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Cornwall's Pirate to launch DAB spin-off on 4th August
23.07.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Cornish local commercial radio station Pirate FM is making final preparations for the launch of a new spin-off service on local DAB digital radio and online. Pirate 2 will launch on 4th August, and is understood to be taking over the DAB slot currently used to simulcast the main FM station across Cornwall. Pirate MD Mark Peters said: "This is really us taking the local heritage of Pirate FM to a brand new and really exciting level, where we can deliver huge amounts of new content to our loyal listenership and new listeners as well.
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Date set for Derbyshire's DAB switch-on
WorldDMB Members News - 22.07.2014 - Arqiva - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
A number of local stations will be broadcasting live from the official switch event of Arqiva’s new DAB digital radio transmitter in Derbyshire. The additional transmitter means BBC Radio Derby, Gem 106, Capital, Heart and Gold will be available locally on digital radio for the first time, and is the last region of the midlands to get local DAB.
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Trace FM Radio launches in Paris on DAB
22.07.2014 - France - France
Fort strengthen its digital strategy, the Trace Group has announced the launch of its radio hip -hop and R & B on DAB in Paris, before the next broadcast on Marseille and Nice, as the group has obtained the necessary authorisations from the CSA . The press release to introduce the project explained that TRACE FM is a "musical radio and expression to the new urban generation that constitute the heart of Target Trace since the group's inception in 2003" .
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Demonstration in Ramouillet to support DAB radio
22.07.2014 - France - France
On 11 July, at Rambouillet, there was a demonstration in support of digital radio. This demonstration was supported by Continental Mediamobile, FIP, France Culture, France Inter, RVE andYvelines Radio.
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Skoda UK debuts eight new models with DAB radio as standard
22.07.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Skoda has announced a staggering eight new limited ‘black editions’ of its existing models in the UK market, featuring DAB radio as standard.
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"DAB for all motorists" Could be the slogan
22.07.2014 - France - France
On 11th July at Rambouillet, there was a demonstration to support digital radio. For this demonstrations, two vehicles were equipped with a Continental digital receiver and the event was supported by Continental Mediamobile, FIP, France Culture, France Inter and RVE.

Is DAB radio finally taking off?
21.07.2014 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The tide is turning in favour of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB). In fact, the motor industry is helping to drive Britain’s uptake in DAB. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), in April-June 2013 only 38 per cent of new cars had DAB as standard equipment. In 2011, that figure was just 12 per cent. The most recent figures it has show 55 per cent of the new cars sold had DAB as standard.
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Digital Radio is already a success!
18.07.2014 - France - France
61 radio stations, of which 13 are new programmes not broadcast on FM, are now available via DAB+ in Paris, Marseille and Nice.

Arqiva appeal for new digital radio station applications
WorldDMB Members News - 16.07.2014 - Arqiva - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Arquiva have teamed up with Bauer and UTV for the application for the licence to run the second UK nationwide digital audio broadcasting DAB platfrom which will be home to around 10 new radio stations.
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Bauer Radio and UTV Media bid to operate new digital multiplex
WorldDMB Members News - 16.07.2014 - Arqiva - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Paul Keenan, the chief executive, Bauer Media UK, said "A new national DAB licence presents an exciting opportunity for listeners to discover new radio services and for us and the commercial radio industry to further extend reach and service.
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