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Expansion program 2022: Twelve more transmitter locations for the first nationwide DAB+
14.03.2022 - Deutschlandradio WorldDAB Member - Media Broadcast GmbH WorldDAB Member - Germany Germany
Media Broadcast is expanding the transmitter network of the first national digital radio multiplex. In seven federal states, new transmitter locations will ensure better reception of the nine private and four Deutschlandradio programs in 2022.

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Commercial Radio Australia appoints Ford Ennals new CEO
13.03.2022 - Commercial Radio Australia WorldDAB Member - Digital Radio UK WorldDAB Member - Australia Australia
Commercial Radio Australia Chairman and SCA CEO Grant Blackley today announced the appointment of Ford Ennals, currently CEO of Digital Radio UK, as the peak industry body’s new CEO, replacing Joan Warner who steps down at the end of March.

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Local DAB+ in Flanders: Flemish Brabant also gives the starting signal
12.03.2022 - Belgium Belgium
In Brussels the first channel of the local DAB+ for Flemish Brabant went on the digital ether on Friday evening on block 10B. Eight local stations are carried. The second channel (Leuven) in the same ensemble will follow on Wednesday.

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UK radio industry bodies restructure to maximize digital and multiplatform opportunity
11.03.2022 - Digital Radio UK WorldDAB Member - Radioplayer WorldDAB Member - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Digital Radio UK's activities are to be transferred into Radioplayer as part of plans jointly agreed by the BBC, Global, Bauer and Radiocentre to restructure the two radio industry bodies, following the Government & Industry Digital Radio and Audio Review.

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Bucking the trend: Debunking digital radio’s biggest myths
10.03.2022 - Arqiva WorldDAB Member - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Opinion: Helen Knight, Head of Strategy at Arqiva. "The introduction of digital radio in 1995 was a watershed moment, making the platform more accessible than ever. However, despite its dominance, there are persistent misconceptions surrounding digital radio’s place within the audio landscape..."

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How BBC 6 Music rose from the dead to become the home of new music
10.03.2022 - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) WorldDAB Member - United Kingdom United Kingdom
As the indie station celebrates its 20th anniversary, 6 Music is the biggest digital station in the UK, with 2.6 million listeners. Key players explain its humble roots, how it survived the threat of cancellation, and how they see its future.

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The 80’s stations lead the way on DAB+
10.03.2022 - Australia Australia
The 80’s (WSFM,GOLD,97.3,Mix,96FM) stations have the biggest cumes for the DAB+ market in survey 1 with 288,000 listeners nationally.

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Regional DAB+ platform: local radio stations in Rhineland-Palatinate apply together
10.03.2022 - Germany Germany
The license holders for the broadcast of local FM radio programs in Rhineland-Palatinate have jointly applied to the media authority of Rhineland-Palatinate for a test licence for DAB+ platform operation.

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Deutschlandradio programs can be received in selected Swiss regions via DAB+
10.03.2022 - digris AG WorldDAB Member - Deutschlandradio WorldDAB Member - Switzerland Switzerland
Digris AG from Switzerland approached Deutschlandradio with an offer to broadcast the three Deutschlandradio programs Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and Deutschlandfunk in selected regions of German-speaking Switzerland via DAB+. After examining the offer, Deutschlandradio allowed digris AG to feed the programs into their regional DAB+ multiplexes. Since March 8th, these can be received in the regions of south-eastern Switzerland, Bernese Oberland and Upper Valais.

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Energy efficiency and sustainability of radio broadcasting in Spain
10.03.2022 - Spain Spain
Javier Sanchez: "Perhaps it is worth opening a dialogue on the energy efficiency and sustainability of the radio in Spain... Extending it to the entire broadcast network in the territorial scope of coverage, it can be immediately deduced that electricity savings can be obtained by migrating from FM to DAB+."

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