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Digital radio boost plan for Northern Ireland announced at the Belfast Media Festival
16.11.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The project will bring together radio broadcasters, retailers and manufacturers to communicate the benefits of digital radio. Digital radio listening is becoming increasingly popular in Northern Ireland, with half of all adults now having access to a DAB digital radio at home.
From Radio Today:

Bauer Media to launch the Greatest Hits Radio nationwide on DAB in the UK
15.11.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Bauer Media has confirmed the launch of a new national radio brand – Greatest Hits Radio, that will air on DAB nationwide across the UK from 7 January. The news follows from the launch of the nationwide DAB station Hits Radio in June.
From Bauer Media:

Bauer launches new national DAB station in the UK
15.11.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Bauer Media has confirmed the launch of a new national radio brand – Greatest Hits Radio, that will air on DAB nationwide across the UK from 7 January.
From Music Week:

EU Parliament backs digital radio in cars
15.11.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The European Parliament in its Plenary session voted to adopt the new European Electronic Communications Code. This Directive will require all new car radios in the EU to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio. This requirement is in addition to any FM or AM functionality which manufacturers may wish to include.
From Asia Radio Today:

EU Parliament backs digital radio in cars
14.11.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The European Parliament has voted in its Plenary session to adopt the new European Electronic Communications Code, requiring all new car radios in the EU to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio. The next steps for the Directive are: first, formal approval by the Council and, second, publication in the Official Journal of the European Union – at which point the Directive enters into force. These steps are expected to be completed in early 2019.
From WorldDAB:

BBC to launch 18-Month hybrid radio trial with DTS
WorldDAB Members News - 12.11.2018 - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - Xperi Corporation - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The trial will include all BBC radio services and test the listening experience between broadcast (FM, DAB, DAB+) and BBC metadata on the move.
From Radio World:

More than 400 applications for small-scale DAB in the UK
09.11.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
More than 400 applications have been submitted across the United Kingdom as part of the latest call for expressions of interest for small-scale DAB locations. The expressions of interest will indicate pattern of likely demand for UK Ofcom to determine the future spectrum of small-scale DAB licences.
From Radio Today:

Strong demand from industry for small-scale DAB
09.11.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
A call for expressions of interest in running small-scale DAB multiplexes and services has confirmed great demand from operators and broadcasters.
From a516 Digital:

Radio’s robustness in a competitive audio environment
WorldDAB Members News - 08.11.2018 - Digital Radio UK - Radioplayer - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Radiocentre’s Chief Executive Siobhan Kenny joined experts from around the world at WorldDAB General Assembly in Berlin to discuss key developments in the digital radio space, including the importance of a multiplatform approach with DAB forming an integral part of the mix. Also discussed was the rise of national brands and brand extensions on DAB giving audiences and advertisers more choice.
From Radiocentre:

WorldDAB General Assembly 2018: Digital Radio DAB + an indispensable part of a hybrid dissemination strategy
07.11.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
DAB+ is an indispensable part of digital radio listening and is also growing together with new technological achievements such as voice control - those were key messages from the first day at WorldDAB General Assembly 2018 in Berlin.
From dabplus.de: