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Ireland Update
05.02.2008 - Ireland - Ireland
On the 7th May 2007 digital radio was officially launched in Ireland. This development has been led by digitalRadio.ie a new industry group set up to explore the development and promotion of digital radio in Ireland.
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Eureka! - Issue 5
WorldDAB News - 03.02.2008
Over 80,000 DMB receivers sold in Beijing, Consumers go crazy for DAB in Denmark, The DAB in car market steps forward,...

Consumers want simpler gadgets, says which.co.uk - but do they really?
30.01.2008
Setting up a TV has never been easier - the same with a DAB radio, iPod and computer. In fact, just about everything is now easier to set up and use ...
From Mobile Digest, UK:

Roberts Radio MP-SOUND 41
30.01.2008
By Duncan Madden Roberts Radio has launched the MP-SOUND 41; a DAB radio with the kind of PVR functionality we are now used to seeing on hard drive enabled ...
From AVreview.co.uk, UK:

Public and Private German Broadcasters United in Digital Radio Roll-Out
29.01.2008 - Germany - Germany
On January 21st, the KEF (Kommission zur Ermittlung des Finanzbedarfes) issued its recommendations for the funding of public broadcasters for digital radio in Germany.

NXP Launches the World’s First Ultra-low Power Terrestrial and Satellite Multi-band Silicon Tuner for Portable TV
WorldDAB Members News - 23.01.2008 - NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, today made available a truly anytime, anywhere digital TV viewing experience with the launch of the world's first multi-band silicon tuner, TDA18292. Building on NXP's pole position in silicon tuners, the TDA18292 is the first to support the five global TV standards for portable devices (DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-SH, T-DMB, ISDB-T) and five prominent frequency bands ...

Ofcom advertises new local digital radio multiplex licence for Somerset
23.01.2008 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom today advertises a new local Digital Audio Broadcasting ( DAB) radio multiplex licence to cover Somerset.

Gloucestershire licence award decision
22.01.2008 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom has awarded the new local digital radio multiplex licence for Gloucestershire to MuxCo. The only other applicant came from GCap Media's NOW Digital ...
From OFCOM:

Danes crazy about digital radio: New positive figures showing DAB growth in Denmark
18.01.2008 - Denmark - Denmark
The Danes are crazy about DAB Digital Radio! Independent Research Company Zapera asked 2,000 Danes between the ages of 15 and 63 about their opinion on DAB. The survey showed that 38% have access to a DAB radio at home and 18% have more than one DAB radio at home. These new figures make Denmark one of the most successful countries to roll out DAB Digital Radio.
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We Wish You a Happy New Year!
WorldDAB News - 01.01.2008