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DAB+ reception improved in North Rhine-Westphalia
25.05.2020 - Germany Germany
DAB+ reception has been improved in Germany's western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where the transmission power was increased from 0.37kW to 1kW. In addition to Wuppertal, listeners in Remscheid and Solingen will now be able to benefit from DAB+ reception.

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Maxximum radio returns with DAB+
22.05.2020 - France France
Maxximum radio, the popular radio station from the 90s, has made its return to radio following its launch on 23 May 2020, and is now available to listeners on DAB+ in and around Paris.

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WorldDAB member focus - 2wcom Systems GmbH
22.05.2020 - WorldDAB News - 2wcom Systems GmbH WorldDAB Member - Germany Germany
In this series of interviews with WorldDAB members, Tork Niendorf discusses 2wcom's reason for joining WorldDAB, the company's ambition to become more connected with broadcast companies that are in the process of deploying DAB, and the whole scope of services covered by 2wcom - a manufacturer, supplier, and system integrator of audio broadcast equipment.

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Traditional radio listening remains strong
21.05.2020 - Australia Australia
According to The Infinite Dial Australia 2020, AM/FM/DAB+ radio content, including live content and catch-up podcasts, continues to reach large numbers of those in Australia age 12+. "For radio, the study findings underscore the importance of being easily accessible on multiple platforms and devices as consumer behaviour evolves, but ultimately it's the content and unique service radio offers that drives listener loyalty," said Commercial Radio Australia CEO Joan Warner.

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Switzerland prepares listeners for FM switch off
21.05.2020 - WorldDAB News - OFCOM Switzerland WorldDAB Member - Switzerland Switzerland
Watch this week’s virtual presentation by René Wehrlin at Swiss media regulator OFCOM with the latest on DAB+ in Switzerland, where broadcasters are gearing up to switch off FM by no later than in 2024 – and possibly earlier.

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New Australian DAB+ campaign
21.05.2020 - Australia Australia
Commercial Radio Australia’s latest DAB+ campaign features 10 ads, with multiple versions of each creative targeting both younger and older demographics, allowing stations to run the most appropriate for their audience. The campaign celebrates the emotional connection listeners have with radio and the new world of choice offered by DAB+ digital radio. With over 20 extra stations and crisp digital sound, DAB+ provides listeners with more radio to love. The objective of the campaign is to drive awareness of DAB+ radio by promoting the benefits of choice and improved sound quality, and inspire consumers to consider DAB+ as a required feature when they purchase their next audio device.

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Uplink commissioned from WDR and MDR for DAB+ antenna construction
21.05.2020 - Germany Germany
ARD stations WDR and MDR have commissioned the construction of DAB+ antenna systems in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia to Düsseldorf radio provider Uplink. As part of the agreeement, up to 28 antenna and satellite reception systems are set to be constructed across 34 locations between 2020 and 2022.

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New RTBF studio helps accommodate DAB+ growth
21.05.2020 - Belgium Belgium
Belgium's French language public broadcaster has added four new radio studios to its regional center in Mons. According to Hélène Ronveaux, RTBF Radio project manager, the first studio will be dedicsted to the VivaCité’s DAB+ channel Viva+."

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New transmitter goes live in Czech Republic
19.05.2020 - Czech Republic Czech Republic
Czech Radio has launched a new DAB+ transmitter to expand the reach of its multiplex covering Prague, which will now also cover Pilsen as well as Ostrava. A total of 12 DAB+ stations are available on the multiplex, a number of which are only available to listeners on DAB+.

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Croatia expands DAB+ network, extends trials
19.05.2020 - Croatia Croatia
There are currently 12 stations broadcasting on DAB+ as part of the extended trial, with outdoor coverage standing at 88% and indoor reception at 53%. Commenting on the continuous development of DAB+ in Croatia, OIV CEO Mate Botica said“OIV sees DAB+ as the main future platform for radio. Our goal is to build a quality future-proof network and to start commercial services as soon as possible."

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