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Getting hands on with digital radio in Kuala Lumpur

ASBU/AIBD/ABU/WorldDAB partnership 33 participants from 11 countries Hands-on  practical DAB+ planning and rollout scenarios Dr Les Sabel, WorldDAB 33 delegates from 11 different countries took part in the 3rd annual … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Listen to keynotes from WorldDAB Automotive 2017

In Munich last month, speakers from automotive manufacturers, regulators and the broadcast industry gathered to discuss the widespread adoption of DAB radio in the car. Across Europe there is a … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Operating DAB multiplexer systems in IT data centres

In a new series of features, WorldDAB members review the latest transmission technologies and trends. The second article comes from IZT and looks at virtualization and DAB. In the first, Paneda … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Listeners remain loyal six months after the first FM shutdown

Mari Hagerup, Head of Communication – Media and External relations, Digitalradio Norway After six months without nationwide FM broadcasts in parts of the country, surveys show that listeners remain loyal … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cloud DAB – The DAB evolution

In a new series of features, WorldDAB members review the latest transmission technologies and trends. The first is from Paneda and looks at Cloud DAB. How does it work and what … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB Automotive 2017 – Collaboration and innovation in focus

Last week in Munich, WorldDAB brought together over 150 representatives from the automotive and broadcast sectors to discuss the present and future of in-car digital radio. There was a real … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Helping convert Swiss drivers to DAB+

With Switzerland due to start digital switchover (DSO) from 2020, one of the biggest challenges will be in converting the millions of existing cars to DAB+. Ernst S. Werder from … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why broadcasters are investing in DAB+ : new content, audiences and business opportunities

A version of this story first appeared on Radio World At Radiodays Europe and RadioAsia this year, we’ve been talking to commercial and public broadcasters about why they use DAB+ … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

DAB+ on the move in Thailand

Joan Warner, Commercial Radio Australia and WorldDAB With ABU’s Radio Asia conference taking place in Bangkok this year, attention was on Thailand’s progress with digital radio. Just prior to Radio … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB’s Automotive UX Group – one year on

One year on from the foundation of the WorldDAB UX Group, what’s happened so far and what’s next?

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Radio Asia 2017 kicks off with DAB+ workshop

Thailand moving forward with DAB+ trial planning pending frequency plan sign-off New research presented on Thai public interest in buying DAB+ receivers Keystone showcased the first DAB+ receiver capable of displaying … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

A ‘golden age’ for radio in the UK

The big news from the UK this week might be the election, but over the weekend an article in the Financial Times had people talking about radio. Under the headline, … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meet the TC VC: Andreas Goršak

We speak to the new Vice-Chair of the WorldDAB Technical Committee, Andreas Goršak, Senior Engineer, Broadcast Development at JVCKENWOOD. Q: How long have you been involved with WorldDAB and the … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ole Jørgen Torvmark, Digital Radio Norway at RDE17

We catch up with Ole Jørgen Torvmark from Digital Radio Norway at Radiodays Europe 2017. Ole Jørgen talks about switchover progress so far, the next regions to make the move … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jacqueline Bierhorst, Digital Radio NL at RDE17

Just after presenting an update on all things DAB+, we speak to Jacqueline Bierhorst, Director at Digital Radio NL. Jacqueline talks about the Netherlands’ rollout of DAB+, the next public … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Graham Dixon, EBU at RDE17

WorldDAB chats to Graham Dixon, Head of Radio at EBU. Graham looks at the big question from his opening keynote, “What is radio?”, and discusses the reasons why more countries … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Floris Daelemans, VRT at RDE17

In our series of interviews from Radiodays 2017, we speak to Floris Daelemans, Digital Radio Expert at VRT. Floris discusses the reasons why broadcast radio isn’t going anywhere, why DAB … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Marius Lillelien, NRK at RDE17

WorldDAB speaks to Marius Lillelien, Head of Radio at NRK. Marius looks at the listener reaction to Norway’s digital switchover, which new stations are the most popular and what lessons … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kenneth Andresen, MTG at RDE17

We speak to Kenneth Andresen, Director of radio at MTG Norway/P4. Kenneth discusses switchover progress so far, why listeners are enjoying the new stations and some of the challenges that … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jurre Bosman, NPO at RDE17

