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WorldDAB Technical Committee to hold Interoperability workshop in Munich on 27 November 2019
07.08.2019 - Germany - Germany
This year’s interoperability workshop organised by the WorldDAB Technical Committee will be held at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) in Munich, on 27 November 2019, from 09:00-16:00. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a discussion platform for all technical aspects of operating the DAB system. World DAB members register via the website; interested non-members, please email the WorldDAB Project Office.
From WorldDAB:

DAB+ network expansion in western Germany
06.08.2019 - Germany - Germany
Public broadcaster SWR has announced its plans to expand DAB+ network coverage in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate in western Germany. The expansion is set to start in the third quarter of 2019 and continue into 2020.
From Radio Woche:

SWR announces DAB+ expansion plans for western Germany
05.08.2019 - Germany - Germany
Public broadcaster SWR has announced its plans to expand DAB+ network coverage in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate in western Germany. The expansion is set to start in the third quarter of 2019 and continue into 2020.
From Info Digital:

Cabinet of Germany adopts draft law promoting digital radio
01.08.2019 - Germany - Germany
In a move to promote the implementation and uptake of digital radio in Germany, the Cabinet of Germany has adopted a draft law requiring cars and certain consumer radios to be digital. The law is set to be in line with the EECC directive, requires all new car radios in the EU to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio by the end of 2020.
From BMWi:

The best DAB+ devices for home and on the go
30.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
DAB+ digital radio continues to gain significant ground across the globe, and is expected to gradually replace FM over time. Here are some of the noteworthy devices you should be aware of when purchasing a receiver, and the features you should look out for before doing so.
From Trend Blog:

DAB+ at the heart of radio broadcasting's future
26.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
Commenting on the Lower Saxony parliament's decision to end support for DAB+, WorldDAB president Patrick Hannon said the decision would have limited effects, if any at all, adding that with over 75 million receivers already sold worldwide, DAB+ has established itself as the central future platform for broadcasting. In Germany, over 12 million DAB+ receivers have already been sold.
From Meinungs Barometer:

Germany: 5G Media Initiative issues statement about 5G broadcast and radio
26.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
The radio market does not have enough economic potential to drive the market penetration of 5G broadcast. Only when the 5G broadcast market for TV is established, there may be theoretical options for radio broadcasting. Consequently, this means even a market success of 5G broadcast for TV does not automatically mean a potential successful use for radio broadcasting.
From www.5globalnews.com:

DAB+ theme day to bring DAB+ in the spotlight ahead of IFA Berlin
24.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
As DAB+ continues to grow across Europe, radio stations across Germany are uniting ahead of IFA Berlin to take part in a DAB+ themed day. As part of the event, broadcasters will be providing information about DAB+, the benefits it presents and the stations on air across the country, as well as organising various Q&As and interviews.
From Infosat:

DAB+ day at IFA 2019 launches major DAB+ promo campaign
24.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
Stakeholders across the German radio industry come together at IFA Berlin on 5 September for a DAB+ themed day, which kicks off a major cross-platform DAB+ promo campaign in the lead up to Christmas. Germany now has more than 260 regional programmes broadcast on DAB+ and almost every second car off the assembly line now comes with DAB+.
From www.dabplus.de:

5G to complement DAB+ rather than replace it
23.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
5G is very much still in its early stages of development, and a free, nationwide distribution of radio over 5G is not an option - at least for the foreseeable future. DAB+ is well established across the continent and while the introduction of 5G may help to complement DAB+, it certainly isn't considered to replace it.
From Meinungs Barometer: