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Belgian broadcaster TOPradio preparing for a DAB+ future
26.07.2016 - Belgium - Belgium
Belgian Dutch-language broadcaster TOPradio has recently upgraded its on-air and production studios, seeing DAB+ as opening up new potential in terms of audience reach. “The FM dial in Flanders is saturated, with no future prospects, despite the upcoming 2017 FM radio licence review... our growth lies with DAB+ and our new studio configuration is ready to deal with it.”
From Radio World:

Yes to DAB+ in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, France
26.07.2016 - France - France
A collective of over 10 broadcasters are working together to speed up the deployment of digital radio. "DAB+ permits radio to modernise and offer new services and content while remaining free-to-air and independent."
From La Lettre Pro:

Pure Highway 400 in-car DAB and Bluetooth music adaptor (2016) review
WorldDAB Members News - 25.07.2016 - Pure - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The Pure Highway 400 is a very neatly designed bit of kit, and it lives up to the company’s claims of easy installation – you can have it up and running in a matter of minutes.
From CAR Magazine:

Autoelectro turns 30: customers thanked with '30 for 30′ digital radio promotion
25.07.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Selected at random from a list of motor factor customers that ordered a starter or alternator on that particular day, that lucky branch will be rewarded with a special, limited edition DAB radio with Bluetooth.
From Automotive World (press release):

New Cirencester DAB radio station to launch next month
23.07.2016
Glow Radio is a digital commercial radio station, also available to listeners in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and surrounding areas, hitting the airwaves on August 1. It will be the first regional music station to serve the county on DAB.
From Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

DAB radios must conform to new specs to get Digital Radio Tick Mark
22.07.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
In February 2016, the specification was updated for use in Europe. Manufacturers were then given a three-month transitional period where they could have their radios tested against either the old or the new specs. Now all newly accredited DAB digital radios must meet the new Europe-ready standards if they are to get the tick mark.
From http://www.a516digital.com/:

DTG Tests gains digital radio tick mark specification
WorldDAB Members News - 22.07.2016 - Digital Radio UK - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
DTG Testing has become the first facility in the world to be ISO 17025 accredited for carrying out testing against the newly expanded Digital Radio Tick Mark specification.
From Broadband TV News:

Testing World First with new Euro-ready Digital Tick
22.07.2016
DTG Testing has become the first facility in the world to be ISO 17025 accredited for carrying out testing against the newly expanded Digital Radio Tick Mark specification....
From DTG:

1960s-style Bush leather DAB radio
22.07.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
We have featured some radios by this maker in the (distant) past, but nothing like the Bush leather DAB radio you see here. Harking back to the 1960s for inspiration, this is a DAB radio with a leather cladding, carry handle...
From Retro To Go:

A new era for Eon
21.07.2016 - Australia - Australia
EON Sports Radio has launched Australia’s first national 24-7 sports radio station. The station will be available on all DAB+ digital radios in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. John Wall, Director and Co-Founder of EON Sports Radio said "We're incredibly excited to broadcast to the 3.5 million Australians who listen to digital radio each week."
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