Another plus for Factum Radioscape and VRT in Belgium
WorldDAB Members News - 19.10.2017 - Factum Radioscape - Belgium - Belgium
With the support of our partners, VRT have now successfully upgraded their services from DAB to DAB+ in Antwerp, Limburg, East Flanders, West Flanders and Flemish Brabant. Factum Radioscape’s encoding software, with its high-quality audio codec library, combined with VRT’s move to DAB+ will deliver all the benefits of the latest digital broadcast technologies.
From Factum Radioscape:

WorldDAB: DAB radio sales near 60 million
19.10.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Switzerland - Switzerland - Germany - Germany - Norway - Norway - Netherlands - Netherlands - France - France - Belgium - Belgium
The number of consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers across Europe and Asia Pacific is nearing a benchmark per a new market report from WorldDAB. According to the report, at the end of Q2 2017, almost 60 million DAB receivers (58,432,000) had been sold, up from 48 million in the previous year.
From Radio World:

VRT radio stations go digital
17.10.2017 - Belgium - Belgium
On 17 October, all of the Belgian public broadcaster VRT’s radio channels began broadcasting via DAB+. VRT is now simulcasting its stations Radio 1, Radio 2, Klara, Studio Brussel and MNM on FM and DAB+, while it is also making available its online radio selections, which include MNM Hits, Klara Continuo and VRT NWS, on DAB+.
From Radio World:

DAB digital radio sales approach 60 million worldwide
17.10.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Germany - Germany - Norway - Norway - Belgium - Belgium - Netherlands - Netherlands - Australia - Australia - Denmark - Denmark - Italy - Italy - France - France - Switzerland - Switzerland
WorldDAB’s latest market report reveals that, by the end of Q2 2017, almost 60 million consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers (58,432,000) had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific – up from 48 million one year earlier.
From WorldDAB:

All VRT stations now on DAB+
17.10.2017 - Belgium - Belgium
From today, all VRT stations (Radio 1, Radio 2, Klara, Studio Brussels, MNM) and the additional digital channels (MNM Hits, Klara Continuo, VRT NWS) will now be available on DAB+.
From VRT:

VRT will switch to DAB+ on October 17th
11.10.2017 - Belgium - Belgium
The Flemish public broadcaster VRT is switching from DAB to DAB+. On Tuesday, October 17th, all radio broadcasts will be converted to the newer standard..
From Radio.NL:

New radio? Choose DAB+
11.10.2017 - Belgium - Belgium
From next Tuesday, all VRT radio stations are also available in DAB+, the new digital radio standard...
From VRT:

European Parliament calls for a European Interoperability Standard for Digital Radio
09.10.2017 - Germany - Germany - Belgium - Belgium
European Parliament have called for a European standard for the promotion of digital radio in the EU- this was shared by the ARD and the ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers´ Association in a joint press release.
From ARD:

European markets announce support for European DAB receiver standards
25.09.2017 - Germany - Germany - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Norway - Norway - Switzerland - Switzerland - Netherlands - Netherlands - Belgium - Belgium - Italy - Italy
European digital radio markets came together recently to announce support for the newly published ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) Euro standard for DAB digital radio. This standard has been agreed as the Minimum Specification for DAB digital radio receivers across Europe and is supported by WorldDAB and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), as well as broadcasters and manufacturers in Germany, the UK, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy.
From content + technology :

Digital Radio grows in Northern Europe
20.09.2017 - Norway - Norway - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Netherlands - Netherlands - Denmark - Denmark - Germany - Germany - Switzerland - Switzerland - Poland - Poland - Belgium - Belgium - France - France
With 50 million receivers now sold, DAB radio is popular in Norway, the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and is growing in Poland, Belgium and France. In Norway, DAB receivers are now supplied in 98% of new cars, in 88% in the UK, and 66% in Switzerland. During the WorldDAB session at IBC2017, Patrick Hannon, President WorldDAB, reaffirmed the call from EU authorities to halt the sales of analogue-only radio receivers in Europe.
From Rai: