DAB+ Regio in NRW: Milling Broadcast Services applies as platform operator

05.07.2024 - Germany Germany

The application deadline for the regionalised DAB+ multiplexes in North Rhine-Westphalia ended on 27.06.2024. According to Medienanstalt NRW, 53 applications were received from radio broadcasters. In addition, four platform providers have applied. Among them is Milling Broadcast Services, as RADIOSZENE has now exclusively learnt. Christian Milling told Radioszene they had not applied for the whole of NRW. "We restricted ourselves to area 1 (Cologne/Bonn/Aachen)," he said. "Our company is based in the distribution area, more precisely in the Eifel. And we can see in many places that even 13 years after the introduction of DAB+, rural regions are being neglected in terms of coverage. For local radio stations in particular, it is absolutely not expedient to only be receivable in the metropolises. We want to change that. We all know how important reliable terrestrial radio reception is, especially after the flood in the Ahr valley three years ago."

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