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DAB+ unstoppable!
30.07.2015 - Germany - Germany
"Since the launch of DAB+ on August 2, digital radio has developed positively to the 'point of no return' said Willi Schreiner, Managing Director of Digital Radio Deutschland GmbH. Today around 92% of the German population are able to receive DAB via at least one multiplex.
From Initiative Digitalradio Deutschland GmbH:

Emma Bridgewater-designed View Quest Hepburn DAB/FM radios
WorldDMB Members News - 29.07.2015 - VQ - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Nothing vintage about the radio itself. That has dual speakers, DAB and FM reception, Bluetooth streaming, USB connectivity, dual alarms, LCD display and the ability to control wirelessly via an app. Pretty much everything you need on a modern-day radio.
From Retro To Go:

WorldDMB at IBC 2015
WorldDMB News - 29.07.2015 - Netherlands - Netherlands
WorldDMB will display its latest receivers on the market, share the latest international developments and offer advice and support on how it can help broadcasters plan and implement DAB/DAB+ in their market. It will also hold an Industry Insight Session which will focus on broadcast radio's future in the digital age.
From Asia Radio Today:

Ford Mondeo Zetec with DAB radio
29.07.2015 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The Zetec trim has some handy equipment as standard; power foldable door mirrors, automatic climate control and DAB radio are all thrown in. Also equipped is a leather wrapped steering wheel, cruise control with a speed limiter and 16-inch alloy wheels.
From CarBuyer:

Market power stifling digital radio
29.07.2015 - Germany - Germany - Austria - Austria
In an interview with the the daily newspaper "Der Standard" the President of Bavarian regulator BLM - Siegfried Schneider- clearly sets out his position on digital radio. To Austrian broadcasters, it may sound revolutionary to propose that the public service broadcaster should, through attractive and innovative programming, be the front runner in driving digital radio. He encourages collaboration between public and private broadcasters on transmitter networks.
From Der Standard:

RAI to add programmes to it's DAB+ network
28.07.2015 - Italy - Italy
Italian public broadcaster RAI is adding three new programs to its DAB+ lineup. The complete DAB+ lineup will now feature 10 stations; existing programs are Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, the news station GPRD, and the traffic service Isoradio.
From Radio.NL:

A new radio landscape with DAB+
28.07.2015 - France - France
Replying to the regulator on the recent DAB+ consultation launched by the CSA, the President of French radio station Fréquence Plus, Anthony Eustache, calls for an increased offer of FM frequencies to smaller broadcasters, to ensure their ability to finance participation on national DAB+ multiplexes, and guarantee a sustainable launch of DAB+ by players invested in its success.
From La Lettre Pro:

Remaining capacity for DAB+ divided
28.07.2015 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The distribution of the so-called residual capacity at regional plots for DAB+, will be launched on August 14. Yesterday the scheme was announced. The remaining capacity applies to more than 30 channels at various regional DAB+ lots. There are more than 30 licenses available.
From www.tivoliaudio.nl:

Bush Heritage II Connect digital radio
27.07.2015 - Australia - Australia
It's more than just a 'retro' digital (DAB) radio, or even an Internet radio. It's very much an all-round digital audio 'solution'.
From PC World:

Government distributes over 30 free DAB+ channels
27.07.2015 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The Ministry of Economic Affairs have issued licences for 34 regional DAB+ channels across the South, North and South West of the Netherlands. The distribution will start from August 10. Licences are for a period of two years.
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