United Kingdom

UK government confirms EU receiver legislation compliance
16.07.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The UK government has published a consultation regarding the implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code, confirming it will implement the Article 113, which requires Member States to mandate the installation of digital radio connectivity in all new car vehicles.In the longer term, the UK government will also consider extending this requirement to commercial vehicles and to mandate for the installation of digital connectivity in all domestic radios.
From Gov.uk:

Frontier ships over 50 million DAB and smart radio chips
WorldDAB Members News - 10.07.2019 - Frontier Smart Technologies - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Frontier Smart Technologies, a world-leading provider of consumer Digital Radio technology, reveals that it has shipped over 50 million DAB and Smart Radio chips.The UK company offers a complete range of digital radio solutions – from low cost DAB chips and modules, through to automotive aftermarket software and its newest Smart Radio solution which combines DAB radio, FM radio, internet radio, on-demand music services and podcasts in a single solution.
From Business Weekly:

Ofcom to allow DAB+ only services on small scale multiplexes
08.07.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom is proposing to make all small-scale radio multiplexes offer DAB+ services only. The regulator wants to amend the Digital Radio Technical Code to include the condition so that no original format DAB is allowed.
From Radio Today:

Ofcom plans 100s of new digital radio stations
08.07.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Hundreds of new local digital radio stations could start broadcasting in the UK from 2020, under proposals outlined by broadcast regulator Ofcom. Following successful trials, the regulator is now consulting on how it would implement Government legislation to create a framework for the licensing of small-scale DAB radio on a permanent basis. It would like to hear from interested parties by October 4th and intends to start advertising licences early in 2020.
From Advanced Television:

Nation Broadcasting on the lookout for DAB radio partners
03.07.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Nation Broadcasting is looking for radio stations of all genres and sizes to work alongside it on a number of upcoming DAB digital radio projects being rolled out across the UK. Nation currently operates DAB multiplexes in Mid & West Wales, North Wales and Glasgow. It also has shareholdings in DAB multiplexes in Suffolk and North East Wales & Cheshire.
From Radio Today:

Worldcast enhances Audemat DAB probe
02.07.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Improvements to the Audemat DAB probe include the decoding of FIG tables for a more detailed analysis of the streaming content received; and the display of real audio and PAD bit rates, so broadcasters can visualise the real audio quality and have the possibility to listen to radio remotely. The Audemat DAB probe is designed to monitor DAB signal quality and service continuity at the transmitter site or in a coverage area.
From Radio World:

Coming soon: 2019 Audi Q7
WorldDAB Members News - 27.06.2019 - AUDI AG - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Audi has revealed its facelifted Q7 SUV. The updated version of Audi’s big SUV will be in UK dealerships in the autumn and comes with DAB as a standard.
From Auto Trader UK:

Prices and specs revealed for 2019 Škoda Superb ahead of PHEV arrival
27.06.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The new Škoda Superb comes with DAB as a standard.
From Fleet World:

DAB+ gains momentum in the auto space
26.06.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
As DAB+ continues to establish itself as the future platform for radio across Europe, focus is now shifting to developing the DAB+ experience in the car. On June 20, experts from the broadcasting and automotive industries came together at the WorldDAB Automotive conference in Turin, Italy, to discuss the development and future of DAB+ in the car.
From Radio World:

U.K. radio review may herald end of FM
25.06.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
With U.K. radio moving strongly into the digital realm, the real purpose of the U.K. radio review, which starts soon and is scheduled to conclude sometime in mid-2020, may be to shut down the United Kingdom’s FM Radio broadcasts.
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