DAB+ national commercial radio stations network improves in the Netherlands
30.12.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
National commercial radio stations have further improved their DAB+ reception in parts of the Netherlands as digital radio continues to make headway in Europe. There are currently 39 commercial radio stations available to listeners in the Netherlands on DAB+.

High interest in temporary DAB+ licences in the Netherlands
03.12.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Over 90 applications for temporary DAB+ licences have been received by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate in response to the call for tenders launched in October 2019.

Error correction can help reduce high-power requirements for small-scale DAB+
28.11.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate recently published a market consultation on DAB, according to which, broadcasting with better error correction can ensure that high powers are required for local DAB+ networks, although this is only possible if the number of stations on one same multiplex is limited to approximately half.

Ziggo to switch off FM services
26.11.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Ziggo, the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, has announced it will be switching off its FM radio services. Ziggo will continue to offer radio services digitally, and is expected to do so digitally, including on DAB+, through its cable network.
From RTV:

In-car DAB+ on the rise in the Netherlands
14.11.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
According to the latest data revealed by Jato Dynamics, in the first half of 2019, 96% of the top ten best selling car models in the Netherlands came with DAB+ digital radios included as standard.

Broadcast Partners organises DAB+ informative sessions in the Netherlands
13.11.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Broadcast Partners will be holding various informative evening sessions for any broadcasters looking to get on board with DAB+. The sessions will take place across a number of locations in the Netherlands - namely Amersfoort, Gilze, Amsterdam and Temeuzen - between 19-26 November.
From Broadcast Partners:

Ziggo to switch off FM services in the Netherlands
30.10.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Ziggo, the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, has announced that it will be switching off its analogue FM cable radio network within its entire service area in the next fourteen months.
From Totaal TV:

Temporary local DAB+ licences consultation launched in the Netherlands
22.10.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate has launched its consultation for the distribution of temporary DAB+ permits in the Netherlands, with the intention to launch 22 services by 31 August 2022. Interested parties have until 3 December to submit their applications.

DAB+ in the Netherlands more popular amongst 25-65 year olds
18.10.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
According to the annual survey published by the the Central Bureau of Statistics, 16% of 25-65 year olds say they own a DAB+ radio, while 45% say they have heard of DAB+ digital radio.

DAB+ digital radio – the most affordable way to broadcast radio
WorldDAB Members News - 14.10.2019 - Arqiva - Netherlands - Netherlands
This study presented by Arqiva at IBC 2019 delves into the economic parameters of radio transmissions, comparing DAB, FM and IP broadcasts, arguing that DAB+ provides the most affordable means of distribution for radio broadcasts.
From WorldDAB: