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Netherlands - 10 local DAB+ multiplexes in operation
19.05.2020 - Netherlands Netherlands
In the past few weeks, ten local DAB+ ensembles with over 40 stations have already gone into operation in the Netherlands. DAB+ licences have been issued for a total of 22 regions, with broadcasts on air in large cities such as Amsterdam and The Hague as well as rural parts of the country.

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Volkswagen launch electric transporter with DAB+ as standard
18.05.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Volkswagen launches its first fully electric van - the eTransporter 6.1 - equipped as standard with a DAB+ radio system with 6.5-inch touchscreen and four loudspeakers, SD card slot, Bluetooth® handsfree and two USB interfaces (type-C) in the dashboard.

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The Hague local radio stations launches on DAB+
15.05.2020 - Netherlands Netherlands
The Hague's local radio station, Den Haag FM is now available to listeners on DAB+. Previously available as part of the DAB+ trial, the popular radio station has now been awarded a DAB+ licence to broadcast until September 2022.

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WorldDAB member focus - DIGIDIA
15.05.2020 - WorldDAB News - DIGIDIA WorldDAB Member - France France
In this series of interviews with WorldDAB members, Pascal Olivier explains how DIGIDIA has helped support the successful and rapid rollout of DAB+ services in France in recent years. With more than 350 digital radio systems deployed worldwide, including Saudi Arabia, Monaco, Uganda and Ukraine, DIGIDIA is one of the leading companies for digital radio transmission equipment.

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Pi-node radio launches Antivirus program
14.05.2020 - France France
French radio station Pi-node has launched a new program dedicated to broadcasting information on the Covid-19 pandemic. Based in Alsace, northeastern France, the station now broadcasts its increasingly popular Antivirus program from midday to midnight.

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Digital radio thriving in the UK despite pandemic
14.05.2020 - WorldDAB News - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Digital Radio UK’s Ford Ennals and Yvette Dore discuss digital radio in the UK, including an update on the latest radio listening data for Q1 2020 published by RAJAR today. In the UK, radio has been playing an increasingly important role during the Covid-19 pandemic, with broadcasters and Digital Radio UK working on reinforcing the messaging that now is the time to listen to radio and discover all the new stations available to consumers on digital radio.

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UK commercial radio listening boosted by DAB+
14.05.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Rajar results show UK’s Commercial radio’s share of listening has increased from 45.7% in Q1 2019 to 47.8%. These results are boosted by a higher than average share of digital listening. Digital – including DAB, online and apps – now makes up 61.6% of listening, reflecting the success of brand extensions and new services that stations are offering their listeners.

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DAB listening in the UK on the rise as digital listening reaches new height
14.05.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
According to RAJAR Q1 2020 data released today, listening via DAB now accounts for 40% of all listening and 69% of digital listening in the UK. Digital listening in the UK has increased to a new record of 58.6% up from 56.4% in Q1 2019 - representing a 4% growth in share percentage.

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DAB+ stations attract 54,000 listeners in Canberra
14.05.2020 - Australia Australia
Canberra’s additional DAB+ digital radio stations attract an audience of 54,000 listeners every week, according to GfK’s latest Canberra radio ratings survey. Audiences are spending 4 hours and 47 minutes listening to the DAB+ stations in an average week, the survey data shows.“This is a great result since permanent digital radio services were switched on in Canberra in July, and shows the potential of DAB+ to attract more listening to radio,” said CRA chief executive officer Joan Warner.

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Sweden - DAB+ development in full swing
14.05.2020 - Sweden Sweden
NENT has helped drive the development of DAB+ in Sweden, having first launched 13 DAB+ stations in July 2018 in Stockholm, Gävle and Uppsala. This was then followed by Swedish Radio's application for a DAB+ permit in November 2019, and Bauer Media in February 2020, which is set to start DAB+ services in Sweden in the summer of 2020.

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