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UK DAB listening figures grow by 6.5 percent year on year
WorldDAB Members News - 01.08.2019 - Digital Radio UK - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
According to RAJAR Q2 2019 data released today, listening via DAB grew by 23.9 million hours (or by 6.5%) year on year to now account for 38.6% of all listening, and 69% of digital listening. Digital listening share has increased to 56%, up from 50.2% in Q2 2018, while in-car digital listening grew by 20% year on year, reaching a new record share of 41.8%.
From Digital Radio UK:

Digital radio, an opportunity to redefine the radio experience
29.07.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
DAB enables an expanded assortment of broadcast channels, and an additional range of capabilities suited to the new connected listening environment presented by automobiles. What's more, the onset of digital radio has also opened the door to hybrid radio experiences capable of switching between streaming and broadcast sources for the same station.
From Radio World:

Fun Kids Junior spin-off radio station launches on DAB+
23.07.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Fun Kids has launched its first spin-off *service* for preschoolers and their parents called Fun Kids Junior.
From Radio Today:

An update from the WorldDAB Automotive Working Group
19.07.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Digital radio in the car has come a long way over the past year, with a number of exciting developments taking place both internally, within WorldDAB and the WorldDAB Automotive Working Group, as well as on a pan-European level, with the introduction of the EECC Directive. This article recapitulates some of the key highlights, research and developments brought about by the work of WorldDAB and the WorlddDAB Automotive Working Group.
From WorldDAB:

New company offers support for small-scale DAB
17.07.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
A new company has launched to help make small scale DAB radio work for communities around the UK. Opendab will partner with community and commercial radio broadcasters to offer information and knowledge to those applying for an SSDAB licence. The start of the service has been timed to coincide with Parliament getting ready to pass SSDAB legislation ahead of Ofcom advertising licences.
From Radio Today:

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.
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