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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+.
From WorldDAB:

Small-scale DAB pioneer wins royal recognition
08.06.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Rashid Mustapha, a radio engineer from Brighton who works for the industry regulator Ofcom, has been made an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. In 2012, he carried out the first test of small-scale digital audio broadcasting (DAB) in the country in Brighton, pioneering the groundbreaking approach to broadcasting known as small-scale DAB.
From Brighton & Hove News:

Nation Broadcasting launch second DAB transmitter for Glasgow DAB trial multiplex
06.06.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Nation Broadcasting has upgraded its small-scale DAB multiplex in Glasgow with the launch of a second transmitter. The new signal now synchronises with the first transmitter to create a Single Frequency Network (SFN). The improvement will boost coverage in and around the city centre, as well as to the north and west.
From Radio Today:

Excerpts from the WorldDAB UX design guidelines
29.05.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
WorldDAB's latest version of the User Experience (UX) Design Guidelines for auto manufacturers and broadcasters, which is based on consumer research carried out in five different countries, details how to deliver the best possible digital radio user experience in the car.
From Radio World:

Best DAB radios
29.05.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Digital audio broadcasting offers a more robust radio listening experience than classic analogue, with the capacity for way more stations and the potential for superior sound quality. A dedicated DAB radio is all it takes to benefit from this digital listening platform - here are eight of the best currently available in the UK.
From Shortlist:

Promax launches new DAB+ modulator
23.05.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Promax has introduced a new type of demodulator for DAB and DAB+ that can be installed into its Ranger Neo field strength meters. The Promax Ranger can identify, demodulate and measure the essential quality reception parameters for digital radio.
From Broadband TV News:

Digital radio erases boundaries
20.05.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
More than 60% of the UK population now tunes in to digital radio - via DAB, digital TV or the internet - every week, with this percentage continuously rising. According to the latest data released by Rajar, over 70% of all digital listening is done on DAB+.
From The Times:

Increasing number of DAB+ listeners in the UK
20.05.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
According to the latest data released by Rajar, over half of all radio listening (56.4 percent) taking place in the UK is digital. More than two-thirds of digital listening (71.6 percent) is attributable to DAB+.
From Radio Szene:

Minister confirms digital radio review as listening reaches new heights
16.05.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The government has announced the launch of a review of the radio industry later this year, concluding in mid-2020. The review will take into account the full range of ways people listen to the radio, including analogue, DAB and online listening through apps and smart speakers. According to data released this week, DAB digital radio now accounts for 71.6% of digital listening and 40.4% of all listening in the UK.
From WorldDAB:

DAB leads the way as digital listening sees strongest-ever growth
16.05.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Digital listening has reached a new record share of 56.4%, up from 50.9% in Q1 2018, according to RAJAR Q1 2019 data released today. Propelled by the ever-strengthening digital content offering alongside the proliferation of DAB digital radios, DAB digital radio leads the way, claiming over 71.6% of digital listening, and over 40% of all listening.
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