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Radio listening in Switzerland: Digital radio overtakes FM
25.08.2016 - Switzerland - Switzerland
53 percent of all radio listening in Switzerland is now digital, taking it ahead of analogue for the first time. Digital radio listening has increased by eight percentage points in a year, rising from 45 percent in the spring of 2015 to 53 percent in the same period of 2016. Analogue FM transmission in Switzerland will gradually be replaced by digital radio as of 2020. 
From MCDT:

Regional DAB+ networks begin broadcasting in central region of Germany
WorldDAB Members News - 25.08.2016 - Bayerischer Rundfunk - Germany - Germany
Bayerische Rundfunk has started three new Franconian regional networks for digital radio with eight DAB+ transmitters. DAB+ will now be available in the regions of Bayern, Mainfranken, Bavaria Central and Upper Franconia.
From Bayerische Rundfunk:

Mazda 3 Range Review
25.08.2016 - Australia - Australia - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
This model has a DAB+ digital radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearknob, and it also scores paddle-shifters, and an auto-dimming rear mirror.
From Car Advice:

70,000 DAB radios sold in the last year in France
25.08.2016 - France - France
Over the past 12 months, more than 70,000 DAB receivers were sold in France. This represents an increase in sales of 32% year on year.
From La Lettre Pro:

DAB in Europe: major milestones in the last six months
24.08.2016 - Russian Federation - Russian Federation
In his blog, WorldDAB President, Patrick Hannon writes about the significant developments of DAB digital radio technology in Germany and Belgium over the past sixth months.
From Mediasat:

Console Labs launches hybrid DAB+ app
24.08.2016 - Germany - Germany
The software developer console Labs, launched its new hybrid DAB + app for Android smartphones with integrated DAB+ chip on Swiss Radio Day 2016. With the app, the user can listen to their favorite DAB+ stations and simultaneously listen to other content such as podcasts or internet radio. The app is initially available in Germany, Austria, UK and Norway.
From Infused:

Deutschlandradio and ARD to host Digital Radio Day
WorldDAB Members News - 24.08.2016 - Deutschlandradio - Germany - Germany
On 29 August, Deutschlandradio and ARD are devoting a day of radio programmes focusing on the future of digital radio. Throughout the day there will be special interviews and features exploring the latest developments in digital radio.
From Infosat:

Rich Redmond, Chief Product Officer for GatesAir, on IBC 2016 trends
WorldDAB Members News - 23.08.2016 - GatesAir - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Digital radio forecasts remain strong. In Europe, digital radio, particularly DAB is making serious headway.
From Radio World:

lulu.fm starts on DAB+ in Berlin, Brandenburg and Hamburg
23.08.2016 - Germany - Germany
The first nationwide licensed LGBT radio station lulu.fm, will start broadcasting via DAB+ on October 1, 2016.
From radioWoche:

ARD at IFA 2016
23.08.2016 - Germany - Germany
The ARD stand (Hall 2.2) at IFA this year will have a "Digital Radio Lounge" where visitors will be able to experience the range of radio stations available via DAB digital radio. Visitors will also be able to find out more about TPEG emergency warning systems.
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