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More DAB+ progress in Ukraine, Belgium and France
18.06.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine - Belgium - Belgium - France - France
DAB+ services have begun in the Ukraine for the first time in Kyiv on 15 June, following the awarding of tenders in March. In Belgium, regulations that will open the way for the deployment of DAB+ in French-speaking Belgium, were approved in the Parliament of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. France's CSA has announced a new strategy to “relaunch” the deployment of DAB+ in the country, with the long-term objective is to cover 30 regions and to go from 20–70% coverage of the country by 2020.
From Radio magazine:

Teufel 3sixty with DAB+
18.06.2018 - Germany - Germany
The connection has everything you need. Typically, you will connect via Bluetooth. Is as usual a breeze. I really like Spotify Connect. The Teufel Radio 3sixty is shown in Spotify as an available device and can be controlled directly. DAB + is also a great thing. Finally listen to the radio without any noise and when you are connected to the internet via WLAN you can hear stations from all over the world.
From mobi-test:

39 DAB+ programmes to launch in northern France
18.06.2018 - France - France
From 19 June at 11 o'clock in the northern French city of Lille, the 230,000 inhabitants city near the Belgian border, 39 programs will be received via DAB+. The DAB+ expansion in France will continue in Lyon, Nantes and Alsace.
From Radiowoche:

Skoda Karoq
18.06.2018 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The Karoq gets the same navigation system, but also Bluetooth preparation including WLAN, wireless charging, DAB radio, automatic air conditioning, parking sensors all round, voice control, alloy wheels, silver roof rails and footboards in combination with a vending machine.
From Auto Vandaag:

Progress of DAB+ around the world
18.06.2018 - France - France
Ahead of the launch of DAB+ services in the northern French city of Lille this week, La Lettre Pro investigates the progress of DAB+ across Europe, in Asia-Pacific and in other key markets around the world. Norway is the first country to have switched off FM, while DSO discussions are ongoing for Switzerland, the UK, Denmark, Slovenia and in the northern Italian region of South Tyrol.
From La Lettre Pro:

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak
18.06.2018 - Australia - Australia
The Ford Ranger also packs in Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system that incorporates an 8.0-inch touchscreen DAB+ digital radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – plus an instrument cluster with dual 4.2-inch configurable screens to display everything from sat-nav instructions to safety system statuses.
From Car Advice:

Switzerland looks to prepone FM switchoff to 2021
16.06.2018 - Switzerland - Switzerland
DAB+ was the main topic of a forum organised by Switzerland's public broadcaster SRG on 4 June, where questions on FM switchoff were debated. President of digital working group Digimig Phillip Zahno stated that switchoff could happen as early as 2021, which was confirmed by SwissMediaCast.
From Gorkazumeta:

Škoda KAROQ Clever Edition
16.06.2018 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Every KAROQ already has a complete set of standard equipment, but the KAROQ Clever Edition is the superlative. For example, it is completely digital and connected thanks to Navigation Amundsen with 8-inch color touch screen, Bluetooth telephone preparation including WLAN and Phonebox with wireless charging, DAB digital radio and 1 year ŠKODA Connect - Infotainment Online, Smartlink + and lifetime Mapcare.
From AB-magazine:

DAB+ broadcasting begins in Kyiv
16.06.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
Seven radio stations began broadcasting in DAB+ on 15 June in Kyiv, following the awarding of tenders in March.
From TVnews:

First DAB+ stations switched on in Kyiv
15.06.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
The first DAB+ broadcast took place on 15 June in Kyiv, with seven stations available for listeners. This follows the award of tenders in March.
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