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    Updated WorldDAB UX Guidelines published


    • New sections on hybrid radio, voice controls and phonemes • New information reflective of North American market • Future areas of work - switching between DAB and other in-car platforms

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    WEBINAR: Broadcast radio’s role in cars of the future – beyond the headlines of the Car Buyers Survey


    This free to attend one-hour webinar: Broadcast radio’s role in cars of the future – beyond the headlines, will take a closer look at the data behind the headlines of the recent Edison Research Car Buyers Survey.

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    Car buyers survey 2021


    Broadcast radio continues to dominate as the most preferred source of in-car entertainment across the globe. Almost all (90%) of the survey respondents say a broadcast radio tuner should be standard equipment in every car, a trend that is consistent across age groups, indicating strong demand among current and future car buyers.

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    Major new milestone for DAB+ in France on 12 October


    Seven years after the commercial launch of DAB+ in Paris, Nice and Marseille, a major step change in the deployment of DAB+ in France takes place on 12 October 2021. 25 national radios stations (19 commercial, 6 public) will launch, covering the major motorway corridors of Paris-Lyon-Marseille.

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    Switzerland will switch off FM end 2024


    Swiss radio broadcasters have decided to shut down FM as originally planned on 31 December 2024. On the same date, FM radio licences will expire. From that date onwards, radio programmes will no longer be broadcast via FM. With the return to the original switch-off date, consumers have more time to switch technology.

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    Collaboration remains critical, say broadcast and automotive leaders


    Leaders across the broadcast and automotive sectors yesterday called for continued collaboration between the two industries, at WorldDAB Automotive 2022 in London. Speakers emphasised the importance of working together to ensure that radio retains its place at the centre of the connected dashboard, and to continue to offer the best possible audio experience for drivers.

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    Paris Radio Show highlights DAB+ growth


    All parts of the French radio industry came together to celebrate the medium at the second edition of the Fete de la Radio during the Paris Radio Show, held at La Seine Musicale earlier this month. Will Jackson & Jean-Marc Dubreuil look back at the digital radio highlights of the event.

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    Radiodays Europe 2022: cars, cooperation, confidence


    Cars, cooperation, and a confidence about radio and audio were key themes of the Radiodays Europe conference. WorldDAB's Communications Manager, Will Jackson, looks back at the event from Malmö, Sweden.

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    Demand grows for small-scale DAB multiplexes in UK


    Groups from across the United Kingdom are submitting applications for the third round of small-scale DAB licensing. Small-scale DAB is an innovative technology which provides a low-cost way for local commercial, community and specialist music services to take to the digital airwaves.

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