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DAB+ on show at IAA 2017
14.09.2017 - Germany - Germany
The ARD stand, managed by Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), the public broadcaster for the state of Hesse, will be showcasing digital radio to attendees at IAA, the leading international trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics.
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Meet Qbit at IBC 2017
14.09.2017 - Germany - Germany - Netherlands - Netherlands
At IBC 2017, Qbit have a selection of their newest broadcast equipment on display, including the Q568 DAB+ Multichannel Audio Encoder and will demo a small scale DAB+ system.
From Qbit:

Government continues digital radio Investment
14.09.2017 - Australia - Australia
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has extended DAB+ Digital radio trial licences in Canberra and Darwin for 12 more months. This is the second time the licence has been renewed, following its issue in 2010 and the first extension granted in 2011. The extra 12 months will buy extra field testing and continued coverage modelling to be used for DAB+ rollout in other regional areas.
From Smart Office:

NDR programmes in Göttingen now also on DAB+
14.09.2017 - Germany - Germany
Radio listeners in the Göttingen area are now getting their NDR programmes in even better quality. The new Göttingen DAB+ transmitter supplies the region between Northeim and Friedland in Lower Saxony. NDR's radio programs will also be received via DAB+ in Moringen, Hardegsen, Dransfeld, Rosdorf and Nörten-Hardenberg.
From NDR:

Radio 1 returns on DAB
14.09.2017 - Norway - Norway
After eight years of silence, Radio 1 returns, and this time as a nationwide channel on the DAB network.
From Media24 :

2018 Fiat Abarth 595
WorldDAB Members News - 14.09.2017 - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Australia - Australia
The updated 2018 Abarth 595 range has landed in Australia, bringing a fresh look, a much-needed infotainment upgrade, and lower pricing. The entry-level 595 'Series 4' manual includes a new 5.0-inch Uconnect colour touchscreen infotainment system with DAB digital radio.
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Norway’s FM sunsetting nears completion
WorldDAB Members News - 13.09.2017 - P4 Radio Hele Norge AS - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Norway - Norway
The last phase of Norway’s FM switch off is about to begin. On 15 September, P4 and Radio Norway will turn off their FM transmitters in Hordaland, Rogaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Vest-Agder and Aust-Agder. Then on 20 September, NRK's ​​FM channels in Oslo, Akershus, Østfold and Vestfold will be shut down. P4 and Radio Norway will continue to broadcast on FM in this area until Dec. 8.
From Radio Magazine:

VRT moves from DAB to DAB+
13.09.2017 - Belgium - Belgium
The Flemish public broadcaster VRT will completely switch from DAB to DAB+ in November. The five radio stations Radio 1, Radio 2, Klara, MNM and Studio Brussels, which also broadcast on FM, will then switch from DAB to DAB+.
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WorldDAB conference session at IBC 2017
13.09.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The WorldDAB Advances in Technology Session at this year’s IBC event in Amsterdam, from 15 to 19 September, is called "DAB at the core of radio's digital transformation". The session will focus on how digital audio broadcasting is driving the biggest shift in the radio industry. 
From Asia Radio Today:

95 percent of population will no longer receive FM radio from NRK
WorldDAB Members News - 13.09.2017 - Digitalradio Norge AS - Norway - Norway
"Listeners who have only had FM radio so far have to find a digital substitute," says Ole Jørgen Torvmark, Managing Director of Digital Radio Norway. After the next week's shutdown, only NRK's ​​FM broadcasts will remain in Troms and Finnmark, which will be discontinued on 13 December 2017.
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