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As part of Austria's DAB+ network expansion, all of Burgenland and parts of Styria will be covered by DAB+ reception by the end of May. Currently, 80% of Austria's population has access to DAB+, but the last stage of the expansion - set to take place in Carinthia in the south of the country - will bring this number up to 83% on 25 August.
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Despite the difficulties brought about by Covid-19 and the spread of the pandemic, Roberto Sergio, Director of Radio, reiterates RAI's commitment to DAB+, with heavy investments made by the company over the coming years to reach national outdoor and indoor coverage. RAI has launched seven specialised digital radio stations, all of which have proved to be popular with Italian listeners.
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Bauer Media unveils plans to create the country's largest commercial radio network
- United Kingdom
Bauer Media has announced it is set to create “the largest commercial radio network in the UK” as Lincs FM, Celador Radio, UKRD and Wireless local stations – all acquired by Bauer in 2019 – are set to join the Hits Radio brand network. Bauer believes that access to DAB Digital Radio will secure the multi-platform digital future of the stations, and that the integration of local content with nationally known presenters will help the network deliver significant scale for advertisers.
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Technisat launches new DAB+ campaign
The German manufacturer has launched a new campaign to promote DAB+ digital radio. Customers who buy a promotional radio from Technisat or participating retailers will receive the TECHNIRADIO 3 mobile radio free of charge. The offer runs from 15 May 2020 to 31 July 2020.
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Dutch ministry hopes to promote digital radio with amendments to frequency plan
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK) has opened a consultation on changes to the National Frequency Plan 2014. The amended decision will enable the formation of two digital layers for national coverage. Digital layer 3 and digital layer 7 will be used for this.The transformation of both digital layers will mainly affect commercial broadcasters with a digital license. The consultation period will run from 28 May to 9 July.
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SNIC research examines the behaviour of single frequency networks in cars
Hanns Wolter, WorldDAB Spectrum and Network Implementation Committee (SNIC) Chair and network deployment expert at Italian network provider DAB Italia, has published new research regarding Single Frequency Network (SFN) behaviour in automobiles.
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DAB+ France - marketing campaign
This promotional video from France highlights DAB+ as the next step in the evolution of radio - more stations, better sound quality and a more user-friendly experience are only some of the benefits offered by DAB+ digital radio.
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Austria completes third phase of DAB+ network expansion
As part of Austria's DAB+ network expansion, all of Burgenland and parts of Styria will be covered by DAB+ reception by the end of May. 80% of Austria's population currently has access to DAB+, but the last stage of the expansion - set to take place in Carinthia in the south of the country - will bring this number up to 83% on 25 August.
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Significant progress for local DAB+ network in the Netherlands
KRCO, the interest group for local commercial radio in the Netherlands, has expressed its satisfaction regarding the progress of the rollout of 22 local DAB+ multiplexes - less than two months after the first permit was issued half of the networks are already up and running.
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New DAB+ campaign goes live in Switzerland
A new DAB+ campaign has gone live in Switzerland, ahead of the country's planned switchoff of DAB+ services. The campaign, which includes TV and radio spots, is set to inform consumers of the benefits of DAB+, and prepare them for the upcoming digital switchover, set to take place by 2024 at the latest.
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DAB+ reception improved in North Rhine-Westphalia
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+
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.