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WEBINAR: Broadcast radio’s role in cars of the future

19.01.2022 - Top story - WorldDAB News

It's vitally important for broadcasters that car makers have a solid understanding of their customers’ attitudes to broadcast radio in the dashboard. This free to attend one-hour webinar will take a closer look at the data behind the headlines of the recent Car Buyers Survey carried out by Edison Research .

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Bulgarian stakeholders hold positive talks on DAB+ deployment

19.01.2022 - Top story - Bulgaria Bulgaria

The Bulgarian regulator - the Communications Regulatory Commission - has held a positive meeting on the implementation of DAB+. Participants included representatives from CRC, the Electronic Media Council, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Transport and Communications, and the radio industry body ABBRO. As a next step, ABBRO expressed its readiness to provide legal and practical proposals and information on good practices on successful deployments of DAB+ in Europe and from around the world.

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Local DAB+ in Flanders - pilot projects get the green light
19.01.2022 - Belgium Belgium
The Flemish Regulator for Media (VRM) has approved all five submitted local DAB+ pilot projects. After payment of the broadcasting licence fee (100 euros per broadcasting location), VRM issues the licences. They will come into effect on 1 February and will be valid for a year, and may be extended pending the final frequency plan for local DAB+. A total of 63 local radios will participate.

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New DAB+ station Oldie Antenne announces start date on DAB+
18.01.2022 - Germany Germany
Oldie Antenne, previously a web radio station from Antenne Bayern "Antenna Bayern Oldies but Goldies", has announced its launch date via DAB+ digital radio. The new station will be available via DAB+ in Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saarland from February 1, 2022, according to the station's website.

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DAB+ news from Germany: updates, activations and frequency changes
18.01.2022 - Germany Germany
The DAB+ offer is growing continuously in Germany. There are now 300 DAB+ programmes that can be received in different regions, 100 of them exclusively via DAB+. Details on the continued growth is reported by the Digitalradio Büro Deutschland, with new developments having taken place in the north, middle and south of the country. Full information can be found at www.dabplus.de.

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Arena Radio to play nothing but live music performances
17.01.2022 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
A new radio station playing nothing but live performances has launched on DAB. Arena Radio’s plan is to expand through DAB digital broadcasting and it has already started airing on DAB in Cambridge with more areas to come in the next few weeks. The station says talks are taking place with concert promoters and venues about sponsorship.

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WorldDAB APAC Technical Group completes one year
16.01.2022 - WorldDAB News
Launched at the end of 2020, the WorldDAB Asia-Pacific Technical Group concluded the year by holding its 4th meeting on 9th December. Throughout 2021 the WorldDAB APAC Technical Group grew from strength to strength, with membership of the group growing to over 60 radio industry representatives from over 20 countries from across the region, and with virtually all Southeast Asian countries being represented. The meetings focused a range of topics around the “DAB adoption process” covering topics from Trials and Experimentation to DAB requirements and Allotment planning.

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New local DAB+ networks go live in Poland
13.01.2022 - Poland Poland
Two new regular digital radio multiplexes launched by PSN Infrastruktura have started in Toruń and Rzeszów, both offering five local DAB+ radio stations. A third multiplex was launched by Dabcom in Tarnów, with initially five local radio stations, and a sixth one to join soon. Further local multiplexes will also be launched soon in Poznań, Warsaw, Katowice and Częstochowa.

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How green is DAB digital radio?
12.01.2022 - Germany Germany
A recent study shows that by purely broadcasting on DAB+, Bayerischer Rundfunk could save two million kilowatt hours. In Germany, on average this is a CO2 saving of 856 tons. The transmission of a single BR program only consumes 26% of the energy of a program broadcast on VHF.

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Member of National Broadcasting Council optimistic about DAB+
11.01.2022 - Poland Poland
Hopes are high that the National Broadcasting Council may announce in January the competition for broadcasting licences on the nationwide DAB+ MUX . Leading commercial broadcasters are sceptical, and remain silent. Prof. Janusz Kawecki from the National Broadcasting Council in an interview with Wirtualnemedia.pl, however, does not hide his optimism.

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Change in DAB+ distribution of Austrian Welle station 1
11.01.2022 - Austria Austria
Since 10 January Austria's DAB+ multiplex includes a programme specifically for Vienna from radio station Welle 1, which up to now had been broadcasting only a unified version of their programme for Austria. The purely Viennese version of Welle 1 starts exactly one year after the programme joined the DAB+ Austria multiplex, and allows the station operator to better target the programme to metropolitan listeners.

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New DAB+ radio station launch in Vienna
11.01.2022 - Austria Austria
lulu.fm starts on Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Vienna on DAB+ digital radio, reaching more than 3 million inhabitants in the greater Vienna area. The new radio station ensures audibility and visibility within the Austrian radio landscape of the LGBTIQ community it serves.

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