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Czech Republic - significant expansion of DAB+ network

17.09.2020 - Top story - Czech Republic Czech Republic

The development of DAB+ in Czech Republic continues to progress as Czech Radio has announced the DAB+ network in the country has now reached 95% following the launch of 10 new transmitters. The public broadcaster has also revealed its plans to switch off AM services at the end of 2021.

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Spain's digital radio proposal sees consultation period through
18.09.2020 - Spain Spain
The new proposed law put forward by Compromís, which aims to enable the development of DAB+ digital radio in Spain in line with the rest of Europe, did not gather any objections. The proposal will now be debated at a Plenary sitting.

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Radiodays Europe Lisbon 2020 postponed
16.09.2020 - Portugal Portugal
Radiodays Europe has announced that due to the on-going COVID 19 crisis, the event originally scheduled for December has now been moved to 2021 on the following dates: 2-4 May 2021.

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CSA: DAB+ growth still a priority for 2020
16.09.2020 - France France
Speaking as part of the second edition of the #RadioTour, the president of the French regulator reiterated the continued growth of DAB+ as the CSA's priority for 2020. He also highlighted the broadcasters' continued support for the development of DAB+, and touched on the upcoming launches of (national and regional) DAB+ services across France, including Toulouse and Bordeaux.

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WorldDAB General Assembly 2020 event goes online
15.09.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
The WorldDAB General Assembly 2020 is being held online this year and the date is set for November 3between 9am and 4pm GMT. The event brings together WorldDAB members and experts from across the digital radio industry for one day and is free to watch.

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Saudi Arabia ETI file now available
15.09.2020 - Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
An ETI file from Saudi Arabia is now available to WorldDAB members, to help tier 1 suppliers and vehicle manufacturers for testing purposes. This is the first file release from Saudi Arabia and comes directly from the Federal Ministry.

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DAB+ reception improves in western Germany
15.09.2020 - Germany Germany
DAB+ reception is set to improve in Germany's western state of Rhineland-Palatinate with the launch of a new transmitter. Public broadcaster SWR is planning to further expand DAB+ coverage in the region in 2020 and 2021.

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Google and radio industry partnership brings more live and local radio to Google Nest speakers and displays
14.09.2020 - Australia Australia
Listeners can now find more Australian radio stations than ever on Google Nest devices, thanks to the new integration of RadioApp, the Australian radio industry’s official aggregator radio app, further expanding Australian radio’s accessibility across digital devices. Now, more than 350 Australian AM, FM and DAB+ digital radio stations, including all commercial radio, ABC and SBS stations, are available via voice command on Google Nest speakers and displays.

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Spain to implement EECC regulation into national legislation
11.09.2020 - Spain Spain
According to the latest draft for Spain's Telecoms Regulation, starting from 21 December 2020, all car radio receivers that are built into new class M vehicles in Spain will be required to include digital terrestrial broadcasting capabilities.

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WorldDAB Technical Committee – enabling radio’s digital future
11.09.2020 - WorldDAB News
The WorldDAB Technical Committee's work ensures that receiver equipment and broadcast technologies are compatible, and its various Task Forces work continuously to upgrade and advance the DAB standards, keeping them in line with other technical developments, and future proofing DAB equipment.

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Euradio achieves significant expansion through DAB+
09.09.2020 - France France
Euradio is now available regionally on DAB+ across 11 cities across France - Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Strasbourg, Nantes, Nice, Rouen, Le Havre, Saint-Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon.

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