Singapore

Last update: 02-10-2013 - older versions

MediaCorp launched the DAB service in Singapore in November 1999 and was the first broadcaster in Asia to offer DAB digital radio service. On 1 November 2011, MediaCorp announced its DAB service would cease with effect from 1 December 2011.

Listeners could continue to receive MediaCorp radio through online streaming as well as mobile phone apps alongside the FM services in Singapore. Rediffusion Singapore launched its DAB service in July 2006. It was the first country in the world to introduce subscription based DAB+ digital radio service for the mass market. In April 2012, Rediffusion Singapore announced its service was under receivership and went off-air from 1 May 2012. It’s branding and assets were brought over by Eduplus Holdings in June 2012.

There are currently no plans to turn on the DAB network in Singapore. Services are currently running via FM and online streaming.

Last update: 29-06-2015 - older versions

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Last update: 29-06-2015 - older versions

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Last update: 29-06-2015 - older versions

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Last update: 29-06-2015 - older versions

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Last update: 29-06-2015 - older versions

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Last update: 27-11-2013 - older versions

Key features of regulation for digital radio in Singapore are;

  • Singapore has allocated Band III and L-band for DAB broadcast
New radio services create a better listening experience: PIggott
WorldDAB Members News - 08.07.2018 - RadioDNS - Singapore - Singapore
RadioDNS project director Nick Piggott has detailed how digital radio transmission costs are decreasing, and how the benefits of hybrid radio is improving consumer choice and reducing distribution costs. Mr Piggott was addressing the delegates of Radio's New Wave at Broadcast Asia in Singapore last week.
From Radioinfo:

Radio must embrace technological change to thrive: Warner
WorldDAB Members News - 27.06.2018 - Commercial Radio Australia - Singapore - Singapore
Commercial Radio Australia CEO and WorldDAB Vice-President Joan Warner has dismissed notions that new technology will destroy radio, but rather it represents new avenues of opportunity for both commercial and public broadcasters. “The best way to protect the future is to create it… Our job is to grow radio… the key to success is not only high quality local content but the ability to embrace change and deliver free high quality content across many platforms." Ms Warner was addressing an audience of delegates at the Radio's New Wave conference at BroadcastAsia in Singapore.
From Asia Radio Today:

Radio’s New Wave at BroadcastAsia 2018
21.06.2018 - Singapore - Singapore
Next week at Broadcast Asia 2018, the ‘Radio’s New Wave’ session will bring together senior level speakers from broadcasters and industry experts to discuss the present and future of radio in Asia Pacific. Commercial Radio Australia CEO and WorldDAB Vice-President Joan Warner explains how the session will closely examine how radio is continuing to evolve and transition to new technology in the face of greater competition.
From WorldDAB:

Joan Warner discusses DAB+ development in APAC ahead of Radio's New Wave seminar at BroadcastAsia 2018
22.05.2018 - Singapore - Singapore
Broadcasters in the Asia Pacific have recognised that they need to move to the greener, more spectrum efficient broadcast platform of digital radio. We’re excited that countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia are looking to DAB+.
From ConnecTech Asia:

Norway first country to switch off FM radio
14.12.2017 - Singapore - Singapore
Norway on Wednesday completed its transition to digital radio, becoming the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its FM radio network.
From The Business Times:

Norway first country to switch off FM radio
13.12.2017 - Singapore - Singapore
Norway on Wednesday completed its transition to digital radio, becoming the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its FM radio network.
From Yahoo Singapore News:

2wcom to exhibit latest products at Broadcast Asia
12.05.2017 - Singapore - Singapore
2wcom will be showing a range of products, including DAB+ technology, at the 2017 Broadcast Asia conference from 23 to 25 May 2017 in Singapore.
From Radio World:

Radio is here to stay
06.10.2015 - Singapore - Singapore
Contrary to many dire predictions, radio continues to be a key medium for the dissemination of information, and can also be a key communications platform in times of emergencies. And with digital radio becoming more and more ubiquitous, the role radio continues to play is unlikely to be diminished, as The Sound Report finds out.
From the sound report:

In-car digital radio ready for take-off with car infotainment solution from NXP
WorldDAB Members News - 13.01.2014 - NXP Semiconductors - Singapore - Singapore
With digital radio gaining momentum in key markets around the world, a growing number of car OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers are offering in-car digital radio systems. The new chip from NXP, the SAF360x offers the best-in-class reception, series significantly enhances digital audio quality via advanced features such as Maximum Ratio Combining for DAB and HD Radio, and scalability for single, dual and triple tuner use cases.
From CIOL:

WorldDMB to hold digital radio workshop
12.06.2013 - Singapore - Singapore
On June 20, the WorldDMB is holding a workshop on the roll-out of digital radio at the BroadcastAsia conference in Singapore. The half-day workshop will feature sessions on keeping radio relevant, revenue opportunities, choosing the right digital radio‘super session'.
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Population: 5.2 million
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Last update: 08.03.2013

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