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Crooner Radio on air soon across France
French commercial radio station Crooner Radio has been assigned DAB+ frequencies to broadcast in several more major cities across France (Nancy, Metz, Troyes, Reims, Rouen, Caen, Le Mans, Angers). Other major players in the French radio landscape (NRJ, Europe 1, RTL, Radio France) will launch on national DAB+ in July 2021.
Radio analysis Bavaria 2020: DAB + continues on the road to success
Terrestrial digital radio DAB + is still on the road to success: more than one in three people aged 14 and over has a DAB+ device in their home or car (34.2 percent), and one in five (20.5%) switches it on every week.
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UK: why extending analogue is good news for digital
- United Kingdom
UK's Ofcom will extend licences for three national analogue commercial radio stations for a further 10 years. In its report the Government recognised the progress made by digital radio, with digital listening having grown in the 10 years since the Digital Radio Action Plan from just over 20% to now nearly 60%, and highlighted that ‘current trends suggest that analogue could account for 10% or less of listening by the end of the decade.'
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Call for increased government funding for UK community radio
- United Kingdom
The UK's Community Media Association is calling on the Treasury to increase funding as the sector is set to expand substantially with the introduction of small-scale DAB. The request includes the establishment of an equipment fund to subsidise the set-up of small-scale digital radio multiplexes. Small scale DAB will play a pivotal role in the next few years in reinvigorating local economies.
(Radio Today) Read more
DAB+ now the dominant standard in Europe says RTVE's Javier Sánchez
According to Javier Sánchez, part of the innovation team of Spain's public broadcaster RTVE, DAB+ is already established as the new dominant standard for radio in Europe, and it's now time for Spain to catch up with its European counterparts.
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Spanish government set to debate legislation to implement DAB+
Political party Compromís has put forward a motion for a debate on their proposal to the Senate for urgent legislation to digitise broadcast radio.
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New proposal aimed at developing DAB+ in Spain presented before the Senate
The proposal, which is aimed at driving the development of DAB+ digital radio, calls on the government to draw out a plan promoting the implementation of DAB+ in Spain. Presented before the senate, the proposal is set to be reviewed by the Committee on Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.
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New national news station Times Radio goes live in the UK
- United Kingdom
New national news station, Times Radio, has officially launched nationally on DAB digital radio. Ensure your DAB radio is fully up to date with all your available stations, including Times Radio by retuning.
(DRUK) Read more
What's the best touchscreen radio for your car?
This feature brings together some of the most notable touchscreen car radios available to drivers in Germany, a key component of which is DAB+ digital radio.
(Trend Blog) Read more