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Last update: 27-06-2018 - older versions

DAB is currently 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 broadcasts 30 hours – or 25 program channels everyday through Push Radio.

Last update: 27-06-2018 - older versions

Coverage is currently available in Beijing; 20 million people.

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

Last update: 14-12-2016 - older versions

In this country there are

on air.

There are 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 is broadcasting traffic information on DAB via TPEG.

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

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB programmes 13 4 17
Data services 1 1 2
Total14519

Last update: 30-01-2015

Beijing Communication Radio is broadcasting traffic information on DAB via TPEG.

Last update: 29-09-2014 - older versions

There are several digital radio receiver retailers in Beijing and Shanghai. To date over 80,000 devices have been 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.

Last update: 29-09-2014 - older versions

Digital radio services are broadcast on Band III. SARFT manages licences and standards in China. DAB/DAB+/DMB based services are 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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From Benzinga:

Factum wins more business in China
19.05.2010 - China - China
PushRadio is a new technology developed in China for downloading files over DAB/DAB /DMB broadcasting networks to personal portable receivers, thus enabling ...
From TMCnet:

MODIBEC Beijing 2008
11.11.2008 - China - China
China, October 27, 2008 - A MODIBEC seminar was held in Beijing.

2008-09-04 11:21:03 - China Digital TV Industry Report 2008 - a ...
09.09.2008 - China - China
... the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of the People´s Republic of China on June 20th 2007, the number of cable digital TV users across ...
From PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria:

Atmel Supports Digital Broadcasting Information Service, Journaline, at the Olympic Games in Beijing
WorldDAB Members News - 08.08.2008 - ATMEL Germany GmbH - China - China
Heilbronn, Germany, August 8, 2008....Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), announced today that it supports a new text-based information service for digital broadcasting, called Journaline®, which will be integrated into several shuttle vehicles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China.

Broadcast Mobile TV Taking Root In China
23.04.2008 - China - China
In-Stat believes that CMMB and DMB-T/H are the two most mature mobile TV technologies in China. - The analog mobile TV market will peak around 2009.
From Wireless Design & Development Asia, Singapore:

China Pushes DAB, T-DMB Ahead of Olympics
11.04.2008 - China - China
WorldDMB lent its support to a publicity effort from Beijing Radio Corp. to kick-start the promotion of DAB technologies in China ahead of the 2008 Summer ...
From Radio World, VA:

RadioScape Secures DAB/DAB+/DMB Broadcast Equipment Contract in China
WorldDAB Members News - 06.04.2008 - Radioscape - China - China
DAB has already been chosen as the industrial digital radio broadcasting standard in China. Hangzhou HuaShu Media undertook an extensive evaluation of the ...
From ECN Asia, Singapore:

RadioScape secures major new DAB/DAB+/DMB broadcast equipment contract in China
WorldDAB Members News - 31.03.2008 - Radioscape - China - China
The Hangzhou project, won in conjunction with systems integrator partner Linfair Engineering, will be one of the most advanced digital broadcasting roll-outs for the Olympic Games with...
From Radioscape:

WorldDMB and Radio Beijing Corporation on DAB Roll Out
WorldDAB News - 19.03.2008 - China - China
As the host nation of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, China is keen to show the world how technologically advanced the country has become. Radio Beijing Corporation held a joint press conference with WorldDMB to kick-start the...
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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 1.4 billion
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 1%
Services: 17 DAB, 2 Data
Last update: 14.12.2016

Useful Links

www.abs.ac.cn/en/
www.sarft.gov.cn/