Italy - Receiver Market - History

18.04.2018

Budget law 2018-2020 (all radios sold from 2020 to be digitally capable)

Official announcement of Italian law requiring all radio receivers to have digital capability from 1 Jan 2020: http://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/eli/id/2017/12/29/17G00222/sg. Article 1 comma 1044 provides for all radios sold from 2020 to have digital capability (image attached). Budget law number 205 of the 27th of December 2017 was published on the Official Journal number 302 of the 29th of December 2017 entered into force on the 01/01/2018.

DAB receivers widely available

DAB receivers for the home as well as car converters are widely available throughout Italy via retail outlets and online.

15.06.2016

Mobile Phones

LG Stylus 2, the world's first smartphone with DAB/DAB+ digital radio built in.

More information on the LG Stylus 2 is available here.

Domestic receivers

Pure receivers are currently available on consumer websites and at the main consumer electronics chain stores including Media World, Unieuro, Euronics, Expert, Trony and at independent retailers. Other manufacturers represented in Italy include Sony, Philips, Revo, Pioneer, Alpine, JVC Kenwood, Tivoli, Brionvega and many others. 

Aftermarket DAB+ car radios

DAB car adaptors are available through the Magneti Marelli CheckStar, Calearo and many car professional installer networks.

15.01.2016

Pure receivers are currently available on consumer websites and at the main consumer electronics chain stores including Media World, Unieuro, Euronics, Expert, Trony and at independent retailers. Other manufacturers represented in Italy include Sony, Philips, Revo, Pioneer, Alpine, JVC Kenwood, Tivoli, Brionvega and many others. 

DAB car adaptors are available through the Magneti Marelli CheckStar, Calearo and many car professional installer networks.