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Media Broadcast building more digital radio networks
WorldDMB Members News - 22.05.2015 - Media Broadcast GmbH - Germany - Germany
Media Broadcast Gmbh continues its DAB digital radio transmitter network expansion which will see the the number of transmitter sites extend from 61 to 110 by 2016. In addition the power transmission power at selected transmitter sites will also increase.
From Radio Szene:

Citycable celebrates anniversary with DAB+ cable giveaway
21.05.2015 - Switzerland - Switzerland
Starting in June the Citycable customers will be the first in the country to be able to listen to digital radio DAB+ cable. A bouquet of 84 channels Radio Swiss and French will be available free for owners of supported hardware or adapter sold with Citycable.
From Citycable:

BBC Radio 4 Extra reaches 2 million listeners
21.05.2015 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
BBC Radio 4 Extra is now the UK’s biggest digital-only radio station after adding more than half a million weekly listeners in the last 12 months. The comedy and drama station now has a reach of 2.17 million, up from 1.72m in Q4/14 and 1.66m in Q1/14. It’s the first time ever that Radio 4 Extra’s audience has gone above the 2m mark.
From Radio Today:

Citycable offers 80 DAB+ radio stations on cable
21.05.2015 - Switzerland - Switzerland
Citycable, the cable operator of the city of Lausanne in Switzerland, is completing its digital offer with more than 80 radio stations transmitted using DAB+ technology. It is the first known cable operator to use DAB+ on cable. DAB+ is usually used for terrestrial broadcasting but tests have shown that it works without problems on cable TV networks.
From Open Digital Radio :

New era for radio begins
21.05.2015 - Austria - Austria
Digital Radio DAB + will start with 14 programs in Greater Vienna on May 28. The digital programs in Greater Vienna will include Radio Arabella, Radio RJ, Lounge FM and Radio Maria.
From Radioszene:

Radio 2 Eurovision pops up again on DAB
21.05.2015 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The BBC’s latest pop up digital radio station has launched, with BBC Radio 2 Eurovision on air until midnight Sunday night. It’s the second year the Radio 2 spin-off has appeared on DAB radios to broadcast build-up and coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest, which this year is being held in Vienna.
From Radio Today:

New home for The Range on digital radio
21.05.2015 - Australia - Australia
Southern Cross Austereo has announced its country music station, The range, will now be heard on digital radio. The station, which plays "the biggest country hits from the nineties to today," is now available on DAB+ in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as well as on FM and via The Range website and app across Australia.
From radioinfo:

Rebirth of digital radio in Europe
WorldDMB News - 21.05.2015 - Spain - Spain
Broadcasters and automakers gathered together at the WorldDMB European Automotive Event in Brussels to discuss the role that the automotive industry plays in the development of digital radio. Broadcasters asked the European Commission to ensure sufficient spectrum for the provision of digital radio in the belief that the Band III should remain the band dedicated to digital radio in Europe.
From Panorama Audiovisiual:

Digital listening surges to almost 40%
21.05.2015 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Digital listening share reaches a landmark of almost 40% of all hours (39.6%), up 8.2% year on year, with 54% of UK listeners listening on a digital platform each week, according to Rajar Q1 2015 data released today. Digital hours now top a record 403 million each week, up 6.4% year on year.
From Digital Radio UK:

European broadcasters call for digital radio as standard in cars
WorldDMB News - 21.05.2015
Carmakers are watching closely the growth of digital radio across Europe so that they can plan their in-car receiver products for both entertainment and the delivery of traffic data for use by navigation systems. Ultimately, FM radio will be switched off across Europe and SBD’s quarterly Connected Car Government Guide provides updates in the latest position in the Member States.
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