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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

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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

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

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

Issue 21: Opportunities in DAB+ now a reality

The DAB family of standards are no longer spoken of in terms of what the technology could offer consumers, broadcasters and government. No longer is there speculation DAB+ could offer … 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

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

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

Digital Radio in Germany: a spotlight on Bavaria

Bavaria, a state in the south west of Germany,  has a long history with the DAB standard of  families. It was the first region to see a DAB  station network … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Issue 18: Trends and capabilities of the DAB family of standards

Today and into the future Since its launch, digital radio has seen an evolution in the manner in which it is understood, applied and utilised by all sectors of the radio … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Future trends in receiver technologies

When DAB radios were first introduced to the mass market the available technology at the time placed limitations on the receivers available, resulting in bulky, energy hungry and expensive devices, … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

The future of digital radio apps

Increasingly major broadcasters are launching apps for their stations. Apps are the next step in the evolution of radio and provide stations with access to mobile platforms, offering new ways … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

The device revolution starts

 Up to now most radios on the European market have, with a few exceptions, been rather old-fashioned. They have offered audio, a line of text and not much more. Absent … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

An update on the German digital radio market: One year on from launch

New research, new receivers and new marketing campaigns have all been released to coincide with the one year anniversary of DAB+ going on-air in Germany. Digitalradio listening on the up … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Australia: Digital radio three years on from launch

With the recent celebration of the three year anniversary of digital radio in Australia, the international radio community can appreciate the significant steps made by the Australian digital radio market … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Thai digital radio delegation visit Australia

Australia actively shares its experience of successful rollout of DAB+ digital radio with other countries considering adopting the DAB+ standard. Nine delegates from the national Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

DAB+ Indonesia Technology Showcase: DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration, jakarta, Indonesia

The Indonesian radio industry and regulator have selected DAB+. With a population of more than 237 million people the adoption would make it one of the largest DAB+ markets. WorldDMB … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Issue 18: Letter from the President

WorldDMB exists to drive the digital radio market forward through its international network of industry experts The role of WorldDMB is to inform industry stakeholders about all aspects of digital … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

The automotive industry’s digital radio…

WorldDMB attended the Telematics Update event ‘Content and Apps’ for the car industry where digital radio was represented on the panel by Laurence Harrison, DRUK, John Du, General Motors, Derek … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Issue 17: Breaking barriers – The next steps for digital radio

The uptake of the DAB standards (DAB, DAB+ and DMB) has seen exponential growth across Europe and much of Asia Pacific with market data and activity from these two regions … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Barriers to the success of digital radio have now on the whole been overcome

For broadcasters and government it is vital when undertaking the transition to a digital platform that the chosen standard is both robust and mature enough to enable a smooth and … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

German digital radio industry takes next steps

The first half of 2012 has seen the German digital radio industry focus more on educating the retai industry at the same time as increasing coverage and ensuring services go … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Issue 17: Letter from the President

Hybrid, the automotive aftermarket, mobiles and tablets are the next big issues that the international digital radio industry must address My experience of working with digital radio in Norway and … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Issue 16: Digital radio – on the money

A study on how digital radio can make and save big money There are an increasing number of voices in the international radio industry calling for guidance on good practice, … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

A strong case for the switch to digital

The growth and adoption of the DAB family of standards over the past few years has been extensive. The majority of the radio industry are keen proponents for bringing the … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

Calls for digitalisation of the French radio industry gathers momentum

It is expected that 20 further trials will go on-air across France in 2012 showing the commitment of broadcasters in France to move radio into the digital age. -Amongst the … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

Asia Pacific Update (Issue 16)

This year the activities of WorldDMB in the Asia Pacific region will be extensive, with the Project Office set to participate in a number of key industry events. At the … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

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