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SCA Backed Kinderling digital radio to pilot childcare centre show
WorldDAB Members News - 26.07.2017 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
Kinderling, which was launched by Southern Cross in 2015, won Best Digital Radio Format prize at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards last year and claims an average weekly listenership of 200,000. The Play & Learn program is designed to enhance ...
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SCA's Kinderling Partners With G8 Education For New Program
WorldDAB Members News - 26.07.2017 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
A first within Australia's DAB radio space, the initiative will see the Southern Cross Austereo-backed station run a program specifically dedicated to auditory learning activities for a 10-week trial period in 24 centres across Victoria, South ...
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New radio program for pre-schoolers could disrupt DAB+ market share
WorldDAB Members News - 26.07.2017 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
Kinderling Kids Radio has partnered with ASX-listed G8 Education to roll out its newest program, Play & Learn. “Kinderling is a wonderful example of how more diversity and choice can be offered using DAB+ broadcast technology and a leader in innovation within Australia’s digital radio space. We commend the development of this outstanding approach to the provision of engaging and educational audio for young Australians, showcasing what is possible with digital radio.” say's Joan Warner, Chief Executive of Commercial Radio Australia.
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Kia Rio Special Edition Launched
WorldDAB Members News - 22.07.2017 - Alpine Electronics R&D Europe GmbH
The Rio Pulse also gets 17-inch alloy wheels as standard, Bluetooth, 5-inch touchscreen with DAB radio and a raft of safety features including Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Cornering Brake Control, Straight-Line Stability ...
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Towercom and DIGIDIA bring DAB on air in Slovakia
WorldDAB Members News - 21.07.2017 - DIGIDIA - Slovakia - Slovakia
"DAB is an important technology for Slovakia and Towercom is proud to provide the infrastructure and technical expertise for this prestigious project. DAB is now on air on 4 transmitter sites in Bratislava, Banska Bystrica, Zilina and Kosice," said Zsolt Nagy, Towercom’s CTO.
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Germany’s Media Broadcast expands DAB+ mux network
WorldDAB Members News - 19.07.2017 - Media Broadcast GmbH - Germany - Germany
Transmission services provider Media Broadcast is expanding Bundesmux reception across Germany. With the commissioning of new transmitters, DAB+ reception in the north-east of Germany will be significantly improved. Out-of-doors reception of the national multiplex will be expanded to 96% with the new transmitter locations, and more than 82% of citizens will be able to receive the national multiplex indoors.
From Radio Magazine:

Operating DAB multiplexer systems in IT data centres
WorldDAB Members News - 18.07.2017 - Innovationszentrum für Telekommunikationstechnik GmbH IZT - Germany - Germany
WorldDAB members review the latest DAB transmission technologies and trends. In this article, Arne Borsum from IZT looks at virtualization and DAB.
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Sydney continues its love affair with digital radio
WorldDAB Members News - 18.07.2017 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
The DAB+ summary report shows the cumulative audience for digital only stations, which is the total number of different (unique) people who listen to a DAB+ only radio station in that market for at least eight minutes (one quarter-hour), in a defined period.
From Radioinfo:

Norway’s radio transition: Benefits the newcomers
WorldDAB Members News - 14.07.2017 - Digitalradio Norge AS - Norway - Norway
The digitalisation of Norwegian radio has given the audience a wide variety of channels to choose from, and they seem to appreciate the diversity. 2.1 million Norwegians listen every week to channels that would not exist without the digital switchover.
From nyhetsrommet.no:

egoFM allocated capacities for countrywide DAB+ programming
WorldDAB Members News - 13.07.2017 - Bayerische Landeszentrale fur neue Medien (BLM) - Germany - Germany
The Bayerisches Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM) has granted egoFM a DAB+ broadcasting licence on the national network. The radio service, which is not aimed at the mainstream audience, will play urban music to a target audience of 20 to 40 year-olds. 
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