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WorldDMB signs Smart Radio MoU
WorldDMB News - 19.12.2014
WorldDMB has today signed the Smart Radio Memorandum of Understanding. By signing this MoU, WorldDMB joins with European broadcasters (public and private) in order to encourage the uptake of digital radio in multiple devices - in particular, in smartphones and tablets.
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MeinungsBarometer Digital Radio DAB+ Auto Report for Germany – chapter summaries in English available to WorldDMB members only
WorldDMB News - 18.12.2014 - Germany - Germany
MeinungsBarometer has published the first Digital Radio DAB+ Auto Report for Germany. This comprehensive industry survey comes three years after the country's DAB+ launch and includes data on relevant cars available on the German market, broken down by manufacturer to include report on the level of equipment with DAB+ receivers on customer interest, sales success and forecasts. To complete the survey, decision makers for all relevant German car brands were interviewed. Chapter summaries only are now available to WorldDMB members.
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Two new digital radio transmitters in Caernarfon
WorldDMB Members News - 18.12.2014 - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - Global Radio - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
TWO new digital radio transmitters have been activated in Caernarfon.Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, said: “The future of radio is digital and this is part of a major expansion of DAB digital radio coverage across the UK.” The switch-on means listeners will be able to receive digital versions of BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio Wales, Capital and Smooth, and two additional stations, Nation Radio and Nation Hits, will be available for the first time in the area only on DAB digital radio.
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More choice for Selby radio listeners as North Yorks DAB goes on air
WorldDMB Members News - 17.12.2014 - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Radio listeners across the Selby area have a new way to listen to their local stations this morning as North Yorkshire's DAB transmitter goes live. BBC Radio York and 104.7 Minster FM are both now able to broadcast to digital radio owners for the first time.
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Germany experience robust digital radio growth
17.12.2014 - Germany - Germany
In a review of the year, Germany has experienced a robust growth of digital radio thanks to new transmitter sites, additional radio channels and a growing variety of digital radio services. This growth is reflected in the increase in listening of DAB+ with 5 million receivers in households.
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Local DAB launches in North Yorkshire
17.12.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Local DAB digital radio services have launched in North Yorkshire today in the final new DAB multiplex launch of the year. Further stations are expected to be added in the middle of 2015, when changes to the DAB service in Yorkshire are scheduled.
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Digital radio boost for North Yorkshire
17.12.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The big switch-on took place at The Racecourse in York. The four new transmitters launching at Bilsdale, Acklam Wold, Harrogate and Oliver’s Mount will bring DAB digital radio coverage for local stations from zero to over 81% of the population in the area - around 700,000 people - and they will add over 935kmof roads into local DAB coverage for the first time.
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TECHTALK: Ted Baker DAB radio is fashionably sound
16.12.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Allowing you to tune into radio stations dotted across the globe at the touch of a button, FINISTERRE's retro design and DAB/DAB+, FM and Bluetooth technology really does speak volumes. With its sleek style, superior sound quality and alarm clock function, it’s a great to wake up to in the morning.clock function.
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Thirty Years of Rock
16.12.2014 - Australia - Australia
2015 marks thirty years in the industry for 2MG and Real FM General Manager Mal Rock. Jose Auditore spoke to Mal in Mudgee about the job, Super Radio Network and the possibilities that open up if and when DAB+ reaches regional areas.
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Premier Christian Radio to make way for Heart Extra
16.12.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
After five years on Digital One, Premier Christian Radio’s carriage contract is up for renewal next week, but the station has not managed to secure space on the multiplex after March 2015.
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