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Report Lays Out State of German Autos for DAB+
25.10.2014 - Germany - Germany
MeinungsBarometer has published the first Digital Radio DAB+ Auto Report for Germany. This comprehensive industry survey comes three years after the country's DAB+ launch and includes data on relevant cars available on the German market, broken down by manufacturer to include report on the level of equipment with DAB+ receivers on customer interest, sales success and forecasts.
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Kiss to be removed from local DAB in most of Devon
24.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
A duplicated version of Kiss on DAB digital radio in Exeter, Torbay and North Devon is to be removed following a request to Ofcom.
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RAJAR: Digital & DAB stations get bigger
23.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Rajar's Q3 2014 radio listening report reveals that the biggest digital only stations are continuing to grow this quarter, as Absolute 80s, 6 Music and The Hits all increase their audiences. And overall, digital radio listening share has grown by 6% to a record high of almost 38% (37.8%). Ford Ennals, CEO of Digital Radio UK, says: “Digital listening has grown to a new high of 37.8% driven by record performances of digital only stations and the strong growth of digital listening in cars. The future of UK radio is definitely digital and it is pleasing to see the success of the new innovative digital only stations with so many more drivers now enjoying them in their cars. Digital radio is good news for the radio sector and good news for listeners.”
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27.4 million in the UK now tune into radio digitally
23.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
On average a listener tunes in to 21.4 hours of radio per week, with listening to radio via a digital platform - in terms of weekly reach - exceeding over half of the UK population. 27.4 million people now tune in to radio via a digitally enabled receiver.
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Pinell of Norway reinvents the radio
21.10.2014 - Norway - Norway
Five years ago the brothers Tom and Tore Vedvik started making their first DAB-radio. Through partners in the UK and Asia they secured the best technology and an efficient production process. The brothers simply believed that radios are becoming more important in our lives. Today the internet radio with DAB and FM radio lets you listen to your favourite radio stations from all over the world, right in the comfort of your own house and without the need of a PC.
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Germany produces first DAB+ Auto report
20.10.2014 - Germany - Germany
Three years after the launch of digital radio, MeinungsBarometer have published the first Digital Radio DAB+ Auto report. Broken down by brand, the report ranks car manufactures by the level of the equipment, customer interest, sales success and forecasts. To complete the survey, decision makers for all relevant German car brands were interviewed.
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A connected car without radio is unthinkable
20.10.2014 - Germany - Germany
A connected car without traditional radio services is unthinkable according to Dr. Birgit Spanner-Ulmer, Production and Technical Director of BR at IFA 2014, referencing the excellent digital radio activities of Skoda who aim to equip all of their new vehicles with DAB+ by 2017.
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Skoda ranks high in German DAB+ Auto Report
20.10.2014 - Germany - Germany
In the first digital radio survey of all car manufacturers represented in the German market, Skoda has ranked first in both overall standings as well as high scores in individual categories for "plans of the manufacturer" and "sales ranking". Second place ranking went to VW with third place shared by Honda, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Aston Martin. Alf Pollex at VW "sees DAB+ as an evolutionary step in classical radio listening".
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Bayern Launches Nationwide first digital radio archives
20.10.2014 - Germany - Germany
The Bavarian archiving system is already operating as a prototype in the nation-wide and Munich network of Bayern Digital Radio.
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Ventnor joins the 20th century - DAB has arrived!
20.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
After being a DAB radio black spot for a long time, coverage on the Island has finally increased touching many areas where it hadn’t reached previously. Are you included?
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