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DAB+ expands in Saxony, with 27 new stations to begin broadcasting on 31 January
22.01.2018 - Germany - Germany
27 new radio stations will begin operation from 31 January in Leipzig and Freiburg, following a successful tender process by the Saxon State Media Authority for Private Broadcasting and New Media (SLM) last year.
From InfoDigital:

WorldDAB to return for this year's Salon de la Radio
22.01.2018 - France - France
WorldDAB will also host a session this Friday, 26 January between 11:30 and 13:30, featuring lessons learned from the DSO process in Norway with Ole Jørgen Torvmark (Digital Radio Norway), better communicating with the listener with Carsten Zorger (Digitalradio Büro Deutschland), recent developments of DAB+ receiver legislation with Sergio Natucci (DAB Italia), the French perspective with broadcaster Antoine Baduel (Radio FG), digital radio and the connected car with Joe d'Angelo (Broadcast Radio, Xperi), and the user experience in vehicles with Laurence Harrison (Digital Radio UK).
From La Lettre Pro:

Tender announced for DAB+ transmission capacity in Baden-Württemberg
22.01.2018 - Germany - Germany
Applications for a new DAB+ tender has been announced by the State Institute for Communications Baden-Württemberg (LFK) for the region. The broadcast takes place via the state-wide multiplex (channel 11 B), which focuses on the Rhine, the Rhine-Neckar region, the Stuttgart region and Ulm. Applications close on 28 February.
From Radiowoche:

Tender issued for DAB+ in Greece as momentum builds
19.01.2018 - Greece - Greece
Following trial services which started in December 2017, the Greek Telecom Authority (EETT) has announced a tender for nationwide and local DAB+ services. The applications close on April 17th and licenses will be issued in May this year. DAB+ frequencies have now been allocated and the first licensing law for DAB+ stations was passed this week.
From RadioTV Link:

WorldDAB announces session speakers for 2018 European Radio Show
18.01.2018 - France - France
The session entitled "Radio in Europe and the extinction of FM", will take place on Friday, January 26th between 11:30 and 13:30. There will be broadcasters, regulators and digital radio professionals Speakers from across Europe and the United States discuss the latest developments and innovations in DAB+. The session will be preceded by a presentation by Olivier Schrameck, President of the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA).
From Radio Digi France:

Teracom Denmark orders additional three multiplexers to extend current DAB+ platform
WorldDAB Members News - 18.01.2018 - Paneda - Denmark - Denmark
Teracom Denmark has ordered three new multiplexers from Paneda, aimed at extending DAB+ services across Denmark.
From Paneda - Press Release:

Dutch road tunnel enables DAB+ signal
18.01.2018 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Motorists who use the Westerscheldetunnel can now also receive radio via the DAB+ in the tunnel. The digital channels 12C, 11C and 9D will now be available in the tunnel.
From Media Magazine:

WorldDAB confirms programme for DAB+ session at European Radio Show
18.01.2018 - France - France
WorldDAB has confirmed the programme for its digital radio session, which takes place at the European Radio Show in Paris, from January 25-27. Titled ‘DAB+ for France – communications, cars, connected’, speakers from across Europe will discuss the latest DAB+ progress and innovations.
From WorldDAB:

New Opel Insignia: the station wagon wins the prestigious Connected Car Awards 2017
WorldDAB Members News - 18.01.2018 - General Motors LLC - Italy - Italy
The current generation of Opel Insignia stands out for its IntelliLink infotainment system and for OnStar, the personal connectivity and support service. DAB+ increases the number of stations available and the quality of reception.
From Sportfair IT:

Connected Car Awards for Opel Insignia and Opel Vivaro Life
17.01.2018 - Croatia - Croatia
he latest generation IntelliLink system, with voice command and an eight-inch color touch screen, is compatible with Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto features, bringing the world of smartphones to the car. In addition, DAB+ significantly increases the number of available radio stations that can be heard with quality reception.
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