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Former pirate Release Radio goes legal with DAB+ licence
21.06.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Former pirate station Release FM has started broadcasting legally on DAB digital radio. Release Radio, now holders of an Ofcom licence, can be heard in parts of London, Surrey and Berkshire.

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WorldDAB member focus - GatesAir
19.06.2020 - WorldDAB News - GatesAir WorldDAB Member - United States United States
GatesAir leverages broadcast spectrum to maximize performance for multichannel TV and radio services to help broadcasters wirelessly deliver and monetize content. The company's turnkey solutions are built on three pillars: TV transmission, radio transmission and content transport.

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DAB+ offering expands in Czech Republic
17.06.2020 - Ceske Radiokomunikace a.s. WorldDAB Member - Czech Republic Czech Republic
Czech Republic's DAB+ offering continues to expand with the launch of a new DAB+ station. Starting from today, Radio Beat will be available to DAB+ listeners in the regions of Prague, Pilsen and Ostrava, bringing the number of DAB+ stations on the multiplex of network operator and WorldDAB member Ceske Radiokomunikace to 13.

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Specialist station Pie Radio joins SSDAB in Manchester
17.06.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Manchester specialist station Pie Radio, whose aim is to develop presenters through a series of training and development with industry professionals, has launched on DAB following four years of being online. According to the Pie Radio's manager, DAB will help more listeners interact with the station.

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WorldDAB member focus - Radioplayer
17.06.2020 - WorldDAB News - Radioplayer WorldDAB Member - United Kingdom United Kingdom
WorldDAB member Radioplayer partners with car manufacturers to help create world-class hybrid radio (DAB+, FM and IP) user experiences. The non-profit organisation, whose main focus is on keeping radio strong in car dashboards, currently represent broadcasters in 12 countries across Europe and North America.

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Polish radio to prioritise DAB+ network expansion in coming years
16.06.2020 - Poland Poland
Polish Radio has outlined its plans to expand the DAB+ network in Poland and cover most of the country with DAB+ reception in the next four years. As part of the public broadcaster's upcoming plans, DAB+ reception is set to cover 80% of the population and 61% of the territory by September 2023.

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The latest on DAB+ from France
16.06.2020 - France France
This article outlines the latest developments related to DAB+ in France, with a particular focus on DAB+ in the car. In France, all new car radios sold from 21 December 2020 onwards will be required to include digital radio capabilities.

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Arqiva to help customers with transmission costs support packages
16.06.2020 - Arqiva WorldDAB Member - United Kingdom United Kingdom
The support package follows a previous offer of a three-month fee waiver between for small local, independent radio stations who are direct customers of Arqiva. Other analogue and digital stations who are direct customers of Arqiva will see their radio fees discounted by 50% for the next three-month period from June to August 2020 inclusive. This includes third party transmission fees for multiplex operators.

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Radioplayer and AUDI/VW Group Sign New Radio Partnership Agreement
15.06.2020 - United Kingdom United Kingdom
Radioplayer has signed a new partnership agreement with AUDI AG to continue collaborating on the creation of world class radio experiences in their connected car dashboards. The new agreement will ensure Radioplayer continues to support VW Group cars already in the market with hybrid radio, as well as collaborating on future integrations and radio features.

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Xperi's Joe D'Angelo highlights delivery of high-quality images and richer metadata
10.06.2020 - Xperi Corporation WorldDAB Member - United States United States
DAB+ in Europe and Australia, has enabled a significant increase in the number of radio stations available to listeners. With all this amazing new content, it is critical to provide new approaches to content discovery, navigation and selection. Metadata is the foundation to make this a reality.

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