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Siegfried Schneider also wants radio manufacturers to undertake DAB+ initiative
31.08.2016 - Germany - Germany
Siegfried Schneider, chairman of the Directors' Conference of State Media Authorities (DLM), welcomes the initiative of the Rhineland-Palatinate Minister President Malu Dreyer, to require manufacturers of radios, to allow for all new appliances and the reception of DAB+.
From Radioszene:

NLM pilot for the further development of DAB+
31.08.2016 - Germany - Germany
The pilot project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and aims to explore how DAB+ can provide regional radio services.
From Infosat:

Auna Chord DAB+ radio review
31.08.2016 - Germany - Germany
The portable digital radio Auna Chord comes in classic retro design and can be used anywhere thanks to the use of batteries. With DAB and DAB+ the Auna Chord is well equipped and is priced at 59.90 EUR.
From Area DVD:

Kia Optima Sportswagon review
31.08.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The vehicle comes equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 17-inch alloy wheels, hints of leather inside and a full suite of DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
From Pocket-lint.com:

How the Solent Wireless mini-mux works
31.08.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The “mini-mux” in Portsmouth, England, has recently celebrated its first year of being on-air. The existing DAB multiplex covering the area is designed to cover a much larger footprint of 1.2m people, and has six transmission sites. The transmitter covering Portsmouth runs a power of 90kW ERP.
From Radio Magazine :

DABMAN i200CD
30.08.2016 - Germany - Germany
This year will be the third year in a row that TELESTAR-DIGITAL takes part in the IFA at Berlin, which is one of the world’s biggest and influential CE trade shows. TELESTAR’s booth will be located in the entrance area of hall 2.2, where the ARD, one of the leading German TV and radio Broadcasters and IFA visitor magnet is pitched up. Besides a lot of interesting new products for digital TV reception, which is the companies’ core portfolio, TELESTAR will also present several new products from different product fields, e.g. Bluetooth Audio or digital and hybrid radio. Here, the IMPERIAL DABMAN i200 CD can clearly be regarded as one of the companies’ IFA highlights: The IMPERIAL DABMAN i200 CD combines the features of a DAB+ and FM radio with the huge possibilities of internet radio and home networking. Being capable of receiving digital and analogue radio signals via DAB+ and FM as well as internet radio stations, the DABMAN i200 CD may also play back audio and MP3 CDs (CD drive onboard) as well as audio files from devices (smart phones, computers) inside a home network thanks to its UPnP-ability. Bluetooth support also allows to easily stream music from mobile devices. A wide range of features such as plug & play installation, time display, multilingual menu and alarm clock mode top off the list of useful functions, making the IMPERIAL DABMAN i200 CD one of the best hybrid radios in its class.
From TELESTAR-DIGITAL:

IFA 2016: Roberts Radio shows innovative audio solutions
WorldDAB Members News - 30.08.2016 - Roberts Radio Limited
Roberts Radio will be showcasing its innovative R100 device at IFA2016. The R100 is a multi room device that not only facilitates DAB+ but also streaming services like Spotify. It can also be used to access your own music from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
From Infosat:

Great response to ARD and Deutschlandradio's digital radio day
30.08.2016 - Germany - Germany
On Monday, 29.08.2016, radio programmes on ARD and Deutschlandradio were devoted to exploring the benefits of DAB+. The listeners were actively involved in the day of special programming and were able to win DAB+ devices and DAB+ enabled smartphones. It is estimated that more than 35 million listeners tuned into the special programmes.
From ARD:

Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate supports all radio devices having digital capability
30.08.2016 - Germany - Germany
Rheinland-Pfalz will soon launch an initiative outlining that new radio equipment must be digitally capable. Digital radio offers more variety and is also cost-effective, says Malu Dreyer, the Rhineland-Palatinate Prime Minister. DAB + is also very important, according to Dreyer, because it secures the future of radio as an independent medium in the digital world.
From SWR:

More dutch local radio stations to begin broadcasting on DAB+
30.08.2016 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The Radiocommunications Agency have granted permission for five local radio stations in the region of Emmeloord to broadcast on DAB+. New services will begin on 1 October.
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