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Global stations now seamlessly linked on digital radio and FM across the UK
WorldDAB Members News - 02.09.2015 - Global Radio - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Technology by Global, the media & entertainment group, will now allow drivers radios to automatically switch between different local radio stations that are part of the same network as they travel around the country.
From Global :

Colour screen solution enhaneces new Frontier DAB technology
WorldDAB Members News - 02.09.2015 - Frontier Silicon Ltd. - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Frontier Silicon announces that its recently launched Verona 2 module now supports colour screen displays for DAB / DAB+ digital radios. The Verona 2 module, based on the company’s Kino 4 system-on-chip, has received a firmware upgrade which allows manufacturers to add colour screen capability to audio devices – using a single, integrated technology solution.
From Frontier Silicon:

Gaydio expands DAB coverage across UK
02.09.2015 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
LGB&T radio station Gaydio is adding three new UK cities to its list of terrestrial broadcast areas this month. Gaydio is joining a number of small-scale DAB licence trials to boost its coverage areas, including the one launched this week in Manchester.
From Radio Today:

Canberra and Darwin DAB+ trials extended
01.09.2015 - Australia - Australia
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) had given the thumbs up to extending the DAB+ digital radio trial licences in Canberra and Darwin. Commercial Radio Australia chief executive officer Joan Warner said: “The commercial radio industry is buoyed by the support from ACMA on the extension of the Darwin and Canberra trials, and the Communications Department for the announcement of the Digital Radio Planning Committee for Regional Australia. We’re working with our industry colleagues on the planning for the first committee meeting.”
From Radio Today (Australia):

ACMA extends digital radio trials
01.09.2015 - Australia - Australia
The Australian Communications and Media Authority is extending the current digital radio trials in Canberra and Darwin until 30 June 2016. The trials are being conducted by Commercial Radio Australia and use DAB+ digital radio technology. Participants in the Canberra trial include The ABC and SBS with hopes that community services will join the trial soon.
From radioinfo Australia:

NPO Radio 5 adn Radio 5 cease broadcasting on medium wave
01.09.2015 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The National Public Broadcaster (NPO) has switched off NPO Radio 5 and Radio Maria from medium wave. These channels will broadcast digitally with NPO currently working to expand DAB+ network on channel 12C further with additional support channels.
From MediaMagazine.nl:

Regional Commercial radio stations start using DAB+
01.09.2015 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Regional commercial radio in the Netherlands have begun to broadcast via DAB+ alongside existing analog services.
From MediaMagazine.nl:

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero drops manual, gains Apple Carplay, Android Auto and ...
01.09.2015 - Australia - Australia
September last year saw the Pajero upgraded, but this week's upgrade brings exciting news for tech-heads: the addition of Apple Carplay, Android Auto and DAB+ digital radio.
From CarAdvice:

New infotainment for MY16 Mitsubishi Pajero
WorldDAB Members News - 01.09.2015 - Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Europe BV - Australia - Australia
The Mitsubishi range comes with DAB radio as standard and a new Terra Rossa premium paint colour.
From Motoring:

Commercial Radio Frequencies extended by five years
01.09.2015 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, now will renew the licenses for analogue and digital radio for the new period of 2017-2022. Broadcasters have promised robust and intensive plans to improve the network on12C (indoor coverage) and to extend their marketing efforts for digital radio.
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