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Australia to get dedicated DAB+ channel for Paris 2024 Olympic Games
06.09.2023 - Australia Australia
A world first united media content ecosystem allowing brands to reach 98% of Australians in a campaign window stretching nearly 10 months is the centrepiece of Nine’s Olympic and Paralympic Games marketing offering, it has been revealed. 2GB’s Breakfast with Ben Fordham and 3AW Breakfast with Ross and Russ will broadcast live from Paris, and with 24/7 coverage on a dedicated Olympics DAB+ channel, a daily podcast featuring updates will be released at 6am each morning.

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Bahrain launches DAB+, "a unique leap forward for radio"
05.09.2023 - Bahrain Bahrain
Dr. Ramzan bin Abdulla Al Noaimi, Bahrain's Minister of Information said that the launch of the DAB+ digital audio broadcasting service represents a unique leap forward for the radio industry in Bahrain, which has a history of over 80 years. He explained that this project has been implemented in cooperation with leading companies specialised in radio technology, to provide the latest and best equipment and technologies for private radio stations. The minister said that one of the most prominent features of DAB+ is the significant saving in transmission costs and the improved quality of the signal, in addition to the easy access to receivers and easy search for radio stations by name rather than frequency.

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Radiodays Asia: DAB+ and the digital future for radio
05.09.2023 - WorldDAB News
WorldDAB's Vice President, Jacqueline Bierhorst, spoke at Radiodays Asia 2023 in Kuala Lumpur. Here's their write-up of the session: "In this fast paced market, the audio industry is changing rapidly, said Jacqueline Bierhorst. New services are being developed, consumer preferences are shifting, competition is being transformed, DAB+ helps to grow radio and revenue. DAB+ is the core digital platform for radio in Europe, and it’s growing throughout the Asia Pacific region."

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Radio thrives as DAB+ “grows rapidly in younger audiences” 
05.09.2023 - Commercial Radio & Audio WorldDAB Member - Australia Australia
Another myth is that young people don’t listen to radio anymore. John Musgrove, the head of research for Commercial Radio & Audio, says: “I can absolutely validate the opposite with studies in the US and UK and Australia here, that young people are listening to the radio.” Musgrove also notes that DAB+ is “growing rapidly in younger audiences”, which he takes as further validation that, even those younger rock fans who find the likes of Triple M too broad for their taste, are seeking the curation of a radio station.

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Media Broadcast enables DAB+ reception in the Elbe Tunnel
05.09.2023 - Germany Germany
Drivers in Hamburg's Elbe Tunnel are now able to receive a total of 38 radio programmes in the best quality via DAB+. From now on, they no longer have to do without the interference-free listening pleasure of their favourite programme in the car while driving through the approximately 3.3 km long tubes. This is made possible by the new transmitter system that Media Broadcast has built and put into operation. It supplies all four tubes with digital programmes. This also increases safety for the more than 100,000 car and truck drivers every day: For the announcement of warning messages, the DAB+ programmes can be muted and the emergency information can be recorded by the control centre.

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STAR FM Saxony - MAXIMUM ROCK coming to Saxony on DAB+
05.09.2023 - Germany Germany
With our brand new channel STAR FM Saxony, we bring the best of the rock world directly to you and are proud to share our passion for good rock music with you. From now on via web, app and smart speaker - and from 15 September also via DAB+ in Saxony. Our nationwide DAB+ stream offers crystal-clear reception in the car, office and home. Discover the soundtrack of your rock journey on the state-wide DAB+ multiplex 12A - Sachsen DAB. From 15 September, simply start the search in your DAB+ radio and we will be in your reception list with just a few clicks.

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AVT’s MAGIC DABMUX plus monitoring decoder
05.09.2023 - AVT Audio Video Technologies GmbH WorldDAB Member
To serve the increasing requirement for centralised DAB monitoring, AVT from Germany release their new monitoring decoder at IBC. The system is based on the hardware of their popular DAB+ Multiplexer. The monitoring decoder succeeds the MAGIC AD1 that was aimed primarily at older ETI networks. The new system can monitor up to 50 EDI inputs simultaneously while also decoding 25 signals at a time. “We had the intention of offering a scalable monitoring solution to give customers the chance to cut down on hardware while keeping management centralised,” says Lukas Mahler, Jr. Marketing & Sales Manager at AVT.

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Preparing Bahrain's private radio studio building with international DAB+ equipment
04.09.2023 - DIGIDIA WorldDAB Member - Bahrain Bahrain
Engineer Abdullah Al Balushi, Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Affairs at the Ministry of Information, said that the transmitters were provided with the digital headend system from the French company Digidia, the radio broadcasting system from the German company Rohde & Schwarz, the antenna system from the German company Kathrein - all well-known companies internationally. He explained that the new studios feature DAB+ technology, which displays information on the screen of radio receivers’ devices, ensures exceptional sound quality, provides more opportunities to choose stations, creates revenue opportunities, and also has the feature of targeted advertisements.

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DAB+ launches in Bahrain alongside new studios opened by Deputy King
04.09.2023 - Bahrain Bahrain
The Deputy King, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, today inaugurated the main studio of the Bahrain TV News Centre and the private radio channels building at the Ministry of Information premises in Isa Town. The project's opening coincides with the launch of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB+) technology, considered the third and most modern generation of broadcasting systems.

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Launch of DAB in Bahrain a big leap for radio
04.09.2023 - Bahrain Bahrain
His Excellency Dr. Ramzan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Minister of Information, said that the launch of DAB+ alongside the opening of private radio studios by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Prime Minister, represents a significant qualitative leap in radio work in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The new broadcasting system provides multiple capabilities to increase broadcasting horizons and the extent of radio coverage.

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