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Norway to hold DAB licence auction
12.02.2016 - Norway - Norway
Norwegian communications regulator Nkom have announced that registration for the auction for permits for DAB local radio will be held 15 March. The licences covering 37 local regions in Norway will be valid from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2031.
From Telecompaper :

RadioDNS targets hybrid interactivity
WorldDAB Members News - 12.02.2016 - RadioDNS - Switzerland - Switzerland
Mathias Coinchon also discussed developments in technical standards. “RadioDNS standards are published as ETSI standards...This is a great achievement because ETSI means the standard is ‘industry grade.’ We also added DAB...to have the same hybrid standard for any radio broadcast.”
From Radio World:

Digital radio in Sweden
11.02.2016 - Sweden - Sweden
"All political parties agree on the importance of following developments in Europe. Norway begins the transition to digital terrestrial radio in less than one year, so it will not be so long before we can evaluate the results.” comments Mats Åkerlund, digital radio coordinator at Swedish Radio.
From WorldDAB:

City centre boosts for BBC DAB
WorldDAB Members News - 11.02.2016 - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The BBC has provided additional DAB digital radio coverage in a further six areas of the UK during the last two months, as its scheme to boost national DAB coverage to just over 97% of the UK rolls into 2016.
From a516digital:

Commercial radio enjoys record listening figures
11.02.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Commercial radio is innovating listening by targeting niche audiences, with as many as 18 new national DAB/DAB+ stations set to launch this year.
From Campaign:

EBU publish new 2016 digital radio report
WorldDAB Members News - 10.02.2016 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - Switzerland - Switzerland
Covering the achievements in digital radio over the past 12 months, the new report details the expansion in services across France, Italy and Norway and new strategies implemented in Denmark and the Netherlands.
From European Broadcasting Union :

Paneda and Teleko conduct DAB cloud trials
WorldDAB Members News - 09.02.2016 - Paneda - Czech Republic - Czech Republic - Sweden - Sweden
The main purpose of the trial is to demonstrate a simple, flexible and convenient way to get started with DAB with decreased starting costs, by using a cloud based DAB solution.
From Paneda/Teleko:

More local programs will go on DAB+.
08.02.2016 - Italy - Italy
AgCom has authorised the allocation of local DAB+ frequencies for 5 new regions: Lazio, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicily.
From la Repubblica :

Regional digital radio a step closer
08.02.2016 - Australia - Australia
The Bill reforms the digital radio regulatory framework to allow the roll-out of digital radio in regional markets.
From Radio Today (Aust & NZ):

UK commercial radio overtakes BBC
08.02.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
"Commercial radio stations offer an amazing range of choices for listeners and advertisers. It is great to see this reflected in record audiences," said Siobhan Kenny, CEO of Radiocentre. "The next few months will see an even greater expansion of content with 18 new national digital stations being launched, providing a genuine alternative to the BBC across all kinds of music and speech and for audiences of all types."
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