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Sound Digital seeking broadcaster interest for channels on DAB/DAB+
20.04.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Sound Digital, the national DAB radio platform, is seeking expressions of interest from broadcasters interested in obtaining a channel on its network of transmitters covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
From Radio Today:

NRK: more than four out of five Norwegians listen to digital radio
WorldDAB Members News - 20.04.2018 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Norway - Norway
The use of digital radio is increasing steadily, and by 2017, 86 percent hear digital radio daily. Digital radio listening includes PC / Mac, mobile radio, tablet, internet radio, DAB radio and DAB radio in car (including adapter), DAB pocket radio and digital TV receiver.
From NRK:

Russia plans DAB+ deployment, while South Africa to survey interest in digital radio
20.04.2018 - Russian Federation - Russian Federation - South Africa - South Africa
The Russian Commission presented a report on the possibility of working in Russia on DAB+ networks. It was decided that DAB+ technology could be used, pending certain conditions and availability of frequencies and changes in regulation. In South Africa, communications authority ICASA plans to conduct a survey to launch terrestrial digital radio in South Africa.
From La Lettre Pro:

New support transmitters and increased bitrate for DAB+ in Flanders
20.04.2018 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Norkring have opened new support channels, and increased the bitrate from 64 to 80 or 96 kbps for DAB+ stations in Brussels and Flanders.
From Radiovisie:

DAB+ coverage significantly improved in Flemish region
19.04.2018 - Belgium - Belgium
In Flanders and Brussels,the bitrates of almost all radio stations are increased to either 80 kbps or 96 kbps, which has resulted in a significant improvement of DAB+ coverage and audio quality.
From Totaal TV:

Key 103 Manchester becomes Hits Radio and goes nationally
19.04.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Manchester's Key 103 is to become "Hits Radio" and become available on various local DAB multiplexes across the country. Hits Radio will go live on 4 June 2018.
From Radio NL:

What's the status of digital radio in Russia?
19.04.2018 - Russian Federation - Russian Federation
The allocation of frequencies was done by the State Commission on Radio Frequencies following the meeting held on April 16. The band planned for usage is 175.872 to 228.128 MHz and the possibility of using these frequencies was confirmed by the Research Institute of Radio, which conducted tests of compatibility of DAB + networks with networks already operating in Russia.
From Radio magazine:

KRRiT will expand its digital radio offer to local radio stations in Poland
WorldDAB Members News - 19.04.2018 - National Broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT) - Poland - Poland
Witold Kołodziejski, KRRiT chairman: "The National Broadcasting Council does not withdraw from the radio's digitisation plans, despite the questions and doubts that have arisen. We maintain financing for DAB+ digital radio for public radio, but we are also developing a new strategy that will enable the launch of additional radio stations."
From media2:

Applications for Ukraine DAB tender to open 17 May
19.04.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
There are 4 places in the multiplex of digital radio stations in Kyiv. Applications for participation in the tender will be accepted from May 17 to June 15.
From Detector Media:

KRRiT developing new strategy to accelerate DAB+ in Poland
WorldDAB Members News - 19.04.2018 - National Broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT) - Poland - Poland
Witold Kołodziejski, KRRiT chairman: "We have 34 cities with 47 frequencies just for the digital local broadcast and we intend to launch it as soon as possible. The next step is to launch a regional-national multiplex. We count on the fact that with time, there will be an increasing saturation of the market with digital receivers, because today it is slowly becoming a standard."
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