Berlin to benefit from improved DAB+ reception
16.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
A new DAB+ antenna system has been put in operation at the Scholzplatz transmitter in west Berlin. The new antenna is expected to provide improved reception for DAB+ receivers located within a 50 km radius of the transmission site.
From Radio Empfgang:

3.76 million daily DAB+ listeners in Germany
10.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
Over 3.7 million people listen to DAB+ radio per day in Germany, according to the latest figures revealed by MA's audio market report.This marks the first time the report includes separate figures for DAB+ listening, highlighting yet again the growing popularity of DAB+ in Germany.
From Radio Woche:

Baden-Württemberg seeks regional multiplex renewal
09.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
The Baden-Württemberg Communications Institute has submitted an application to initiate the procedure for the extension of the regional multiplex license in the southwestern state. The current license, which is due to end on 30 November 2020, is expected to be extended to 2026. Small-scale DAB+ trials are also set to take place in 2020 and beyond.
From Radio Szene:

No alternative to DAB+ says Deutschlandradio
WorldDAB Members News - 09.07.2019 - Deutschlandradio - Germany - Germany
According to the general manager of Deutschlandradio Stefan Raue, the high costs and lengthy procedures associated with the development of 5G networks means the technology is not a viable solution for radio, and certainly not a viable alternative for DAB+. which is cost-effective, offers a high-quality listening experience, and is accessible to listeners free of charge.
From Golem:

Public and private broadcasters in Germany back DAB+
04.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
In this interview, senior figures from the public and private radio industry in Germany - Deutschlandradio's Stefan Raue and Die Neue Welle's Willi Schreiner - highlight the strong growth and future prospects for DAB+ in Germany and across Europe.
From Medien Politik:

German-speaking BRF2 station starts DAB+ broadcasts in Wallonia, Belgium
01.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
The German-speaking Belgian radio now broadcasts its programs in parts of Wallonia as well as in Brussels via DAB+. As of this week, the hit station from Eupen can be received in the provinces of Liège, Namur, Luxembourg and in the capital.
From Radio Woche:

DAB + in Bavaria: every third person has a receiver
01.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
Over 31 percent of the population aged 14 and over in Bavaria has access to at least one DAB+ receiver at home and/or in the car - approximately 3.5 million people, and about 600,000 more than a year ago. The number of DAB+ car radios in the Bavarian state has also increased by about 180,000 over the past 12 months.

All Bavarian radio stations on DAB+ from 2020
WorldDAB Members News - 28.06.2019 - Bayerische Landeszentrale fur neue Medien (BLM) - Germany - Germany
Bavaria is to become the first federal state in Germany in which all FM radio stations are also broadcast in DAB+, as of 2020. Commenting on the announcement, the president of BLM - the regulatory authority for new media in Bavaria - stated that digital radio had reached the "point of no return".
From Heise:

Deutschlandradio switches to DAB+ in three Bavarian cities
25.06.2019 - Germany - Germany
Deutschlandradio has announced it will be switching off its FM frequencies in three Bavarian cities in coming months - Amberg, Füssen and Kempten. Once the switch off is complete, the public broadcaster will instead rely on distribution via DAB+.
From Radio Woche:

Licence extension for first national multiplex in Germany
21.06.2019 - Germany - Germany
The licence for the first national multiplex in Germany has been extended until 31 December 2035. This extension provides long term security for planning and investment decisions regarding the development of DAB+ in Germany.