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New DAB models from Pure shown at IFA
WorldDAB Members News - 19.09.2017 - Pure - Germany - Germany
At the IFA trade show this year, digital radio specialist Pure displayed a trio of new radios, the "Siesta Rise S", "Pop Midi S" and "Pop Maxi S". All three devices are FM/DAB+ Duo solutions from Radiowecker, via a portable small variant, to the compact model for the domestic four walls.
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Southern and western Norway switch to digital
WorldDAB Members News - 15.09.2017 - P4 Radio Hele Norge AS - Norway - Norway
At 10.00am today, the FM transmitters fell silent in Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Rogaland, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. P4, Radio Norway, P5 Stavanger, NRJ Stavanger, Radio Sandnes, P5 Bergen and NRJ Bergen have ceased broadcasting on FM, with all nationwide radio broadcasts now on DAB and other digital platforms.
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Fraunhofer IIS and RFmondial unveil RF-DAB
WorldDAB Members News - 15.09.2017 - Fraunhofer IIS - Netherlands - Netherlands - Germany - Germany
At IBC2017, Fraunhofer IIS and RFmondial are showcasing the Fraunhofer MultimediaPlayer technology as part of RFmondial's new DAB monitoring receiver RF-DAB for transmitter, content and remote-coverage monitoring.
From Radio World:

2018 Fiat Abarth 595
WorldDAB Members News - 14.09.2017 - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Australia - Australia
The updated 2018 Abarth 595 range has landed in Australia, bringing a fresh look, a much-needed infotainment upgrade, and lower pricing. The entry-level 595 'Series 4' manual includes a new 5.0-inch Uconnect colour touchscreen infotainment system with DAB digital radio.
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Norway’s FM sunsetting nears completion
WorldDAB Members News - 13.09.2017 - P4 Radio Hele Norge AS - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Norway - Norway
The last phase of Norway’s FM switch off is about to begin. On 15 September, P4 and Radio Norway will turn off their FM transmitters in Hordaland, Rogaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Vest-Agder and Aust-Agder. Then on 20 September, NRK's ​​FM channels in Oslo, Akershus, Østfold and Vestfold will be shut down. P4 and Radio Norway will continue to broadcast on FM in this area until Dec. 8.
From Radio Magazine:

95 percent of population will no longer receive FM radio from NRK
WorldDAB Members News - 13.09.2017 - Digitalradio Norge AS - Norway - Norway
"Listeners who have only had FM radio so far have to find a digital substitute," says Ole Jørgen Torvmark, Managing Director of Digital Radio Norway. After the next week's shutdown, only NRK's ​​FM broadcasts will remain in Troms and Finnmark, which will be discontinued on 13 December 2017.
From Avisen Agder:

One week until FM shutdown
WorldDAB Members News - 13.09.2017 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Norway - Norway
In a week, on 20 September, NRK will end on FM in Oslo, Akershus, Østfold and Vestfold. When that happens, 95.4% of the country's population will no longer receive FM broadcasts from NRK.
From Radio.no:

Roberts Revival Uno DAB radio
WorldDAB Members News - 13.09.2017 - Roberts Radio Limited
As we said, the classic look is unchanged, but smaller and in a choice of the four colours here. As for the inner workings, there is auto tuning for both DAB and FM, preset stations, an LCD display on the top, a stereo line-in socket for playback from a digital player, dual alarm functionality, sleep and timer functions plus the option to use battery or mains.
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In Germany DAB+ now exceeds satellite, cable and internet radio
WorldDAB Members News - 12.09.2017 - Media Broadcast GmbH - Germany - Germany
The number of Germans who own a DAB+ radio has grown to over 11 million, and on average 2.5 million people listen to the service each day, according to an annual survey by distributor Media Broadcast. About one quarter of radio receivers in the home and cars support DAB+, and the digital format accounts for 14% of daily radio use according to the survey, which was presented at the recent IFA show in Berlin.
From Radio Magazine:

2018 Mitsubishi ASX
WorldDAB Members News - 12.09.2017 - Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Europe BV - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
All 2018 models gain Mitsubishi’s Smartphone link Display Audio (SDA) and DAB radio. To complement the new smartphone technology afforded by the SDA system, the new centre console design has two USB ports and a mobile phone tray with removable padded liner.
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