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WorldDAB Technical Committee to hold Interoperability workshop in Munich on 27 November 2019
07.08.2019 - Germany - Germany
This year’s interoperability workshop organised by the WorldDAB Technical Committee will be held at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) in Munich, on 27 November 2019, from 09:00-16:00. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a discussion platform for all technical aspects of operating the DAB system. World DAB members register via the website; interested non-members, please email the WorldDAB Project Office.
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Paneda to install new multiplexers for Towercast in France
WorldDAB Members News - 07.08.2019 - Paneda - France - France
Network operator towerCast has ordered additional three complete multiplexer systems from Paneda. The new systems will be put in operation in Mâcon, Bourg-en-Bresse and Rouen/Etendu. Commenting on the announcement, Towercast president Raphael Eyraud said “We are pleased to note that DAB in France is expanding, and that towerCast are able to be a key part in the DAB roll out in France. The previous systems from Paneda has performed very well and is much appreciated by us for its easy to use and understand approach”.
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IZT to showcase solutions for digital radio systems and high-performance test and measurement products at IBC
WorldDAB Members News - 06.08.2019 - Innovationszentrum für Telekommunikationstechnik GmbH IZT - Netherlands - Netherlands
At IBC, German technology company IZT will highlight a range of new features for IT-based digital radio head-ends, a RF signal source with enhanced support for broadcast standards and equipment for virtual field tests.
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WorldDAB members exhibiting at IBC - AVT Audio Video Technologies GmbH
WorldDAB Members News - 06.08.2019 - AVT Audio Video Technologies GmbH - Netherlands - Netherlands
In this series of interviews on WorldDAB members exhibiting at IBC, Wolfgang Peters of AVT explains how he sees the digital radio industry evolving in the coming years, and tells us about the DAB+ products AVT will showcase at this year’s event.
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DAB+ network expansion in western Germany
06.08.2019 - Germany - Germany
Public broadcaster SWR has announced its plans to expand DAB+ network coverage in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate in western Germany. The expansion is set to start in the third quarter of 2019 and continue into 2020.
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WorldDAB members exhibiting at IBC - GatesAir
WorldDAB Members News - 06.08.2019 - GatesAir - Netherlands - Netherlands
In this series of interviews on WorldDAB members exhibiting at IBC, Rich Redmond of GatesAir explains how he sees the digital radio industry evolving in the coming years, and tells us about the DAB+ products GatesAir will showcase at this year’s event.
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Belgium’s Wallonia-Brussels federation redefines radio landscape
05.08.2019 - Belgium - Belgium
CSA’s decision to redefine the Wallonia-Brussels federation radio landscape for a nine-year term marks an important step toward digital radio development. The inclusion of independent radio stations makes DAB+ offerings in the French speaking part of the country one of the richest and most diverse in Europe. With 141 DAB+ licenses still available for local and independent broadcasters, the CSA plans to organize a new frequency round, which will allow more independent stations to go on air.
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EECC directive factsheet
05.08.2019
The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) entered into force on 20 December 2018, and must be transposed into national legislation by Member States by 21 December 2020. It applies to all EU member states regardless of the status of DAB in each country. This factsheet outlines the rollout status of various countries implementing the EECC directive.
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SWR announces DAB+ expansion plans for western Germany
05.08.2019 - Germany - Germany
Public broadcaster SWR has announced its plans to expand DAB+ network coverage in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate in western Germany. The expansion is set to start in the third quarter of 2019 and continue into 2020.
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Bauer to apply for Cumbrian DAB radio licences
01.08.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom has recently advertised DAB digital radio multiplex licences for the Morecambe Bay, North and West Cumbria and Southwest Scotland areas. Bauer Digital is one of the largest operators of local digital radio multiplexes in the UK, operating DAB multiplexes across Scotland, the North of England and in Northern Ireland.
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