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Czech Radiokomunikace adds two radio channels to DAB+ pilot
01.09.2014 - Czech Republic - Czech Republic
Czech Radiokomunikace have added two new radio stations to the pilot digital radio broadcasting, Radio Blanik and Radio City 93.7 MHz of the media group Media Bohemia. The Prague DAB+ multiplex, covering most of the capital, will include 18 radio stations. The transmitter in Prague-Strahov broadcasts in DAB+ standard on the channel 10D in band III. The pilot was launched on 25 March, and at that time the multiplex included four channels. The transmitter covers more than 800,000 inhabitants of Prague.
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Radio spectrum: Pascal Lamy presents his report to the Commission
WorldDMB Members News - 01.09.2014 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Europe's broadcasting and wireless broadband sectors are essential to Europe's digital future and economic prosperity, and they are both hungry users of radio frequencies. The report on an EU-wide spectrum inventory shows that the ever increasing demand for spectrum can only be met through more efficient use, for example through more sharing of spectrum among users or further harmonised conditions that spur investment into more efficient technologies.
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DAB radio in the car retrofit: The cost digital radio
01.09.2014 - Germany - Germany
Those looking for a DAB car radio, you are spoiled for choice. Equal to order or upgrade? COMPUTER BILD clarifies what digital radio cost in the car and what radios are particularly popular.
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Bush DAB+ Digital Radio with AM & FM Tuner
WorldDMB Members News - 01.09.2014 - Commercial Radio Australia - Pure - Australia - Australia
DAB+ FM and AM Radio for all broadcast areas in Australia. Future proof for DAB+ broadcast.

Folder Media puts Fun Kids radio on DAB+
01.09.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Folder Media has put its radio station Fun Kids on DAB+ in the North West but warns other broadcasters that whilst the costs might be lower, so will the audience. Folder Media aims to measure listener response to the service. Technical tests will also include observing whether there are implications of running DAB/DAB+ services alongside each other and if there are any reception differences between DAB and DAB+ services, particularly in marginal areas.
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WDR3 on DAB+ from September
WorldDMB Members News - 30.08.2014 - Westdeutscher Rundfunk - Germany - Germany
From September 2014 WDR 3 will be available in North Rhine-Westphalia in Digital Radio DAB+. All radio programs of the WDR, which are broadcast on VHF are now to receive on all digital distribution channels.
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14 new DAB + radio programs for Zurich Region
29.08.2014 - Switzerland - Switzerland
Since this weekend, 14 new stations will be available in and around Zurich on DAB+.
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Radio 10 launches second DAB+ station
29.08.2014 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Radio 10 has launched a new radio station available exclusively through DAB+. Radio 10 Gold will play the greatest hits from 60's and 70's and can be received on channel 11C DAB+ nationwide.
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Norway broadcasters propose a region by region digital radio roll-out
WorldDMB Members News - 28.08.2014 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Digitalradio Norge AS - Norway - Norway
When the digital terrestrial television was introduced a few years ago, the old analogue network was shut down county by county as development progressed. Now broadcasters want a similar arrangement for the transition from FM to digital radio. The main reason for a county by county quenching is to ensure good access to DAB sets, especially the car charger and capacity of the installation of these. This could become a problem if the country were to be extinguished at once, says Ole Jørgen Peat Mark, general manager of the Digital radio Norway.
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Pure launches new DAB range of style radios
WorldDMB Members News - 28.08.2014 - Pure - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Pure, today introduces the Pop family, a revolutionary style of digital radio ‘designed for the listener’. The Pop range is designed to reinvent radio and is based on insights from extensive research with radio listeners. Its key design elements are derived from a study into how people want to use and interact with their radios. The result is a trio of products, Pop Mini, Pop Midi and Pop Maxi, with instant access and ease of use at the forefront of its design, while delivering high quality audio.
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