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DAB+ set to launch on the Gold Coast
28.03.2022 - Commercial Radio Australia WorldDAB Member - Australia Australia
DAB+ digital radio will launch on the Gold Coast on April 4, bringing nine new commercial radio stations to Australia’s sixth largest city, industry body Commercial Radio Australia said today. The launch will make Gold Coast the tenth city in Australia to have DAB+. Broadcasters ARN and SCA will launch the new DAB+ stations, while existing stations Sea FM, Triple M and Hot Tomato will be simulcast on DAB+ and continue on FM.

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Salisbury small-scale DAB becomes second multiplex to launch
28.03.2022 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Small-scale DAB has arrived in Salisbury with the switch-on of the city’s new DAB+ multiplex by Muxcast Salisbury. In a joint venture between Nation Broadcasting and BFBS, 18 services are now available in the area including locally owned and operated Salisbury Radio which officially launches at 5pm today (Monday). Two transmitters are powering the service, which is the second permanent small-scale DAB multiplex to launch in the UK following Tynemouth and South Shields in December 2021.

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Foyle DAB getting ready to launch in the north west of Ireland
24.03.2022 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
The small-scale DAB multiplex for Derry/Londonderry will be launching soon and the operator is looking for more stations to join. Foyle DAB Ltd has been working behind the scenes and plans to have the multiplex up and running by the summer. Foyle DAB’s Manager, Richard Moore said: “We are getting very excited at this stage. it will be the first small-scale DAB service to be launched in Northern Ireland and we are delighted it is in the North West.

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ZOUND1 starts on May 2nd in NRW via DAB+
24.03.2022 - Germany Germany
Under the new label "ZOUND1" , the first two offers from touricast GmbH in North Rhine-Westphalia are to start on May 2nd as web radios and via DAB+. The programs with the following working titles have already been announced at the end of October 2021 Feelgood Radio NRW (touricast GmbH) – Relaxed sound for that good feeling from the age of 40 With ENERWE HITRADIO, the ensemble's 16th program has also now been set. The offer of the organizer touricast is aimed at the younger target group of 14-35 years, who have their center of life in NRW.

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Technisat and BDR jointly launch online DAB+ radio designer
24.03.2022 - Germany Germany
On the website design-dein-radio.de everyone can now design a digital radio according to their taste. The project was developed in cooperation with Bayern Digital Radio and implemented by the company nexxoo Apps & Internet GmbH. The Online Radio Designer is available for design on both desktop and mobile devices and can be operated intuitively. Various colors, pens, emojis and the option to upload your own pictures are available, with no limits to imagination and creativity.

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European Radio Show changes name to Paris Radio Show
24.03.2022 - France France
The European Radio Show is changing its name. It is now the Paris Radio Show. Like every year, the Paris Radio Show is free for professionals working in the Radio, Digital Audio or Podcast sectors. Whether you are a simple volunteer, technical director, artist, big boss or podcaster, the Paris Radio Show welcomes you and gives you access to the exhibitor area and conference sessions dedicated to the Radio, Music and Podcast sectors.

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DAB+ in Germany - impressive commitment of private radio stations
24.03.2022 - Germany Germany
At the "DAB+ in Dialog 2022" event held yesterday in Berlin, federal and state governments reaffirmed their commitment to continue to work alongside public and private radio broadcasters and other market partners on the switch from FM to DAB+. Stefan Raue, Director-General of Deutschlandradio, said: "We need to agree on criteria that define the switchover from analogue to digital. Uniform criteria will give all market participants planning security, which in turn will create trust. This confidence enables the rapid digitization of radio."

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DAB+ in France - more new launches
23.03.2022 - France France
Several DAB+ multiplexes have gone on air across several regions in France, in the Grenoble and Isère region, and including local muxes in Grenoble (158,000 inhabitants), Chambéry (59,000 inhabitants), Annecy (130,000 inhabitants) and Annemasse (36,000 inhabitants). In April, the expansion of the regional and local muxes in France is to continue with the conurbations of Orléans, Tours and Poitiers.

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Belgium: RTBF starts DAB+ programme in Ukrainian
23.03.2022 - Belgium Belgium
Wallonia's public broadcaster, RTBF, has launched a radio program for Ukrainians who fled to Belgium to escape the Russian invasion. RTBF Ukraine – Україна can be heard in French-speaking Belgium and Brussels via DAB+ and the Internet. The Ukrainian-language RTBF program is intended to support the integration of refugees from Ukraine and provide them with practical information.

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Industry developments at ABU DBS
23.03.2022 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) WorldDAB Member
The first session of the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2022 included a presentation by Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, BBC Digital, Chair, WorldDAB Technical Committee. He outlined why DAB+ is establishing itself as the core future platform for radio in Europe, well established in Australia, and DAB+ deployments going on in South East Asia, North Africa and Middle East. Highlighting the energy efficiency aspect of DAB over analog broadcasting, he said it’s 33 percent more efficient than FM. For broadcasters, it preserves the core strengths of traditional radio. It’s free to air, there are no gatekeepers, no one is controlling access to information and it’s reliable in times of emergency.

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