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Trash Can added to local DAB
30.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Trash Can Radio has become the latest new station to join the local DAB service covering Surrey and South London. The station describes itself as the home of "trashy Rock’n’Roll, Old School Rhythm & Blues, Punk, Ska, Rockabilly, 60s Garage punk and all other kinds of pure trash music." "We cover South London with 5 million potential listeners and our reach extends even to north of the Thames, you may receive our broadcasts even in Shoreditch!"
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Ofcom consults on small scale DAB
30.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom has commenced a consultation exercise over proposed trials, which aim to provide smaller commercial and community radio stations with a low-cost gateway on to DAB digital radio.
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DAB network optimised across Norway
28.10.2014 - Norway - Norway
New transmitters are being added to optimise the DAB coverage across Norway.
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More DAB+ transmitters and antennas in Bavaria
28.10.2014 - Germany - Germany
By Spring 2015, new programs will go on air in Bavaria. State-wide networks and local stations will also be provided with other transmission systems, to improve reception.
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How to easily get DAB in your old car
27.10.2014 - Norway - Norway
There are many different solutions for retrofit DAB + solutions. You can get very simple solutions that simply plugs into the cigarette lighter (12V output). In addition, you must pull the antenna up the windshield. If you want a more integrated and advanced solution will require more fitting.
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Tender for DAB + networks launched in East and North Netherlands
25.10.2014 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The Foundation ROOS, the umbrella organisation of regional public broadcasters in the Netherlands, has launched the procurement of two regional DAB+ networks in the eastern and northern Netherlands.
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Report Lays Out State of German Autos for DAB+
25.10.2014 - Germany - Germany
MeinungsBarometer has published the first Digital Radio DAB+ Auto Report for Germany. This comprehensive industry survey comes three years after the country's DAB+ launch and includes data on relevant cars available on the German market, broken down by manufacturer to include report on the level of equipment with DAB+ receivers on customer interest, sales success and forecasts.
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Kiss to be removed from local DAB in most of Devon
24.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
A duplicated version of Kiss on DAB digital radio in Exeter, Torbay and North Devon is to be removed following a request to Ofcom.
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RAJAR: Digital & DAB stations get bigger
23.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Rajar's Q3 2014 radio listening report reveals that the biggest digital only stations are continuing to grow this quarter, as Absolute 80s, 6 Music and The Hits all increase their audiences. And overall, digital radio listening share has grown by 6% to a record high of almost 38% (37.8%). Ford Ennals, CEO of Digital Radio UK, says: “Digital listening has grown to a new high of 37.8% driven by record performances of digital only stations and the strong growth of digital listening in cars. The future of UK radio is definitely digital and it is pleasing to see the success of the new innovative digital only stations with so many more drivers now enjoying them in their cars. Digital radio is good news for the radio sector and good news for listeners.”
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27.4 million in the UK now tune into radio digitally
23.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
On average a listener tunes in to 21.4 hours of radio per week, with listening to radio via a digital platform - in terms of weekly reach - exceeding over half of the UK population. 27.4 million people now tune in to radio via a digitally enabled receiver.
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