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Renault adds iconic editions to small cars
30.11.2015 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Renault has announced a new range of limited edition models dubbed ‘Iconic’. The Twingo Iconic is based on the Dynamique model and its specification includes cruise control with speed limiter and DAB radio.
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Digital radio takeup increasing to cover home, work, car
WorldDAB Members News - 29.11.2015 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
Joan Warner, CEO of Commercial Radio Australia, said the industry was pleased - as shown by a report by market research firm GfK - with the strong uptake of DAB+ technology, which offers high sound quality and new digital-only radio stations. “The industry is continuing to enhance the quality and variety of DAB+ digital-only programming, and we’re confident that when consumers experience these targeted and sometimes niche services they will appreciate the great diversity that is now on offer.”
From iTWire:

Radio: more multiplatform than ever
29.11.2015 - Australia - Australia
Analogue radio is down (by 6%); digital radio - online, DAB, through the TV - is up (by 4%). The number of “don’t know how I’m listening” is also up, as you can tell, by 2%. In total, analogue listening is down, again, yet total radio listening is static. New digital platforms are are ensuring radio’s future.
From radioinfo :

SCA Dominates DAB+ Ratings
28.11.2015 - Australia - Australia
Southern Cross Austereo has come out on top and dominates the second round of GFK’s DAB+ survey results. With over thirty stations on offer and 3.2 million Australians listening via DAB+, SCA takes out #1 with Triple M Classic Rock. Buddha increased its listeners and moved into national top 5. With two other brands making the list including More 80’s & 90’s and Stardust.
From Radio Today (Aust & NZ):

Australia: 40% have access to DAB+
WorldDAB Members News - 27.11.2015 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
Australia, the first country to officially launch DAB+, is celebrating new figures today showing 40% of Australians (in the five metro capital cities with DAB) have access to a digital radio, at home, work or in the car. (The figure for the UK is 53.7%).

Digital radio growth continues as industry launches Christmas retailer campaign
WorldDAB Members News - 27.11.2015 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
Australians are embracing digital radio, with new data by GfK showing four out of 10 Australians in the five metropolitan capital cities now have access to a digital radio at home, work or in the car.
From Commercial Radio Australia:

3.2 Mil now using DAB+
27.11.2015 - Australia - Australia
“The research shows that 40% of Australians in the major capital cities now have access to a DAB digital radio, which reflects a strong adoption rate over the six years since the launch of the first DAB services in Australia,”said CRA CEO Joan Warner.
From Radio Today (Aust & NZ):

Broadcasters applaud WRC decision securing future of free-to-air broadcasting
WorldDAB Members News - 26.11.2015 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) welcomes today’s landmark decision by the ITU’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) on the use of the UHF band.
From European Broadcasting Union:

WRC-15: Band III remains available for DAB digital radio
26.11.2015 - Switzerland - Switzerland
Today, broadcasters welcomed the decision made during a session of the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva that there would be no change to the allocation in the 470-694 MHz band now or at the WRC-19 (in four years time.)
From Radio World:

Introducing SmartDAB: Digital radio in your car via your smartphone
WorldDAB Members News - 26.11.2015 - Connects2 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Graham Johnson, Business Development Manager, Connects2, AutoDAB range of products, presents SmartDAB the latest technology for drivers who want more from their radio.
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