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Demonstration in Ramouillet to support DAB radio
22.07.2014 - France - France
On 11 July, at Rambouillet, there was a demonstration in support of digital radio. This demonstration was supported by Continental Mediamobile, FIP, France Culture, France Inter, RVE andYvelines Radio.
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Skoda UK debuts eight new models with DAB radio as standard
22.07.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Skoda has announced a staggering eight new limited ‘black editions’ of its existing models in the UK market, featuring DAB radio as standard.
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"DAB for all motorists" Could be the slogan
22.07.2014 - France - France
On 11th July at Rambouillet, there was a demonstration to support digital radio. For this demonstrations, two vehicles were equipped with a Continental digital receiver and the event was supported by Continental Mediamobile, FIP, France Culture, France Inter and RVE.

Is DAB radio finally taking off?
21.07.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The tide is turning in favour of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB). In fact, the motor industry is helping to drive Britain’s uptake in DAB. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), in April-June 2013 only 38 per cent of new cars had DAB as standard equipment. In 2011, that figure was just 12 per cent. The most recent figures it has show 55 per cent of the new cars sold had DAB as standard.
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Digital Radio is already a success!
18.07.2014 - France - France
61 radio stations, of which 13 are new programmes not broadcast on FM, are now available via DAB+ in Paris, Marseille and Nice.

Arqiva appeal for new digital radio station applications
WorldDMB Members News - 16.07.2014 - Arqiva - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Arquiva have teamed up with Bauer and UTV for the application for the licence to run the second UK nationwide digital audio broadcasting DAB platfrom which will be home to around 10 new radio stations.
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Bauer Radio and UTV Media bid to operate new digital multiplex
WorldDMB Members News - 16.07.2014 - Arqiva - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Paul Keenan, the chief executive, Bauer Media UK, said "A new national DAB licence presents an exciting opportunity for listeners to discover new radio services and for us and the commercial radio industry to further extend reach and service.
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Bauer and UTV to bid together for second UK-wide digital radio network
WorldDMB Members News - 15.07.2014 - Arqiva - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Bauer and UTV this morning confirmed that they are teaming up with broadcast services group Arqiva to bid for the previously reported second digital radio multiplex. Media regulator OfCom announced earlier this month that it was now accepting bids to operate a second digital radio network, which will operate alongside the existing national Digital One multiplex (also owned by Arqiva) and local DAB platforms.
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UK Road Tests DAB Service-Following
15.07.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, car manufacturers are driving new routes to assess DAB radio coverage along the country's roadways. These drive-and-test routes are intended to help DAB receiver manufacturers assess the functionality of their car radios.
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Bauer and UTV join forces in national digital radio multiplex application
WorldDMB Members News - 15.07.2014 - Arqiva - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Commercial radio rivals Magic owner Bauer and TalkSport parent UTV Media have joined forces in a bid to succeed where Channel 4 failed with a joint application to run the second national digital radio multiplex. The radio groups have teamed up with transmission business Arqiva for their application for the licence to run the second nationwide digital audio broadcasting (DAB) platform, which will be home to around 10 new national radio services.
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