News

WorldDMB gathers international news stories relating to all aspects of digital radio roll out. 

For press enquiries and article submissions contact news@worlddab.org

Filter News from:
New transmitters launched
26.11.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Today (Wednesday 26 November) further transmitters for the Now Digital Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire multiplex were launched. The addition of Chepping Wycombe and Hemel Hempstead to the four existing transmitters will significantly improve the coverage of the local multiplex in High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Amersham, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Kings Langley, Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted, along with sections of the M25 and M40 motorways.
From Digital Radio UK: Read more... External Link

Digital radio Christmas campaign kicks off
26.11.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The industry Christmas radio campaign for digital radio kicks off this weekend on commercial radio and BBC Radio. The “If you love radio, give digital” heavyweight campaign will run on around 100 major national and local commercial radio stations from Friday 28 November. The campaign will encourage people to buy a digital radio for their loved ones for Christmas.
From Digital Radio UK: Read more... External Link

German radio welcomes DAB+ digital radio commitment from ARD
26.11.2014 - Germany - Germany
Germany radio director Dr. Willi Steul welcomed the clear commitment from the ARD for accelerated expansion of DAB+. At their meeting in Hanover, representatives of the ARD called on the legislature to create the conditions and increased incentives for switching from analogue to digital radio DAB+.
From Radio Woche: Read more... External Link

DAB+ to play key role in Bavarian Christmas campaign
25.11.2014 - Germany - Germany
Digital radio will play a significant role in a Bavarian campaign to celebrate the Christmas season. A newly launched Digital Radio Germany marketing campaign in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg will feature on digital radio and will be supported by print and online advertising. Michael Reichert, Head of ARD Project Office Digital Radio, SWR said. "We want to draw attention to Digital Radio. Buoyed by latest GfK figures, digital radio is the largest driver of growth in the segment portable radios ". Press release (German) attached.
PDF document Read more...

NBTC expected to use DAB+
WorldDMB Members News - 25.11.2014 - National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is likely to adopt digital audio broadcasting (DAB) technology for digital radio in Thailand. DAB technology is used for radio broadcasting in Australia and several European countries. DAB+ is the latest version, and a study by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said DAB+ was a realistic option for Thailand.
From Bangkok Post: Read more... External Link

DABmotion excited as DAB message spreads
24.11.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
In car entertainment specialists Celsus have completed a successful first MECHANEX Show at Sandown Park – in the same week that the car digital radio tick mark was launched by Digital Radio UK (DRUK).
From Auto Scene: Read more... External Link

Digital Radio taking over Norway
24.11.2014 - Norway - Norway
The requirements for a digital radio switchover in Norway have now been met, and Norway is now set for FM broadcasting to end in 2017... The number of nationwide radio stations on air has increased from 5 to 22, there are auto service centres offering to fit DAB radios in over half of Norway’s municipalities ... and the latest Gallup survey shows that 51% of listening to the radio is via DAB
From Sveriges Radio : Read more... External Link

Local DAB digital radio reaches North West Wales in December
22.11.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Listeners in parts of North Wales will be able to receive five extra stations on DAB digital radio from December, when a new local multiplex serving the area is due to go live.
From a516digital: Read more... External Link

Digital radio contributes to France’s "vitalité territoriale" according to Gérard Larcher, President of the Senate
21.11.2014 - France - France
Gérard Larcher took a favourable stance towards DAB+ when he was a guest on the monthly radio political show, "L'Invité des Indés Radios – Metronews – LCI", saying that digital radio "can reach places that are difficult to cover using other technologies... Fear of competition is the real reason why some radios are not adopting DAB+, while competition has always been healthy for radio".
From Sattellifax (subscription): Read more... External Link

Kisstory and Heat added to more areas on DAB in 2015
21.11.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Two additional stations are launching on local DAB digital radio multiplexes serving Cambridge, Kent, Norwich, Nottinghamshire and Sussex from January 2015. Listeners in these areas will be able to listen to Bauer Media's Heat and Kisstory stations broadcast alongside local radio stations in their respective areas.
From a1516digital: Read more... External Link

Digital Radio Rollout

Click here to read in depth overviews on all issues related to digital radio rollout in established and new digital radio markets.

Untitled
Eureka! Online Magazine: Network Build Out

Read about the work of WorldDMB and its members to find out how established and new emerging digital radio markets are addressing the issue of network build out.

Import474590cde140f
ETI Files - Member benefit

Members have access to a Library database of transmission simulation data which will aid testing of DAB, DAB+, DMB digital radios and mobile TV receivers.

Digital Radio Receivers

Find out about the hundreds of DAB/ DAB+ and DMB devices on the market with prices starting as low as 20 Euro (25 USD) consumers have plenty of choice when choosing what receiver to listen to their favourite digital radio stations on, whether at home, on the move or in-car.

Country Information

Find out where the DAB family of standards are on air and detailed information on market status, services on air, network coverage and maps, regulation, national marketing initiatives, digital radio in-car, receiver penetration and emergency broadcasting scenarios.

Join WorldDMB

Join WorldDMB, the global industry forum for digital radio professionals, facilitating the implementation of broadcast radio based on DAB, DAB+ and DMB.