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New research explores consumer experience of in-car digital radio
22.06.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Germany - Germany - Belgium - Belgium - Netherlands - Netherlands
New research, announced at the just concluded WorldDAB Automotive 2017 in Munich, has explored the in-car user experience of digital radio. Carried out in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium, the research asked consumers about their experience of in-car digital radio. This is the first research of its kind on the user experience of digital radio in the car.
From Asia Radio Today:

New research explores consumer experience of in-car digital radio
22.06.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Germany - Germany - Netherlands - Netherlands - Belgium - Belgium
New research, announced at WorldDAB Automotive 2017 in Munich, has explored the in-car user experience of digital radio. The research, carried out in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium, asked consumers about their experience of in-car digital radio. The automotive industry has been supporting this work through the WorldDAB UX Group and initial reaction to the findings has been positive.
From Radioinfo:

TOPradio start test with DAB+ slideshow
08.06.2017 - Belgium - Belgium
On 7 June 2017, TOPradio began sending information out on DAB+ slideshow along with their broadcast signal. TOPradio is the first commercial radio station run a test of slideshow on DAB+. A slideshow allows a station to send out additional information such as news, weather, traffic information and information about the station and music being broadcast. TOPradio broadcasts to the Flemish DAB+ network launched by Norkring in May 2015.
From RadioDigi:

WorldDAB releases videos on why broadcasters go with DAB+
06.06.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Australia - Australia - Norway - Norway - Belgium - Belgium
WorldDAB continues to promote DAB+ with a slew of new videos that they conducted with commercial and public broadcasters at this year’s Radiodays Europe and Radiodays Asia. Broadcasters from SBS Australia, Norway, VRT in Belgium and Fun Kids Radio in the U.K. spoke with WorldDAB to explain why they chose to go with digital radio.
From Radio World:

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+ !
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