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Switzerland: increased funding for radio
26.05.2016 - Switzerland - Switzerland
The Federal Council will implement the revised Law on Radio and Television (LRT). Radio broadcasters will be encouraged to accelerate the transition from analogue broadcasting (VHF) to digital broadcasting (Digital Audio Broadcasting, DAB+) of all their programs. The costs of broadcasting in DAB+ are subsidized up to 80%.
From La Lettre Pro:

A year of digital radio DAB + in Austria, second pilot year starts
25.05.2016 - Austria - Austria
The first pilot year of DAB+ in Greater Vienna has been very successful. In the second pilot year, 16 new stations will be launched offering listeners an even greater variety of programmes.
From Radioszene:

Land Rover Discovery Sport review
25.05.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Whichever version you go for, equipment is decent: heated seats, part-leather seats, climate control, alloy wheels, Bluetooth and a DAB radio are standard on the SE.
From The Irish News:

DAB+ develops in Austria
25.05.2016 - Austria - Austria
It has been a year since Austria launched 15 DAB+ radio stations in the greater Vienna area, reaching about 2.5 million. The focus of the second year of digital radio in Austria is said to be additional data services like traffic information services in the TPEG standard and public protection and disaster warning services (EWS).
From Radio World:

Cheesy FM and Crackers Radio to launch in Manchester
25.05.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Cheese and Crackers are heading for Manchester in the form of two brand new DAB digital radio services for the city. Niocast Digital, operator of the trial multiplex in Manchester, has signed up the stations along with Sunrise Radio to start broadcasting on its minimux in the next couple of weeks.
From Radio Today:

More than half of Bauer Media's audience uses digital radio
25.05.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Bauer has reported 55 percent of its total listening takes place via a digital device, as compared to the industry average of 44 percent. Bauer has seen a 12 percent increase year over year in its digital listeners—now at 11.3 million. Bauer Radio reaches 17.5 million listeners in total, a four percent increase year over year.
From Radio Magazine:

Retune your digital radios
25.05.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Digital radio listeners in Manchester are being urged to retune their digital radios on Wednesday morning (25th May 2016) to ensure they continue to get a clean-feed following engineering works. The essential maintenance was carried out to boost and change the frequency of existing digital radio transmitters in the Manchester area and switching on two new transmitters, which will bring the area’s 11 local stations to 400,000 more listeners for the first time.
From Key 103 Manchester:

A year of digital radio in Austria: DAB+ makes terrestrial radio fit for the future
25.05.2016 - Austria - Austria
The first pilot year of DAB + in Greater Vienna has been very successful. "With the two transmitters on the DC Tower and in Liesing we now open up an area that extends far beyond the northern and eastern border and south to the exchange area. In the second pilot year 16 stations will be on board.
From FEEI:

SCA to create a bespoke DAB+ radio station for Rio Olympics
25.05.2016 - Australia - Australia
SCA's Triple M Network will broadcast selected events from Seven’s multiple broadcast and streaming channel coverage during the games. SCA will also create a bespoke DAB+ radio station called 7 Rio Live to run a live audio simulcast from Seven from 5.30am to 1pm every day.
From Ad News:

Volkswagen Amarok review
25.05.2016 - Australia - Australia
Smartphone integration, with a touchscreen interface joins the Amarok’s list of capabilities, as does DAB+ digital radio, Guide & Inform online navigation, and App Connect.
From The Motor Report:

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