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Global Digital Radio - new eBook from Radio World International
21.07.2017
The latest eBook from Radio World includes news on DAB around the world including details on planned FM switchoff dates and how countries are embracing digital and forging their unique paths forward.
From Radio World:

Listen to keynotes from WorldDAB Automotive 2017
20.07.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Germany - Germany
In Munich last month, speakers from automotive manufacturers, regulators and the broadcast industry gathered to discuss the widespread adoption of DAB radio in the car.
From WorldDAB:

Germany’s Media Broadcast expands DAB+ mux network
WorldDAB Members News - 19.07.2017 - Media Broadcast GmbH - Germany - Germany
Transmission services provider Media Broadcast is expanding Bundesmux reception across Germany. With the commissioning of new transmitters, DAB+ reception in the north-east of Germany will be significantly improved. Out-of-doors reception of the national multiplex will be expanded to 96% with the new transmitter locations, and more than 82% of citizens will be able to receive the national multiplex indoors.
From Radio Magazine:

Broadcast Partners offers low-power DAB+ tools
19.07.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Netherlands-based Broadcast Partners has issued a new product line to support local broadcasters in the transition to digital. The new product line consists of a 50W DAB+ transmitter, an antenna system, cabling, installation and an aXemble headend.
From Radio World:

Denmark: Sharp increase in digital radio listening
19.07.2017 - Denmark - Denmark
Digital radio is on the rise in Denmark. In the first quarter of this year, 33% of the population listened to digital radio. Two years ago it was just 21%. The Danish government has agreed that if it hits the 50% mark, the FM band will be shut down within two years and DAB+ will be the main way for listeners to receive radio broadcasts.
From Radio.NL:

Kia Rio Pulse special edition
19.07.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
A five-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system is included as standard, and is bundled with a DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and USB points – more of which are found in the rear.
From Auto Express:

Digital Radio ratings: Coles, Buddha and ABC brands most popular
19.07.2017 - Australia - Australia
Commercial Radio Australia released the separate audience data from GfK for digital radio (DAB+).The biggest cume audience 10+ in the Sydney market for regular radio broadcasts is Nova with 974,000. However, the biggest DAB+ cume audience 10+ in Sydney is 82,000 listening to Coles Radio.
From Mediaweek (registration):

Operating DAB multiplexer systems in IT data centres
WorldDAB Members News - 18.07.2017 - Innovationszentrum für Telekommunikationstechnik GmbH IZT - Germany - Germany
WorldDAB members review the latest DAB transmission technologies and trends. In this article, Arne Borsum from IZT looks at virtualization and DAB.
From WorldDAB:

Digital Radio proves popular in 2017
18.07.2017 - Australia - Australia
The small number of car manufacturers dragging their feet on offering digital radio (DAB+) should take note of new Australian radio listenership data released today by GfK. It’s estimated that about 40% of new vehicles sold in Australia feature digital radio. So which of the car manufacturers are taking their time making digital radio available in their cars?
From Behind the Wheel:

Sydney continues its love affair with digital radio
WorldDAB Members News - 18.07.2017 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
The DAB+ summary report shows the cumulative audience for digital only stations, which is the total number of different (unique) people who listen to a DAB+ only radio station in that market for at least eight minutes (one quarter-hour), in a defined period.
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