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STAR*SAT RADIO now on DAB+ in Hamburg
10.11.2022 - Germany Germany
The cult station of the 80s is now on air in the Hanseatic city. STAR*SAT RADIO broadcasts via DAB+ on channel 10D with 10 kilowatts from the Heinrich Hertz Tower. After Berlin, Hamburg is the second metropolis to receive the legendary station. In 2013, STAR*SAT RADIO already launched in Berlin on DAB+.

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TopCC Radio launched on DAB+ in German-speaking Switzerland
10.11.2022 - Switzerland Switzerland
TopCC Radio, which was previously only available on the internet, can now also be heard on digital radio DAB+ in large parts of German-speaking Switzerland. Eight ensembles of the operator digris are broadcasting the station. TopCC Radio is a product of TopCC AG, based in Gossau, a Swiss cash-and-carry chain for bulk consumers and a subsidiary of SPAR Holding. A service with current hits and classics for a mixed audience is offered.

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Flanders: Joe Christmas back on DAB+
09.11.2022 - Belgium Belgium
Like the Netherlands, Flanders also has its own Christmas channel on DAB+ again, Since Friday, Joe Christmas can again be received via the network 'DAB+ Flanders 2' on channels 5A and 5D. Joe Christmas has been an annual theme channel on DAB+ since 2019, just like Sky Radio Xmas in the Netherlands. The station plays the biggest Christmas hits non-stop until Christmas.

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Commercial radio star power helps set another record high
09.11.2022 - Commercial Radio & Audio WorldDAB Member - Australia Australia
Commercial DAB+ stations again performed strongly with almost 2.8 million weekly listeners, up 28%. Commercial radio listeners via live streaming also increased almost 26% to over 3.6 million. Mr Ennals said the survey suggests that listeners are choosing to listen across a variety of stations and widening their favourite stations to include DAB+ stations. The survey results also show that listeners are accessing their favourite stations through multiple platforms as we have seen continued growth in online listening. “This is a move from traditional radio listening that tended to circulate around people having only one or two favourite stations that they would listen to throughout the day. Consumers seem to now be more likely to have a favourite breakfast show, several stations for music and a favourite drive show.”

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Jay Crawford on operating Edge Radio on DAB in Scotland
09.11.2022 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Edge Radio hit the airwaves on DAB in Edinburgh this summer after operating online for almost a year. The station saw an increase in listeners since Jay purchased the station in October last year, and Jay has used all his experience as the former programme director at Real, Smooth and Rock Radio to bring a team of presenters together and help make the station a success.

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Communications Authority of Kenya plans digital radio shift on shortage of frequencies
09.11.2022 - Kenya Kenya
Kenyan broadcasters will be allowed to adopt a new digital radio standard, which will enable them to use their current spectrum to transmit their signals through a digital network, as the sector regulator moves to address the shortage of analogue frequencies. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has called for stakeholder and public views on a draft Digital Sound Broadcasting (DSB) framework it has formulated to ensure the efficient use of the available broadcasting spectrum and encourage investment in the sub-sector. The inaugural trial of the DAB network service will be in Nairobi with transmitters located in Limuru and Machakos to test coverage, reception quality and data services. “The trial DAB+ network service is estimated to cover an area of 9,176 kilometres squared with a population of 9,329,253, which represents 17 percent of the population of Kenya. The trial will help in building local capacity as well as in raising awareness of DAB+ network services in the country,” said CA.

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Saxony-wide DAB+ station package starts in the 1st quarter of 2023
09.11.2022 - Media Broadcast GmbH WorldDAB Member - Germany Germany
Radio listeners in Saxony can look forward to up to 14 more digital radio programmes. In the first quarter of 2023, the network operator Media Broadcast is expected to put five transmitter sites into operation, via which the station package will be broadcast statewide. The new stations will again significantly increase the station diversity via DAB+ in Saxony. Together with the local and regional programme offerings of private broadcasters and the public service programmes, more than 70 digital radio stations can then be received in the best quality at home and on the move in individual regions.

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WorldDAB Summit 2022 brings together global DAB+ experts in London and online
08.11.2022 - WorldDAB News
Key topics from the global growth of DAB+ will be explored next week as digital radio and automotive leaders from around the world come together for the WorldDAB Summit 2022, being held in-person in London and online, on Thursday 17 November. The critical role DAB+ can play in safeguarding broadcast radio will be highlighted in a keynote address by Shuja Khan, CEO of Arqiva, including the UK transmission provider’s “Broadcast 2040+” campaign. Alongside this, Matt Payton, CEO of UK commercial radio trade body Radiocentre, will explore how audience habits are shifting, and what opportunities these changes offer broadcasters, while mitigating the risks of online gatekeepers. From France, Les Indés Radios is an interest group bringing together 129 local radio broadcasters; its President, Jean-Eric Valli will set out why they cannot ignore the advances and protection offered by terrestrial broadcast radio via DAB+.

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DAB+ expands in Pays de la Loire
08.11.2022 - France France
French pop music station Vibration and rock station OÜI FM switched on DAB+ signals in the cities of Angers and Mans in the country’s northwest Pays de la Loire region on Nov. 7. The switch on is part of the continued rollout of DAB+ in the country. Listeners in the two cities can now access the respective stations by selecting their names on a DAB+-compatible device. Vibration and OÜI FM are owned by Groupe 1981. Jean-Éric Valli, president of Groupe 1981, says, “I am pleased to develop our offer in the Pays de la Loire region. DAB+ represents an essential step in making radio listening easier for listeners. Its deployment revolutionises the radio medium, with strong innovations, in particular associated data such as programme information or song covers. With DAB+, we are writing a new page in radio.”

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80s and 90s stations are the current DAB+ flavour
08.11.2022 - Australia Australia
The 80s and 90s stations for KIIS, Mix, 96FM and GOLD continue to be at the top of the totals for the five metro areas with 374,000 and 376,000 listeners respectively. Tik Tok trending (310,000), OLDSKOOL HITS 90’s (297,000) and RnB Fridays (293,000) round out the top five. In Sydney KIIS 90s leads the DAB+ stations with 183,000 from iHeartAustralia on 144,000 and Tik Tok Trending with 139,000.

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