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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.
From Radio World:

Radioplayer appoints Laurence Harrison, WorldDAB Automotive Working Group Chair, as Automotive Partnership Director
WorldDAB Members News - 24.06.2019 - Radioplayer - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
International non-profit radio platform Radioplayer has appointed Laurence Harrison to the brand new position of Automotive Partnerships Director. In his new role, Laurence will be responsible for leading ambitious efforts to get hybrid radio interfaces into internet-enabled cars in Europe. Laurence will continue to serve as Chair of the WorldDAB Automotive Working Group, where he has led successful projects to define User Experience guidelines for car radios.
From Radioplayer:

Heart launches dance station nationally on DAB+
WorldDAB Members News - 21.06.2019 - Global - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The pop network Heart in the United Kingdom has a new digital sister: Heart Dance. The station can be received nationally on DAB+ and via the internet. After Dance Extra and Heart 80's, Heart Dance is already the third theme channel of Heart that can be received via DAB+. The station is a spin-off from the popular weekend programme "Club Classics" in which you can hear the best dance hits of the 90s and 70s.
From Radio.NL:

BBC World Service launches in Italy via DAB+
WorldDAB Members News - 18.06.2019 - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - Italy - Italy - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
For the first time, DAB+ listeners in Italy can tune in to the BBC World Service in English. Thanks to an agreement with DAB+ multiplex provider Eurodab Italia, the network’s rich mix of BBC News, documentaries, business, sports, arts and science programmes are now available across the country.
From BBC:

Ofcom makes revisions to DAB technical rules for broadcasters
11.06.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom has made revisions to the technical rules that digital radio DAB broadcasters need to follow. The rules ensure that digital radio signals are transmitted in a uniform way, and do not conflict or interfere with each other, starting today.In brief, changes are made surrounding ACI/blocking procedures, Spectrum masks for DAB, and dropping the requirements to gain extra permission to broadcast using DAB+.
From Radio Today:

DAB digital radio sales reach 75 million worldwide
11.06.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
WorldDAB’s latest market report reveals that by the end of Q4 2018, over 75 million consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific – up from 65 million in Q4 2017. Available to download as an infographic, the new data published by WorldDAB draws on multiple sources to give a comprehensive overview of the latest statistics on DAB receiver sales, road and population coverage, household penetration and the number of national stations on DAB/DAB+.
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