News

Subscribe to the WorldDAB newsletters and get the latest news on industry developments and upcoming events.

Share with us your news, articles and white papers and have them featured on the WorldDAB website.


The future of radio? DAB, personalisation and the metaverse
08.04.2022 - DAB Italia WorldDAB Member - Italy Italy
It was July 1897 when Guglielmo Marconi patented the radio in London. It will take a few decades to transmit the human voice from one device to another, but since then the radio medium has never stopped evolving. Up to the present day, when the challenges come above all from the digital world. The greatest innovation of recent years in this sector is certainly the DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcasting) system, an evolution of a first digital technology born twenty years ago...

(Wired) Read more


Deutschlandradio is switching to digital with DAB+ in several regions
08.04.2022 - Deutschlandradio WorldDAB Member - Germany Germany
Deutschlandradio is driving the digitisation of radio broadcasting forward: in the future, the Deutschlandfunk and Deutschlandfunk Kultur programs will be mostly broadcast digitally at a total of six locations in Hesse, Baden-Württemberg and Saxony-Anhalt. In view of the regionally very good DAB+ coverage, the parallel analog FM broadcasting via a few smaller FM stations with a short range will be ended on June 30, 2022.

(Deutschlandradio) Read more


"DAB+ im Dialog" - videos now available
08.04.2022 - Germany Germany
Videos are now available to view online from last month's Digitalradio Deutschland association event "DAB+ im Dialog"/"DAB+ in dialogue". The event featured an impressive list of stakeholders who came together to discuss the future of DAB+ in Germany, from government, regulators, and broadcasters. Speakers included: Heike Raab, State Secretary for Europe, Media and Digital Affairs, Rhineland-Palatinate; Stefan Raue, director of Deutschlandradio, chairman of Digitalradio Deutschland eV, and Jacqueline Bierhorst, Vice President WorldDAB.

(Digitalradio Deutschland) Read more


Netherlands to auction regional licences
08.04.2022 - Netherlands Netherlands
Dutch telecom regulator Agentschap Telecom has opened the application procedure for the conditional auction of 26 regional commercial FM licenses and associated licences for digital radio (DAB+). All 26 FM licenses are linked to a digital radio broadcasting licence. The term of the permits is until September 1, 2025.

(Agentschap Telecom) Read more


AirZen Radio continues its development in DAB+ on the Côte d'Azur
07.04.2022 - France France
AirZen Radio is now available in DAB+ on the Côte d'Azur! Thanks to its new transmitter located in the Principality of Monaco, AirZen Radio is broadcast from Menton to Saint-Tropez, via Nice, Antibes, Grasse, Cannes, Fréjus, Les Arcs... Since April 1, a large part of the inhabitants of the Alpes Maritimes and the Var have been able to listen to AirZen Radio in DAB+ with superior sound quality. This new broadcasting area allows the radio to add 1 million potential listeners to its initial area.

(RADIODIGI) Read more


Masters Radio pops-up on DAB+ in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth
07.04.2022 - Australia Australia
Tiger Woods contests the world’s most prestigious golf tournament, The Masters, with all the action live and exclusive across Nine’s suite of talk radio platforms. Masters Radio broadcasts on DAB+ in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and a special pop-up stream is available across the apps and websites of 2GB, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR. Greg Byrnes, Head of Content for Nine Radio, said: “In a first for our talk stations, we’re thrilled to bring the world’s best golf event to our listeners with a total audio solution, across DAB+, streaming on our apps and websites, and regular updates on our Talk Radio stations.

(Nine) Read more


Hot Tomato launches 3 DAB+ digital radio stations, with another coming soon
06.04.2022 - Australia Australia
Hot Tomato has this week launched three digital radio stations on the Gold Coast via DAB+, as well as through the iHeart radio app. Locals can now listen to 1029 Hot Tomato on DAB+, waking up with Galey, Emily Jade & Christo for Breakfast and driving home with Moyra and Big Trev on weekday afternoons. Hot Tomato Gold is a new format that launched today and will play the Gold Coast’s Greatest Hits from the 60’s to 90’s. While Hip Hop and R&B lovers can get their fix on CADA, which is a new national youth network from ARN.

(myGC) Read more


NDR radio programs around Neubukow can now be received even better via DAB+
06.04.2022 - Germany Germany
With the commissioning of a new transmitter west of Bad Doberan, digital radio (DAB+) with the NDR radio programs can now also be received southwest of the Kühlung, specifically on block 11B (218.64 MHz). In Bad Doberan, Kröpelin, Rerik and Kühlungsborn, the DAB+ reception of NDR programs has improved and is now also possible indoors. At the same time, the supply gap on the B105 between Rostock and Wismar will be closed.

(NDR) Read more


New Breezy Radio brand
04.04.2022 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Nation Broadcasting is replacing Swansea Bay Radio as it launches a new radio brand called Breezy Radio. The new station will launch on 21st April promising to play non-stop relaxing favourites for Wales. Breezy Radio will be on DAB in Cardiff, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan, Swansea Bay, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Wrexham with carriage on the South East Wales, Mid and West Wales and North East Wales multiplexes, and on 102.1FM in Swansea.

(Radio Today UK) Read more


8 new SCA DAB+ stations launch on Gold Coast
04.04.2022 - Australia Australia
Eight new DAB+ digital radio stations are on air on the Gold Coast from today. In addition to its two FM stations, 90.9 Sea FM and 92.5 Triple M, SCA will launch six more new digital radio stations across its Triple M, Hit and LiSTNR brands. Listeners will be able to hear four new Triple M stations on DAB+, including the existing 92.5 Triple M station, plus new stations Triple M Classic Rock, Triple M 80s and Triple M 90s which is hosted by Killing Heidi lead singer, Ella Hooper.

(radioinfo) Read more