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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.
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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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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.
From Radio Visie:

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.
From Radio Tele Investment:

All radio stations in Bavaria soon to be digital
15.02.2019 - Germany - Germany
The Bavarian State Center for New Media (BLM) has decided to enable the simultaneous digital distribution of local FM radio programs in the local DAB coverage area of ​​the Alpine foothills. The implementation is planned for July in the western part of the Alpine foothills, and 2020 for the eastern part, with Bavaria set to become first state to be able to offer the entire VHF radio service via DAB+.
From Infosat:

WorlDAB releases updated UX design guidelines
15.02.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The updated guidelines include a clearer direction to implement hybrid radio for a great digital radio user experience in connected cars with DAB, and clearer signposting to other research and guidance on features such as voice controls, logos, and DAB test routes. The detail of the design guidance has also been updated in several use cases to reflect feedback from car manufacturer partners.
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