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Four applicants bid for second DAB+ multiplex licence
23.03.2017 - Germany - Germany
The German Commission on Licensing and Supervision (ZAK) has received four applications for the second nationwide DAB+ multiplex licence. Due to the number of applicants, ZAK has now launched its ‘Communications Procedure’, to determine whether any of the applicants - Digital Audio Broadcasting Platform, Absolut Digital, Media Broadcast Digital Radio and Radio digital GmgH - can agree on a joint application.
From Telecompaper :

What makes a radio conference?
23.03.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
James Cridland gives his thoughts on how Radiodays Europe 2017 highlighted the successes of an industry driven by collaboration for common goals. One such example being the story from Norway, where the process of FM disconnection has begun, moving the country to a digital-only (DAB+) broadcasting system.
From Radioszene:

Tivoli Audio launches Model One Digital radio
23.03.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The Model One Digital is a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connected radio featuring DAB and FM, that can also stream services such as Tidal, Spotify and Deezer.
From What Hi-Fi?:

4 million Euro fund for digital radio in Austria
22.03.2017 - Austria - Austria
Austrian telecommunications regulator RTR is providing up to four million euros for the launch of DAB+ services. Half the fund is planned for the tender, which runs until June, and the remaining two million is devoted to any future calls for tenders by 2020. A maximum of 50% of the actual costs are subsidized. "If, for example, a nationwide service with 15 programs were to be launched, then we could imagine providing about 1.5 million for the radio operators involved over a three-year period in declining tranches. A further 500,000 is available to promote regional DAB+ coverings", explained RTR's Managing Director, Alfred Grinschgl.
From derStandard.at:

Thailand settles on DAB+
WorldDAB Members News - 22.03.2017 - National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand - Thailand - Thailand
Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission is to launch digital radio in 2018 and is finalising guidelines before the start of a nationwide trial. DAB+ licenses are to be sold gradually nationwide, regionally and then locally.
From Radio magazine:

What happened at Radiodays Europe 2017
WorldDAB Members News - 22.03.2017 - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - Netherlands - Netherlands
The BBC’s Director of Radio and Music, Bob Shennan, set the tone at this year’s RadioDays Europe conference in Amsterdam with a statement of his ambition “to reinvent and grow radio”. Speakers across the three-day event reinforced the message that radio remains in good health, despite increased competition from streaming audio and other platforms.
From Radio Today:

Radiodays Europe 2017 comes to a close
22.03.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Radiodays Europe 2017 came to a close yesterday after three days at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam. A notable session from the conference discussed how Norway has scrapped FM broadcasting in favor of DAB+ and digital broadcasting.
From All Access Music Group:

Norway's switchover to digital radio
WorldDAB Members News - 22.03.2017 - Digitalradio Norge AS - Norway - Norway
Radioinfo took the opportunity during Radiodays Europe to ask Ole Jørgen Torvmark, the CEO of Digital Radio Norway, for his views on Norway's switchover to DAB+ digital radio.
From Radioinfo:

Norway is first country to shut down FM radio
21.03.2017 - Norway - Norway
Norway has begun switching its traditional FM network to a digital-only (DAB+) broadcasting system. In January radio signals were shut off in Bodo, Nordland, with the remaining regions scheduled to follow by the end of the year.
From GineersNow:

POP introduces POPyourCAR 3.0
21.03.2017 - Norway - Norway
DAB+ with Service Following and Traffic Announcements, FM transmitter, big colour display with 5 preset buttons, Bluetooth and handsfree are just some of the features of POPyourCAR 3.0, one of the most traffic safe solutions for inCar DAB+.
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