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DAB+ experimental multiplex has expanded its offer
02.09.2022 - Poland Poland
Radio Parada from Łódź has joined the offer of the experimental multiplex of PSN Infrastruktura in Opole. The experimental multiplex in Opole is broadcast on channel 10C with a power of 1kW. It consists of: Radio Doxa, Radio Jasna Góra, Radio Profeto (stations with a Catholic profile), as well as Radio Safe Travel, Music Radio from Jelenia Góra and Radio Imperium in Gliwice.

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New layout of supra-regional DAB+ networks implemented
02.09.2022 - Netherlands Netherlands
In the night from Wednesday to Thursday, the new classification of the DAB+ allotments was implemented throughout the country. Until recently, all non-national commercial FM licences and regional public radio stations were linked to a supra-regional DAB+ network, consisting of five allotments (multiplexes/networks) that together cover the whole country. De Randstad, for example, was one large allotment on channel 8A. However, the new network consists of seven allotments, which collectively have national coverage and better meet the needs of the regional public and commercial radio stations.

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Campania: Radio Kemonia and Radio Mivida expand into DAB+
01.09.2022 - Italy Italy
News on the digital airwaves in Campania. Radio Kemonia and Radio Mivida - broadcasters of publisher Claudio Rocca, created in synergy with their respective station managers Salvatore Esposito and Ugo Lombardi - have extended their DAB+ coverage. After Naples and Caserta, the two stations can now also be received in the provinces of Avellino, Benevento and Salerno. Radio Kemonia and Radio Mivida are part of the CreaDAB mux.

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FM remains important for Radio ffn, but the broadcasting group also wants to grow on DAB+
01.09.2022 - Germany Germany
An interview with Managing Director Harald Gehrung: "For our company I can at least say that we will start with DAB+ when there is "relevant" use. And that's only the case now, but it wasn't like that 20 years ago. Due to the EU directive, DAB+ has now become the standard in Germany. In an international comparison, Germany is certainly far ahead in terms of absolute usage figures, even if the majority of users still don't give a damn how they receive their favorite channel. As the operator of RADIO BOLLERWAGEN, we would of course also be happy about a DAB+ mux on Mallorca, where the FM supply seems to have stopped in the 80s."

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Alternative programme feed to DAB+ stations successfully tested
01.09.2022 - Germany Germany
As part of the development of solutions for alternative programme feeds to DAB+ transmitters in the event of a disaster, RFmondial successfully carried out a field test in Hanover under real conditions. This was announced by the service provider for digital broadcasting based in Hanover on September 1st In the event of a failure of programme feeds (modulation lines) to digital radio transmitters (DAB+), a stable broadcasting supply for the population must be guaranteed. To do this, the company has developed a system that uses the air interface for program delivery, so-called rebroadcasting.

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New national warning service in development , international standardisation aimed for, first devices at the IFA
01.09.2022 - Germany Germany
DAB+, today's digital radio standard, offers more than clear sound and the transmission of music and voice. DAB+ is also capable of broadcasting alarm and warning messages. DAB+ could save lives and protect the population in crisis situations as soon as this warning service is implemented. The members of the association Digitalradio Deutschland have now voted with a large majority in favor of adding this additional service to the internationally standardised DAB+ system. Against the current background of natural disasters, such as in the Ahr Valley and parts of Upper Bavaria in 2021 and the tense international situation (e.g. war in Ukraine), the members of Digitalradio Deutschland eV are committed to the international standardisation of warning messages. Together with the broadcasters, media institutions and network operators, the manufacturers in the association are working intensively on the development of a public warning system via DAB+ radio.

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Virgin Radio UK launches new DAB+ station Virgin Radio 80s PLUS
31.08.2022 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
We're excited to announce that we are launching Virgin Radio 80s PLUS, a new radio station playing the biggest artists from the 1980s PLUS the best music from the late 1970s and early 1990s, which will broadcast from September 1st. You can listen to Virgin Radio 80s PLUS from Thursday September 1 on DAB+ in London and Central Scotland, online and on smart speakers across the UK, as well as via the Virgin Radio UK app. Virgin Radio 80s PLUS replaces Virgin Radio Pride, which will return in 2023.

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Swiss radio increasingly digital
30.08.2022 - Switzerland Switzerland
At SwissRadioDay, Jessica Allemann Brancher, Digital Migration working group presented a very interesting study on the use of digital radio in Switzerland. First observation: Switzerland listens to digital radio with three minutes of radio out of four which are now consumed in digital mode. Among the other results of this study, we note that 41 minutes of radio out of 100 are now listened to in DAB+, a third in IP and a quarter in FM.

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New Netherlands DAB+ station coming: Vibe Radio
30.08.2022 - Netherlands Netherlands
A new radio station will start soon on DAB+: Vibe Radio. The format of the new radio station is "Dutch Urban" "Do you like Antoon, Flemming, Snelle, Tabitha, Metejoor or the Youth of Today? Join the vibe! Vibe Radio focuses mainly on 'Dutch Urban', on the target group 10-35 years old and young parents. Our own research shows that there is a huge need for this genre. What emerges is that this young target group wants to hear well-known hits from their favorite artists of today, for which their parents do not turn off the radio," says the station. The radio station comes from the same owner as the radio stations RADIONL, Tukker FM, Joy Radio and Freez FM.

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Star*Sat Radio plans DAB+ launch in Hamburg
29.08.2022 - Germany Germany
The private radio station Star*Sat Radio can now also expand into markets outside of Berlin and Brandenburg. The Commission for Licensing and Supervision of the State Media Authorities (ZAK) issued a nationwide broadcasting licence on August 5th. There are already concrete plans for expansion: "We expect Star*Sat Radio to be launched in Hamburg at the beginning of October," said a spokesman for the organiser when asked by SatelliFax. Distribution is to take place on the DAB+ multiplex on channel 10D.

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