Switzerland

DAB+ radio sales to boom in 2019
11.01.2019 - Switzerland - Switzerland
According to a survey conducted by PCtipp in 2018, sales of DAB+ radios in Switzerland are expected to boom throughout 2019. This marks the first time DAB+ radios are featured within the top four devices desired by consumers in Switzerland, alongside laptops, smartphones and TVs.
From Computer World:

37 new DAB + transmitters for Switzerland in 2018
04.01.2019 - Switzerland - Switzerland
In 2018, Switzerland's SwissMediaCast continued to make significant investments in the expansion of DAB+ terrestrial digital broadcasting with the launch of 37 new transmitters across the country as it prepares for a digital switchover. With the construction of the SMC D-CH 02 radio multiplex now complete, SwissMediaCast is turning its focus to the SMC D-CH 03 multiplex which is expected to be completed this year.
From Digitalni Radio:

Positive year for SwissMediaCast with DAB+ expansion set to continue into 2019
19.12.2018 - Switzerland - Switzerland
37 new transmitters were put into operation for the DCH 02 and DCH 03 ensembles as part of the 2018 expansion phase, with the former being largely completed, and the latter set to be completed in 2019.
From Infosat:

New DAB+ radio programs available in Neuchâtel
03.12.2018 - Switzerland - Switzerland
Since the start of October, eleven new radio programs have appeared on DAB+ in Neuchâtel. DAB + is gradually replacing the FM, which is expected to disappear in Switzerland by 2024 at the latest.
From arcinfo.ch:

Switzerland: increased financial support for local radio
26.09.2018 - Switzerland - Switzerland
About two thirds of the additional resources (8.4 million francs) go to the 13 regional televisions holding a concession, and a good third to the 21 radio rights holders. With regard to the planned amount for radio, 85% goes to commercial radio stations in the peripheral and mountain regions, and 15% to non-commercial supplementary radios.
From La Lettre Pro:

Increased funding for Swiss radio as part of DAB+ transition
25.09.2018 - Switzerland - Switzerland
The Swiss Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) in Switzerland will increase the financial support for licensed local radio stations and regional TV by CHF 13.5 million as of 1 January, totalling CHF 81 million as a result of a decision taken in 2017. The decision will also extend the licences of regional radio stations, as part of the DAB+ transition in Switzerland.
From InfoSat:

DAB+ coverage to increase in Swiss tunnels
18.09.2018 - Switzerland - Switzerland
Tunnels in the Italian-speaking regions of Switzerland are set to receive DAB+ signals, with the motorway between Ticino and Mesolcina already covered, while tests are running between Airolo and Chiasso and in the canton of Grisons. All services should be ready for full transmissions by the end of November.
From Ticino Online:

New voice-controlled hybrid radio unveiled at IBC2018
WorldDAB Members News - 14.09.2018 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - Switzerland - Switzerland
The world's first voice-controlled hybrid radio was unveiled at IBC2018 last Friday. An initiative between European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the NAB's PILOT innovation initiative. "“Radio reaches 85 percent of European citizens every week, overwhelmingly through free-to-air broadcast FM and DAB+. But smart speakers and other voice-controlled devices are becoming an important platform for innovation in radio. By demonstrating that combining the best of broadcast and the internet generates value for both content producers and audiences, the EBU and NAB are working to ensure that the vital role of radio and its benefits for communities and societies are maintained,” said Ben Poor, EBU project manager.
From All Access:

German-speaking Swiss DAB+ station expands further in country's south-east
WorldDAB Members News - 08.09.2018 - SRG SSR - Switzerland - Switzerland
German-speaking Swiss station Radio Südostschweiz has expanded its DAB+ reception area to the canton of Graubünden and the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino.
From Radiowoche:

The "Swiss Radio Player" is live
WorldDAB Members News - 30.08.2018 - OFCOM Switzerland - Switzerland - Switzerland
As announced in May, the Association of Swiss Private Radio (VSP), Unikom and Radio Régionales Romandes (RRR) have launched the Swiss Radio Player on the occasion of Swiss Radio Day, with about 130 stations to be available on the app. The three associations together with the SRG each have a 25 percent share.
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