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27.4 million in the UK now tune into radio digitally
23.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
On average a listener tunes in to 21.4 hours of radio per week, with listening to radio via a digital platform - in terms of weekly reach - exceeding over half of the UK population. 27.4 million people now tune in to radio via a digitally enabled receiver.
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Ventnor joins the 20th century - DAB has arrived!
20.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
After being a DAB radio black spot for a long time, coverage on the Island has finally increased touching many areas where it hadn’t reached previously. Are you included?
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Digital radio turns to the Arab countries
WorldDMB News - 17.10.2014 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - Arab States Broadcasting Union - Tunisia - Tunisia
This week, our sister union, the Arab State Broadcasting Union (ASBU) organised a two-day symposium on Digital Radio at its headquarters in Tunis together with WorldDMB. Various speakers, from broadcasters and operators to industry, came to share their experience, best practice and deployment strategies for Digital Radio in Europe.
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Clean sweep for Frontier Silicon powered devices at What Hi-Fi Radio Awards
WorldDMB Members News - 17.10.2014 - Frontier Silicon Ltd. - Pure - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Devices based on Frontier Silicon technology swept the board in the radio category of the What Hi-Fi Awards on Monday 13th October 2014. Prem Rajalingham, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said: “The What Hi-Fi Awards set the benchmark for high quality audio experience. We are delighted to work with brands who expect the highest standards in terms of quality and reliability. These awards are testimony to the fact that Frontier Silicon delivers on both measures.”
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1950s-inspired Philips ORD7500 DAB/FM Bluetooth clock radio
16.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
This is a DAB/FM radio (with 30 presets for each), with integrated Bluetooth connectivity (for streaming music from your other gadgets) and a USB charging port, keeping those gadgets going for a little bit longer.
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Norway advises Arab broadcasters on digital radio transition strategy
WorldDMB News - 16.10.2014 - Arab States Broadcasting Union - Norway - Norway
Ole Jørgen Torvmark, CEO of Digital radio Norway, represented Norway at the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) "Symposium on Digital Radio" conference in collaboration with WorldDMB, currently taking place in Tunis. "Many Arab countries, especially in the Gulf are the size of Norway and hence our story is more interesting." said Torvmark. The event was attended by over 70 delegates made up of Egyptian media, Pakistani media, as well as Russian, Italian and French media.
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Libéradio arrives in Paris
15.10.2014 - France - France
Libéradio (formerly Positive Radio) launched on DAB in Paris. Recently the team anounced the launch of a national network which will be done by obtaining frequencies on the RNT.
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Government to spend 10.7 million on digital radio campaign
15.10.2014 - Denmark - Denmark
A campaign will be implemented to raise awareness of digital radio throughout Denmark. Government will be funding this campaign with the support of 10.7 million kr. This precedes the FM switchover date of 2019.
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Pure launches new digital radio - Evoke D6
WorldDMB Members News - 15.10.2014 - Pure - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The new Evoke D6 boasts two front-facing speakers with smart, streamlined looks, quality audio and a suite of enriching features including Bluetooth for convenient wireless streaming. Comprising a multi format, DAB/DAB+/FM tuner, the Evoke D6 has received the Digital Radio tick mark to signify that it is future ready in the event of a digital radio switchover.
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Radio companies work on hybrid radio
WorldDMB Members News - 15.10.2014 - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - Commercial Radio Australia - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The BBC is leading the development of a new generation of ‘hybrid’ radio, following extensive research that shows most smartphone users want broadcast radio in their devices. The BBC is working with a coalition of global broadcasters – which includes UK commercial radio, the EBU, Clearchannel, Ibiquity, Emmis Interactive, NAB and Commercial Radio Australia – to research and develop ‘hybrid’ radio – a combination of internet and broadcast (DAB or FM) radio – for use in mobile phones.
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