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Finding radio’s balance in the dashboard
WorldDAB Members News - 22.03.2019 - RadioDNS - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
In this article, RadioDNS' Nick Piggott highlights a number of initiatives that have been put in place in order to enable widespread implementation of hybrid radio using RadioDNS open standards.
From Radio World:

Test Achats demands longer transition period for digital switchover in Belgium
21.03.2019 - Belgium - Belgium
The Belgian non-profit organisation has suggested a ten-year transition period for the completion of the digital switchover, in order not to render FM receivers - which are still being sold - unusable.
From Sud Info:

Polish Ministry of Interior and Administration in favour of deploying a warning system in DAB+
21.03.2019 - Poland - Poland
The Polish Ministry of Interior and Administration supports the deployment of emergency warning systems on DAB+ digital radio. This would enable digital radio owners to be immediately informed of emergencies, even if the device is in stand-by mode.
From Digitalni Radio:

Bcast to provide Italian operator Prais with DAB+ solutions
21.03.2019 - Italy - Italy
According to the agreement, Polish company Bcast will provide Prais and the Digital Radio Group consortium with DABCAST, a technology solution that enables broadcasters to create a radio signal in DAB+ while keeping costs relatively low.
From Wirtualnemedia:

Sangean releases new Revery R6 DAB+ receiver
20.03.2019 - Germany - Germany
The newly released Sangean Revery R6 - also known as DDR-66BT - offers an all-rounder radio listening experience that includes DAB+ and FM receivers, web radio and apps for streaming, Bluetooth, an integrated CD player and MP3 playback.
From Sat Vision:

DAB+ gains ground in western Germany
20.03.2019 - Germany - Germany
The committee of the North Rhine-Westphalia Regional Media Council has approved the application for two DAB+ multiplex for the West German state. Last year, the regional media council organised a call for tenders, with 47 parties expressing interest in a DAB+ broadcasting licence.
From Radio.nl:

NLO changes reporting methods to reflect rise of digital radio
20.03.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The Dutch National Listening Research Institute (NLO) has updated its reporting methods on radio listening habits in the Netherlands to reflect the rise of digital radio listening. In addition to listening figures for individual radio stations, the NLO now also includes figures on the channels through which radio listening takes place, such as DAB+ and online.
From Telecompaper:

Polestar says new model will have DAB+, FM but no AM
20.03.2019 - Sweden - Sweden
The pre-production model of the compact, electric automobile will offer access to DAB, DAB+ as well as FM radio and streaming audio content. For the United States market it will support SiriusXM satellite radio. The Polestar 2 was unveiled at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show earlier this month.
From Radio World:

EBU's Digital Radio Week helps foster digital radio innovation
19.03.2019 - Switzerland - Switzerland
At this year's EBU Digital Radio Summit, Laurence Harrison talked delegates through the updated guidelines for in-car user experience from WorldDAB as well as highlighting what automotive manufacturers need from broadcasters, while ABC's Jeremy Millar touched on how DAB+ listening is growing faster than internet listening, and providing a vital boost to overall listening figures.
From European Broadcasting Union:

Italy journey to digitisation boosted with launch of popular stations on DAB+
WorldDAB Members News - 15.03.2019 - EuroDab Italia - Italy - Italy
Italy's most listened to radio station RTL 102.5 has been added to EuroDAB Italia's national multiplex, alongside new stations RTL News Salute, RTL Rewind and Subasio XL. The national multiplex, which has been operating since 2001, is currently available for approximately 80% of the Italian population.
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