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Media regulator in North Rhine-Westphalia reveals DAB+ licence applications
22.01.2021 - Germany Germany
The media regulator for Germany's western state has reveleaed the broadcasters that have applied for a state-wide DAB+ licence.

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France - national DAB+ expected to launch on 15 July
20.01.2021 - France France
The French media regulator CSA has announced that the launch of national DAB+ services in France will take place on Thursday 15 July 2021. A total of 25 stations are set to broadcast their services across France on DAB+ digital radio.

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NDR improves network coverage in eastern Germany
20.01.2021 - Germany Germany
Public broadcaster NDR is continuing the expansion of its DAB+ network in Germany, with the launch of its services in the Penkun region in the east of the country.

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Australia - 13% rise in audiences for DAB+ only stations in 2020
19.01.2021 - Australia Australia
Commercial DAB+ only stations attracted nearly 1.6 million listeners, an increase of 13% or 180,000 people compared to 2019. More than half of those listened to DAB+ stations at home and 676,000 listened in the car.

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UK's Digital Radio Tick Mark scheme to evolve in 2021
19.01.2021 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
The changes to the Digital Radio Tick Mark, outlined in this document, will ensure that it remains consistent with international DAB standards across multiple markets. Manufacturers are encouraged to transition their products and core technologies to align with the revised version as soon as possible.

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DAB+ offering expands in Austria
19.01.2021 - Austria Austria
The number of national and regional DAB+ services available in Austria continues to grow, with new stations launching across the country and in Vienna - where a total of 25 stations are available to listeners on DAB+.

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Nicolas Curien reasserts France's DAB+ plans at Radio Week
18.01.2021 - France France
Looking back at his six years at the head of the CSA, Curien noted the significant progress of DAB+ radio in France, where the start of national DAB+ services is set to be marked with the launch of two multiplexes this summer.

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Spanish political party seeks DAB+ rollout fund
15.01.2021 - Spain Spain
Carles Mulet, senator of Valencian political party Compromís has requested that part of the funds secured as part of Next Generation EU - a recovery fund aimed at supporting EU member states hit by the COVID-19 pandemic - be used to facilitate the rollout of DAB+ in Spain.

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Online station joins two local multiplexes in the UK
15.01.2021 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Rubix Radio first started streaming during the first Lockdown in 2020, and has now made the move to DAB. Jeremy Durrant, Managing Director, told RadioToday: “We are so excited to launch in these areas and have plans to reach the rest of the east of England on DAB.”

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BBC rolls out new local radio news services to help with lockdown
13.01.2021 - United Kingdom 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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