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WorldDAB publishes Metadata Information Sheet
01.09.2020 - WorldDAB News
Radio is facing increasing competition in the car. Radio has to be seen as well as heard. One of the best ways for broadcasters to secure their place on the dashboard screen is to provide metadata. Broadcasters are responsible for providing metadata into the car to ensure that their stations look as good as they sound to the driver. This information sheet will tell you what metadata is, why it’s important and what you as broadcasters need to do to provide the correct metadata.

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Speakers announced for WorldDAB and ASBU technical webinar series
WorldDAB and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) have announced final speaker lineup for their technical webinar series from September 15 to 17. The webinar is aimed at broadcasters and technical experts in the radio industry who are implementing or planning the rollout of DAB+ digital radio.

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Swiss listeners increasingly opting for DAB+
28.08.2020 - Switzerland Switzerland
39% of listening in Switzerland now takes place on DAB+, while 64% of all listening is done on digital platforms. Digital radio is also more popular than FM radio amongt Swiss drivers, claiming 55% of all listening.

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DAB expected to replace FM in Switzerland by early 2023
28.08.2020 - Switzerland Switzerland
According to the latest plan revealed by Swiss broadcasters at Swiss RadioDay the phase-off of FM services will take place in stages - starting with SRG switchoff of FM services in August 2022, which will then be followed by private radio stations in January 2023.

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New Swiss information campaign prepares for the phase-out of FM
28.08.2020 - Switzerland Switzerland
The campaign will include TV and radio spots, social media activities, billboard advertising, measures for equipment dealers and car dealerships, plus a helpdesk to advise the public

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Swiss radio stations plan to phase out FM broadcasting in 2022/2023
28.08.2020 - Switzerland Switzerland
At the SwissRadioDay, the radio sector presented its planned phase-out of FM transmissions, which is to take place between August 2022 (SRG) and January 2023 (private stations). Digital listening in Switzerland now stands at 71%.

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WorldDAB member focus - Inntot Technologies
26.08.2020 - WorldDAB News - Inntot Technologies WorldDAB Member - India India
According to Inntot Technologies MD and CEO, Rajith Nair, DAB deployment is in a high growth phase and the requirement of low-cost, high-quality receivers for all segments is on the rise. Inntot provides SDR based digital broadcast radio receiver solutions for automotive infotainment, consumer devices and smartphones.

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New multiplex to launch in Germany's most populated state
26.08.2020 - Germany Germany
A new state-wide multiplex is set to launch in Germany's most populated state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the west of the country. The multiplex should enable up to 15 private broadcasters to broadcast on DAB+ in the near future.

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DAB radio must be standard on new cars from December
25.08.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Parliamentary legislation will require new cars sold in the UK to be fitted with a DAB-compatible radio from 21 December 2020. The provision is found in The Road Vehicles (Approval) Regulations 2020, which take effect from 1 September 2020. This ensures the UK will match the European Electronic Communications Code Directive, introduced by the European Union.

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DAB+ offering expands in Paris
25.08.2020 - France France
The DAB+ offering in Paris continues to expand with the launch of three new stations. Specifically, euradio, MyZen and Urban Hit are available to DAB+ listeners in the French capital since 25 August 2020.

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