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Europe's digital radio industry makes push into car
WorldDMB News - 02.10.2014
Digital radio is gradually making it's way into the car across Europe...In a panel discussion on in-car digital broadcast radio at IBC 2014, digital radio executives made a strong case for the technology. Article taking from the AutomotiveIT Executive Report which can be accessed from: www.automotiveit.com/executive-report
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Ted Baker Audio unveils Finisterre DAB Bluetooth radio
01.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ted Baker Audio has expanded its product range with the release of a new DAB radio with Bluetooth.
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Already 98 radio stations broadcast on DAB+ digital radio in France
01.10.2014 - France - France
According to SIRTI (Syndicat Interprofessionnel des Radios et Télévisions Indépendantes): "100 days after the official launch of DAB+ digital radio in France, 98 radio stations are already on air in Paris, Marseille and Nice". There are now 46 programmes in Paris, 31 in Marseille and 21 in Nice. SIRTI calls for a national rollout of DAB+ across France.
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President of Oüi FM, Emmanuel Rials, highlights the competitive imbalance on FM and cites new methods of distribution such as DAB+
01.10.2014 - France - France
In his letter to Minister for Culture, Fleur Pellerin, he says: "...it is urgent to create equal access to frequencies by attributing remaining FM spectrum to independent radio stations, by deploying free to air broadcast digital radio across the country and by bringing together all broadcast radio stations on a single player as a service to the public.”
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Ted Baker Audio Finisterre DAB radio officially revealed
01.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Respected fashion brand Ted Baker has announced the latest release in its burgeoning audio line-up, the Finisterre - a retro-inspired DAB radio that's made with high quality materials and promises not to compromise on sound quality.
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V-Traffic and Continental demonstrate the benefits of in-car digital radio in France
30.09.2014 - France - France
Mediamobile, is offering proof of concept of its latest range of V-Traffic services on DAB by taking part in a pilot project for digital radio launched by automotive manufacturer Continental. The joint objective of this partnership – also involving the broadcaster VDL, Radio France, and local radios – is to deliver a practical illustration of the many advantages of DAB radio for the French automotive industry. View the press release (French version).
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V-Traffic and Continental demonstrate the benefits of in-car digital radio in France
30.09.2014 - France - France
Mediamobile, is offering proof of concept of its latest range of V-Traffic services on DAB by taking part in a pilot project for digital radio launched by automotive manufacturer Continental. The joint objective of this partnership – also involving the broadcaster VDL, Radio France, and local radios – is to deliver a practical illustration of the many advantages of DAB radio for the French automotive industry.
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Polish media market deregulation expected in two years
30.09.2014 - Poland - Poland
In an interview with Newseria Biznes, the head of the Polish broadcasting council KRRiT Jan Dworak outlined the perspectives for the transition to digital radio broadcasting.
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France: Government Quiet on Digital
30.09.2014 - France - France
Although France launched DAB multiplexes in Paris, Marseille and Nice last June, the government and the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel, appear to have gone silent on the subject of digital radio, which currently covers 20 percent of the population.
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DAB sales are down - should we panic?
29.09.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The real concern here isn't that DAB set sales are down: it's that all radio set sales are down. DAB is outperforming total radio; but if radio receiver sales are down by 11.3% - in an economy generally felt to be improving - isn't that more a cause for concern?
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