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Change in DAB+ distribution of Austrian Welle station 1
Since 10 January Austria's DAB+ multiplex includes a programme specifically for Vienna from radio station Welle 1, which up to now had been broadcasting only a unified version of their programme for Austria. The purely Viennese version of Welle 1 starts exactly one year after the programme joined the DAB+ Austria multiplex, and allows the station operator to better target the programme to metropolitan listeners.
(Cesky Rozhlas) Read more
New DAB+ radio station launch in Vienna
lulu.fm starts on Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Vienna on DAB+ digital radio, reaching more than 3 million inhabitants in the greater Vienna area. The new radio station ensures audibility and visibility within the Austrian radio landscape of the LGBTIQ community it serves.
(Radioszene) Read more
Arqiva welcomes digital radio multiplex licence renewal
- United Kingdom
UK communications infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva has welcomed the government’s decision to allow regulator Ofcom to renew two essential national commercial digital radio multiplex licenses to December 2035. The decision will help secure the long-term and sustainable future of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) – guaranteeing that DAB continues to thrive while offering the widest choice to listeners.
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RTBF plans for move from FM
New strategic plan would see the public service broadcaster for French-speaking Belgium shift to all DAB+ by 2027. Under a new strategic plan approved by its board of directors in December, RTBF plans to wind down its FM and DVB-T signals over the next five years.
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RTBF wants to switch off FM and DVB-T
The publication Broadband TV and News has reported that the public broadcaster in French-speaking Belgium wants to switch off DVB-T and FM radio by the end of this decade. The move is reported as part of a new strategic plan adopted by the RTBF Board of Directors. The aim of the plan is to significantly expand digital transformation, that would be part-funded by the DTT switch-off.
(Infosat) Read more
UK commercial digital radio multiplex licences renewed until 2035
- United Kingdom
The UK government has announced the renewal of the two UK national digital radio multiplex licences, meaning stability for listeners and broadcasters, and providing long-term continuity for various national commercial stations to broadcast digitally. Radio lovers will be able to enjoy the best of the UK’s national commercial broadcasters’ content through free-to-air digital radio for the next decade.
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Swiss broadcaster gains new advertising clients with expanded DAB+ coverage
Swiss radio station JAMES FM is expanding its DAB+ broadcasting area to include the important economic region of Zurich. What began as a DAB+ station in Central Switzerland has now a loyal audience throughout Switzerland. Since the beginning of the year JAMES FM can also be received on DAB+ in the greater Zurich area. Advertisers can book campaigns in the entire DAB+ broadcasting area or in the individual DAB broadcasting regions “Central Switzerland” and “Zurich”. In addition to long-standing advertising customers, well-known new partners have joined for the DAB+ launch in Zurich.
(Radioszene.de) Read more
Czech Republic DAB+ network operators plan coverage expansion
- Czech Republic
Czech Republic's DAB+ network operators are preparing to expand the coverage of their digital radio networks. New transmitters are currently undergoing international coordination with regulators in neighbouring countries who must comment on their technical parameters.
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New folk music station launched on DAB+ in Vienna
A new folk music radio station - VM 1 - has launched has launched via DAB+ digital radio and as a live stream. VM1 will play a mixture of folk music, hits, traditional Viennese song and country music. A VM1 programme can already be heard across Austria on streaming platforms and via its website www.vm1.at. Nationwide expansion of the station is being planned for the near future.
(Der Standard) Read more
New DAB+ station Radio Mont Blanc launches in France
Radio Mont Blanc launched on 20 December on DAB+ in the Savoie and Haute-Savoie regions, notoriously one of the most difficult areas in France to cover with a radio signal due to the challenging topography of this mountainous region.
(La Lettre Pro) Read more