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DAB digital radio sales reach 75 million worldwide
11.06.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
WorldDAB’s latest market report reveals that by the end of Q4 2018, over 75 million consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific – up from 65 million in Q4 2017. Available to download as an infographic, the new data published by WorldDAB draws on multiple sources to give a comprehensive overview of the latest statistics on DAB receiver sales, road and population coverage, household penetration and the number of national stations on DAB/DAB+.
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Small-scale DAB pioneer wins royal recognition
08.06.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Rashid Mustapha, a radio engineer from Brighton who works for the industry regulator Ofcom, has been made an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. In 2012, he carried out the first test of small-scale digital audio broadcasting (DAB) in the country in Brighton, pioneering the groundbreaking approach to broadcasting known as small-scale DAB.
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Indian auto manufacturer Mahindra includes DAB+ in latest range
07.06.2019 - India - India
The Mahindra W6’s standard features now include 17-inch alloy wheels, a 6.0-inch multimedia (non-touch) screen, which features DAB+ digital radio as well as a CD player, cruise control, auto wipers, three ISOFIX child-seat mounting points across the second row, and a cooled centre console box. Stepping up to the W10 adds a 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with built-in sat-nav, reversing camera, and keyless entry and push-start.
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DAB+ to launch in Orleans in 2020
07.06.2019 - France - France
DAB+ digital radio is set to launch in the city of Orleans and the wider region of Le Loiret (France), in the first half of 2020. Listeners across the region in central France will be able to benefit from a wider range of programs, clearer sound and additional on-screen information. 70% of the population of France is expected to have access to DAB+ by 2020.
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Nation Broadcasting launch second DAB transmitter for Glasgow DAB trial multiplex
06.06.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Nation Broadcasting has upgraded its small-scale DAB multiplex in Glasgow with the launch of a second transmitter. The new signal now synchronises with the first transmitter to create a Single Frequency Network (SFN). The improvement will boost coverage in and around the city centre, as well as to the north and west.
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DAB+ goes up the charts in Australia
06.06.2019 - Australia - Australia
Australia’s demand for DAB+ digital radio continues to surge with more than 4.21 million people, or 30% of the population listening to the platform each week. The total number of DAB+ radios in Australia, including those in cars, rose to 4.73 million at the end of 2018, a 24% increase from 3.80 million at the end of 2017.
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Czech Radio to launch new DAB+ transmitters
WorldDAB Members News - 05.06.2019 - Czech Radio - Czech Republic - Czech Republic
Czech Radio has announced its plans to expand its DAB+ network in the Czech Republic with the launch of nine new transmitters. The launches, which will be done in partnership with Český Radiokomunikace, are set to start in the second half of 2019, will increase population coverage in the country from 61% to 80%.
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Sublime digital radio channels attract new audience in the Netherlands
05.06.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
In February, soul and jazz station Sublime launched five digital radio channels in the Netherlands. Four months later, they have announced that 30% of their 400,000 weekly audience listens via Sublime's digital radio channels, indicating yet again the public's growing interest in digital radio.
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Coles Radio reaches 254,000 DAB+ listeners in Australia
05.06.2019 - Australia - Australia
According to GfK’s third ratings survey of the year, Coles Radio has the most listeners nationally on DAB+ in Australia, reaching 254,000 listeners across the country - the highest number achieved by any DAB+ station since surveys began. Coles ranked first in Sydney (78,000), Melbourne (79,000) and Brisbane (47,000).
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Poland steps up DAB+ network expansion
WorldDAB Members News - 05.06.2019 - National Broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT) - Poland - Poland
In an event marked by the launch of the DAB+ logo in the Polish market, the National Broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT) announced the start of a licensing process to build regional digital multiplexes in 36 cities across Poland. The multiplexes will be rolled out in four stages, including Warsaw, Gdansk, Krakow, and Poznan, with the last stage due to be completed in 2020.
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