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Love Sport goes national with new DAB slot
16.12.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Love Sport, previously broadcasting on DAB in London, has started broadcasting nationally on Sound Digital using DAB+. The station has bought Panjab Radio’s slot after it ceased broadcasting across the UK last week.
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New digital radio regulation comes into force in France
16.12.2019 - France - France
Starting from 20 December 2019, new consumer receivers sold in France will be required to include DAB+ digital radio. The law will also be applied to in-car receivers starting from 20 June 2020.

DAB digital radio sales reach 82 million worldwide
16.12.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
WorldDAB’s latest market report reveals that by the end of Q2 2019, over 82 million consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific – up from 71 million one year earlier.
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WorldDAB session at TU Automotive examines radio’s place in the car
12.12.2019 - Germany - Germany
WorldDAB's session at TU Automotive, the leading telematics event for the automotive industry in Europe, brought together Audi’s Martin Koch, Antonio Arcidiacono from the EBU and Nick Piggott from RadioDNS to discuss the future of radio in the car.
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WorldDAB publishes Aftermarket Devices Guidelines
WorldDAB has published the first version of its Aftermarket Devices Guidelines, to help improve the user experience of Aftermarket Devices (AMDs) which include DAB+ digital radio.
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Sound Digital welcomes applications for space on national DAB platform
12.12.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Sound Digital Ltd is advertising for anyone wanting to add their radio station to the national DAB platform to get in touch with them. The multiplex, which covers the majority of the UK population, is currently full, but changes are coming which will open up a spot for an additional station.
From Radio Today:

Radio welcomes government response to digital platforms inquiry
12.12.2019 - Australia - Australia
Commercial Radio Australia has welcomed the Australian government’s response to the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry. The government accepted the overriding conclusion that there is a need for reform to better protect consumers, improve transparency, recognise power imbalances and ensure that substantial market power is not used to lessen competition in media and advertising services markets.
From Commercial Radio Australia:

Spain urged to get on board with DAB+ in light of EECC
11.12.2019 - Spain - Spain
Radio industry stakeholders in Spain are endorsing the uptake of DAB+ digital radio in Europe, and urging their government to follow in the footsteps of Italy, France and Germany, by introducing a national law in line with the EECC directive, which requires new cars across the EU to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio by the end of 2020.
From Gorka Zumeta:

Industry stakeholders call for new legislation around digital radio
11.12.2019 - Austria - Austria
Austria's major broadcasting bodies and associations have joined forces to petition for the introduction of regulation mandating DAB+ digital radio in all receivers sold in Austria - both in and out cars. The new regulation would also be in line with the EECC directive, which mandates digital radio in new cars across the EU by the end of 2020.
From Der Standard:

LFK eyes DAB+ network expansion in Baden-Württemberg
10.12.2019 - Germany - Germany
LFK, the media regulator for the state Baden-Württemberg in Germany, has announced its plans to expand the DAB+ digital radio network in the southwestern German state, as well as to trial small-scall DAB broadcasting.
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