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The green credentials of DAB+

A new report from Germany has taken a look at the cost of setting up and running DAB+ and FM networks across Bavaria, from the number of transmitter sites required … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Australia forges ahead with DAB+

  By Joan Warner, Asia Pacific Chair, WorldDAB & CEO Commercial Radio Australia DAB+ digital radio is rapidly gaining critical mass in Australia, with latest figures showing it has added 168,000 … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

In-car DAB: addressing the aftermarket

Jarle Ruud, Marketing, Digitalradio Norway With more and more new cars including DAB as standard, attention turns to the aftermarket and converting millions of existing cars and their owners to … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: Communicating the benefits of digital radio in the car – ‘Comes with DAB+ as standard!’

Rosie Smith, Project Manager, WorldDAB Radio in the car remains popular across Europe.  Drivers see radio as engaging, entertaining and informative.  Even with the increase in competitors for share of … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Radio, the Ghost of Christmas Past? – Telematics, Munich, November, 2014

WorldDMB, Project Office During the keynote on day two of Telematics Update 2014, Roger Lanctot, Strategy Analytics, suggested that ‘Radio is the ghost of Christmas past’. This statement was made … Continue reading

November 28, 2014

Feature Article: Harris Broadcast – DAB+Efficient Content Delivery

In analogue broadcast systems of the past, power consumption was rarely considered key to the choice of technology or vendor. It was not seen as an important factor from the … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

Feature Article: “LTE Broadcast” – The Next Hyped Broadcasting Challenger

What is seemingly the best reason to delay decisions? By waiting for  something better? A newer technology or one that is in the process of being developed? I hear such … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

Feature Article: Radio via 3G/4G instead of FM/DAB+ – how hard can it be?

The following white paper was commissioned by Teracom AS and the findings were presented to delegates by Per Borga, WorldDMB Steering Board Member and Product Manager Radio at Teracom Group … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

Feature Article: Ofcom, United Kingdom: Low-cost localised DAB/DAB+ broadcasting

During the winter of 2012/13 an experimental DAB multiplex was set up in central Brighton (UK) using open source based technology. The work1 demonstrated that a standalone multiplex is feasible for … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

Feature Article: Challenges and opportunities offered by the connected car

Mark Friend Controller Multiplatform BBC Radio Radio is strong in-car but must adapt.  In-car listening has been a major factor in radio’s success since it was introduced in the 1920s. … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

Feature Article: Traffic and Travel Information from the point of view of the ADAC, Germany

What is the ADAC The Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club (ADAC) in Germany is one of the largest automotive clubs in Europe and the second largest in the world with over … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

Market Update: Asia Pacific

Interest in DAB+ in the Asia Pacific Region reached an all time high last year and the focus throughout 2014 will be to capitalise on the momentum created through the … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

Summary of Workshop on the Public Application of DMB at CQUPT in October 2013

The Workshop on the Public Application of DMB, co-sponsored by WorldDMB and Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications(CQUPT) was held on the  CQUPT  campus on 21st – 23rd, October, 2013. … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

Market Update: South Africa

WorldDMB worked in close partnership with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to host a DAB+ digital radio workshop to discuss plans for a high powered DAB+ trial in Pretoria. … Continue reading

February 4, 2014

IP for DAB Distribution is Gaining Momentum

 A Report from the WorldDMB Distribution Seminar which took place 14 May 2013, Nijmegen, Netherlands. When deploying a DAB/DAB+ transmitter network, it is important to consider the distribution from the headend … Continue reading

September 5, 2013

DAB+ makes business sense for broadcasters

Broadcasters around the world are aiming to grow their audience, reduce costs and increase advertising opportunities.   DAB+ offers all of that and more. Joan Warner, Chair of WorldDMB Asia Pacific … Continue reading

September 5, 2013

So you think it is only radio?

What is DAB really for? Most people in the industry would instinctively answer digital radio. And they would be right, of course. Sort of. Because they would also be forgetting … Continue reading

September 5, 2013

Aves Digital: A perspective from a new player on the digital radio receiver market

Aves Digital is a new brand to the UK market, we started in September 2012 with a range of consumer electronics products which includes DAB+ Digital Radios. The company is … Continue reading

September 5, 2013

Asia Pacific Update (Issue 21)

DAB+ transmission demonstration workshops continue to be a focus of activity in the Asia Pacific region. DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission demonstration The three day DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission … Continue reading

September 5, 2013

BMW: a car manufacturer’s view on digital radio in car

Radio has been the most important entertainment source in the vehicle for many years. It offers linear, moderated programmes and via terrestrial broadcast it enables information to be disseminated economically … Continue reading

