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A DAB trial was on air in Beijing in Band III. China’s regulatory body, State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT), chose DAB as the standard for digital audio services in May 2006, and tested DMB services in the following years. Beijing Jolon, GTM in Guangzhou and other broadcasters provided DMB services during the Olympic Games in 2008. 

Beijing Jolon, the biggest broadcaster in Beijing, launched ‘Push Radio’ based on DAB in 2010 in Beijing. The technology, developed by Jolon, sends an audio file directly to a DAB+ digital radio receiver instead of requiring the listener to connect their iPod or mp3 player to the internet to receive programming. Beijing Jolon broadcast 30 hours – or 25 program channels everyday through Push Radio.

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Coverage was available in Beijing; 20 million people.

The DAB services in Guangdong were switched off in 2016 and in Hong Kong in 2017.

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There were four regular local multiplexes on air, and more than 15 main transmitters in Beijing.

Beijing: 17 DAB+ radio services (13 of which are simulcast) and 1 Push Radio service, 2 data services (one simulcast and one exclusive to DAB+) by Beijing Jolon (commercial broadcaster) on Band III.

Beijing Communication Radio broadcast traffic information on DAB via TPEG.

The four multiplexes broadcast in VHF Band III (CN11A, 208.720 MHz; CN 11D, 213.856 MHz).

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Beijing Communication Radio broadcast traffic information on DAB via TPEG.

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Several digital radio receiver retailers operated in Beijing and Shanghai. Over 80,000 devices were sold in Beijing alone. Beijing Jolon developed a Push Radio receiver named “SoundCube”, which can receive both live DAB/DAB+ broadcasting and Push Radio services.

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Digital radio services broadcast on Band III. SARFT manages licences and standards in China. DAB/DAB+/DMB based services were the only European digital broadcasting technology that has been granted licences in China. In 2007 four operators were granted trial licences following SARFT approval.

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