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German parliament adopts new DAB+ legislation
18.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
The revised telecoms law requires all new car radios to be able to receive digital terrestrial radio from 20th Dec 2020 – as required by the European Electronic Communications Code. The law also requires all new consumer radios, capable of displaying a station’s name, to be able to receive digital signals (for example, DAB+ or IP) – from the same date.
From Bundestag:

Successful DAB+ trial ongoing in Azerbaijan
17.10.2019 - Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan has successfully launched a DAB+ trial in Baku. A total of 12 DAB+ stations are available to listeners in the capital and the wider region of the Absheron peninsula, covering around three million people.
From 1 News:

Why digital is transforming the audio landscape
15.10.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Digital audio advertising complements radio’s offering of trusted and brand-safe environment for advertisers, delivering both long-term brand building and short-term activation at scale.
From Mediatel:

Leipzig and Freiberg multiplexes to start regular services
15.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
Two test multiplexes located in Leipzig and Freiburg, in the German state of Saxony, are due to go into regular operation. The multiplexes, which have been on air as part of a trial since January 2018, will host up to 15 DAB+ stations.
From Radio Woche:

DAB+ growth not limited to Europe
15.10.2019 - Tunisia - Tunisia
DAB+ continues to expand in Europe, with significant steps being taken across the continent. However, its growth is not limited to Europe. In North Africa, Tunisia is leading by example - over half of the population now has access to DAB+, and a DAB+ workshop organised by WorldDAB and ASBU last week brought together key stakeholders from various Arab States, highlighting the interest in DAB+ in the region.
From La Lettre Pro:

Does 5G make sense for radio?
15.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
The head of technical and infrastructure department at German national public broadcaster Deutschlandradio, Chris Weck, asses 5G and whether or not the technology is suitable for radio broadcasting.
From Radio World:

French regulator launches DAB+ public consultation
14.10.2019 - France - France
The French regulator, CSA, has launched a new public consultation aiming to gage radio broadcasters' interest in launching DAB+ in 40 new locations across the country, including potential launches in its overseas territories. Interested parties have until 19 November 2019 to respond.
From La Lettre Pro:

WorldDAB General Assembly 2019
14.10.2019 - Belgium - Belgium
The WorldDAB General Assembly will take place at the Brussels Square Convention Centre on 5 and 6 November. Over 200 stakeholders, industry leaders and public and commercial broadcasters are expected to attend the annual event as the radio industry in Europe continues its path to digitisation.
From La Lettre Pro:

ASBU hosts DAB+ workshop in Tunisia
10.10.2019 - Tunisia - Tunisia
The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) is today hosting a joint workshop with WorldDAB. Held in Tunis, the workshop focuses on the current deployment of DAB+ digital radio in Tunisia and how radio, manufacturers and retailers can benefit from new business opportunities presented by DAB+.

BBC World Service launches on DAB+ in Italy
10.10.2019 - Italy - Italy
National network operator EuroDAB Italia has announced the launch of BBC World Service on its DAB+ network in Italy, where DAB+ population coverage has reached 84%.