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Spain's digital radio proposal passes without objections
The new proposed law put forward by political party Compromís - which aims to enable the development of DAB+ digital radio in Spain in line with the rest of Europe - did not gather any objections following its consultation. The proposal will now be debated at a Plenary sitting.
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Radio in Luxembourg goes digital
Luxembourg's Media and Communications Authority is working towards the launch of DAB+ digital radio. A new study has now been launched to determine the various requirements for DAB+ in Luxembourg, while regular DAB+ services may launch as early as in spring 2021.
(RTL) Read more
Czech Republic - significant expansion of DAB+ network
- Czech Republic
The development of DAB+ in Czech Republic continues to progress as Czech Radio has announced the DAB+ network in the country has now reached 95% following the launch of 10 new transmitters. The public broadcaster has also revealed its plans to switch off AM services at the end of 2021.
(Czech Radio) Read more
Radiodays Europe Lisbon 2020 postponed
Radiodays Europe has announced that due to the on-going COVID 19 crisis, the event originally scheduled for December has now been moved to 2021 on the following dates: 2-4 May 2021.
(Radiodays Europe) Read more
CSA: DAB+ growth still a priority for 2020
Speaking as part of the second edition of the #RadioTour, the president of the French regulator reiterated the continued growth of DAB+ as the CSA's priority for 2020. He also highlighted the broadcasters' continued support for the development of DAB+, and touched on the upcoming launches of (national and regional) DAB+ services across France, including Toulouse and Bordeaux.
(La Lettre Pro) Read more
WorldDAB General Assembly 2020 event goes online
- United Kingdom
The WorldDAB General Assembly 2020 is being held online this year and the date is set for November 3between 9am and 4pm GMT. The event brings together WorldDAB members and experts from across the digital radio industry for one day and is free to watch.
(Radio Today) Read more
DAB+ reception improves in western Germany
DAB+ reception is set to improve in Germany's western state of Rhineland-Palatinate with the launch of a new transmitter. Public broadcaster SWR is planning to further expand DAB+ coverage in the region in 2020 and 2021.
(Info Digital) Read more
Google and radio industry partnership brings more live and local radio to Google Nest speakers and displays
Listeners can now find more Australian radio stations than ever on Google Nest devices, thanks to the new integration of RadioApp, the Australian radio industry’s official aggregator radio app, further expanding Australian radio’s accessibility across digital devices. Now, more than 350 Australian AM, FM and DAB+ digital radio stations, including all commercial radio, ABC and SBS stations, are available via voice command on Google Nest speakers and displays.
(Commercial Radio Australia) Read more
Spain to implement EECC regulation into national legislation
According to the latest draft for Spain's Telecoms Regulation, starting from 21 December 2020, all car radio receivers that are built into new class M vehicles in Spain will be required to include digital terrestrial broadcasting capabilities.
( 57/5000 Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation) Read more
Euradio achieves significant expansion through DAB+
Euradio is now available regionally on DAB+ across 11 cities across France - Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Strasbourg, Nantes, Nice, Rouen, Le Havre, Saint-Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon.
(dabplus.fr) Read more