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Smooth

Smooth Chill goes national in the UK

08.04.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom

Global launched Smooth Chill last September on DAB in London, and with 301,000 people tuning in each week - according to the first set of Rajar results - the station is now expanding its reach from London to nationwide coverage.

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Ofcom

Ofcom sets out plan for small-scale DAB radio

07.04.2020

Ofcom will advertise licences for small-scale DAB in batches, starting with 25 local areas. Five of those areas will be where a trial is already operating – Cambridge, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol and Norwich. In the second batch, applications will be invited for the north west of England and north east Wales. Under the timescale plans announced today, it will take Ofcom over four years to advertise and award all the multiplexes currently planned.

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Deutsch

Deutschlandfunk broadcasts Covid-19 news

03.04.2020 - Germany Germany

Deutschlandfunk has joined other broadcasters in producing special broadcast related to Covid-19 news, on its Dlf DokDeb (Deutschlandfunk documents and debates) station. The station is available nationwide on DAB+.

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Albrecht launches DR 53 DAB+ radio
08.04.2020 - Germany Germany
The DR 53 DAB+ digital radio adaptor enables crystal-clear digital radio reception as well as Bluetooth coupling so that music can be transferred from the smartphone, Spotify or Amazon Music to the existing stereo system in the living room. With a four inch colour display, DAB slideshows, station logos, album covers, pictures and news can be viewed.

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DAB+ offering expands in the Netherlands
08.04.2020 - Netherlands Netherlands
The number of DAB+ stations on air in the Netherlands is rising, with new stations launching in the north of the country. RTV Noordkop, Los Radio Den Helder and Coastline are available to listeners on DAB+ in the north of the country as of this week.

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DAB+ explained by Digital Radio Belgium (FR)
08.04.2020 - Belgium Belgium
This two-minute DAB+ promotional video published by Belgium's French-speaking Digital Radio office explains to consumers the various benefits of DAB+, such as improved sound quality and a wider choice of listening, as well as mentioning the EECC directive, which will require new cars across Europe to be compatible with digital radio.

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Ofcom sets out licensing plans for small-scale DAB
07.04.2020 - Digital Radio UK WorldDAB Member - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Ofcom has today published a statement setting out how they will licence small-scale DAB following the consideration of responses to their small-scale licencing consultation. Ofcom will keep the uptake of small-scale radio multiplex licences under review and will then consider whether to advertise additional local radio multiplexes, where there is demand. For all small-scale multiplex licences advertised, a 40% limit on population of a local multiplex that can be covered by an overlapping small-scale multiplex or by multiplexes with the same licensee, will be applied.

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DAB+ stations in Nantes launch new programs on Covid-19
07.04.2020 - France France
A number of DAB+ radio stations in the region of Nantes, western France, have launched new programs on DAB+ aimed at informing the local community on the latest developments related to Covid-19.

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WorldDAB member focus - Paneda
07.04.2020 - Paneda WorldDAB Member - Norway Norway
In this series of interviews with WorldDAB members, Lars-Peder Lundgren from Paneda explains what markets and solutions are supported by Paneda, as well as highlighting some of the projects recently carried out by the company.

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First Kathrein DAB+ receivers to be available in May
06.04.2020 - Germany Germany
The German manufacturer will release its first three DAB+ radio models next month. The DAB+ 1 Mini will cost approximately 140 euros, while pricing for the DAB+ Tower, and DAB+ 100 Highline has yet to be determined.

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Sonoro's Maestro and Meisterstuck receivers awarded for outstanding design
03.04.2020 - Germany Germany
Sonoro's Maestro and Meisterstuck receivers have been recognised by the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020 for their outstanding design. The Red Dot Award: Product Design offers designers and manufacturers from all over the world a platform for evaluating their products.

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Ami launches on DAB+ in Paris
03.04.2020 - France France
Since 1 April 2020, Ami - the French radio station that reports on new developments in the field of technology - is broadcasting on DAB+ in and around Paris. The popular radio station will also be launching on DAB+ in La Rochelle and Poitiers in the near future.

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Frontier Smart Technologies adds Covid-19 services
02.04.2020 - Frontier Smart Technologies WorldDAB Member - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Frontier Smart Technologies is working with the radio industry to launch new services related to the COVID-19 crisis. Frontier based digital radios will automatically show any new DAB stations without the user needing to perform a new scan.

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