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Digital audio boost a result of the industry's hard work
22.02.2019 - Australia - Australia
Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) revealed the number of digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radios grew by 930,000 last year in Australia, helping to boost average weekly audience for digital-only radio by more than two million. According to CRA's CEO Joan Warner, Australian radio is one of the most innovative radio industries in the world, and the medium’s growth will lead to new opportunities for advertisers.
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Sangean launches new DAB+ pocket radio
21.02.2019
The new DAB+ DPR-64 pocket radio weighs 232 grams and is ideal for mobile use at home and in the office as well as for outdoor activities.
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Factum Radioscape and KPN Continue DAB Wave in The Netherlands
21.02.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Factum Radioscape have been chosen by Dutch telecommunications company KPN to supply and support their new DAB broadcast platform, ENMUXA. Factum Radioscape will also be supplying 2 monitoring products from their OBSERVA range - the Field Monitor, designed for mobile measurements and the Multiplex Supervisor, providing SMNP alarms and system validation.
From Factum Radioscape:

DAB+ a big part of the digital audio revolution
20.02.2019 - France - France
The growing popularity of DAB+ was evident at this year's European Radio Show in Paris, which featured a number of sessions centered around the rise of digital radio in France and beyond. Having recently announced the obligation for French manufacturers to include DAB+ in their receivers, the CSA is now starting to consider a potential date for the switch off of the FM.
From La Lettre Pro:

Lille holds DAB+ concert to celebrate DAB+
20.02.2019 - France - France
The concert, which was organised by Africa n°1 and TV channel Melody d'Afrique to celebrate the launch of DAB+, brought together African music enthusiasts and professionals and featured a range of African artists including Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango.
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WorldDAB organises DAB+ workshop at ABU DBS 2019
WorldDAB Members News - 20.02.2019 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - Malaysia - Malaysia
WorldDAB’s half-day workshop titled 'DAB+ - understanding the business case', will touch on a number of topics including DAB+ developments in the Asia Pacific region, European legislation and the latest DAB+ technical development, broadcast or 4G/5G, as well as connected vehicles and what broadcasters need to do to ensure their place in the digital dashboard.
From Asia Radio Today:

Digital Radio Summit 2019 overview
WorldDAB Members News - 19.02.2019 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - Switzerland - Switzerland
The sessions at the EBU's Digital Radio Summit included a keynote session on the latest developments since the digital switch over in Norway, a number of sessions on the growth of DAB+ in established markets such as Australia and developing markets such as Serbia, as well as two panel discussions on radio in the connected car and the growing popularity of podcasts.
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All Italian national broadcasters on DAB+
19.02.2019 - Italy - Italy
Virgin Radio and Radio Monte Carlo (RMC) will now be broadcast on DAB+ by the Italian network operator EuroDAB Italia - which has been operating since 2001 and now covers approximately 80% of the Italian population - meaning all national broadcasters available on analogue radio will now be available on DAB+.
From Prima Online:

Tomorrowland launches new digital radio station on DAB+
18.02.2019 - Belgium - Belgium
To mark its 15th anniversary, the Tomorrowland dance festival is launching Tomorrowland One World Radio, a brand new digital radio station that will be available on DAB+ from February 28th.
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New 'Digital Radio in Schools' lecture takes place in Czech Republic
18.02.2019 - Czech Republic - Czech Republic
The next lecture stemming from the 'Digital radio in schools' project in the Czech Republic will be taking place on the 20th of February 2019 at the Secondary Vocational School of Electrical Engineering in Hluboká nad Vltavou. The two hour lecture will focus on technical details such as broadcasting antennas, frequencies or the volume of each and every single part of the digital multiplex.
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