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New website ‘’ launched
11.09.2022 - Netherlands Netherlands
Today, at the WorldDAB information session at this year's International Broadcast Convention, a new website was launched to aid organisations aiming to go on air with small scale DAB transmissions. The site, called '', was created by DAB enthusiasts from Flanders and the Netherlands, to share practical information based on experience gained in creating local DAB ensembles and extensive tests with hard- and software used for digital transmissions.

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Digital radio DAB+: Every third household has digital reception
09.09.2022 - Germany Germany
DAB+ is winning over more and more listeners. 33.5 percent of Germans - over 2.1 million more people than in the previous year - have access to DAB+ radio reception. They live in one of the now 12.6 million households equipped with at least one digital radio, according to the new study "Audio Trends 2022 Digitalisation Report of the Media Authorities". The number of DAB+ devices at home and in the car is now around 23.8 million, which is around 2.2 million devices more than in the previous year.

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Digital radio reception is spreading
09.09.2022 - Germany Germany
More and more people in Germany have access to digital radio reception. However, the majority still relies on classic FM. "As before, slightly more than half of the people aged 14 and over state analogue FM radio as the most used reception mode, but the trend is clearly declining with minus 13 percentage points in five years", according to the published study "Audio Trends 2022 - Digitalisation Report of the Media Authorities". Among 14- to 19-year-olds and 30- to 39-year-olds, radio use in digital quality already dominates by a narrow margin.

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Digitisation Report Audio 2022: Radio use via DAB+ continues to rise
09.09.2022 - Media Broadcast GmbH WorldDAB Member - Germany Germany
The reception of radio programmes via DAB+ in Germany is becoming increasingly popular. This is confirmed by the results of the Media Authorities' Digitisation Report Audio 2022, which were presented today as part of the online presentation "Audiotrends 2022". According to the report, 30.8% of households in Germany now have at least one DAB+ radio. The proportion of people over the age of 14 with access to a DAB+ receiver grew by 10% to more than 23 million, which corresponds to 33.5% of the population.Growth was particularly strong in the most populous federal state, North Rhine-Westphalia, where usage rose by 35% compared to the previous year.

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Radio Drenthe now also via DAB+ network in Friesland
09.09.2022 - Netherlands Netherlands
Radio Drenthe can now also be received via the DAB+ network for Friesland on channel 5A. With this, the regional broadcaster restores reception via digital radio for a large part of the province. Since early this month, Radio Drenthe transmits via the new network for Groningen and Drenthe (channel 7C) and the old network for Oost-Noord-Nederland on 6B is off the air. This network however had a transmitter in Hoogersmilde, which provided a signal for a large part of Drenthe. Because the new network for Groningen and Drenthe is still under construction, there are currently only transmitters in Hoogezand, Stadskanaal and Emmen for this network. The transmitters in Hoogersmilde and Meppel are still to follow.

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Brussels: French-speaking local DAB+ has started
Since this afternoon, the French-speaking local Brussels mux has been on the air. After three years of behind-the-scenes tug-of-war, 16 of the 17 radio stations recognized in 2019 will finally participate. Since this afternoon, the French-speaking local Brussels mux has been on the air. After three years of behind-the-scenes tug-of-war, 16 of the 17 radio stations recognized in 2019 will finally participate. The start of the mux is not unexpected. In June we already reported that a breakthrough was forced in the file of the Brussels DAB+. After the RTBF received the agreement of 15 of the 17 local stations recognized for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the public broadcaster was officially appointed by the CSA as operator. A few weeks later, sources within the RTBF announced that the start would take place in September.

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Radio’s fight for the future car
08.09.2022 - Commercial Radio & Audio WorldDAB Member
The car of the future challenges radio’s prominent role in the dashboard: new connected cars will come with internet connections in-built and large touchscreens that make accessing entertainment other than live radio the easiest it has ever been. Radio’s role in the car is under threat. Jaime Chaux, Head of Digital, Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), spoke on what does audio entertainment look like in the future connected car? What is being done right now to ensure radio is as best placed for the rise of the connected car? More than 80 percent of the people surveyed across the world in a WorldDAB 2021 Car Buyers Survey said they typically listen to the radio in a car and broadcast radio is a must have in cars. When considering which car to purchase, radio is the most important audio feature to have ahead of USB ports, Bluetooth, Android Auto and CarPlay. “In car radio is one of the easiest ways to consume radio in the world,” he said.

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WorldDAB announces lineup for IBC2022 session
07.09.2022 - WorldDAB News
WorldDAB, the global industry forum for DAB digital radio, has revealed the guest speakers for its special IBC2022 session, As we previously reported, the session is on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in Room E102. The session will be hosted by Jacqueline Bierhorst, project director with Digital Radio NL and Vice President of WorldDAB.

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Decibel extends reach via DAB+
07.09.2022 - Netherlands Netherlands
As of today, radio station Decibel can also be heard in Gelderland via the digital airwaves (DAB+). The radio station already had coverage via the digital airwaves in Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Utrecht, Noord-Brabant and Limburg. The province of Zeeland was added a month ago. As of today, the radio station can also be heard in Gelderland via DAB+ on channel 12B (broadcast quality 96 kbps). The expansion is related to a recently implemented reallocation of the regional digital frequency space.

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Maison FG launches DanceOne
06.09.2022 - France France
On Tuesday 6 September, Maison FG launched a new radio station in Paris, Marseille and Nice called "DanceOne". The station has been authorised by Arcom to broadcast in Paris, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Nice and Cannes on DAB+, the new digital terrestrial radio broadcasting standard, whose deployment in France is accelerating.

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