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UK to become the first market to exceed 70% digital adspend
09.12.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The UK ad market is expected to grow by 4.9% in 2020, up from 3.2% in 2019, according to Zenith's latest Advertising Expenditure Forecasts. Driving that growth will be a 6.9% jump in digital spending, Zenith said - and by 2022, the agency expects that 71% of UK adspend will be allocated to digital media.
From Mediatel:

The Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame: Pure Evoke-1 DAB Digital Radio
14.11.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The availability of the Pure Evoke-1 helped DAB finally take off in the United Kingdom, and there are now over 40 countries with radio stations that conform to DAB or DAB+ standards. As for Pure, the company said its cumulative DAB radio sales exceeded 5 million units as of 2014.
From IEEE Spectrum:

Bauer launches new DAB+ station dedicated to musicals in London
14.11.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The new station, named Magic at the Musicals, will be available on DAB+ in and around London from Thursday 21st November 2019, offering targeted access to a premium and distinctive audience of musical loving fans of all ages.
From Radio Today:

Which DAB+ digital radio should you buy?
14.11.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Whether you're looking for a decent-sounding digital radio for the kitchen, an alarm radio for your bedside table, or a radio you can take on the go, we have the best option for you – whatever your budget. Here are the 5 best DAB radios available in the UK today.
From Techradar:

Podcast Radio to launch on DAB+ in London
14.11.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
A radio station playing nothing but podcasts will launch in London shortly on DAB+ via the London 2 multiplex. Podcast Radio will showcase podcasts from all over the globe enabling content providers to market and promote their audio across broadcast radio.
From Radio Today:

Over 100 reply to Ofcom’s small scale DAB consultation
31.10.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom has received over a hundred replies in its consultation on the future of small scale DAB licensing. One of the proposals by Ofcom is to limit every Small Scale DAB multiplex to DAB+ transmissions.
From Ofcom:

Ofcom awards Channel Islands DAB to Bailiwick Broadcasting
31.10.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Bailiwick Broadcasting - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nation Broadcasting - has won the bid to provide a local DAB digital radio multiplex to the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey for a period of 12 years. The company plans to broadcast 25 services to Jersey, Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney using three transmitters.
From Radio Today:

Digital listening in the UK reaches new height
24.10.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Digital listening share in the UK has increased to a new record of 56.8%, up from 52.4% in Q3 2018. Listening via DAB grew by 2 million hours (or by 0.5%) year on year to now account for 39.7% of all listening and 70% of digital listening. With 93% of new cars now coming with DAB as standard, the majority of in car growth was to DAB which increased by 13.1 million hours or 15.5%
From Rajar:

Talksport seeks to reduce AM coverage in favour of digital
23.10.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom has today published a consultation on a proposed variation to Talksport’s national analogue radio licence, seeking to reduce its medium wave (AM) coverage across the UK, from 95.4% to 93%. The station would continue to be available to listeners in the relevant areas through DAB digital radio, on television and on the internet.
From Ofcom:

Global to launch 24 hour rolling news radio station on DAB+
23.10.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Global is taking its London rolling news service national and around the clock as it launches LBC News nationwide on DAB+. The UK’s only other rolling news service, News Radio UK, is available on a number of local DAB multiplexes.
From Radio Today: