France

France's DAB+ allocation tender plans announced
08.08.2018 - France - France
The French media watchdog CSA launched its national DAB+ allocation tender process last week, with the intention that within eight years, 90% of the motorways and 75% of the metropolitan regions will be covered. Candidates have until 7 November to submit their applications.
From Radiovisie:

France's CSA explains national DAB+ rollout plans
06.08.2018 - France - France
The French broadcast regulator the Conseil Superieur de l’audiovisuel has launched a call for DAB+ applications at the national level for the first time, with the initial focus on developing services in the metropolitan regions of Brittany and Corsica and its surrounding highways. The tender is aimed at only national radio stations, and requires 90% of the motorway network to be covered within eight years, as well as 80% of Brittany, and 80% of Corsica’s territorial routes and 75% of its metropolitan population. The final date for submissions is 21 November.
From Radio NL:

CSA launches call for DAB+ applications at the national level in France
01.08.2018 - France - France
The French broadcast regulator the Conseil Superieur de l’audiovisuel has launched a call for DAB+ applications at the national level for the first time, with the initial focus on developing services in the metropolitan regions of Brittany and Corsica and its surrounding highways. The tender is aimed at only national radio stations, and requires 90% of the motorway network to be covered within eight years, as well as 80% of Brittany, and 80% of Corsica’s territorial routes and 75% of its metropolitan population. The final date for submissions is 21 November.
From La Lettre Pro:

New DAB+ tenders launched in France
31.07.2018 - France - France
The CSA has officially launched the calls for applications in 13 new major regions of France, but also a metropolitan call for more than two national networks. In parallel, new services will launch in Lyon and Strasbourg by end of the year, authorisations have been issued for areas around Rouen and Nantes, and applications have been submitted for Bordeaux and Toulouse.
From La Lettre Pro:

CSA: new call for DAB+ applications
31.07.2018 - France - France
The CSA has launched a new call for applications for DAB+ services in the Bordeaux, Dijon, Lyon, Marseille and Poitiers. The final submission date is 7 November.
From La Lettre Pro:

CSA launches call for DAB+ applications at the national level in France
31.07.2018 - France - France
The French broadcast regulator the Conseil Superieur de l’audiovisuel has launched a call for DAB+ applications at the national level for the first time, with the initial focus on developing services in the metropolitan regions of Brittany and Corsica and its surrounding highways. The tender is aimed at only national radio stations, and requires 90% of the motorway network to be covered within eight years, as well as 80% of Brittany, and 80% of Corsica’s territorial routes and 75% of its metropolitan population. The final date for submissions is 21 November.
From CSA.fr:

CSA plans public consultation before DAB+ applications in Paris, Marseille and Nice
26.07.2018 - France - France
France's media regulator Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) will conduct a public consultation period ahead of accepting applications to launch new DAB+ services in Paris, Marseille and Nice. Submissions will be accepted until 19 September.
From CSA.fr:

JBL launches a portable radio, the Tuner
24.07.2018 - France - France
Compatible with digital radio (DAB+) and FM radio, the Tuner also has a small LCD screen to display information about the station being listened to - via RDS compatibility in the case of FM. Ten shortcut buttons on the top of the speaker allow the recording of as many favorite stations: 5 in FM, and 5 in DAB.
From Les Numeriques:

DAB+ live for 51 stations in five French provinces
24.07.2018 - France - France
After the cities of Paris, Marseille, Nice and Lille, now 51 radio stations in the Hauts-de-France region covering five of the most northern provinces of France have started DAB + broadcasts. This is part of a transition strategy by the Conseil superieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) for DAB+ to reach 70% of the French population by 2020.
From Broadcasterinfo:

All about digital terrestrial radio
11.07.2018 - France - France
Arriving in June 2014 around Paris, Marseille and Nice, the digital terrestrial radio (DAB+) expanded its field of action last June with more than 50 stations available in digital around Lille and several areas of the North and Pas-de-Calais. According to the CSA, the future of radio in France will be hybrid, with receivers capable of capturing all existing formats: FM, DAB+ and internet.
From AVCesar: