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DAB or mobile – which is the future of radio?

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB “Why invest in DAB when we can just use mobile networks for radio?” The DAB or mobile networks argument is something we often hear at events … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ABU DBS 2018

This year’s ABU DBS was another successful show, with the DAB+ workshop again breaking attendance records and lots of interest in digital radio during the conference and in the exhibition. … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Record attendance at DAB+ workshop, ABU DBS 2018, Kuala Lumpur

Darren Willsher, Communications Manager, WorldDAB At ABU DBS 2018, the WorldDAB workshop once again broke attendance records, with 150 delegates from across the region joining speakers to hear the latest … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Southern Cross Austereo shows the path to DAB+ at WorldDAB Workshop

Bernie O’Neill, Project Director, WorldDAB During the DAB+ workshop at ABU DBS, Dave Cameron, the General Manager at SCA Melbourne, outlined how they use DAB+ to reach new audiences and … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

How DAB+ can leverage radio’s uniqueness in the face of digital disruption

Bernie O’Neill, Project Director, WorldDAB In the opening industry keynote at ABU DBS, Joan Warner of WorldDAB and Commercial Radio Australia warned broadcasters not to ‘languish in an analogue backwater’, … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

Meet the DAB+ Pavilion exhibitors at ABU DBS

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB  At ABU DBS this year, WorldDAB will be hosting a DAB+ Pavilion with key supply-chain companies working in the region. Ahead of the show we speak to … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

DAB+ on the move in France

Jean-Marc Dubreuil, WorldDAB 2018 will be remembered as the year that France moved to DAB+ – with new services planned across the country and the decision to adopt DAB+ branding … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why the National Broadcasting Council of Poland joined WorldDAB

Krystyna Kuhn, expert in the Strategy Department at the National Broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT), explains why they joined WorldDAB and the benefits of joining committees and sharing information between … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

DAB+ gets a boost in France: CSA announces a clear and detailed plan

Just after Christmas French regulator, the CSA, announced its plan for the acceleration of DAB+ rollouts in France. In this blog, Jean-Marc Dubreuil, Country Manager, France, at WorldDAB, explains the … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

2017 in review – a view from Germany

Willi Schreiner, CEO Absolut Radio and DRD Digitalradio Deutschland 2017 is coming to an end and it has been an exciting and eventful year for radio and especially for DAB+. … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

2017: The DAB+ year in review

2017 was a busy year for digital radio, with Norway making history, other established markets making strong progress and several new countries starting DAB+ trials. Patrick Hannon and Joan Warner … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

2018: DAB+ predictions for the year ahead

Patrick Hannon and Joan Warner look ahead to 2018 and the items on their DAB wish-list. While 2017 might have been the year of digital switchover in Norway, several other … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Featured podcasts: DAB+ in France

In these podcasts recorded at the General Assembly, we hear from French keynote speakers on progress in France. Please note, these podcasts are in French In the first, Nicolas Curien, Board … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Marketing DAB+: how are countries telling the digital story?  

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB As rollouts accelerate, marketing campaigns are helping drive sales and raise consumer awareness for DAB around the world. In many regions, digital radio is a mainstream consumer … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why P4 joined WorldDAB

Hans Petter Danielsen, CTO of P4 Radio Hele Norge AS, discusses the benefits of joining WorldDAB and why other commercial broadcasters should get involved. How long have you been involved … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Featured podcast: DAB+ in Belgium

In this featured podcast from the General Assembly, Philippe Chapot from La Lettre Pro talks to Johan Bouciqué, Head of Media, Department of Culture, Youth, Sports and Media, Flemish Government. … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

EBU updates R138 based on DAB+ progress across Europe

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has announced an update to its Recommendation 138 (R138). First published in 2013, the recommendation addresses the deployment of digital radio in Europe and advises … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Featured podcast: Netherlands, Slovenia and the EBU

In the next featured podcast from the General Assembly, Philippe Chapot from La Lettre Pro discusses the established market of the Netherlands, new DAB services in Slovenia and the impact … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Featured podcast: GA keynotes

In the first featured podcast from the General Assembly, Philippe Chapot from La Lettre Pro discusses headlines from keynote presentations and the impact of Norway’s digital switchover around the world … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Our biggest and best General Assembly yet

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB This year was, in my view, our best General Assembly yet. It was certainly the biggest, with around 250 delegates joining us in Paris representing 34 … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Un riche panel français et une excellente nouvelle pour le DAB

Olivier Oddou La deuxième session de l’après midi a réuni un large panel d’intervenants français, sous la modération de Antoine Baduel : Nicolas Curien, Jean-Eric Valli, Alain Liberty, Laurent Brochet, … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

The cost of delivering radio over mobile compared to DAB+

Earlier this year, the EBU carried out research into the cost of delivering radio over mobile broadband, compared with FM and DAB/DAB+. The conclusions were clear in that, while mobile … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Five reasons to attend the WorldDAB General Assembly 2017

Meet over 200 delegates With over 200 delegates expected in Paris next week, the WorldDAB General Assembly brings together high-level decision-makers from governments, regulators, the automotive industry, manufacturers and technology … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The WorldDAB General Assembly 2017 – what to expect

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB Next month (7-8 November) the WorldDAB General Assembly takes place in Paris, bringing together over 200 delegates from across the industry to discuss the future of … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is 5G the future for radio?

While it’s possible to deliver radio over mobile networks, it would require a significant investment which mobile operators have no incentive to pay for, and creates a risk that broadcasters … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

DAB+ on the move at IBC 2017

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB  IBC is over for another year and once again it was a busy and productive show for the digital radio industry. The WorldDAB stand was busy throughout, … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

IBC preview: Graham Dixon, EBU

Ahead of WorldDAB’s session at IBC, we speak to Graham Dixon, Head of Radio at EBU, on what he’s expecting from the show this year.  What’s been the biggest change … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Digital radio at IFA 2017

At IFA this year, digital radio was everywhere. More manufacturers than last year were showing DAB+ products and the German ‘Digitalradiotag’ session went from a half day to a full … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

German digital radio at IFA 2017

This originally appeared in the newsletter, and is reproduced here with the kind permission of You can sign up for the newsletter here.   IFA countdown and radio … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

IBC preview – what to expect this year

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB Next month WorldDAB will once again be producing the only digital radio focussed session at IBC. The ‘Advances in Technology’ session is free to attend for all … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

DAB+ workshop and demonstration Amman, Jordan 23-24 August 2017

Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Jordan (TRC) will host a two-day DAB+ workshop and DAB+ demonstration, jointly organised by WorldDAB and Arab States … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

DAB+ on show at IFA 2017

With DAB+ in Germany going from strength to strength we’re expecting to see plenty of new receivers on show in Berlin at this year’s IFA. Awareness of digital radio in … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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