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Ted Baker Audio unveils Finisterre DAB Bluetooth radio
01.10.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ted Baker Audio has expanded its product range with the release of a new DAB radio with Bluetooth.
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V-Traffic and Continental demonstrate the benefits of in-car digital radio in France
30.09.2014 - France - France
Mediamobile, is offering proof of concept of its latest range of V-Traffic services on DAB by taking part in a pilot project for digital radio launched by automotive manufacturer Continental. The joint objective of this partnership – also involving the broadcaster VDL, Radio France, and local radios – is to deliver a practical illustration of the many advantages of DAB radio for the French automotive industry. View the press release (French version).
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V-Traffic and Continental demonstrate the benefits of in-car digital radio in France
30.09.2014 - France - France
Mediamobile, is offering proof of concept of its latest range of V-Traffic services on DAB by taking part in a pilot project for digital radio launched by automotive manufacturer Continental. The joint objective of this partnership – also involving the broadcaster VDL, Radio France, and local radios – is to deliver a practical illustration of the many advantages of DAB radio for the French automotive industry.
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Polish media market deregulation expected in two years
30.09.2014 - Poland - Poland
In an interview with Newseria Biznes, the head of the Polish broadcasting council KRRiT Jan Dworak outlined the perspectives for the transition to digital radio broadcasting.
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France: Government Quiet on Digital
30.09.2014 - France - France
Although France launched DAB multiplexes in Paris, Marseille and Nice last June, the government and the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel, appear to have gone silent on the subject of digital radio, which currently covers 20 percent of the population.
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DAB sales are down - should we panic?
29.09.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The real concern here isn't that DAB set sales are down: it's that all radio set sales are down. DAB is outperforming total radio; but if radio receiver sales are down by 11.3% - in an economy generally felt to be improving - isn't that more a cause for concern?
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Magic to go national and Kisstory to extend UK reach
29.09.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Meanwhile, Magic will go national on DAB digital radio in January 2015, taking it outside of its London audience, while Kisstory will launch on DAB in various UK cities including London and Birmingham.
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Hong Kong DAB licensees get EPG grace
27.09.2014 - Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Hong Kong's Communications Authority (CA) has given three DAB licensees an additional three and a half years to provide an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) for their digital radio services. The original date of September 2012 was extended to September this year.
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Ireland's RTE Pushes Radio 1 Listeners to DAB and FM
27.09.2014 - Ireland - Ireland
DUBLIN—Ireland’s public service broadcaster RTE will terminate the long-wave transmissions of Radio 1, heard on 252 KHz, at the end of October. The 2% of Radio 1 listeners that use the long-wave service are being encouraged to tune in to the service on DAB or FM.
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Bauer Media takes Magic national as part of digital push
26.09.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
From January 2015, Magic will broadcast nationally from London on the national DAB multiplex. Bauer Media is planning to triple its marketing budget for the Magic brand following the launch.
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