Germany

German parliament adopts new DAB+ legislation
18.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
The revised telecoms law requires all new car radios to be able to receive digital terrestrial radio from 20th Dec 2020 – as required by the European Electronic Communications Code. The law also requires all new consumer radios, capable of displaying a station’s name, to be able to receive digital signals (for example, DAB+ or IP) – from the same date.
From Bundestag:

New DAB+ marketing campaign to launch in Germany
WorldDAB Members News - 16.10.2019 - Deutschlandradio - Germany - Germany
A new DAB+ digital radio campaign is set to launch in Germany this winter. Orchestrated by Deutschlandradio, ARD and other members of Digitalradio Deutschland - the body responsible for promoting DAB+ digital radio in Germany - the campaign will be live on consumers' radio and TV sets from 25 November to 8 December.
From Life PR:

Leipzig and Freiberg multiplexes to start regular services
15.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
Two test multiplexes located in Leipzig and Freiburg, in the German state of Saxony, are due to go into regular operation. The multiplexes, which have been on air as part of a trial since January 2018, will host up to 15 DAB+ stations.
From Radio Woche:

Does 5G make sense for radio?
15.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
The head of technical and infrastructure department at German national public broadcaster Deutschlandradio, Chris Weck, asses 5G and whether or not the technology is suitable for radio broadcasting.
From Radio World:

DAB+ numbers rising in Berlin and Brandenburg on the rise
08.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
According to research conducted by Bitkom, approximately one million people in the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg now own a DAB+ digital radio. However, other regions in the country are leading the way in terms of DAB+ uptake.
From Der Tagesspiegel:

DAB+ reception improves in western Germany
07.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
The German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) has improved DAB+ reception in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany by putting a new transmitter into operation. Hochsauerland and parts of the Rothaar mountains now benefit from improved DAB+ reception.
From Radio Empfang:

DAB+ sees great success throughout Europe
01.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
In this interview, WorldDAB president Patrick Hannon discusses the current state of DAB+ digital radio in Europe, highlighting the reasons behind the success of DAB+ and touching on the importance of the 5 Cs - content, coverage, cars, consumer equipment and communication.
From Infosat:

Media Broadcast expands national DAB+ network in Germany
WorldDAB Members News - 25.09.2019 - Media Broadcast GmbH - Germany - Germany
Media Broadcast has announced its plans to expand Germany's national DAB+ network with the launch of four new transmitters in the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria. One out of four households in Germany are now equipped with a DAB+ radio, and over 68 million people are expected to have access to DAB+ stations at home by the end of 2019.
From Life PR:

Saarland to start DAB+ broadcast
16.09.2019 - Germany - Germany
Media Broadcast said that the media council of the Media Authority in Saarland (LMS) has assigned transmission capacity to Divicon Media on the nationwide DAB+ frequency block 11 C for ten years. Media Broadcast will provide technical services for the DAB+ platform in Saarland, while Divicon Media will be responsible for content and the operation of the broadcast service.
From Telecompaper:

Germany sees 34% increase in DAB+ users in 2019
10.09.2019 - Germany - Germany
The number of households that listen to the radio through the digital radio standard DAB+ in Germany has increased by 34 percent in 2019, according to a report of the media authorities Die Medienanstalten. A total of 23 percent of all the households in the country use DAB+, the report added.
From Telecompaper: