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President of the CSA (French regulator), Patrice GÉLINET, promises to relaunch digital radio
20.11.2014 - France - France
President of the CSA, Patrice Gélinet, addressed the reasons used by the larger radio stations for not going digital: "…four radio stations are already paying dual transmission costs, FM and long wave, at a price significantly higher than via DAB+, and for a poor quality of signal. Radio France spends €6m for its long wave transmissions, which would cost three times less via DAB+”.
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Why digital radio needs to see the light of day
19.11.2014 - France - France
Terrestrial digital radio is an issue that will not go away. It was agreed upon by Parliament, that digital radio would contribute significantly to freedom of expression by permitting a greater number of frequencies.
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3 million a week listen to digital radio
WorldDMB Members News - 17.11.2014 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
Three million people are now listening to DAB digital radio in the five metropolitan capitals each week, according to GfK survey 7 figures released by Commercial Radio Australia. DAB+ figures show listening and sales of digital radios continue to outperform expectations. There are now over 23% of people in the five state capitals where DAB+ is available, listening on a DAB+ digital radio device.
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Best DAB digital radios to buy in 2014
WorldDMB Members News - 16.11.2014 - Pure - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
For those who prefer to listen to, rather than watch their entertainment, a DAB digital radio is the ideal companion. A whole host of stations are available to stream with high-quality audio. We take a look at the best models on offer in 2014. If you fancy a new digital radio, there's a baffling selection to choose from. To make it easier to pick the right model, we've gone through our digital radio reviews and picked out the best DAB radios to buy in 2014.
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Driving the Digital Radio Revolution
WorldDMB Members News - 14.11.2014 - Global Radio - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
On Wednesday 12th November a future DAB technology event took place at MediaCityUK. Delegates from Motoring Magazines, Absolute Radio, University of Salford, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC 6 Music, Musicians, Motoring enthusiasts and press were all present.
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Growing momentum for DAB/DAB+ reflected in record number of attendees at 20th WorldDMB General Assembly
WorldDMB News - 13.11.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
WorldDMB held its largest ever General Assembly in Rome last week (4-5 November). The 20th Assembly attracted a record 190 delegates (up 15% on last year) from 119 organisations and 23 countries and saw several important announcements.
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London leads the world in digital radio
WorldDMB Members News - 12.11.2014 - Global Radio - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has announced that London leads the world in digital radio with over 60 digital radio stations, the most of any major city in the world. The Mayor joined forces with Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy and key senior figures from the UK’s radio industry in London’s Leicester Square, to celebrate the diversity of London digital stations and to announce the launch of three new London stations and a new national station.
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Swiss radio stations may stop broadcasting on FM
12.11.2014 - Switzerland - Switzerland
Swiss regulators are giving commercial broadcasters there the option to cease FM transmissions next year, should they be interested in doing so, as long as their DAB+ coverage area is the same as their FM coverage area.
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Motorists targeted in DAB digital radio drive
12.11.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Britain’s 30 million motorists who do not have in-car DAB digital radio are to be targeted in a new drive to raise awareness of the technology. Although SMMT figures reveal almost 6 in 10 new cars are fitted with DAB radio as standard – a figure that’s growing fast – DAB is rare on older cars.
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Sultan Telecom Delivers FM & Digital Radio Broadcast Stations for the Ministry of Information, Subbiya
12.11.2014 - Kuwait - Kuwait
Sultan Telecom, a subsidiary of The Sultan Center Group of companies and the leader in Telecommunications in Kuwait, announced the inauguration of the second of the two Radio Broadcast Station Projects with the Ministry of Information. The Project consisted of setting up for the Ministry an FM & Digital Radio Broadcast Station in Subbiya. The new broadcast station works on FM and DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcast) simultaneously which is a more efficient method of utilizing existing frequencies in radio broadcasting.
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