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Frankfurt Motor Show 2017: Volkswagen introduces T-Roc crossover with DAB
12.09.2017 - Germany - Germany - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Entry-level T-Roc models will get LED daytime running lights, DAB audio, Bluetooth and 16-inch steel wheels.
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IBC preview: Graham Dixon, EBU
WorldDAB Members News - 11.09.2017 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - Netherlands - Netherlands
Ahead of WorldDAB’s session at IBC2017, we speak to Graham Dixon, Head of Radio at EBU, on what he’s expecting from the show this year. Graham will be speaking in WorldDAB’s Advances in Technology session at IBC2017 on Monday September 18th.
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FM extinguished in southern and western Norway
11.09.2017 - Norway - Norway
On 15 September, P4, Radio Norway, P5 Stavanger, NRJ Stavanger, Radio Sandnes, P5 Bergen and NRJ Bergen will end on FM. NRK radio stopped broadcasting on FM in June.
From Media24:

Six top range DAB radios tested
11.09.2017 - Norway - Norway
We test six of the best top priced DAB radios ranging between 2,000-3,000 kroner.
From Dinside:

Radio delegates have great expectations for IBC2017
11.09.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
"WorldDAB will also be presenting the Advances in Technology session entitled “DAB at the Core of Radio’s Digital Transformation” at IBC2017." says Bernie O’Neill, Project Director for WorldDAB. "This year’s session will look at progress on Norway’s ongoing switch from FM to DAB+, the evolving business case for DAB+ for broadcasters, DAB+ for data and EU receiver legislation."
From Radio Magazine:

Radio in the Digital Age
11.09.2017 - Greece - Greece
The issue of digital information, which once again influences and re-forms "conventional" media such as television and radio, is the subject of today's discussion panel at the 24MEDIA Pavilion at the TIF. with keynote speaker Mr. Lefteris Kretsos, General Secretary Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information.
From sport24:

Successful test of low cost DAB contribution solution
11.09.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
A small scale DAB broadcasting project in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has successfully tested an extremely low cost contribution chain for DAB(+) ensembles. The scalable architecture might well be the most cost effective solution to date for local broadcasters interested in DAB transmissions to create a DAB multiplex stream.
From DABlokaal.nl:

Government considering conversion to digital radio broadcasting
11.09.2017 - Greece - Greece
Greek secretary general of Information and Communication, Lefteris Kretsos, drew a plan for digital radio entry in Greece.
From ERT International:

Greece draws plan for digital radio
11.09.2017 - Greece - Greece
Greek Government will move towards digital broadcasting Lefteris Kretsis, General Secretary of Information and Communication revealed in a debate on digital radio organised by 24 Media in Thessaloniki in the TIF. The timetable proposes that in three months the digital frequency maps will be ready for Greece with licences given within 8 months.
From e.tetRadio.org:

European markets announce support for European DAB digital radio receiver standard
WorldDAB Members News - 08.09.2017 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - Germany - Germany - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Norway - Norway - Switzerland - Switzerland - Netherlands - Netherlands - Belgium - Belgium - Italy - Italy
European digital radio markets came together to announce support for the newly published ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) Euro standard for DAB digital radio.This standard has been agreed as the Minimum Specification for DAB digital radio receivers across Europe and is supported by WorldDAB and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), as well as broadcasters and manufacturers in Germany, the UK, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy.
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