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DAB+ at the heart of radio broadcasting's future
26.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
Commenting on the Lower Saxony parliament's decision to end support for DAB+, WorldDAB president Patrick Hannon said the decision would have limited effects, if any at all, adding that with over 75 million receivers already sold worldwide, DAB+ has established itself as the central future platform for broadcasting. In Germany, over 12 million DAB+ receivers have already been sold.
From Meinungs Barometer:

Germany: 5G Media Initiative issues statement about 5G broadcast and radio
26.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
The radio market does not have enough economic potential to drive the market penetration of 5G broadcast. Only when the 5G broadcast market for TV is established, there may be theoretical options for radio broadcasting. Consequently, this means even a market success of 5G broadcast for TV does not automatically mean a potential successful use for radio broadcasting.

ASEAN broadcasters assemble in Bangkok for DAB+ workshop
25.07.2019 - Thailand - Thailand
Radio experts from across ASEAN attended yesterday's workshop on "Digital Radio Services, Implementation and Business Models" organised jointly by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), the Royal Thai Army (RTA), the Government Public Relations Department (PRO) and WorldDAB.

Local radio in Belgium boosted by DAB+
24.07.2019 - Belgium - Belgium
The local radio landscape in Wallonia-Brussels Federation is to be enriched by the launch of new a DAB+ community radio network. The broadcaster RCF has announced it has obtained a frequency on the new DAB+ community network to be launched in autumn 2019 covering all of the region.

French regulator gives further boost to DAB+
24.07.2019 - France - France
In another step towards the national rollout of DAB+ in France the CSA has announced it has accepted 68 out of the 105 applications received for further DAB+ stations in Paris, Marseille and Nice. Authorisations will be issued before the end of 2019.

DAB+ theme day to bring DAB+ in the spotlight ahead of IFA Berlin
24.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
As DAB+ continues to grow across Europe, radio stations across Germany are uniting ahead of IFA Berlin to take part in a DAB+ themed day. As part of the event, broadcasters will be providing information about DAB+, the benefits it presents and the stations on air across the country, as well as organising various Q&As and interviews.
From Infosat:

DAB+ day at IFA 2019 launches major DAB+ promo campaign
24.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
Stakeholders across the German radio industry come together at IFA Berlin on 5 September for a DAB+ themed day, which kicks off a major cross-platform DAB+ promo campaign in the lead up to Christmas. Germany now has more than 260 regional programmes broadcast on DAB+ and almost every second car off the assembly line now comes with DAB+.

CSA launches new call for tenders for 15 sites
24.07.2019 - France - France
The French regulator CSA has launched a new call for tenders for DAB+ licenses across a number of locations in France. Specifically, the call for tenders concerns the cities and regions of Amiens, Angers, Brest, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges, Le Mans, Metz, Montpellier, Nancy, Nîmes, Perpignan, Reims, Rennes and Troyes. Interested parties should submit their applications to the CSA by 6 November 2019.
From CSA:

Inovonics completes transition to new INOmini Monitor-Receiver range
WorldDAB Members News - 24.07.2019 - Inovonics Inc.
The INOmini occupies 1/3-rack, allowing broadcasters to optimize their rack space for audio processing, RDS encoding, and monitoring for DAB+, AM, FM, RDS, HD-Radio.
From Radio & Television Business Report:

5G to complement DAB+ rather than replace it
23.07.2019 - Germany - Germany
5G is very much still in its early stages of development, and a free, nationwide distribution of radio over 5G is not an option - at least for the foreseeable future. DAB+ is well established across the continent and while the introduction of 5G may help to complement DAB+, it certainly isn't considered to replace it.
From Meinungs Barometer: