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BBC rolls out new local radio news services to help with lockdown
- United Kingdom
The BBC has rolled out new temporary DAB radio services for two further cities in a bid to help people there through lockdown. BBC Radio Sunderland and BBC Radio Wolverhampton will provide more localised news and information to people living in those cities between 6am and 2pm.
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Czech Radio explains all there is to know about DAB+
- Czech Republic
Czech Radio's Head of Signal Distribution explains the benefits of DAB+ digital radio, which offers more stations, better sound quality as well as visual information.
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Netherlands expands national DAB+ network
The application procedure for a new national commercial DAB+ network will start on 19 January 2021. The new network is part of the large-scale redistribution of the DAB+ networks in the Netherlands that will take place in the coming years.
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Frontier Smart Technologies partners with high-end electronics brand Loewe for its new range of SmartRadios
- United Kingdom
Frontier’s Venice X platform will soon power the listening experience of a new range of SmartRadios launched by German brand Loewe, a company perhaps better known for its high-end TVs. The Venice X module includes Bluetooth, FM, DAB+ and Internet connectivity.
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NDR launches new DAB+ stations in northern Germany
NDR's DAB+ stations - including NDR Plus, NDR Blue and NDR Info Spezial, which are exclusively available on DAB+ - are available to listeners in Friesland, Bremen and Oldenburg from 13 January 2021.
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New DAB+ station to launch in southwestern Germany
Anna.fm, a new radio station targeting women aged between 14-39, is set to launch in the state of Baden-Württemberg in February 2021.
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DAB+ to launch in Luxembourg in 2021
Regular services are set to launch in Luxembourg by the end of 2021, with DAB+ coverage initially expected to reach approximately 90% of the population.
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Switzerland to make full switch to DAB+ by 2023
The radio industry in Switzerland has announced its plans to fully transition to DAB+ by 2023. Public broadcasters will turn off analogue FM transmissions in mid-2022, with private stations following by January 2023.
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NRJ's Nostalgie launches on Germany's second national multiplex
NRJ's Nostalgie station is available to listeners across Germany on DAB+ from 4 January 2021.
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Switzerland to pull plug on FM radio by 2023
The radio industry has reached an agreement on turning off its analogue FM transmitters, with the public broadcaster expected to make the definitive switch to digital in mid-2022. Private radio stations will follow suit by January 2023.
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