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Nostalgie+ launches campaign to celebrate 2nd anniversary
08.11.2021 - France France
On Thursday, November 4, Nostalgie+ celebrated its 2nd anniversary. To mark the occasion, France's first DAB+ radio station launched its new communication campaign which gives pride of place to its musical programming inspired by the best of music from the 70s, 60s and 50s. Without the dust. In the latest CIM Radio study, published on October 19, Nostalgie+ confirmed a market share of 1.3%. A remarkable result and currently the best score for a radio product broadcast only in digital and DAB+. Nostalgie+ is listened to every day by 56,055 listeners for an average of 123 minutes.

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Helwin Lesch of Bayerischer Rundfunk recipient of WorldDAB Award for Outstanding Service
08.11.2021 - Bayerischer Rundfunk WorldDAB Member
Helwin Lesch, Head of Distribution and Controlling Department in the Production and Technology Directorate of Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), was announced at the WorldDAB General Assembly held on 8 October, as this year's recipient of the WorldDAB Award for Outstanding Service. He has been a pivotal figure in promoting DAB+ not just in Bavaria, but also in Germany and more widely in Europe. He has been an active member of the WorldDAB Steering Board for several years, in addition to being a founding member of the European Digital Radio Alliance (EDRA). He has worked at Bavaria's public broadcaster, BR, since since 2002.

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Over 2 million DAB+ receivers sold in France in one year
08.11.2021 - France France
WorldDAB has published the latest DAB receiver sales volumes, coverage and equipment rate in households and cars in major markets in Europe and Asia- Pacific. In France, a cumulative total of 5,428,000 DAB+ receivers have been sold as of June 2021 this compares to the total of 3,420,000 as of June 2020. 2 million receivers were sold in one year.

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DPG group launch new DAB+ R&B radio station
05.11.2021 - Belgium Belgium
On Oct. 25, commercial broadcaster Qmusic, part of DPG Media Group, launched a new DAB+ radio station that caters to R&B and hip-hop aficionados. Under the banner “Q-Downtown,” the station claims to be the first DAB+ station in the country to focus on this musical genre.

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Lower Saxony private broadcaster keen to expand
03.11.2021 - Germany Germany
The Lower Saxony private broadcaster ffn wants to expand distribution of "Radio Bollerwagen", across more German states. Managing director Harald Gehrung has said the station will broadcast soon in Hamburg (presumably on the planned second, regional DAB+ mux) and "in a southern federal state" on DAB+ digital radio. Radio Bollerwagen launched last week on DAB+ in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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DAB receiver sales motor past 100 million
03.11.2021 - WorldDAB News
Global DAB receiver sales have broken through the key 100 million milestone this year – reaching a cumulative figure of 110 million units, including both consumer and automotive receivers. The latest infographic released by industry body WorldDAB shows that despite the impact of the pandemic, sales continue to power ahead. In the last 12 months, for the first time, automotive DAB receivers exceeded 10 million units and consumer receiver sales registered over five million units.

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WorldDAB Summit 2021 - less than one week to go
03.11.2021 - WorldDAB News
With less than a week to go until the WorldDAB Summit 2021, it's still possible to sign up and hear the latest insights and developments about DAB digital radio. Here is a quick overview of who’s speaking about what at this year’s event.

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WorldDAB Summit 2021 Announces More Speakers
02.11.2021 - WorldDAB News
Edita Kudlacova, head of radio, European Broadcasting Union, joins the list of prominent speakers for this year’s WorldDAB Summit on Nov. 9. Other speakers scheduled for the summit include Karel Zýka, technical and administrative director and head of Czech radio’s DAB switchover; Krystyna Roslan-Kuhn from Poland’s National Broadcasting Council; René Wehrlin, project manager of digitization and convergence of Ofcom Switzerland; and Tigran Vržina, chief technical advisor with Croatia’s OIV.

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Czech Radio launches infoline on AM switch off
01.11.2021 - Czech Radio WorldDAB Member
The toll-free number can be called by listeners for information about Czech Radio's switch off of analogue broadcasting on medium wave. At the same time, Czech Radio is preparing an information campaign to promote DAB+ digital radio, which will include all media types, such as online, outdoor and printed periodicals.

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DAB+ now on air state-wide in North Rhine-Westfalia
29.10.2021 - Germany Germany
With the symbolic pushing of the green button by representatives of the companies and institutions involved, ten new radio programmes went on air via DAB+ throughout North Rhine-Westphalia at 2pm on 29 October. Another six programmes will follow in the coming weeks and months. Head of the State Chancellery, State Secretary Nathanael Liminski, said: “Today's start of the state-wide private DAB+ multiplex symbolizes the strength of the radio landscape in North Rhine-Westphalia and the spirit of innovation of all involved."

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