Belgium

New radio frequency plan finally approved
21.04.2017 - Belgium - Belgium
From mid-May candidate channels will be able to submit their applications to participate in the new radio landscape in Belgium. The Minister of Media, Sven Gatz is behind the plans, which have now been approved, to reform Flemish radio by moving broadcasting from FM analogue to DAB+ digital radio.
From Metro:

Digital radio growth anticipated in the Netherlands and Belgium
07.03.2017 - Belgium - Belgium - Netherlands - Netherlands
In the Netherlands, the number of DAB + radios sold grew in 2016 by 33%, as compared to 2015. The Netherlands is on track with its plan to achieve the fastest rollout of DAB + in Europe. In Belgium, the public broadcaster RTBF has selected Paneda to provide a complete DAB+ solution for their upcoming digital radio rollout.
From Radio Magazine:

RTBF partners with Paneda for DAB+ rollout
WorldDAB Members News - 06.03.2017 - Paneda - Belgium - Belgium
The contract to manage the installation of Belgian French-language public broadcaster RTBF’s DAB+ rollout has been awarded to Paneda and its local partner Heynen.
From Radio World:

Public broadcaster RTBF in Belgium chooses Paneda
WorldDAB Members News - 02.03.2017 - RTBF - Paneda - Belgium - Belgium
The public broadcaster RTBF in Belgium has ordered a complete solution for its upcoming DAB roll out. It’s a major contract containing 16 Multiplexers, 192 audio encoders, data handling and management systems, all in full redundancy. Paneda and its local partner Heynen will handle installation and support. The contract also contains a support contact with 24-7 support from Paneda.
From Paneda:

DAB stakeholders to be well represented at 2017 European Motor Show
WorldDAB Members News - 18.01.2017 - Norkring, Telenor - Belgium - Belgium
Major radio industry players are uniting to jointly run an information campaign at this year’s European Motor Show. Those players include VRT and Norkring Belgium (the DAB+ system operator for VRT and the private Flemish-language radio stations) and maRadio.be, the digital radio platform bringing together RTBF and French-speaking private radio stations.
From Radio Magazine:

Le DAB+ au Salon de l’Auto
13.01.2017 - Belgium - Belgium
Envie d’une nouvelle voiture ? Choisissez le modèle, la couleur…, mais n’oubliez pas de demander une autoradio compatible DAB+ ! » Par l’intermédiaire de ce slogan, les principaux acteurs belges de la radio, Norkring België et la Febiac adressent le message suivant au public belge. Après la télévision, la radio se préparer à entrer à son tour dans l’ère 100% numérique, grâce à la technologie de diffusion radio en DAB+ !
From Digitalradio.be:

DAB+ op het autosalon
WorldDAB Members News - 13.01.2017 - Norkring, Telenor - Belgium - Belgium
“Koop je een nieuwe auto? Kies het model en de kleur maar vergeet zeker geen DAB+ radio!” Met deze slagzin geven Norkring, VRT, maRadio en Febiac de boodschap mee dat na televisie, ook het radiolandschap de digitale weg is ingeslagen.
From Digitalradio.be:

DAB+ on display at the 95th European Motor Show Brussels
WorldDAB Members News - 13.01.2017 - Norkring, Telenor - Belgium - Belgium
During the 95th European Motor Show Brussels first cooperation between the Belgian radio industry and the Belgian car industry is on display. The project aims to inform the public about digital radio, in preparation for a big DAB+ promotional campaign launching next year.
From Digitalradio.be:

What Norway's digital switchover means for Belgium
11.01.2017 - Belgium - Belgium - Norway - Norway
Francis Goffin from RTBF explores the progress of DAB+ in Belgium and the possibilty of hosting their own digital switchover in the coming years.
From RTBF:

DAB updates from Flanders, Norway and Ukraine
10.01.2017 - Belgium - Belgium - Norway - Norway - Ukraine - Ukraine
During the last week of December, the Flemish Parliament approved the new plan of the Flemish Media Minister Gatz, which provides a focus on digital radio in the Flanders region.While the big news from Norway is that the FM shutdowns will start during the week of January 9th. At the end of December, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine National Council decided to contact the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine regarding amendments to the plan for radio frequency resources throughout the country.
From Radio Magazine: