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WorldDMB tracks drivers of growth of in-car digital radio
WorldDMB News - 03.03.2015 - Austria - Austria - Australia - Australia - Denmark - Denmark - Germany - Germany - Italy - Italy - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Norway - Norway - Netherlands - Netherlands
WorldDMB today releases its latest research on digital radio in cars. The aim of the research is to highlight the growth of DAB digital radio adoption and show the commitment by the automotive and broadcasting industries to provide better in-car listening. The WorldDMB DAB/DAB+ digital radio automotive infographic covers progress in Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the UK.
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Automotive adoption of DAB accelerating rapidly across Europe and Asia Pacific
WorldDMB News - 03.03.2015 - Australia - Australia - France - France - Norway - Norway - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Italy - Italy - Netherlands - Netherlands - Germany - Germany
WorldDMB today releases its latest research on digital radio in cars. The aim of the research is to highlight the growth of DAB digital radio adoption and show the commitment by the automotive and broadcasting industries to provide better in-car listening.
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Countries around Europe are now considering the future of radio
02.03.2015 - Switzerland - Switzerland
At the Geneva Motor Show 2015, the automobile industry will be able to tune in to a variety of DAB+ services from the public broadcast SRG-SSR and from the commercial broadcasters, reports WorldDMB news. Switzerland is committed to digital radio and is one of the countries currently discussing switching off FM, following the announcement of the first FM switch off which will take place in Norway in 2017 (or latest 2019).
From Radio magazine (press release):

Austria: DAB+ Tests Scheduled to Begin in April
27.02.2015 - Austria - Austria
Vienna—DAB+ tests, now scheduled to last a year, will start in Vienna this April. Several commercial stations and the Austrian public broadcaster ORF will be on the system.
From Radio magazine :

Digital listening at 56%
27.02.2015 - Norway - Norway
Media Authority has submitted a report to the Ministry of Culture on the status of quenching conditions relating to the digitisation of radio.
From Medietilsynet:

DAB+ Digital Radio on-air at Geneva Motor show, 5-15 March 2015
WorldDMB News - 26.02.2015
Digital radio is on-air again at Geneva Motor Show 2015. Once again the automobile industry is at the heart of DAB+ digital radio in Switzerland. This year the automobile industry will be able to tune in to a variety of DAB+ services from the public broadcast SSR-SRG and from the commercial broadcasters.
From WorldDMB:

International Conference: Approaches to the digitisation of audio broadcasting in V4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia)
26.02.2015 - Slovakia - Slovakia - Czech Republic - Czech Republic - Hungary - Hungary - Poland - Poland
After a successful transition from analogue to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting in the whole of Central Europe, a similar process in audio broadcasting is expected in near future, with the aim to co-ordinate this process within the Visgrad Four (V4) countries.
From The Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (VUS):

DAB+ digital radio sales in Switzerland close to the two-million mark
26.02.2015 - Switzerland - Switzerland
As at the end of 2014, there were 1.9 million digital radios in use in Swiss households and vehicles with some 382,000 DAB+ radios were sold in the last year.
From MCDT:

ABU DBS 2015 to feature 13 workshops
WorldDMB News - 26.02.2015 - GatesAir - Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG - Malaysia - Malaysia
The other 12 workshops will take place during the symposium in parallel with the conference and exhibition. The workshops are being sponsored by, WorldDMB, GatesAir and Rohde & Schwarz.
From Asia Radio Today:

A-ha! At last, a digital solution for local radio
25.02.2015 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ten local and community stations will be invited to participate in the trial, which Ofcom is calling “small-scale DAB”. It will determine how small radio stations can make the jump from FM to digital, following in the footsteps of the fictional North Norfolk Digital, employer of the equally fictional Alan Partridge, above, to free the frequencies for other uses.
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