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DAB - the most energy-efficient radio platform
24.12.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
A study conducted by the BBC revealed that DAB services have the lowest energy consumption per hour of listening in comparison with AM, FM and IP.

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Netherlands set to begin new DAB+ application process
23.12.2020 - Netherlands Netherlands
In the Netherlands, the application procedure for a new national commercial DAB+ network (Layer 7) starts on 19 January 2021. The new network is part of the large-scale redistribution of the DAB+ networks in the Netherlands that will take place in the coming years.

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UK regulator publishes applications for the first round of the small-scale DAB licences
22.12.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Ofcom has publisehd a copy of any small-scale radio multiplex licence application. Ofcom invites comments on the applications - the closing date for comments is 31 January 2021.

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Netherlands - applications for new national mux open from 19 Jan
22.12.2020 - Netherlands Netherlands
Parties wishing to acquire capacity on the new national commercial DAB+ network (layer 7) can submit theirapplication from 19 January 2021. A total of 12 permits are available.

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Luxembourg finalises research on DAB+ deployment
22.12.2020 - Luxembourg Luxembourg
The research, carried out by Luxembourg's Department of Media, Telecommunications and Digital Policy along with the Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), aimed to identify the various requirements needed to deploy DAB+ in Luxembourg. The findings of the research will now be analysed, and followed with a timeline for the rollout of DAB+ services in 2021.

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Swiss radio to switch to DAB+ in 2022-2023
22.12.2020 - Switzerland Switzerland
The Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) said that members of the radio associations and the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR have agreed to migrate to digital broadcasting via DAB+ in 2022 and 2023. The SRG SSR will decommission its FM transmitters in August 2022 to make it easier for commercial operators to switch over. The private radio stations will deactivate their FM transmitters in January 2023.

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Effective today across the EU: all new car radios to have digital terrestrial radio
21.12.2020 - Top story - WorldDAB News
From today, people purchasing new passenger vehicles across Europe will be able to benefit from the advantages of digital radio – greater choice, clearer audio and enhanced data services.

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Switzerland confirms FM switchoff
21.12.2020 - Top story - Switzerland Switzerland
The Swiss radio industry has agreed to switch from FM to DAB+ in 2022 and 2023. The members of the radio associations and SSR SRG have approved the procedure. According to this, public broadcaster SRG will switch off its FM stations in August 2022, followed by private radio stations by January 2023.

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Applications now online for first Small Scale DAB round
20.12.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
All 45 applications for the first 25 areas in the first round of the Small Scale DAB licence process are now online.

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Drive to Digital 2020 Stakeholder Briefing available on YouTube
16.12.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Digital Radio UK has put together a virtual offering titled “Drive to Digital 2020 Stakeholder Video Briefing.” The video provides an update on digital radio progress in 2020 and looks ahead to key developments for 2021.

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