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Mazda 3 Pure 2019 with DAB+ as standard
15.04.2019 - Australia - Australia
The Pure is the entry grade into the Mazda3 range and has DAB+ as standard
From CarsGuide:

JBL portable DAB+/FM radio and bluetooth speaker impresses
15.04.2019 - Australia - Australia From GadgetGuy:

Panasonic and Xperi win best of Show Award at NAB
15.04.2019
WorldDAB members Panasonic and Xperi won a Best of Show award at NAB for the Panasonic SPYDR 2.0/DTS Connected Radio Initiative.
From Radio World:

Hino includes DAB+ across the range
15.04.2019 - Australia - Australia
Large vehicle manufacturer Hino Motors now includes DAB+ across the range in Australia.
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Why you shouldn't condemn mini hi-fis
12.04.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Bluetooth speakers may be increasingly popular, but those looking for the very best sound quality shouldn’t discount mini hi-fis – and they’re not as expensive as you might think. This month we’ve tested some of the leading mini hi-fis on the market.
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Frontier Smart Technologies unveils world’s first integrated Smart Radio chip
WorldDAB Members News - 11.04.2019 - Frontier Smart Technologies - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Venice X, the first of these new solutions, will be launched at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (April 13-16). By combining DAB/DAB+, internet and FM in a single device, Smart Radios provide end-users with a complete range of listening options – including a rapidly growing number of DAB/DAB+ services, Internet radio stations, online music services and podcasts from around the world. Smart Radios are the fastest growing category in the digital radio market, with sales volumes currently growing at 30 per cent per year.
From Business Weekly:

Belarus government planning for DAB+
11.04.2019 - Belarus - Belarus
The Ministry of Communications and Information will develop a frequency plan for the deployment of DAB+, with three multiplexes each with approximately 18 stations. The companies Giprosvjaz, Tract and Tract Media are taking an active role in launching and testing DAB+ digital radio in Minsk.
From Tract:

French-speaking Belgium regulator receives 126 applications for DAB+ licences
11.04.2019 - Belgium - Belgium
The list of applicants has been published on the CSA website. The CSA will now assess the applications based on their feasibility and contribution to the diversity of the radio landscape and will publish its decision by no later than 16 July 2019.
From Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel Belgium:

NRJ will also be nationwide in Denmark
11.04.2019 - Denmark - Denmark
Following its launch on FM in North Sealand and Greater Copenhagen, from 15 April, NRJ will also be available nationally on DAB+ in Denmark.
From Radionytt.no:

NRJ now available nationally on DAB+ in Denmark
11.04.2019 - Denmark - Denmark
After launching in autumn 2018 in North Sealand and Greater Copenhagen, NRJ has expanded its distribution and is now available nationally on DAB+ in Denmark. NRJ is present in 18 countries.
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