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New DAB+ station launch in Malta
The new radio station, Smooth, is set to launch on DAB+ this summer. Digital radio offers better sound quality and improved reception than old-fashioned FM as well as a wider range of radio stations from rolling news, to rock, talk, classical and jazz.
(Independent) Read more
Paneda signs DAB agreement with RTI cz in Czech Republic
Paneda has signed a contract with the national multiplexer and network operator RTI cz in Czech Republic. The contract includes DAB multiplexing and audio encoding as well as metadata systems.
(Paneda) Read more
Germany – more listeners and higher advertising revenue with second national mux
In a recent article published in one of Germany’s largest newspapers, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Antenne Deutschland’s CEO Joe Pawlas discusses how the launch of Germany’s second national commercial multiplex will help further boost the radio and audio landscape in Germany.
(WorldDAB) Read more
Riverside Radio joins Trial London multiplex using DAB+
- United Kingdom
South West London community station Riverside Radio is launching on the Trial London multiplex using DAB+ on August 1st.
(Radio Today) Read more
Switzerland inches closer to FM switchoff
Switzerland is embarking on the next phase of its digital radio switchover strategy. In May René Wehrlin, media specialist at Switzerland’s Federal Office of Communications (Ofcom) announced the next steps toward the country’s total transition to DAB+.
(Radio World) Read more
Digital Radio Austria launches new online store
Since the launch of national DAB+ services last year, digital radio has been an integral part of the Austrian media landscape. With that in mind, Austria's digital radio office has launched a new online store for DAB+ receivers featuring a wide range of DAB+ radios from a number of brands.
(dabplus.at) Read more
New station confirmed for Germany's second national multiplex
Toggo Radio has been confirmed as the latest station that will join Germany's second national commercial DAB+ multiplex, which will launch in October 2020. The newly launched station, which is part of the super RTL TV channel, is aimed at children and families.
(Info Digital) Read more
Overview of DAB+ in Europe
Germany's digital radio office presents an overview of the status of DAB+ across Europe, where an increasing number of countries are shifting to DAB+ digital radio services.
(dabplus.de) Read more
Bauer starts DAB+ broadcasts in Stockholm
Bauer Media has started DAB+ broadcasts on channel 12A in Sweden's capital, Stockholm. Bauer Media will initially broadcast seven channels on DAB+, a number that is set to increase to 10 in the near future. 35 percent of the population will be able to be reached by the broadcasts on 1 October, and 50 percent a year later.
(Radionytt) Read more
DAB+ sparks the imagination of the advertising industry
The business case for DAB+ is clear to Germany's commercial radio broadcasters. Relying exclusively on streaming is problematic for several reasons: the dissemination costs for broadcasters on the web are many times higher than with DAB+, listeners must have an efficient internet connection, and there is no guarantee that network neutrality will be maintained.
(Süddeutsche Zeitung) Read more