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WorldDAB comment on BBC digital switchover news
22.03.2018 - Austria - Austria - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
It’s clear that the BBC remains fully committed to digital radio across all its platforms and we are pleased that listening over broadcast digital radio continues to grow year on year. The UK radio industry and government have invested in the infrastructure to deliver DAB coverage to over 98% of the population. 62% of homes now have access to a DAB set and 90% of new cars now have DAB as standard.
From WorldDAB:

European Digital Radio Alliance targeting DAB+
21.03.2018 - Austria - Austria
European Digital Radio Alliance chairman Wolfgang Struber has affirmed the group's ambition to make DAB+ the main distribution channel for radio across Europe. Struber is currently awaiting approval for the operation of the multiplex platform for the nationwide operation of DAB+, due to arrive in the first quarter of 2018.
From HORIZONT:

The evolution of DAB+
21.03.2018 - Spain - Spain - Austria - Austria
TEA FM's Chusé Fernández reflects on Radiodays Europe 2018, including on the Norwegian switchover workshop held last Sunday.
From Gorkazumeta:

Norway after FM shut-off: new digital radio stations are a success story
WorldDAB Members News - 20.03.2018 - Digitalradio Norge AS - Norway - Norway - Austria - Austria
Only 3 months after FM was switched off in Norway, a listener survey shows new digital stations have one third of all radio listening. Most radio listeners still tune in to radio, and the new digital stations have shown strong growth.
From Digital Radio Norway:

The Norwegian experiment: switching off FM
20.03.2018 - Austria - Austria
Turning off FM was pretty courageous. In all, a typical Norwegian has moved from five stations on FM to more than 35 on DAB. The last FM transmitters went silent in December, and weekly PPM measurement has been measuring what the audience have been doing; so the special workshop was a way of reporting back to the industry the effect of switching off FM. The answer: surprisingly little.
From Radioinfo:

Test driving an Audi connected car dashboard
WorldDAB Members News - 20.03.2018 - AUDI AG - RadioDNS - Austria - Austria
Audi is a thought leading company when it comes to connected cars. The model has a fully connected dashboard entertainment system, which can use the embedded SIM Card in the car or tether to the SIM from the driver's phone. It can seamlessly switch between the different transmissions of broadcast radio, AM, FM and Digital Radio.
From Radioinfo:

Test driving an Audi connected car dashboard
WorldDAB Members News - 20.03.2018 - AUDI AG - RadioDNS - Austria - Austria
The latest Audi A8 is on display at RadioDays Europe. Audi is a thought leading company when it comes to connected cars. The model on display has a fully connected dashboard entertainment system, which can use the embedded SIM Card in the car or tether to the SIM from the driver's phone. The technology behind the integration includes RadioDNS.
From Asia Radio Today:

Mobile technology 5G as a future for digital radio
13.03.2018 - Austria - Austria
According to Wolfgang Struber of the Digital Radio Austria Association, the analog-terrestrial possibilities in the radio sector (FM) are qualitatively and quantitatively limited by the regulated market and the free access for the listeners. "That's why digital terrestrial is the way to bring radio into the digital future, complemented by the possibilities of the 5G standard, ie an unregulated market with restricted access for listeners," says Struber.
From Opinion Leaders Network:

Radio Days Europe programme confirmed
22.02.2018 - Austria - Austria
Radiodays Europe Vienna 2018 is fast approaching, with a big lineup catering to both public service broadcasters and those from the commercial side, with sessions covering podcasting, advertising, entertainment, business, and music.
From Asia Radio Today:

DAB +: regular operation should start nationwide in 2019
07.02.2018 - Austria - Austria
KommAustria is aiming to obtain a license in the first quarter of 2018 following completion of a more extensive frequency coordination with foreign authorities. Nationwide, the test operation, which was started in 2015, will not be put into regular operation until 2019.
From Horizont: