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DAB+ key focus at European Radio Show in Paris
04.02.2019 - France - France
Following major developments in the field of DAB+ in France in recent months, DAB+ was at the heart of the European Radio Show held in Paris at the end of January. This article highlights the important role DAB+ played at the show, as well as taking a closer look at the latest DAB+ updates in France, and what we can expect to see in the near future.
From WorldDAB:

116.000 DAB+ consumer receivers sold in France in 2018
04.02.2019 - France - France
According to the latest report released by GfK, 116.000 DAB+ receivers - excluding automotive receivers - were sold in France in 2018. This amounts to a 25.8% increase compared to 2017. 3.7 million consumer receivers were sold across the 11 countries covered by the GfK report.
From La Lettre Pro:

Europe mandates compulsory digital radios in cars
01.02.2019 - Australia - Australia
Car manufacturers have two years to comply with the new directive, that was ratified just before Christmas. In France, digital radio penetration has increased substantially - as a result, a law requiring all new consumer radios to include DAB+ by the end of 2019 has been triggered.
From Radio Info:

Radio Visie launches weekly DAB+ news report
31.01.2019 - Netherlands - Netherlands
Taking into account the high number of news and updates related to DAB+ in Europe in recent months, and the continuous development of DAB+ throughout Europe and beyond, dutch online publication Radio Visie has launched a weekly DAB+ news report to bring all DAB+ related news to its audience in a bundled form.
From Radio Visie:

Consumer radios in France must have DAB+ by end of 2019
WorldDAB Members News - 30.01.2019 - Frontier Smart Technologies - France - France
In December 2018, the French regulator, the CSA, announced that over 20% of the French population was now covered by DAB+ digital radio broadcasts. This announcement triggered a law requiring, by the end of 2019, all new consumer radios to include DAB+. The law also applies to automotive receivers which have 18 months to comply.
From Frontier Smart Technologies:

DAB+ key focus at European Radio Show following major digital radio developments in France
30.01.2019 - France - France
Topics on the agenda included the benefits of DAB+ radio for broadcasters and consumers, the challenges and opportunities presented by in-car DAB+, hybrid radio, 5G and the significant progress that DAB+ has made in France over the last few months.
From Radio World:

DAB+ radio - the digital revolution Italy has been waiting for
30.01.2019 - Italy - Italy
This article gives a detailed overview of DAB+ in Europe, with particular focus on the development of digital radio in Italy. It highlights some of the challenges and opportunities presented by DAB+, as well as emphasising the Italian receiver law that will require all receivers sold starting from 2020 to include built-in DAB+ capabilities.
From Ci Siamo:

EBU's Digital Transformation Initiative delivers first workshop of 2019 with Czech Radio
WorldDAB Members News - 30.01.2019 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - Czech Radio - Czech Republic - Czech Republic
The two-day workshop focused on the challenges, goals, and priorities for digital transformation within the organisation, including how to further expand the reach of DAB+ to 80% of the Czech population.
From European Broadcasting Union:

9 additional nationwide radio stations to be available in Austria in May
30.01.2019 - Austria - Austria
The new DAB+ stations - which include Klassik Radio, Radio Energy, Arabella Plus and Rock Antenne - will be launched as part of the nationwide launch of DAB+ in Austria on 28 May 2019. By 2020, it is estimated that 83 percent of the Austrian population will be covered by DAB+.
From Salzburger Nachrichten:

DAB+ in Austria - 60% population coverage by May 2019
28.01.2019 - Austria - Austria
The DAB+ network in Austria is set to expand in 2019 with the launch of the new multiplex due to take place in May. The first set of the expansion will see almost 60% of the population covered by DAB+, with the following expansions plans in March and September 2020 set to increase that number to 83%.
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