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Highlighting the continuous growth of DAB+ radio in Germany, National German Radio's Managing Director Erwin Linnenbach says there will be even more opportunities for broadcasters after the pandemic, while listeners across the country will benefit from an increasingly diverse offering.
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New DAB+ marketing campaign goes live in Switzerland
A new DAB+ marketing campaign has launched in Switzerland, where a digital switchover is set to take place by 2024. The campaign, which encourages listeners to purchase a DAB+ receiver, emphasises the quality offered by DAB+ digital radio.
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Norway - listening numbers soar in July 2020
In total, there were 400,000 more radio listeners in July 2020 than in the same month last year. NRK's radio channels experienced an increase of 206,000 listeners; the P4 group, on the other hand, had 142,000 more listeners than in July 2019, while the Bauer Media channels experienced an increase of 142,000 more listeners.
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IZT installs first two radio direction finders for Eurocontrol
IZT has installed and successfully commissioned the first two of four Radio Direction Finders (RDF) for Eurocontrol. The IZT RDF, which are distributed over several locations, enable the Maastricht Upper Area Control Center to send important position information to air traffic controllers.
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Luxemburg to begin DAB+ test transmissions
Luxembourg is set to start DAB+ test transmissions in September or October this year. Two sites will be used for the transmissions, and the majority of radio stations across the country are expected to take part in the trial.
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Xperi completes merger with TiVo
- United States
WorldDAB member Xperi has recently completed its merger with TiVo, to create the world’s deepest licensed media metadata along with its personalisation platform for improving infotainment in the car. Find out more about the merger, and the company's latest news in Xperi's newsletter.
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Three new members join WorldDAB
Three new organisations have joined WorldDAB since May 2020. They are Malta's network operator Digi B Network Ltd., Chinese receiver manufacturer Hidaka Corporation and Azerbaijan's network operator Radio-Television Broadcasting and Satellite Communications Production Unity (Teleradio PU). WorldDAB now has a total of 106 members from 32 countries.
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Deutschlandradio switches off more analogue broadcasts
Germany's public broadcaster and DAB+ pioneer Deutschlandradio has switched off analogue broadcasts in a number of locations in Bavaria and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Listeners in these regions will now be able to listen to Deutschlandradio's stations on DAB+.
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Digi B Network joins WorldDAB
Digi B Network, Malta's network operator, is now a member of WorldDAB. Digi B Network launched the first DAB+ platform in Europe and brought to market the first DAB+ aftermarket car stereo. Nearly all broadcasters on the island are broadcasting on DAB+ via the Digi B network.
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What receiver should you buy?
Belgium's French-speaking digital radio office outlines the different types of receivers available to listeners today, comparing digital, analogue and IP receivers and helping consumers make the right choice for their radio, at home or in the car.
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French media regulator publishes frequency allocations for central and southern France
The CSA has published the list of broadcasters that will be allocated DAB+ frequencies in Clermont Ferrand and Limoges (central France), as well as Montpellier, Nîmes and Perpignan (southern France). The selected stations will be able to broadcast on DAB+ starting from Q1 2022.
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