Belgium

WorldDAB events in Brussels and Monaco
31.05.2016 - Belgium - Belgium - Monaco - Monaco
The WorldDAB Automotive 2016 event took place on 11 May in Brussels and more than 150 people attended. The main message coming from the event was the need to accelerate the integration of DAB+ in vehicles. WorldDAB was also present at Medpi in Monaco, sharing a stand with Pure. This provided the opportunity to share key information with players in distribution and specialised press and discuss the continued deployment of digital radio through France.
From La Lettre Pro:

FM shutdown eyed within five years in Flanders
18.05.2016 - Belgium - Belgium
The Flanders region in Belgium is looking to do away with FM radio within the next five years, according to a report from De Standaard. Flemish Media Minister Sven Gatz has unveiled a plan that will see the region switch to DAB+ digital radio, which he anticipates will provide more room in the spectrum for additional channels.
From Radio World:

Belgium pledges 5.4 million for digital radio
17.05.2016 - Belgium - Belgium
The Walloon government will release 5.4 million euros to facilitate the implementation of Digital Terrestrial Radio in Belgium. According to the website of RTBF, a decision was taken by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and will be primarily funded by the Walloon Region.
From La Lettre Pro:

Flanders targets FM shutdown within 5 years
16.05.2016 - Belgium - Belgium
Flemish Media Minister Sven Gatz has unveiled a plan for switching to all-digital radio and shutting down FM channels within five years. The current radio licences will expire next year. New FM licences will be issued on the condition that stations commit to investing in the transition to DAB+.
From Telecompaper :

Gatz wants to abolish FM radio
13.05.2016 - Belgium - Belgium
Media Minister Sven Gatz today announced its future plans for the Flemish radio. He gives full support to the digital switchover to digital radio within five years.
From De Standaard:

Agreement on financing rollout DAB+ in Wallonia
13.05.2016 - Belgium - Belgium
The Walloon government has made 5.4 million Euro available for the rollout of digital terrestrial radio.
From Radio.NL:

Radios have until 2022 to prepare for DAB+
13.05.2016 - Belgium - Belgium
All Flemish rural radios will have to make the transition from analogue to digital. The intention is that in a few years all national radio stations will only be available digitally. When the analogue 'switch off' will happen, depends on the speed of which DAB+ is picked up, but it is planned for 2022-2023.
From VRT Nieuws:

€5.4m confirmed for DAB+ rollout in French-speaking Belgium
12.05.2016 - Belgium - Belgium
The government announced today the funding “for DAB+, the future of radio”. Operators will now focus on building out the network, and marketing digital radio to listeners.
From L'Echo:

Classic 21 now broadcasts DAB+ with slideshow
WorldDAB Members News - 29.03.2016 - RTBF - Belgium - Belgium
Classic 21 now provides listeners with visual information in slideshow mode providing information such as news, weather, traffic information and other information about the music. Classic 21 is the radio pilot project for the RTBF.
From Radiodigi:

Norking extends DAB+ in Flanders
WorldDAB Members News - 25.03.2016 - Norkring, Telenor - Belgium - Belgium
Norkring recently added three new DAB+ stations, and with its new transmitter they now cover a larger part of Flanders. Norkring expects to further expand its DAB+ reach in 2017 so that it covers all of Flanders.
From Radio World: