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Swiss Radio Day 2021 programme published
07.07.2021 - Switzerland Switzerland
This year's Swiss Radio Day will take place on 26 August 2021 as an on-location live event in Zurich, and live online video-streamed. Organisers have published the programme and registration is open. Topics discussed include an update on DAB+ and the ongoing preparations to switch off FM between August 2022 (public stations) and January 2023 (private stations).

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Croatia launches public hearing on DAB+ tender
The Croatian Network Regulatory Agency (Hakom) has adopted a proposal on tendering individual licences for use of radio frequency spectrum for the provision of DAB+ services. Spectrum has already been allocated in the 174-240 MHz frequency range. Accordingly, a public hearing was launched, set to run until 9 July.

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EECC rule boosts DAB+ radio fitment rate in Europe
In the second half of 2020, over 80% of new cars in key European markets came with DAB+ radio as standard, a “dramatic increase on the same period in 2019”, according to WorldDAB’s latest market report. “This step-change reflects the impact of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), which, from December 2020, requires all new car radios in the EU to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio”.

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Radio programme B5 currently renamed to BR24
01.07.2021 - Bayerischer Rundfunk WorldDAB Member - Italy Italy
The DAB+ radio program B5 currently broadcast by the RAS in South Tyrol was renamed BR24 by the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation in July 2021. As reported by Bayerischer Rundfunk, the merging of B5 Aktuell, Rundschau and the digital offer BR24 will create a new, cross-media information offer from Bavaria under the name BR24.

MyZen radio arrives in DAB + on the French Riviera
01.07.2021 - France France
Launched in August 2020 on digital terrestrial radio in DAB+ in Paris and Île-de-France, MyZen radio offers an atypical program in the national radio landscape. Aimed at a CSP+ audience, the new station is extending its broadcasting area on the Côte d'Azur from Menton to the gates of the Var from Monaco. MyZen radio now has a population base of more than 8 million listeners thanks to DAB+.

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Five of the best portable radios
30.06.2021 - Roberts Radio Limited WorldDAB Member
Tune into your favourite stations with these on-the-go audio devices - all with DAB+.

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DAB + in the first half of 2021: strong device sales, strong new programmes
30.06.2021 - Deutschlandradio WorldDAB Member - Germany Germany
DAB+ device sales increased by 6.5% between January and May 2021 and more than 80% of new cars in Germany have a DAB+ radio included. In total, DAB+ offers more than 270 stations, of which over 70 are broadcast exclusively via DAB+.

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Digital Radio UK starts to promote DAB+ radio upgrade
29.06.2021 - Digital Radio UK WorldDAB Member - United Kingdom United Kingdom
The first industry campaign dedicated to communicating the benefits of DAB+ has been launched by Digital Radio UK. The campaign highlights that DAB+ is an upgrade for digital radio which provides access to even more stations, bringing listeners familiar favourites alongside a host of new stations to discover.

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Austria starts summer by celebrating two years of DAB+
28.06.2021 - Austria Austria
The launch of DAB+ two years ago has brought new stations and more listeners to Austria's radio landscape. There are now 28 digital radio stations on air, with a further two stations about to launch.

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The future of radio in the car is now at stake
28.06.2021 - France France
A record number of delegates attended the WorldDAB Automotive conference, making this event a true hub around digital radio in the car. More than 500 delegates from more than 70 countries have registered to attend this live event, unique in bringing together the broadcasting and automotive sectors to collaborate in securing the future of radio in the car.

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