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NDR going ahead with expansion plans in Lower Saxony
20.08.2019 - Germany - Germany
Public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk has announced its plans to maintain as well as expand its DAB+ presence in the Lower Saxony region in the northwest of Germany, highlighting yet again its commitment to the development of DAB+ digital radio in Germany.
From Infosat:

French regulator launches new call for tenders for 15 sites
20.08.2019 - France - France
The French regulator CSA has launched a new call for tenders for DAB+ licenses across a number of locations in France. Specifically, the call for tenders concerns the cities and regions of Amiens, Angers, Brest, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges, Le Mans, Metz, Montpellier, Nancy, Nîmes, Perpignan, Reims, Rennes and Troyes. Interested parties should submit their applications to the CSA by 6 November 2019.
From La Lettre Pro:

5G not tailored for radio broadcast says Deutschlandradio
WorldDAB Members News - 19.08.2019 - Deutschlandradio - Germany - Germany
Commenting on the implications of 5G for the development of DAB+ in Europe and beyond, Deutschlandradio's Stefan Raue stated that 5G lacks the required specifications, standards and a suitable business model tailored to support radio broadcasts, highlighting the EECC directive as an indication of the radio industry's future in Germany and Europe.
From Meinungs Barometer:

MTV launches nationwide DAB+ radio station in Denmark
16.08.2019 - Denmark - Denmark
Viacom has announced the launch of a new MTV radio station on DAB+ in Denmark. The nationwide radio station will be available to DAB+ listeners across the country.
From Radio.nl:

DAB+ expansion is future proof says Radio Technikum
16.08.2019 - Austria - Austria
Reflecting on the launch of Austria's national DAB+ services, Gernot Fischer from Radio Technikum touched on the high number of receivers already sold in Austria, Germany and beyond, pointing to DAB+ as the chore future platform for radio, highlighting that 5G would certainly not replace it, but merely act as a complement.
From Meinungs Barometer:

Energy Austria reaping the benefits of national DAB+ launch
16.08.2019 - Austria - Austria
According to Energy Austria managing director Alexander Wagner, the launch of national DAB+ in Austria in May has already benefited the radio station, which has gained new listeners in parts of Austria where Energy is only available through DAB+.
From Meinungs Barometer:

The best DAB+ radios on the market
WorldDAB Members News - 16.08.2019 - Hama - Roberts Radio Limited - Germany - Germany
Computer Bild's roundup of the best DAB+ digital radios currently on the market includes the Hama DIR3100 and Roberts Stream 65i.
From Computer Bild:

IBC sneak peek: GatesAir spotlights DAB radio solutions
WorldDAB Members News - 16.08.2019 - GatesAir - Netherlands - Netherlands
At IBC 2019, GatesAir will be highlighting its expanded range of DAB Radio transmitters and solutions resulting from the company’s recent acquisition of ONEtastic. The expanded portfolio is anchored by MultiD, a multicarrier DAB transmitter; and a new liquid-cooled VHF range to serve all DAB power levels.
From Radio World:

Swedish commercial radio group opts for DAB
WorldDAB Members News - 15.08.2019 - Paneda - Sweden - Sweden
A major Swedish commercial radio group has launched a new DAB multiplex with 13 radio stations. Initially in Stockholm, the multiplex will soon expand to cover Uppsala, Gävle, Gothenburg and Malmö. The radio group has signed an agreement with Paneda to provide five complete DAB head-end systems, and the order includes complete systems with multiplexers and audio encoders.
From Paneda:

Seat to include DAB+ in all cars sold in Italy in 2020
14.08.2019 - Italy - Italy
Seat has announced that all of its cars released in Italy in 2020 will come equipped with DAB+ digital radio. This decision means Seat will be in line with the Italian regulation mandating DAB+ radio in all new cars released from 1 January 2020 onward.
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