+ tuner. The Stylus 2 works with the built-in Radioplayer app to seamlessly connect to a range of radio stations through both DAB+ signal and internet streaming.
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DAB+ radio phone now available in the UK
WorldDAB Members News - 29.04.2016 - LG Electronics - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The smartphone was unveiled at the Radiodays Europe event in Paris and has built in Radioplayer technology to automatically switch between DAB and Internet streaming – aka hybrid radio. It costs £219.99 to buy, or free with a £19 a month contract.
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Digital radio is now on air in the province of Cagliari
WorldDAB Members News - 28.04.2016 - Club DAB Italia - Italy - Italy
Club DAB Italia is delighted to announce the first DAB+ transmission to cover the city of Cagliari and the surrounding area. Listeners are able to enjoy 8 national programmes and 8 more all-digital‎ programmes.
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8 new areas in Italy to receive DAB
WorldDAB Members News - 28.04.2016 - Club DAB Italia - Italy - Italy
Italian authorities have granted permission for DAB to be extended to 8 new regions in the centre and south of Italy including major cities like Rome, Naples and Palermo.
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Mitsubishi Space Star makeover
28.04.2016 - Italy - Italy
The new model includes some new functions such as radio DAB included in the new generation of in-car infotainment system.
From Automoto.it:

Independent inquiry says digitisation of radio will be faster by renewal of national licenses
28.04.2016 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The independent inquiry, commissioned by Minister of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands, says that the digitisation of radio will be faster by renewing the analogue and digital radio licenses rather than having an auction.
From Radio.NL:

Digital radio: SSR develops its DAB+ offer
WorldDAB Members News - 28.04.2016 - SRG SSR - Switzerland - Switzerland
SSR plans to extend its DAB+ offering and as of November 15, 2016, listeners will be able to benefit from an extended DAB+ service throughout Switzerland.
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Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0L TD4 Diesel SE review
28.04.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The Discovery sport is fitted with a range of features including USB charging, DAB radio, keyless entry, touch screen navigation system and reverse parking camera.
From Motoring Box:

O2 exclusively launches the LG Stylus 2, the world’s first smartphone with DAB
WorldDAB Members News - 28.04.2016 - LG Electronics - Radioplayer - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The LG Stylus 2 comes with a brand new 'hybrid' version of Radioplayer, built-in. As well as allowing customers to stream hundreds of radio stations via the Internet, Radioplayer also uses LG Stylus 2's internal DAB+ tuner to connect directly to DAB+ broadcasts, using significantly less power than normal streaming. This means anyone with a DAB signal can access the best radio stations the UK has to offer without using up their data allowance or their battery.
From Digital Radio UK:

Radio industry boss: ‘Streaming will never replace radio but the future must be hybrid’
WorldDAB Members News - 28.04.2016 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
Joan Warner, CEO of CRA, made the remarks at the media launch of the new LG Stylus DAB+ phone, where she announced the industry would provide $5m in contra advertising over six weeks aimed at promoting the phone, which is the first smartphone device to include a digital radio device.
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