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UK survey shows digital shift in radio listening during pandemic
15.03.2021 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
New consumer research commissioned by Frontier Smart Technologies shows how the coronavirus shifted broadcast radio listening across the United Kingdom and how those developments could influence that country’s move toward DAB, DAB+ and IP streaming and multimedia technologies.

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Südwestrundfunk launches new DAB+ transmitter near Luxembourg
12.03.2021 - Germany Germany
German public broadcaster Südwestrundfunk has launched a new DAB+ transmitter near Germany's border with Luxembourg, bringing nine stations to DAB+ listeners in the region.

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Germany - SWR improves reception in motorway tunnels
12.03.2021 - Germany Germany
The public broadcaster has equipped two motorway tunnels with DAB+ reception in the southern part of the country.

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Boom Radio expands onto national DAB
12.03.2021 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
The station, which launched on February 14 both online and on DAB in select UK cities, reports having attracted 100,000 listeners in less than one month and has been inundated with thousands of enquiries from listeners looking to tune in on DAB in areas not yet covered. To meet this demand, from Friday morning, listeners from across the UK will be able to tune in on DAB+.

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DAB+ and SmartRadio: Frontier sees big changes in the radio market
11.03.2021 - Frontier Smart Technologies WorldDAB Member - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Frontier Smart Technologies has released a new white paper that explores the impact digitisation is having on the radio listening experience. A significant number of people (40%) reported that a standalone radio was their main source of audio entertainment, compared to their mobile phone (19%), Smart Speaker (18%), Laptop/PC (8%), Tablet (5%), CD/Record player (4%) or ‘Other’ (6%).

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Creating a better listener experience in the car with broadcast and IP
11.03.2021 - WorldDAB News - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) WorldDAB Member
Yesterday, WorldDAB and the EBU brought together experts from the broadcast and automotive industries to discuss the future of radio in the car and how hybrid radio - with DAB+ at the heart of it - allows radio to stay relevant in the competitive entertainment world inside the connected car.

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Cyprus launches tender for study on the development and rollout of DAB+ services
10.03.2021 - Cyprus Cyprus
The Department of Electronic Communications launched a tender for the development of a study on the operation of DAB+ in Cyprus, with a view to develop the regulatory and technical framework, which will be used for the subsequent authorisation of the individual right of use of radiofrequencies.

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DAB+ coverage improves in northern Germany
10.03.2021 - Germany Germany
Tens of thousands more people in northern Germany will have access to DAB+ services with the newly launched transmitter in Neumünster, located north of Hamburg towards the border with Denmark.

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Belgium: five local stations move to DAB+
10.03.2021 - Belgium Belgium
At the beginning of March, five local radio stations in Belgium began broadcasting in DAB+ to serve the Picardy Wallonia region and the North of France. The transition from FM to DAB+ grows the listening area from 150,000 to 5 million people.

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Small-scale DAB gets permanent launch across UK
08.03.2021 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
The full rollout of small-scale DAB in the United Kingdom has moved a step closer with regulator Ofcom receiving 45 applications for new multiplex licenses.

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