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Digital Radio Norway: the small channels grow bigger
WorldDAB Members News - 20.10.2017 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - P4 Radio Hele Norge AS - Digitalradio Norge AS - Norway - Norway
"That the small ones grow at the expense of the great ones is a desired development. NRK, P4 and Radio Norway want the audience to have a lot to choose from. It is good for both listeners and Norwegian radio companies that more people find new favorite channels, "says Ole Jørgen Torvmark, Managing Director of Digital Radio Norway.
From nyhetsrommet.no:

WorldDAB General Assembly live with La Lettre Pro
20.10.2017 - France - France
Follow a live audio stream and podcasts direct from the WorldDAB General Assembly, in Paris on 7-8 November. The team from La Lettre Pro de la Radio will be covering the event live over the two days, with technical support from RadioKing.
From La Lettre Pro:

Monthly listening report: smaller stations increase listeners
WorldDAB Members News - 20.10.2017 - P4 Radio Hele Norge AS - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Digitalradio Norge AS - Norway - Norway
The latest regional listener figures obtained from the CATI survey have been presented today in a report by Kantar Media.In September, the 25 new DAB channels had about 1.4 million listeners daily. These channels now have 29 percent market share,almost one third of the total listening.
From Digital Radio Norway :

Sales of digital radio receivers increased
20.10.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The number of DAB/DAB+ receivers sold in Europe and Asia Pacific is about to reach a new target according to a WorldDAB report. At the end of the second quarter of 2017 almost 60 million digital radio receivers had been sold. A year earlier the figure was at 48 million.
From Radionotas:

First speakers for Radiodays Europe 2018
19.10.2017 - Austria - Austria
The first speakers have been announced for Radiodays Europe 2018. The event, which will be held in Vienna, will have more than 120 speakers in 50+ sessions over 2 and a half days, 18-20 March 2018.
From Radiodays Europe:

Worldwide DAB receiver sales increase YoY
19.10.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
WorldDAB's latest market report shows that by the end of June of this year 58,432,000 DAB/DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific — up from 48 million a year earlier, a nearly 22% increase.
From Radio magazine:

Another plus for Factum Radioscape and VRT in Belgium
WorldDAB Members News - 19.10.2017 - Factum Radioscape - Belgium - Belgium
With the support of our partners, VRT have now successfully upgraded their services from DAB to DAB+ in Antwerp, Limburg, East Flanders, West Flanders and Flemish Brabant. Factum Radioscape’s encoding software, with its high-quality audio codec library, combined with VRT’s move to DAB+ will deliver all the benefits of the latest digital broadcast technologies.
From Factum Radioscape:

WorldDAB: DAB radio sales near 60 million
19.10.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Switzerland - Switzerland - Germany - Germany - Norway - Norway - Netherlands - Netherlands - France - France - Belgium - Belgium
The number of consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers across Europe and Asia Pacific is nearing a benchmark per a new market report from WorldDAB. According to the report, at the end of Q2 2017, almost 60 million DAB receivers (58,432,000) had been sold, up from 48 million in the previous year.
From Radio World:

Seven interested parties for DAB+ in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
18.10.2017 - Germany - Germany
The call for interest in DAB+ that was launched by the Medienanstalt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MMV) in mid-September has now closed, with interest from six radio broadcasters and one platform operator.
From Radioempfang:

Kia Stonic 1.0 T-GDI 2 2017
18.10.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Even in the lower-of-two trim levels available at launch, you get a 7.0 inch touchscreen infotainment set-up as standard with Apple and Android smartphone mirroring, and DAB radio.
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