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Broadcast Partners aXemble DAB+ headend multiplexer
25.05.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Broadcast Partners has launched an updated version of the aXemble DAB+ headend transmitter. Following pre-release at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam in September 2016, the product has been updated with the latest technology.
From Broadcast Partners:

Radio Exe extends broadcast area via DAB
24.05.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Exeter’s Radio Exe has been added to two DAB digital radio multiplexes to reach a wider audience. The station, previously only broadcast on 107.3FM, is now available via Now Digital’s Exeter & Torbay, and North Devon multiplexes.
From Radio Today:

DAB+ trial license granted for Bulgaria
24.05.2017 - Bulgaria - Bulgaria
DAB+ will be making its way to Bulgaria, as EF DIP Treiding has been awarded a trial license to transmit DAB+ digital radio in the territory of Sofia. The license was issued by the Communications Regulation Commission.
From Radio World:

Manchester small-scale DAB mux to carry 28 stations
24.05.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The small-scale DAB trial in Manchester operated by Niocast will carry at least 28 radio stations by the end of the month, with further capacity to grow going forward.
From Radio magazine:

Arqiva confirms sale plan
WorldDAB Members News - 24.05.2017 - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
UK-based communications and TV facilities business Arqiva has reported its 9-month revenue saying that it was enjoying “double digit” earnings growth and an order book of €6.96bn. The Group is delivering the DAB rollout programme for the BBC. By 31st March 2017, Arqiva had built 161 new transmitters for the BBC, to reach the targeted UK national DAB network coverage of more than 97 per cent of the population.
From Advanced Television:

BR launches digital radio from Hama
24.05.2017 - Germany - Germany
Bayerische Rundfunk has launched a DAB+ radio with Hama for its classical listeners. The DIR 2131M combines DAB+ with VHF, Internet and Multiroom.
From Info Digital:

Arqiva: revenues up; strong demand for Freeview & DAB capacity
WorldDAB Members News - 23.05.2017 - Arqiva - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Arqiva, the company behind much of the UK's radio and TV infrastructure, has reported growth in revenue helped by strong take up of Freeview and DAB capacity. The revenue growth was driven by multiple factors, according to Arqiva including additional new video streams on the main multiplexes and radio contracts resulting from the Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) roll-out, the continuing clearance of the 700 MHz spectrum, and inflationary linked increases on broadcast contracts.
From a516digital:

New Fiat 500L
WorldDAB Members News - 23.05.2017 - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Italy - Italy
The new Fiat 500L Urban Lounge trim option comes complete with Uconnect HD Live 7-inch touchscreen with DAB radio and Bluetooth.
From Fleet Point:

Excellent nine months for Arqiva
WorldDAB Members News - 23.05.2017 - Arqiva - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Arqiva, the UK’s largest independent towers company and communications infrastructure group, announces continuing strong revenue and EBITDA growth for the nine months to 31 March 20171. The growth was driven by multiple factor including radio contracts resulting from the Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) rollout, the continuing clearance of the 700 MHz spectrum, and RPI linked increases on broadcast contracts.
From MilTech:

Manchester minimux to carry 28 radio stations
23.05.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The small-scale DAB trial in Manchester operated by Niocast is to carry at least 28 radio stations by the end of the month with nice new services added soon, including Vinejuice, Radio Diamond and Trafford Sound. It’s the only multiplex in the world to carry as many services – and is made possible by almost all of stations transmitting via DAB+.
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