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European Radio Show changes name to Paris Radio Show
The European Radio Show is changing its name. It is now the Paris Radio Show. Like every year, the Paris Radio Show is free for professionals working in the Radio, Digital Audio or Podcast sectors. Whether you are a simple volunteer, technical director, artist, big boss or podcaster, the Paris Radio Show welcomes you and gives you access to the exhibitor area and conference sessions dedicated to the Radio, Music and Podcast sectors.
(Parisradioshow.com) Read more
DAB+ in Germany - impressive commitment of private radio stations
At the "DAB+ in Dialog 2022" event held yesterday in Berlin, federal and state governments reaffirmed their commitment to continue to work alongside public and private radio broadcasters and other market partners on the switch from FM to DAB+. Stefan Raue, Director-General of Deutschlandradio, said: "We need to agree on criteria that define the switchover from analogue to digital. Uniform criteria will give all market participants planning security, which in turn will create trust. This confidence enables the rapid digitization of radio."
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DAB+ in France - more new launches
Several DAB+ multiplexes have gone on air across several regions in France, in the Grenoble and Isère region, and including local muxes in Grenoble (158,000 inhabitants), Chambéry (59,000 inhabitants), Annecy (130,000 inhabitants) and Annemasse (36,000 inhabitants). In April, the expansion of the regional and local muxes in France is to continue with the conurbations of Orléans, Tours and Poitiers.
(Radiowoche.de) Read more
Belgium: RTBF starts DAB+ programme in Ukrainian
Wallonia's public broadcaster, RTBF, has launched a radio program for Ukrainians who fled to Belgium to escape the Russian invasion. RTBF Ukraine – Україна can be heard in French-speaking Belgium and Brussels via DAB+ and the Internet. The Ukrainian-language RTBF program is intended to support the integration of refugees from Ukraine and provide them with practical information.
(radionews.de) Read more
Industry developments at ABU DBS
- Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)
The first session of the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2022 included a presentation by Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, BBC Digital, Chair, WorldDAB Technical Committee. He outlined why DAB+ is establishing itself as the core future platform for radio in Europe, well established in Australia, and DAB+ deployments going on in South East Asia, North Africa and Middle East. Highlighting the energy efficiency aspect of DAB over analog broadcasting, he said it’s 33 percent more efficient than FM. For broadcasters, it preserves the core strengths of traditional radio. It’s free to air, there are no gatekeepers, no one is controlling access to information and it’s reliable in times of emergency.
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Switzerland listens digitally – FM radio is losing importance
Three out of four Swiss people listen to radio programs digitally. While the use of DAB+ and radio via the internet increases, FM continues to lose importance. DAB+ and internet distribution are now equally strong and each account for a good third of total radio usage. The radio industry has agreed to switch from VHF to digital broadcasting via DAB+ by the end of 2024.
(infosat.de) Read more
More DAB+ launches in Germany
The radio offer continues to grow for Germany's radio listeners. March has seen the addition of two new state-level DAB+ stations - ByteFM now available in Berlin, and Oldie Antenne now on DAB+ in North Hesse and Rhine/Main regions. There are now a total of 300 digital radio programmes that can be received across different regions, 100 of which are exclusively digital.
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DAB+ in focus: German nationwide promotional period from 16 May
"Hear what you want, but hear it right. With the new generation of radio.” This is the key message of the next nationwide campaign when ARD, Deutschlandradio, private broadcasters and other members of the Digitalradio Deutschland association jointly advertise the digital radio standard DAB+ from May 16th to 29th. The cross-media campaign elements used during the campaign include TV spots, nationwide radio spots and program trailers as well as image motifs for use in print and online marketing, for example on social media platforms. Training courses for electronics retail employees in over 1,200 stores and shelf branding in the DAB+ PoS brand design round off the multichannel communication.
(Vivanty.de) Read more
TDF Group installs new DAB+ antenna on Eiffel Tower
At 11:15 a.m. this morning, the TDF group carried out an exceptional technical operation to install, at the top of the Eiffel Tower, a new radio antenna six meters high, intended for the broadcasting of digital terrestrial radio throughout Ile-de-France. Carried out by helicopter, the spectacular operation is unprecedented. Indeed, the Eiffel Tower had not grown for 22 years and this is the first time that a helicopter operation has been carried out for the installation of new equipment on the Eiffel Tower.
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Roberto Sergio: we are pushing the FM shutdown from 2025
- RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana
Roberto Sergio, director of Rai Radio, spoke to Italia Oggi: "Both I and the top management of RDS believe that the time has come to push decisively on switching off the FM and strengthening the DAB. We are proposing the start of the shutdown of the plants starting from 2025, to arrive at a complete switch off to digital in 2030. If we give up the towers, the traditional systems, we will have crazy savings in the electricity bill, we will consume less energy, we will pollute less without all those towers."
(Italia Oggi / Radiospeaker.it) Read more