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DAB+ increasingly popular in Flanders, Belgium
11.11.2019 - Belgium - Belgium
DAB+ radio listening time in Dutch-speaking Belgium has tripled - going from 3% to 9% - compared to last year, while digital listening in the region makes up 26% of total listening time. What's more, more than 16% of Flemish people already have a DAB+ device, while 12% want to buy one.
From VRT:

Virtual field tests with the IZT RecPlay system
WorldDAB Members News - 11.11.2019 - Innovationszentrum für Telekommunikationstechnik GmbH IZT - Germany - Germany
The ability to record RF signals during test drives and to reproduce them in the laboratory can significantly reduce time-to-market and cost when developing radio receivers. The IZT Record and Replay system (IZT RecPlay) is widely used in the car industry and enables manufacturers to test and to verify their implementations in a very reliable and reproducible way.
From IZT:

Tunis leads the way on DAB+
10.11.2019 - Tunisia - Tunisia
Stakeholders from the Tunisian radio industry and broadcast experts from across the Arab world convened in Tunis last month to discuss the opportunities DAB+ brings to the radio, manufacturing, retail and automotive sectors.
From Broadcast Pro Middle East:

Digital radio mandated in all new cars in Germany
08.11.2019 - Germany - Germany
German Parliament has approved a law requiring all new cars sold in Germany starting from 21 December 2020 to be equipped with digital terrestrial radio capabilities. The new law is in line with the EECC directive mandating digital radio in cars across the EU.

Late DAB+ adopters benefit from experience and move faster
07.11.2019 - Belgium - Belgium
Countries that have approached the DAB+ digital radio standard as late adopters are deploying their networks at a much faster pace than early-riser nations, reports show. Speakers at the WorldDAB general assembly, which took place in Brussels last week, confirmed this fact.
From Radio World:

DAB+ network expands in Poland
WorldDAB Members News - 06.11.2019 - National Broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT) - Poland - Poland
The Polish Radio and Television Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has granted eleven new DAB+ licenses and extended 24 existing licenses for the multiplexes in Warsaw and Częstochowa. A new call for tenders for DAB+ licenses in Bydgoszcz, Kielce, Krakow, Łowicz, Łódź, Opole, Radom and Warsaw is also set to launch in coming months.

Radio Nova wants to take over RTÉ’s national DAB frequencies
06.11.2019 - Ireland - Ireland
Following the news that RTÉ is to close at least five DAB digital radio stations, and despite the fact that the public broadcaster has not announced any timescales - or if the national multiplex it runs will be closed as well, Radio Nova has expressed strong interest in taking over the frequencies.
From Radio Today:

DAB+ officially launches in French-speaking Belgium
04.11.2019 - Belgium - Belgium
DAB+ has officially launched in French-speaking parts of Belgium, including the capital Brussels. A ceremony celebrating the launch of regular services was held at the offices of the CSA, the French-speaking regulator in Belgium.

Over 100 reply to Ofcom’s small scale DAB consultation
31.10.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom has received over a hundred replies in its consultation on the future of small scale DAB licensing. One of the proposals by Ofcom is to limit every Small Scale DAB multiplex to DAB+ transmissions.
From Ofcom:

Ofcom awards Channel Islands DAB to Bailiwick Broadcasting
31.10.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Bailiwick Broadcasting - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nation Broadcasting - has won the bid to provide a local DAB digital radio multiplex to the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey for a period of 12 years. The company plans to broadcast 25 services to Jersey, Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney using three transmitters.
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