Australia

Commercial radio stakeholders want a nationwide roll out of DAB+ for emergencies
17.02.2020 - Australia - Australia
Commercial radio stakeholders in Australia are calling on the Federal Government to spend $80 million in an accelerated rollout of DAB+ technology, with SCA’s Grant Blackley and Commercial Radio Australia's Joan Warner both voicing their support for this initiative.
From Radio Info:

Commercial radio in Australia reaches new heights with DAB+
WorldDAB Members News - 30.01.2020 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
More than 10 million people listened to commercial radio each week last year across metropolitan cities - the record figure represents a 1.4% increase from the year prior, and a 9.7% increase in the last five years. In that same period, the number of those listening to DAB+ in their car in metropolitan centres rose by 107.9 percent.
From Bandt.com.au:

DAB+ launches in Mandurah
18.12.2019 - Australia - Australia
Mandurah is set to become the ninth city in Australia to launch DAB+ digital radio, when the free to air broadcast technology is rolled out to western Australia’s second largest city on December 23. DAB+ was launched in Canberra, Darwin and Hobart earlier this year, and has been available in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth since 2009.
From Commercial Radio Australia:

Viva Leisure launches dedicated radio station on DAB+
17.12.2019 - Australia - Australia
Viva Leisure, the Australian health and fitness club provider, has announced the launch of Club Lime Radio, a radio station available to listeners in Canberra on DAB+. The dedicated radio station has been setup in partnership with Canberra FM Radio, a joint venture between the Australian Radio Network and Southern Cross Austereo..
From Australian Leisure:

Radio welcomes government response to digital platforms inquiry
12.12.2019 - Australia - Australia
Commercial Radio Australia has welcomed the Australian government’s response to the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry. The government accepted the overriding conclusion that there is a need for reform to better protect consumers, improve transparency, recognise power imbalances and ensure that substantial market power is not used to lessen competition in media and advertising services markets.
From Commercial Radio Australia:

Edge Radio gains access to DAB+ service in Hobart
09.12.2019 - Australia - Australia
Youth broadcaster, and community radio station, Edge Radio, will be allowed to provide a DAB+ digital radio service in Hobart despite being in the RA3 licence area for the city.
From Radio Info:

CRA launches largest DAB+ radio campaign
03.12.2019 - Australia - Australia
The new multimedia marketing campaign is the largest ever DAB+ campaign commissioned by the commercial radio industry since DAB+ services launched in Australia 10 years ago. he first phase of the campaign will run during December 2019 and January 2020 and will consist of short and long-form video content and four radio ads.
From Bandt.com:

CRA launches largest DAB+ campaign to date
02.12.2019 - Australia - Australia
The commercial radio industry has launched a landmark consumer-focused DAB+ digital radio campaign. The new multimedia marketing campaign is the largest ever DAB+ campaign commissioned by the commercial radio industry since DAB+ services launched in Australia 10 years ago.
From Commercial Radio Australia:

SCA carries out testing on Adelaide DAB+ channels
25.11.2019 - Australia - Australia
SCA has begun an experiment in Adelaide that puts its live local breakfast show on air across each of its DAB+ stations in that city. SCA CEO Grant Blackley said “This is a test of what can be done. We have built reach with our analog and digital strategy, but something was missing", adding that "if this works it will give a high level of personalisation, with different music choices for listeners.”
From Radio Info:

Digital Radio vs. 5G
22.11.2019 - Australia - Australia
Australian broadcast technical author Alan Hughes discusses digital radio, 5G, and the reasons why the former is better suited to support broadcasting.
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