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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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Big audience boost for DAB+ in Australia
WorldDAB Members News - 18.02.2019 - Commercial Radio Australia - Australia - Australia
According to the latest DAB+ update released by Commercial Radio Australia, the number of DAB+ digital radios in Australia increased by more than 930,000 last year, helping to boost average weekly audiences for digital-only radio stations to over two million, according to the latest. More than 4.21 million people, or 30% of the population aged 10 and over, listened to DAB+ digital radio each week in the five metro capital cities in 2018, up from 3.62 million in 2017.
From Commercial Radio Australia:

Digital radio in Norway bearing fruit a year after the switchover
WorldDAB Members News - 14.02.2019 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Norway - Norway
Just over a year after becoming the first country to complete its digital switchover, Norway remains at the centre of attention. In this article, WorldDAB reports on the current state of the radio industry in Norway, based on the keynote session of the Digital Radio Summit held at the European Broadcasting Union in Geneva, Switzerland.
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The Psychology of Sound - Pure publishes research highlighting the connection listeners have with radio
WorldDAB Members News - 13.02.2019 - Pure - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The research, based on a survey of 1000 respondents, indicates that half of the people in Britain view their favourite radio presenters as family or friends, while 80% of people listen to the radio alone. What's more, the research highlights that radio remains popular with younger listeners, with half of young adults aged 16-34 listening to radio content to enhance their experience of a TV programme.
From Pure:

European Broadcasting Union publishes 2019 Digital Radio report
WorldDAB Members News - 12.02.2019 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - Switzerland - Switzerland
This is the fourth edition of the yearly report that the Media Intelligence Service of the EBU publishes to support the efforts of the EBU, its members and part of the radio industry to transition from analogue to terrestrial to digital terrestrial radio.
From European Broadcasting Union:

VQ launches new receiver to celebrate World Radio Day
WorldDAB Members News - 12.02.2019 - VQ - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The fruit of a partnership between VQ and Laura Ashley, the Hepburn Mk II is vintage styled but embraces modern technology with digital radio built-in.
From Laura Ashley:

DAB still the most popular platform as digital radio listening reaches new heights
WorldDAB Members News - 07.02.2019 - Digital Radio UK - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Digital listening has reached a new record share of 52.6%, up from 49.9% in Q4 2017, according to RAJAR Q4 2018 data released today. DAB remains the most popular digital platform, accounting for a record share of 38.3% of all radio listening or 72.7% of all digital listening. 65% of the population now own a DAB radio at home compared to 62.3% in the same quarter last year.
From Digital Radio UK:

Czech Radio to increase DAB+ coverage in the country to 80 percent in 2019
WorldDAB Members News - 07.02.2019 - Czech Radio - Czech Republic - Czech Republic
According to Czech Radio director Rene Zavoral, DAB+ coverage in the country, which currently stands at 60 percent, will reach 80 percent this year. The expansion will primarily concern the Brno, Central and Northern Moravia and South Bohemia regions.
From Czech Radio:

AIM to power towerCast visual DAB+ services in France
WorldDAB Members News - 05.02.2019 - Xperi Corporation - France - France
All in Media (AIM), part of Xperi’s family of companies, has announced that its Rapid software solution has been selected by towerCast to power DAB+ visual services in France. Rapid will manage DAB’s Dynamic Label Segment (scrolling text), slideshow, and Electric Program Guide (EPG) services on towerCast multiplexes in Lyon.
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