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ACMA consultation points to digital future for radio in Australia
05.10.2019 - Australia - Australia
The consultation opened by the Australian Communications and Media Authority on the future delivery of radio services in Australia earlier this year received 21 submissions. Commercial Radio Australia reinforced the importance of allocating spectrum for DAB+, while Ford Australia also stressed the importance of migrating to DAB+ digital radio services.
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DPG launches new digital-only station in Belgium
04.10.2019 - Belgium - Belgium
DPG Media has announced that it will be launching Willy, a new digital-only rock station, in Belgium on 11 October. The station will be available to DAB+ listeners as well as online. DPG Media is a Belgian publishing company that owns media assets in Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands.

Azerbaijan starts DAB+ broadcasts
03.10.2019 - Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan has successfully launched a DAB+ trial in Baku. A total of 12 DAB+ stations are available to listeners in the capital and the wider region of the Absheron peninsula, covering approximately 3 million people.

DAB+ sees great success throughout Europe
01.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
In this interview, WorldDAB president Patrick Hannon discusses the current state of DAB+ digital radio in Europe, highlighting the reasons behind the success of DAB+ and touching on the importance of the 5 Cs - content, coverage, cars, consumer equipment and communication.
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Tunisian radio's migration to DAB+
01.10.2019 - Tunisia - Tunisia
The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) will host a joint workshop with WorldDAB on Thursday 10 October 2019. The workshop will take place at the ASBU headquarters in Tunis and will focus on the current deployment of DAB+ digital radio in Tunisia and how radio, manufacturers and retailers can benefit from new business opportunities presented by the growing DAB+ market.
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DAB+ launches in Normandy
01.10.2019 - France - France
After Paris, Marseille, Nice, Lille, Lyon, Strasbourg and Nantes, DAB+ has now launched in Normandy. As of 1 October, the city of Le Havre has 13 DAB+ stations on air, while listeners in Rouen can benefit from 18 DAB+ stations.
From La Lettre Pro:

DAB+ offering grows in Vienna
01.10.2019 - Austria - Austria
The DAB+ offering in Austria continues to grow with Radio Fantasy, a new DAB+ station launching in Vienna this week. Wolfgang Struber, Chairman of the Digital Radio Austria Association and Managing Director of Radio Arabella, welcomed the launch as a sign of Austrian radio's commitment to digitisation.

Digital radio trials ongoing in South Africa
30.09.2019 - South Africa - South Africa
Phase three of the South African DAB+ trial went on air on 15 March this year and will run for eight months with an extension of six months. The current MUX can accommodate 24 radio stations, of which a third of the capacity has been allocated to community-based radios stations.

Slovenia calls public call to award T-DAB+ frequencies
30.09.2019 - Slovenia - Slovenia
Slovenia's Agency for Communication Networks and Services (Akos) has launched a call for tenders for DAB+ frequencies. The contract concerns two multiplexes – R2 (national) and R3 (Ljubljana) – and the deadline for the submission of bids is 11 November.
From Telecompaper:

Spain trailing behind rest of Europe on DAB+ front
30.09.2019 - Spain - Spain
While the radio industry in Europe continues its transition to digital, the Spanish government has yet to manifest any signs of commitment to the rollout of DAB+ in the country, prompting industry experts to raise their concern on the matter.
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