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Dimetis completes DAB+ ensemble centre project for Rundfunkanstalt Südtirol
23.08.2017 - Italy - Italy
Dimetis, a software developer of Operations Support Systems (OSS) and broadcast solutions, announced the successful creation of Rundfunkanstalt Südtirol's (RAS) new DAB Ensemble Centre. “In our Region Südtirol, we are completely committed to this new technology. In fact, by the end of 2017 we are going to start the shutdown process of the old FM transmitters.” said Georg Plattner, director of the Italien Rundfunkanstalt Südtirol (RAS).
From VanillaPlus :

Community radio station given £60000 boost
22.08.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The station, broadcast on DAB digital radio with an audience of over 2 million listeners, has proved itself on just the right wavelength for young people who require learning support outside the mainstream school environment.
From Big Issue:

Internet radio stations using DAB+ to reach more listeners
22.08.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
For many internet stations, digital radio was unreachable because of the high costs, but many experiments with DAB+ at a local level now show that DAB is also accessible to smaller Internet stations.
From Radio magazine:

WorldDAB at IBC2017
22.08.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
A DAB+ radio will be given away each day - you need to visit the WorldDAB stand. Date: 14th - 19th September 2017. Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Visit the WorldDAB stand during IBC at Hall 10, F27.
From Southgate Amateur Radio Club:

Tromsø Bilstereo offers affordable DAB+ for your car
22.08.2017 - Norway - Norway
CEO Øyvind Hansen of Tromsø Bilstereo AS has spent a lot of time working on installing DAB in customer cars. He thinks DAB is better than its reputation, but it's up to the listeners' wallet on how well it will work. "To get DAB in the car, you do not necessarily need to spend a lot of money. We want to deliver solutions that are most integrated into the car," he says.
From Nordlys:

How to receive better DAB+ coverage in your car
22.08.2017 - Norway - Norway
If you are receiving poor DAB coverage on the road, it may not be the signal that is the problem, but the antenna and how it is placed on the car.
From Lyd & Bilde:

2017 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI to sell from $48990+ORC
22.08.2017 - Australia - Australia
All Model Year 2018 KODIAQ variants, which includes the 132TSI and new 140TDI models, also receive a number of tech upgrades, including a 9.2-inch digital display with innovative gesture control and DAB+.
From Practical Motoring:

Corbyn backs digitisation of local radio
22.08.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The Labour leader was asked whether he supported new legislation that would allow local stations to apply for digital radio licences. Mr Corbyn said: “Yes I would, because digital licensing is crucial. There has to be this wide variety of radio stations on offer. And at their best, local radio stations do help to provide that sense of local identity and local community – and that we have to do.”
From Radio Today:

DAB+ helps internet stations gain more listeners
21.08.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The number of internet stations that broadcast on DAB+ at a local level in the Netherlands is growing steadily thanks to the low cost, allowing them to reach larger audiences.
From radio.nl:

The benefits of DAB for local broadcasting
21.08.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The BBC has announced it is to shut down the AM frequencies of its local services... Yes, a small number of people will have to retune or invest in a bright new DAB radio...However, the beauty of DAB is that extra transmitters on the same frequency can boost signals where they are really needed.
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