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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:

Local DAB+ regions grow in Italy
08.02.2016 - Italy - Italy
AgCom has authorised the allocation of DAB frequencies in local stations in the southern regions of 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."
From Warc:

Transitional period announced for Premier
08.02.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The station will become part of the new line-up of services on the new Digital 2 / Sound Digital multiplex, which is due to go live at the end of February.
From a516digital:

Government figures confirm DAB+ listening is up - FM is down
08.02.2016 - Switzerland - Switzerland
The DigiMig (Digital Migration) working group surveyed radio listeners over the course of last year and found DAB+ and internet/app use is rising rapidly.
From WRS:

Community radio supports broadcasting legislation changes
08.02.2016 - Australia - Australia
The Bill reforms the digital radio regulatory framework to facilitate the roll-out of digital radio in regional Australia. CBAA Chief Executive Officer Jon Bisset commended the Minister for Communications: “...These changes support digital radio as the future facing broadcasting platform and a vital element in Australia’s media environment...Community radio is at the forefront of innovation, especially for the benefit of communities, and we will continue to be.”
From Radioinfo :

Frequently asked questions on UK DAB digital radio changes
05.02.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
There are big changes to DAB digital radio in many parts of the UK, thanks to a new service from Sound Digital. But what exactly is happening, which stations are coming and how will it impact digital radio listeners?
From a516digital:

Digital listening continues to grow in Switzerland
05.02.2016 - Switzerland - Switzerland
Research commissioned by the Digital Migration working group, has reported that 49% of radio listening in Switzerland is now digital with listening in the car via DAB+ continuing to rise.
From MCDT:

Rajar Q4 2015: Industry reaction
05.02.2016 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Andy Haylett, survey director, Ipsos Connect predicts a future for DAB in the UK based on the latest Rajar Q4 2015 report. "...People are continuing to listen on DAB and are continuing to buy them. We usually see an increase in the number of people owning DABs in Quarter 1 after a Christmas boost. Combine this with the gradual launch of the D2 stations and we should find that the digital numbers continue to grow as we go through 2016."
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