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DAB in Garding: NDR's new DAB+ transmitter on Eiderstedt
04.09.2023 - Germany Germany
On the North Sea between Hallig Hooge and Friedrichskoog-Spitze, radio listeners now have even better access to NDR radio programmes - and in even better quality. NDR's DAB+ expansion continues to make progress - this time with a new transmitter in Garding. People living there as well as holiday guests can listen to their favourite programmes everywhere in stable quality with clear sound - not only in the car.

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Launceston set to get DAB+ Digital Radio
04.09.2023 - Australia Australia
Launceston is set to become the 11th Australian city to get DAB+ Digital Radio. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) are now calling for public submissions on proposed changes to Tasmania’s radio spectrum – which would see the launch of digital radio in Launceston. The ABC have been conducting test DAB+ transmissions in Launceston since June 2023, and say they now hope to make the service permanent. The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA), which represents Launceston stations City Park Radio, Way FM and Print Radio Tasmania, says they and their member stations are looking forward to launching on DAB+ as a “priority”.

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Radio Bollerwagen now also in Saxony
04.09.2023 - Germany Germany
From 4 September, Radio Bollerwagen can also be received via DAB+ in Dresden, Chemnitz and Freiberg. This means that the party station of the ffn media group from Hanover is now also represented in local multiplexes in eastern Germany for the first time. "Saxony is one of the most important radio markets in the east. We are looking forward to reaching new target groups digitally in Dresden, Chemnitz and Freiberg ", says Harald Gehrung, CEO of the ffn-mediengruppe.

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More on offer on DAB+: Qmusic 90s & 00s
04.09.2023 - Netherlands Netherlands
From 1 September, a new radio station can be heard on the digital airwaves (DAB+): Qmusic 90s & 00s. DPG Media's radio station with non-stop music from the 90s and 00s can be heard via DAB+ on channel 9C and via the Internet. Previously, JOE 70s & 80s could be heard on this channel. This radio station can now be heard nationwide via FM under the name JOE and thus moves to channel 11C in the digital ether.

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WorldDAB members at IBC2023: Xperi
01.09.2023 - Xperi Corporation WorldDAB Member
Another interview with WorldDAB members exhibiting at IBC2023, and this time Joe D’Angelo, SVP Broadcast Radio and Digital Audio at Xperi tells us they'll be showcasing their DTS AutoStage Broadcaster Portal and DTS AutoStage video service, Powered by TiVo in the new BMW 5 series.

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Nine applicants for Czech commercial DAB+ networks
01.09.2023 - Czechia Czechia
At midnight on 31 August, the deadline for applications to the tender for DAB+ networks closed. The Authority received applications from nine entities, six of which have deposited a cash guarantee in an amount allowing them to compete for nationwide networks (the first phase of the auction). The auction itself is scheduled to take place during October and will be conducted in four auction phases. "We are pleased with the interest shown in the auction of frequencies for the operation of commercial DAB+ networks, which is considerable, especially in terms of national networks," said Marek Ebert, the ČTÚ chairman.

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New FM and DAB national commercial radio stations launched in the Netherlands
01.09.2023 - Netherlands Netherlands
The nine national commercial radio stations that obtained FM and DAB licences through an auction last summer can start broadcasting on their new frequency(ies) from today. DPG Media, Business Nieuws Radio, Financial News Radio, Mediahuis and Talpa Radio have until 1 December 2023 to actually use these frequencies for their broadcasts. The licences have a total term of 12 years (2023-2035).

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COLOR DAB+ mux adds RadioDNS function on DAB+
01.09.2023 - RadioDNS WorldDAB Member - Czechia Czechia
The COLOR DAB+ multiplex started to support the RadioDNS function for the first radio stations, switching between traditional and online distribution. Miroslav Pýcha, the entrepreneur behind this digital network, has activated it for his own stations. These are Radio Sázava and Hey Radio, with Radio Color to follow shortly. Czech Radio also has this functionality active on its stations. "The RadioDNS system enables Czech Radio to optimally connect all three of our key distribution platforms, i.e. FM, DAB and the internet. This is a modern solution for hybrid radio," commented Karel Zýka, Director of Technology and Administration at Czech Radio.

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Key figures for DAB+ in Switzerland
01.09.2023 - Switzerland Switzerland
Radio in Switzerland has never been as digital as it is today. Over 79% of the population listen to digital radio, while 8% still listen exclusively to FM radio. 48% listen to more than just digital radio, and 11% listen to no radio at all. These figures can be explained by developments in equipment. By the end of June 2023, DAB+ programmes could be received in 54% of vehicles on the road in Switzerland. A DAB+ device is installed as standard in 99.9% of all new vehicles.

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Bretagne 5 regional radio arrives in Brest
01.09.2023 - France France
On 4 September, Bretagne 5 began broadcasting its programmes on DAB+ in Brest. The arrival of Bretagne 5 in Brest is also the first step in extending its regional coverage, with the planned opening of new DAB+ frequencies in other towns in Brittany. Thanks to DAB+ digital broadcasting, listeners in Brest and the wider Brest area will now be able to tune in to Bretagne 5 with exceptional sound quality and without interference, whether at home, at work or in the car.

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