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DAB+ lends a hand in a time of crisis
02.04.2020 - WorldDAB News - United Kingdom United Kingdom
In this time of crisis, we are seeing more and more ways by which DAB+ digital radio is helping broadcasters keep citizens informed and address issues such as loneliness, due to long period of social distancing and self-isolation. WorldDAB President Patrick Hannon details some of these initiatives, and discusses the role of DAB+ radio in helping to manage the crisis caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

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WorldDAB member focus - Audio Video Technologies
02.04.2020 - AVT Audio Video Technologies GmbH WorldDAB Member - Germany Germany
In this series of interviews with WorldDAB members, Wolfgang Peters from AVT explains what markets and solutions are supported by AVT, as well as highlighting some of the projects recently carried out by the company.

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National DAB+ stations particularly popular in Germany
01.04.2020 - Germany Germany
According to the latest report published by Media Analyze Audio (ma 2020 Audio I), national stations that are available across the country are becoming increasingly popular amongst listeners on DAB+. The report also indicates that FM stations that launched regional services on DAB+ have been able to attract a higher number of listeners.

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DAB+ increasingly popular in Germany shows new report
01.04.2020 - Germany Germany
According to the MA Audio 2020 I report, which collected data on radio listening for the period leading up to December 2019, daily usage of DAB+ in Germany increased by 34.4%. This number also reflects the growing number of sales for DAB+ receivers, which the majority of car manufacturers are now installing as standard.

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CSA extends deadline for submission of DAB+ licences
01.04.2020 - France France
In light of the latest developments related to the spread of the Coronavirus, the French media regulator CSA has decided to extend the deadline for the submission of applications for DAB+ licences, from 5 February 2020 to 10 July 2020.

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Local DAB+ stations go live in The Netherlands
01.04.2020 - Netherlands Netherlands
Dutch spectrum regulator Agentschap Telecom has issued the first licences for local radio stations on DAB+ . The licences for the 22 allotments, which started broadcasts on 1 April, will be valid until August 2022.

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DAB+ explained by ARD Digital
01.04.2020 - Germany Germany
In this DAB+ promotional video published by German broadcaster ARD Digital, media personality Anni Dunkelmann explains to consumers the various benefits of DAB+, such as improved sound quality, a wider choice of listening and the ability of certain receivers to show visual displays.

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Media Broadcast signs contract with NDR, Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting for DAB+ services
31.03.2020 - Media Broadcast GmbH WorldDAB Member - Germany Germany
Media Broadcast said that it has signed a four-year contract with Northern German Broadcasting (NDR) and Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting (Rbb) to provide broadcasting services for their DAB + output. Media Broadcast will provide maintenance services and prevent radio interference at the DAB + stations. The services will start on 01 April. The parties can extend the contract for up to two more years.

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GatesAir rolls out new DAB transmitter
30.03.2020 - GatesAir WorldDAB Member - Germany Germany
GatesAir says it is extending the proven operational benefits of its liquid-cooled UHF transmitters to VHF and DAB digital radio with the global debut of its Maxiva VLX-OP Series. The high-efficiency, frequency-agile transmitter line covers DAB/DAB+ radio, low-band VHF (Channels 2–6) and high-band VHF (Channels 7–13).

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DAB+ network expands in Czech Republic
30.03.2020 - Czech Republic Czech Republic
České Radiokomunikace (Czech Radiocommunications) is expanding its DAB+ network in Czech Republic, with the launch of new DAB+ transmitters in Ostrava and Pilsen - on channels 7D and 6D respectively. The public broadcaster currently broadcasts 12 private radio stations on DAB+.

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