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What's the current status of digital radio in Europe?
23.01.2017 - Italy - Italy - Austria - Austria - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Updates on the growth of DAB+ across Italy, UK and Austria.
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First country to turn off FM Radio stands to save $25 millon per year
23.01.2017 - Norway - Norway
Digital audio broadcasting (DAB) provides a more stable signal compared to FM, though it’s sound quality can be inferior. DAB is the cheaper service, however, and the move will reportedly save Norway £21 million per year (around $25 million) and allow them to sell its FM bandwidth to someone else.
From Sound Guys:

WorldDAB announces agenda for European Radio Show session
23.01.2017 - France - France
From France, J-E Valli, president of Les Indés Radios, and Jean-Marc Dubreuil of WorldDAB will be featured in the session; the U.K. has Jimmy Buckland from Wireless Group and Jonathan Arendt from Jazz FM as its reps; Jørn Jensen of NRK will be on hand from Norway; Marcel Regnotto, Ofcom, comes from Switzerland; Carsten Zorger, Digitalradio Büro Deutschland, hails from Germany; and Jacqueline Bierhorst is coming from Digital Radio Netherlands.
From Radio World:

DAB digital radio in 2017: real-time traffic and 95% of provinces covered
20.01.2017 - Italy - Italy
Italy has ambitious plans to continue the roll out of DAB+ in 2017 and by the end of the year DAB Italia aims to cover 95% of the Italian provinces. DAB Italia has also launched a TPEG live traffic information service, providing drivers with real time traffic information via their DAB+ radio in the car.
From DDay:

Digital radio: the Italian EuroDAB developments for 2017
WorldDAB Members News - 20.01.2017 - EuroDab Italia - Italy - Italy
In 2016 EuroDAB Italia, which aims to promote and implement digital radio DAB+ service throughout Italy, has reviewed ways to optimize improving reception on motorways. EuroDAB's plans for 2017 include providing coverage of the areas of Tuscany, Western Piedmont and Sardinia .
From Digitalradio.it:

Sales of cars fitted with digital radio hits new milestone in the UK
20.01.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
More than 80% of the 2,692,786 new cars sold in the UK last year featured the latest digital radios, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed. SMMT CEO Mike Hawes says the number of newly registered cars factory-fitted with digital radio has increased more than fourfold over the past five years, thanks to major investments by manufacturers.
From Radio magazine:

Digital radios to look out for in the January sales
WorldDAB Members News - 20.01.2017 - VQ - Sony Video & Sound Products Inc. - Roberts Radio Limited - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
A roundup of the latest DAB+ radios from brands including JVC, VQ, Sony and Roberts.
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Komm Austria publishes criteria for DAB+ multiplexes
20.01.2017 - Austria - Austria
Austrian regulator, KommAustria, has published the criteria for approval of DAB+ terrestrial digital radio multiplexes, detailing the financial prerequisites for the construction and operation of terrestrial digital radio multiplexes.
From RTR:

sonoroSTEREO 2 launches
19.01.2017 - Germany - Germany
The sonoroSTEREO 2 is now available as a successor to the successful sonoroSTEREO. Thanks to DAB+ numerous radio stations can be received in the highest audio quality. In addition music can also be streamed directly from the users smartphone or tablet.
From Sonoro:

Norwegian Government, Industry Helped Stakeholders Prep for FM Shutdown
WorldDAB Members News - 19.01.2017 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Digitalradio Norge AS - Norway - Norway
Ahead of the digital switchover in Norway, lots of preparation was done to aid a smooth transition. Preparations included a dedicated team of NRK staff answering questions from the public, Digitalradio Norge touring the country in a caravan to promote DAB+ and visiting car dealerships to ensure they were educated about digital radio.
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