Following the announcement made by Norway about a possible FM switch off date in 2017, Sweden has joined other countries that are now also looking to review their own switch over.
The Public Service Committee which was tasked by the Swedish government to analyse the conditions for public service radio and TV has suggested in its report ‘new conditions for Public Service’ that Swedish Radio (SR), the public broadcaster should be the engine behind digitalization of the Swedish radio industry. The report also suggests that additional funds for network and content expansion should be allocated to SR for this purpose. This would be an incentive for commercial broadcasters to work in collaboration with the public broadcaster on digital radio expansion.
The report commissioned by the Ministry of Culture proposes that a review on the digital radio market should be made by the end of 2016 to assess whether it is possible to decide a specific date for the shut off of the existing FM network.
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