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WorldDAB Automotive 2019 studies DAB+ in the dash
17.06.2019 - Italy - Italy
The impressive growth and development of DAB will be covered during WorldDAB Automotive 2019, WorldDAB’s annual event that seeks to promote the uptake of digital terrestrial radio in cars across Europe. This year’s event will take place on Thursday June 20 at the Lingotto Centre in Turin, Italy, with over 200 senior executives from across the radio and automotive industries set to attend the conference.
From Radio World:

Over 75 million DAB+ receivers sold
17.06.2019 - France - France
DAB+ continues to gain ground on a global scale, as the latest data published by WorldDAB indicates that more than 75 million DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific by the end of 2018, compared with 65 million in 2017.
From La Lettre Pro:

FM-Plus launches campaign to help finance switch to DAB+
17.06.2019 - France - France
French radio station FM-Plus has launched a campaign to help finance a switch to DAB+ radio. The station based in the southern city of Montpellier is looking to gather 15,000 euros in the first instance to kick-start its digital transformation.
From La Lettre Pro:

DAB+ launches in Bremerhaven, Germany
13.06.2019 - Germany - Germany
Listeners in the region of Bremerhaven, northern Germany, are now able to listen to DAB+ digital radio. The new DAB+ transmitter installed in Schiffdorf covers Nordenham, Langen, Loxstedt and Bokel.
From Radio Woche:

DAB+ digital radio goes up the charts in Australia
12.06.2019 - Australia - Australia
The latest research from Commercial Radio Australia found that the number of DAB+ digital radio consumers across in the five metro capital cities is up from 3.62 million compared to 2017. Commercial Radio Australia CEO Joan Warner said the growth figures were pleasing and would open the way for further commercialisation.
From CSO:

Observa range provides DAB monitoring solution for Iranian transmitters
12.06.2019 - Iran, Islamic Republic of - Iran, Islamic Republic of
Fara Afrand, a transmitter manufacturer and system integrator for a DAB pilot project in Tehran, have chosen the Observa Multiplex Supervisor and Observa Field Monitor to measure audio signal and modulation quality. The Multiplex Supervisor provides the user with a web-interface to monitor EDI, ETI and RF inputs, while the Field Monitor is more suited for RF monitoring and mobile measurements (e.g. drive tests).
From Factum Radioscape:

DAB+ for German islands in the north sea
12.06.2019 - Germany - Germany
Listeners living in parts of northern Germany are able to benefit from DAB+ digital radio since the start of June.The new DAB+ transmitter in Morsum, Sylt serves the islands of Sylt, Amrum and Föhr, as well as the coastal areas north and south of Dagebül.
From NDR:

Overcoming DAB+ SFN networking challenges
11.06.2019 - Poland - Poland
Polish regional public broadcaster Radio Wrocław are running a single frequency DAB+ network for small and local broadcasters in and around the city of Wrocław. This article takes a closer look at some of the challenges experienced during the trial, their solutions, and the wider findings of the trial.
From Radio World:

Ofcom makes revisions to DAB technical rules for broadcasters
11.06.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom has made revisions to the technical rules that digital radio DAB broadcasters need to follow. The rules ensure that digital radio signals are transmitted in a uniform way, and do not conflict or interfere with each other, starting today.In brief, changes are made surrounding ACI/blocking procedures, Spectrum masks for DAB, and dropping the requirements to gain extra permission to broadcast using DAB+.
From Radio Today:

DAB digital radio sales reach 75 million worldwide
11.06.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
WorldDAB’s latest market report reveals that by the end of Q4 2018, over 75 million consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific – up from 65 million in Q4 2017. Available to download as an infographic, the new data published by WorldDAB draws on multiple sources to give a comprehensive overview of the latest statistics on DAB receiver sales, road and population coverage, household penetration and the number of national stations on DAB/DAB+.
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