We speak to Jurre Bosman, Director Radio Programming at Netherlands Public Broadcasting (NPO). Jurre talks about how NPO uses DAB+, why listeners value the extra choice and the new campaigns to … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Menno Koningsberger at RDE17

We speak to Menno Koningsberger, CEO at Talpa Radio. Menno talks about his opening keynote from Radiodays, the potential for hybrid radio and how and why Talpa radio uses DAB+. … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

10 steps to DAB+ success

In the opening keynote at ABU DBS last week, Joan Warner from Commercial Radio Australia and WorldDAB presented 10 steps to DAB success. The 10 steps are based on rollouts around … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

DAB+ in the spotlight at ABU DBS

For the first time at ABU DBS, WorldDAB is partnering with key supply-chain companies on a DAB+ pavilion. Ahead of the show, we speak to some of the exhibitors to … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

How do we encourage more private broadcasters to embrace DAB?

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB At the EBU’s Digital Radio Summit in February, this was the question I posed to the audience – “how do we get more private broadcasters to … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

A big year for DAB+ in France

Jean-Marc Dubreuil, WorldDAB Next week WorldDAB will be at the European Radio Show and while the show may now have a much more international focus, there will be plenty of … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB at the Brussels Auto Show

Rosie Smith, WorldDAB  With over 400,000 visitors over 9 days, the Brussels Auto show is a significant automotive event for the BENELUX region. This year is particularly significant for DAB … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Automotive DAB – a year in review

We speak to Laurence Harrison of Digital Radio UK and Chair of the WorldDAB Automotive UX Group, on progress for automotive DAB in 2016 and what he wants to see … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB workshop in Kuala Lumpur

Les Sabel, WorldDAB  At the end of November 2016 I was in Malaysia to host a workshop on DAB+ digital radio, with 28 attendees from 12 different countries taking part … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

DAB in 2016: a year in review

  2016 was a successful year for digital radio with strong progress in several DAB markets. “Norway is certainly one of the headlines from the last year, with its FM … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Predictions for DAB in 2017

  With Norway set to make radio history just 11 days into 2017 with the start of its FM switch-off, the year promises to be another busy one for the … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

DAB+ coverage in Italy continues its rapid expansion

Giorgio Guana By the end of this year, over 76% of the Italian population will be able to receive DAB services, thanks to two new transmitters in Campania and Salerno. … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adoption du DAB dans les automobiles en Europe

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Podcast: DAB and creating new content

Sam Bonham speaks to Ash Elford from Angel Radio, Christo Grozev from Radio NewCo and Paul Sylvester from Absolute Radio on how DAB gives broadcasters room to create new content … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Podcast: DAB and radio in the car

At the WorldDAB General Assembly, Sam Bonham speaks to Andreas Goršak from JVCKENWOOD, Roger Lanctot from Strategy Analytics and Ron Schiffelers from NXP Semiconductors on the importance of DAB adoption … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Podcast: DAB lessons from developed markets

At the WorldDAB General Assembly, Sam Bonham speaks to Jacqueline Bierhorst from Digital Radio Netherlands, Joan Warner from Commercial Radio Australia and Ford Ennals from Digital Radio UK on what other markets … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Reiner Müller recipient of WorldDAB Award for Outstanding Service 2016

At this year’s WorldDAB General Assembly in Vienna, the Per Erik Selemark Award for Outstanding Service was presented to Reiner Müller of the Bavarian media regulatory body, Bayerische Landeszentrale fur … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

General Assembly preview: Absolute 80s and building a brand through DAB

Ahead of the General Assembly, we speak to Paul Sylvester, Director of Content at Absolute Radio on how Absolute Radio has used DAB to build a new audience. Paul is … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

DAB radio in cars on the rise across Europe

 Over 1.7 million new cars with DAB radio on European roads in first half of 2016 Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and UK all showing increase in numbers … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Aperçu de l’assemblée générale : le DAB en France

Avant le démarrage de l‘assemblée générale 2016 du WorldDAB, nous avons pu nous entretenir avec Patrice Gélinet, Conseiller, Conseil supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) français, sur les prochaines étapes du déploiement … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

General Assembly preview: DAB in France

Ahead of the 2016 General Assembly, we speak to Patrice Gélinet, Board Member of the Council, Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) in France on the next stages of DAB rollout and the … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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