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DAB still the most popular platform as digital radio listening reaches new heights
WorldDAB Members News - 07.02.2019 - Digital Radio UK - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Digital listening has reached a new record share of 52.6%, up from 49.9% in Q4 2017, according to RAJAR Q4 2018 data released today. DAB remains the most popular digital platform, accounting for a record share of 38.3% of all radio listening or 72.7% of all digital listening. 65% of the population now own a DAB radio at home compared to 62.3% in the same quarter last year.
From Digital Radio UK:

DAB+ offers new and varied possibilities
07.02.2019 - France - France
DAB+ offers listeners new features and services, and the means to continuously innovate. In this article, WorldDAB president Patrick Hannon touches on some of the advantages of DAB+, and how WorldDAB is helping drive the implementation of DAB+ across different markets and industries.
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Radio Visie weekly DAB+ report
07.02.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
In this week's DAB+ report, Radio Visie focuses on the digital switch-over date due to be announced in Switzerland in August and Ofcom's plan to expand the number of stations broadcasting in DAB+ in the UK, as well as listing some of the latest in-car DAB+ adaptors to have been released on the market.
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Czech Radio to increase DAB+ coverage in the country to 80 percent in 2019
WorldDAB Members News - 07.02.2019 - Czech Radio - Czech Republic - Czech Republic
According to Czech Radio director Rene Zavoral, DAB+ coverage in the country, which currently stands at 60 percent, will reach 80 percent this year. The expansion will primarily concern the Brno, Central and Northern Moravia and South Bohemia regions.
From Czech Radio:

DAB+ development helps attract record number of attendees at European Radio Show
06.02.2019 - France - France
The 16th edition of the European Radio Show attracted 7451 visitors - the highest number of attendees ever recorded at the show, which included a number of new offerings including a DAB+ pavilion, hackathon and a podcast space.
From La Lettre Pro:

Diversity and financial stability important for DAB+ licenses says CSA
06.02.2019 - France - France
Speaking at the European Radio Show, CSA president Nicolas Curien highlighted that financial stability and diversity offering will be taken into account when it comes to selecting the 24 private broadcasters to be granted national DAB+ licenses at the end of February.
From La Lettre Pro:

Switzerland to announce digital switch-off date in August
06.02.2019 - Switzerland - Switzerland
According to Philippe Zahno, President of the Radios Régionales Romandes - the main association representing private radios in the French-speaking region of Switzerland - the switch-off date will be announced as part of the SwissRadio Day event taking place in Zurich on 29 August.
From La Lettre Pro:

AIM to power towerCast visual DAB+ services in France
WorldDAB Members News - 05.02.2019 - Xperi Corporation - France - France
All in Media (AIM), part of Xperi’s family of companies, has announced that its Rapid software solution has been selected by towerCast to power DAB+ visual services in France. Rapid will manage DAB’s Dynamic Label Segment (scrolling text), slideshow, and Electric Program Guide (EPG) services on towerCast multiplexes in Lyon.
From Radio Info:

All national radios now on DAB+
05.02.2019 - Italy - Italy
Virgin Radio and Radio Monte Carlo (RMC) are now nationally broadcasted by the national DAB service provider EuroDABItalia, which covers 75% of Italian population. With the 3 national multiplexes on air - Rai Way, DAB Italia and Eurodab - all public and commercial national broadcasters are now on air in DAB+.
From Newslinet:

Ofcom paving the way for more DAB+ stations
04.02.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Ofcom has published a consultation proposing changes to the technical rules that DAB broadcasters need to follow, including a proposal to remove the 30% limit on DAB+ stations on the SDL multiplex. At the moment, the multiplex must have at least 70% of its services in original standard DAB.
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