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General Assembly preview: DAB in Australia and APAC

Ahead of the 2016 General Assembly, we speak to Joan Warner, CEO at Commercial Radio Australia and Asia Pacific Chair at WorldDAB, on digital radio’s development across APAC, new content … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

General Assembly preview: Wireless Group and DAB

Ahead of the WorldDAB General Assembly 2016, we speak to Jimmy Buckland, Director of Strategy at Wireless Group, on the importance of DAB and what he wants to see from the digital … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Now is the time to make the most of DAB Slideshow

One of DAB’s many strengths is its ability to deliver images and text via broadcast, from song titles and artwork, to traffic and weather reports or even extra information running … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

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: Australia

The highest ever digital radio listening figures were recorded at the end of last year with DAB+ radio listening in Australia reaching a high of nearly 13% or more than … 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

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

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

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

Asia Pacific Overview (Issue 20)

Digital radio workshops in Asia Pacific  Interest in digital radio in the Asia Pacific region is at an all time high following transmission workshops in both Indonesia and Thailand.   Utilising … Continue reading

April 29, 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

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

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

News Roundup

Digital radio gaining popularity in the Netherlands December 2012, Netherlands (Telecompaper) Around one million people in the Netherlands listen to the radio from their tablet, double the number reported for … Continue reading

February 23, 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

WorldDMB at Telematics Update 2012; Digital Radio the Forgotten Connection

WorldDMB brought together high profile  speakers from the broadcasting industry for a  panel discussion ‘Digital Radio the Forgotten  Connection’ at Telematics Update conference,  Munich, Germany on 30 October 2012. The … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

UK update on digital radio

Digital radio platform listening stands at 31.3% of radio listening hours (RAJAR Q3 2012) – up 6% year on year. Coverage Today, digital radio already has wide coverage:  94% of … 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

DAB rollout in Italy

After the release of the first licenses for regular  DAB+ services in Italy during the summer,  December saw the first transmitters go online  in the Trentino region. This area has … 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

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

Emergency Warning Systems in DAB

While digital radio evolves and the radio industry plays around with the possibilities of features for a multiplatform future, we must not forget that core underlying strengths of the DAB … 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

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