September 5, 2013

SBD: Three Realities of next-generation in-car entertainment

SBD is an independent, technical consultancy specialising in the design and development of vehicle security, telematics and ITS systems. In-car entertainment has undergone a major transformation over the last five … Continue reading

September 5, 2013

A WYSIWYG visit to the Geneva Motor Show

WYSIWYG stands for “What You See is What You Get” and is a term usually used in relation to website editors. However, it’s also an appropriate term for the visit I … Continue reading

May 9, 2013

Regulation and Spectrum Update (Issue 20)

Just like analogue radio which has been regulated for yearS, digital radio will face the same conditions without any dramatic changes likely to be implemented. Whether you like it or … Continue reading

May 8, 2013

Towards a cost effective and efficient network rollout: DAB+ – Australia the High Powered Approach

The highest powered digital radio transmitters in the world are used in Australia. At 50 kilowatt ERP compared to a typical 10 kilowatts ERP in other countries, Australia used detailed … Continue reading

May 7, 2013

Upgrading from DAB to DAB+: A smooth transition in Switzerland

Switzerland provides a successful example of a country upgrading its broadcast systems from DAB to the second generation DAB+ digital radio. DAB was initially launched by SRG SSR, the Swiss … Continue reading

May 6, 2013

DAB+: Network roll-out in Germany

In summer 2011 a nationwide radio multiplex based on the DAB+ technology was launched in Germany. This multiplex offered commercial broadcasters the unique opportunity of nationwide transmission. On FM there are … Continue reading

May 5, 2013

Germany: The point of no return

The digital radio market since its launch in Germany in August 2011 has seen some key indicators that demonstrate that Germany is at a point of no return in its … Continue reading

May 3, 2013

The next DAB+ trial launches Poland

Polskie Radio Szczecin launches a DAB+ pilot to demonstrate new features and the great potential of digital radio. Polskie Radio Szczecin, the Polish public radio broadcaster commenced their march towards … Continue reading

May 1, 2013

Digital radio in the connected car

The connected car has long been a hot topic in the automotive world. Vehicle manufacturers seem to forget cars and drivers have long been connected via their radio. Radio has … Continue reading

April 28, 2013

Connecting services: Starting points for broadcasters and the automotive industry

CASE STUDY: 90elf and Mercedes Benz 90elf is a digital only radio station dedicated to bringing listeners live matches via the radio and it is the first choice for football … Continue reading

April 24, 2013

Issue 20: Towards a cost effective, efficient network rollout

When planning for network rollout many factors need to be taken into account to ensure that it is done efficiently, effectively and that the money available is invested wisely. The … Continue reading

April 23, 2013

Computer says DAB+… cheaper than FM, DRM

“I already have an FM network and I am not  paying to build a new digital one”.  Sound familiar?” Well, it is still wrong. some  forget to take into account … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

Economics of DAB+: Broadcasting: Use it or lose it

A highly competitive media landscape means  radio, like all other media, must fight hard  to keep increasing its audience and attract  advertising dollars. The Australian commercial  radio industry has loyal … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

DAB Patents Expiry

A manufacturer’s viewpoint – Pure There has been much talk and quite some  anticipation of the imminent expiry of various  patents related to the DAB family of products.  The patents … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

Issue 19: Letter from the President

Buoyed by the German launch of DAB+ in late 2011 and the significant progress  made in more established markets across Europe and Asia Pacific, 2012 was a year of  significant … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

Issue 19: Economics of broadcasting via the DAB family of standards

The move to digital radio is greatly impacted on by the economics of broadcasting. When selecting which broadcasting  system to upgrade to, decision makers will factor in issues such as … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

German DAB TPEG situation

Traditionally Germany is a leading force in  Traffic Information and for over 50 years  broadcast has played a major role in this  business. Beside spoken on-air services, Traffic  Management Channel … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Australian DAB+ Update (Issue 19)

In 2013 Commercial Radio Australia (CRA)  will begin serious dialogue with the Federal  Government and the Federal opposition about  funding for the rollout of DAB+ in regional  Australia. over 60 … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

18th WorldDMB General Assembly – Celebrating a year of successes and individuals in Germany

The WorldDMB 2012 General Assembly took place in Leipzig, a media  hub of Germany. The event was attended by over 100 international  delegates from as far afield as China, Australia … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Hybrid radio on the agenda at Mediantage

WorldDMB’s long term collaboration with the Mediantage event continued at the end  of 2012 with a WorldDMB hosted panel on hybrid Radio in Munich, Germany. The panel discussion was held … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

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