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Jaguar E-Pace brings on the tech with a 10-inch touchscreen as standard
WorldDAB Members News - 13.07.2017 - Jaguar Land Rover Limited - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The British firm is keen to highlight the connected technology inside its latest vehicle. Features include the ability to control the DAB radio and music from your phone via this touchscreen, to get the full range of features it’ll need an internet connection.
From techradar:

U105 now available across Northern Ireland on DAB
12.07.2017
Belfast-based station U105 has gone digital and launched across Northern Ireland to a catchment of more than 1.5 million. Station Director, Peter McVerry, said it was an historic day for the station: “Access to digital sets and an improved transmitter network across Northern Ireland meant the time is now right for U105 to go onto DAB.”
From The Irish Sun:

Five applications for DAB+ transmission in Bavaria
12.07.2017 - Germany - Germany
According to the Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM), five applications were submitted to the tender for transmission capacities in the nationwide DAB+ radio service in Bavaria. These are the programs egoFM, RadioArabella, RadioTEDDY, RTT in the mix and the STAR FM.
From radiowoche.de:

Germany: DAB+ transmission site additions and changes
12.07.2017 - Germany - Germany
Media Broadcast is adding four additional national DAB+ transmission sites to its nationwide DAB+ digital radio network in Germany. The Wittenberg DAB+ site in Saxony-Anhalt, is now settling in to its new channel after it officially moved on June 30, improving reception in the Wittenberg and Dessau areas.
From Radio World:

Two DAB+ applications for transmission in Bremen
WorldDAB Members News - 12.07.2017 - Media Broadcast GmbH - Germany - Germany
Media Broadcast GmbH and Stadtmusikanten have applied for the call for tenders of the Bremische Landesmedienanstalt für die Plattformbetrieb for regional DAB+ programs. The media council of is expected to make a decision in autumn on the allocation in autumn.
From radiowoche.de:

PRIMATION soon to be on DAB+
12.07.2017 - Germany - Germany
Applications have been received by the Bayerisches Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM) for a free broadcasting station on DAB+. Two broadcasters in Aschaffenburg and Würzburg have applied for a joint station entitled RADIO PRIMATON and print media Mainpost have submitted an application for 'Main Radio'.
From radiowoche.de:

Two DAB+ applications for transmission in Bremen
WorldDAB Members News - 12.07.2017 - Media Broadcast GmbH - Germany - Germany
Media Broadcast GmbH and Stadtmusikanten have applied for the call for tenders of the Bremische Landesmedienanstalt für die Plattformbetrieb for regional DAB+ programs. The media council of is expected to make a decision in autumn on the allocation in autumn.
From Radioszene:

U105 goes on DAB across Northern Ireland
12.07.2017
Wireless Group’s Belfast-based station U105 has gone on to digital radio for the first time this week. It’s been on FM since launching in November 2005, but has now gone Northern Ireland-wide on the country’s DAB multiplex.
From Radio Today:

DAB+ expansion in the holiday regions
11.07.2017 - Germany - Germany
Just in time for the summer get-away, ARD and Deutschlandradio have expanded the DAB+ transmitter networks in the holiday regions of Germany. DAB+ is now available in most north and east coastal spots, the Bavarian Alps, the Bavarian Forest, the Bodensee region and the Black Forest.
From Digitalradio.de:

Listeners remain loyal six months after the first FM shutdown
11.07.2017 - Norway - Norway
After six months without nationwide FM broadcasts in parts of the country, surveys show that listeners remain loyal to radio “Digitisation provides more radio channels across the country. This gives the listeners more channels to choose from, and will secure radio as a strong and relevant medium in the years to come,” says Ole Jørgen Torvmark, CEO of Digitalradio Norway.
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