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MMD’s DAB+ multiplex with a view
04.01.2024 - Monaco Monaco
Olivier Cordier from Kiss FM West Coast shared fantastic photos of the Monaco Média Diffusion transmission site on Mont Agel. This same site was originally built for Télé-Monte-Carlo, but it now hosts the MMD DAB+ multiplex the station operates on. Kiss FM West Coast, along with a dozen other stations, uses the multiplex to broadcast to the French Riviera. The transmitter actually sits in French territory, but it operates on a frequency allocated to the Principality of Monaco. The self-supporting metal structure for the antenna is original from the 1950s, even though the DAB multiplex, the second established by MMD, launched in 2016.

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How was 2023 in DAB+ in Czechia? Preparing for commercial radio
02.01.2024 - Czechia Czechia
Last year was marked by preparations for the full-fledged entry of commercial radio into DAB+ broadcasting. The long-awaited auction of frequencies for DAB+ networks was preceded by changes in media legislation requested by private operators. The CTU had expected to publish the results of the DAB+ auction before the end of 2023, but this did not happen because the auction part was longer than expected. At a meeting with journalists in mid-December, CRA representatives estimated that the outcome of the auction would not be known until January 2024.

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Engine Radio launches on DAB+ for Italian motor fans
02.01.2024 - Italy Italy
FM-world asked editorial director Nicola Villani - what is Engine Radio? "A new multimedia project dedicated to those who love engines and motorsport, on two and four wheels. Those who involved me in this new adventure, some time ago, rightly pointed out to me that nothing of the kind existed in our country for us motorsport enthusiasts. So why not create a thematic radio station, linked precisely to a typically Italian passion?" From 1 January 2024 you will already find it on DAB+ in the most important cities in Italy: Milan (and Lombardy), Rome, Turin (and Piedmont), Florence (and Tuscany), Naples (and Campania). Over the next year, more and more widespread coverage is planned.

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RDS, the winning bet by Eduardo Montefusco
31.12.2023 - DAB Italia WorldDAB Member - Italy Italy
Eduardo Montefusco is a visionary entrepreneur, in June 2012 he was awarded the honour of Cavaliere del Lavoro in his capacity as president and publisher of Radio Dimensione Suono. In addition to his role at RDS, Montefusco is also president of DAB Italia, a consortium for digital radio broadcasting. We discussed with Montefusco about innovation, technology, sustainability, the future of radio, starting from the latest entrepreneurial coup achieved: the Radio TV of the Serie A League.

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BLM boss Schmiege: The future of radio belongs to DAB+
31.12.2023 - Bayerische Landeszentrale fur neue Medien (BLM) WorldDAB Member - Germany Germany
Media Council of the Bavarian Regulatory Authority for New Media (BLM) President Thorsten Schmiege explains its Audio Strategy 2025 in an interview with Sonntagsblatt. "Bavarian private radio stations will continue to need good and reliable playout channels in the future. And the future here belongs to DAB+... And that is a good thing because, unlike streaming, DAB+ operates according to almost identical rules to FM in terms of advertising marketing. Online, on the other hand, other players are holding out their hands."

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Go DAB consortium switched on in Palermo
30.12.2023 - Media DAB S.C.A.R.L. WorldDAB Member - Italy Italy
On 29 December 2023, the Go DAB consortium activated the first experimental installation in Sicily from the Monte Pellegrino technology site in Palermo, for a served population of approximately 1 million inhabitants (≥ 54 dbµV/m). There are 18 radio stations carried. Media DAB, Go DAB and Space DAB participated in association, with their members, in the call for tenders of the Ministry of Enterprise and Made in Italy, an expression of interest for the assignment of rights of use to DAB+ network operators for the networks planned on the local catchment area no. 19 Sicily.

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National Council announces tender for DAB+ in Kyiv
29.12.2023 - Ukraine Ukraine
The National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting will hold a tender for digital radio broadcasting in the T-DAB multichannel electronic communication network in Kyiv. The regulator made this decision at a meeting on 28 December. It concerns the 4th and 5th programmes in the 11D frequency block.

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Further expansion of Polish Radio's DAB+ multiplex coverage
28.12.2023 - Poland Poland
The Polish Radio multiplex has started broadcasting in more locations. The stations broadcast in DAB+ can now be listened to by residents of Zamość, Giżycko, Konin, Białogard, Piła and the surrounding areas of these cities. The process of extending the coverage of the Polish Radio's DAB+ multiplex began at the beginning of October. It includes: Jedynka, Dwójka, Trójka, Czwórka, Polskie Radio 24, Polskie Radio Chopin, Polskie Radio Dzieciom, Polskie Radio Kierowców, Polskie Radio dla Ukrainy, Radio Poland, regional radio stations and, in some locations, also their specialist channels.

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Danmarks Radio – København-Kalundborg long wave: from New Year it's over
28.12.2023 - Denmark Denmark
29 August 1927 was eagerly awaited by radio people and listeners alike. The large radio transmitter in Kalundborg was to be inaugurated, giving all of Denmark access to radio. But now longwave radio is a thing of the past. Technological development has overtaken the Kalundborg transmitter by leaps and bounds. The Kalundborg longwave transmitter was a milestone at the time, but development has since accelerated rapidly towards DR's 100th anniversary in 2025. DR will continue to broadcast on DAB and FM, where most listeners still receive their radio broadcasts. On 31 December 2023, the signal will be switched off after a farewell broadcast with a potpourri of past broadcasts.

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Expansion of private radio multiplexes in Thuringia and Baden-Württemberg
27.12.2023 - Germany Germany
On 18 December, the Jena Oßmaritz site officially went on air for the private radio multiplex in Thuringia. Together with the Inselsberg site, which was also added this year, the technical reach of the state mux, which is now broadcast from four transmitter masts, increases to around 1.55 million mobile or 820,000 in buildings. Since 21 December, the private radio mux (channel 11B) in Baden-Württemberg has been broadcasting from Wertheim in the north of the state. The northern part of the Main-Tauber district is covered.

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