ASBU Radio and TV Festival highlights DAB+ progress in Arab world
The Radio and TV Festival organised as part of the 50th anniversary of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), held in Tunis at the end of June, served as an opportunity to highlight the launch of regular DAB+ services in Tunisia, and the expansion of DAB+ in the Arab world.
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All Bavarian radio stations on DAB+ from 2020
Bavaria is to become the first federal state in Germany in which all FM radio stations are also broadcast in DAB+, as of 2020. Commenting on the announcement, the president of BLM – the regulatory authority for new media in Bavaria – stated that digital radio had reached the “point of no return”. In Bavaria, over 30% of the population aged 14 over has access to a DAB+ receiver at home or in the car.
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Coverage of this story also appeared in Schwaebische, infosat and Radio Arabella
DAB+ deployment in France progresses
Following initial launches in Paris, Nice and Marseille in 2014, and significant milestones achieved in 2018 -including launches in Lille, Lyon and Strasbourg – France is gearing up to launch DAB+ in Nantes and Rouen in the second part of 2019, while all eyes are already turning to 2020.
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Agcom approves DAB allocation revision scheme
The Italian Communications Authority, Agcom, has approved a revision scheme for digital radio regulations in Italy. According to the revisions, which are subject to approval, private (DAB Italia/ EuroDAB) and public (RAI) network operators will be obliged to allocate part of their transmission capacities to independent broadcasters.
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Netherlands ready to kick off digital radio week
Public and commercial radio stations in the Netherlands are preparing for the start of the sixth edition of the national digital radio week, which kicks off on Monday 8 July. Various marketing campaigns and initiatives – including DAB+ radio giveaways – have been put in place by broadcasters across the country to promote DAB+ radio throughout next week.
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New DAB+ stations to launch in Toulouse
39 stations are set to launch on DAB+ in Toulouse, France, as the city in southern France prepares to launch DAB+ next year. The launch, which is scheduled to take place in the first half of 2020, will see 23 new radio stations become available in the city through DAB+.
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Public and private broadcasters in Germany back DAB+
In this interview, senior figures from the public and private radio industry in Germany – Deutschlandradio’s Stefan Raue and Die Neue Welle’s Willi Schreiner – highlight the strong growth and future prospects for DAB+ in Germany and across Europe.
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Qmusic launches first interactive station on DAB+ in Flanders, Belgium
Qmusic has officially launched the very first interactive radio channel on DAB+ in French-speaking Belgium. Using the Qmusic app, listeners can vote for the next song to be played on the DAB+ station.
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Nation Broadcasting on the lookout for DAB radio partners
03.07.2019, United Kingdom
Nation Broadcasting is looking for radio stations of all genres and sizes to work alongside it on a number of upcoming DAB digital radio projects being rolled out across the UK. Nation currently operates DAB multiplexes in Mid & West Wales, North Wales and Glasgow. It also has shareholdings in DAB multiplexes in Suffolk and North East Wales & Cheshire.
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German-speaking BRF2 station starts DAB+ broadcasts in Wallonia, Belgium
The German-speaking Belgian radio now broadcasts its programs in parts of Wallonia as well as in Brussels via DAB+. As of this week, the hit station from Eupen can be received in the provinces of Liège, Namur, Luxembourg and in the capital.
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Worldcast enhances Audemat DAB probe
02.07.2019, United Kingdom
Improvements to the Audemat DAB probe include the decoding of FIG tables for a more detailed analysis of the streaming content received; and the display of real audio and PAD bit rates, so broadcasters can visualise the real audio quality and have the possibility to listen to radio remotely. The Audemat DAB probe is designed to monitor DAB signal quality and service continuity at the transmitter site or in a coverage area.
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A roundup of the latest car models with DAB+ included and new in-car DAB+ receivers:
Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X (Autovise)
Skoda Fabia 81TSI Monte Carlo (Car Advice)
Audi A4 45 TFSI (Drive)
IRS-680 with CD and DAB+ (Inar.de)
Kenwood CR-M10DAB and CR-ST50DAB (Area DVD)
5th Regional Workshop on DAB+ Digital Radio Broadcasting
The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, the Arab States Broadcasting Union, the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development and WorldDAB are jointly organising the 5th Regional Workshop on DAB+ Digital Radio Broadcasting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 8 to 12 July 2019. This five-day workshop will provide expert knowledge and information on the current status of digital terrestrial radio broadcasting, as well as sharing some of the case studies and experiences in the process of transition from analogue to digital.
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