Netherlands move towards digital radio

Since the announcement by NPO (Netherlands Public Broadcasting) that DAB+ was the successor of FM in the Netherlands in November 2011, significant steps have been made towards the digitalisation of … 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

Of course my new car has digital radio… what do you mean I have to pay for it?

If you work in the digital radio industry you will have heard many stories of listeners buying a new car which they assume will have digital radio as standard only … 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

Technical Committee Update

The Technical Committee, chaired by Lindsay Cornell, convenesto oversee the standardisation of the DAB family of standards.It ensures that receiver equipment and broadcast technologies are compatible. The Technical Committee also … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Hackers enter EBU Digital Radio Week 2012

Don’t worry, this has nothing to do with criminal activities. These hackers were developers, engineers and students interested in tweaking, modifying software and playing with prototypes to make radio more … 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

The quiet revolution – France pushes for the start of digital radio

At the time of Eureka! going to print the consultation on whether to include DAB+ as part of the French digital radio standard is closing. Once again the French market … 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

Europe continues with its progression of digital radio adoption

An overview of the latest market information from European markets Gibraltar The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA) has signed a contract worth around $1.5M with Arqiva in the United Kingdom to … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Asia Pacific update (Issue 17)

The WorldDMB Project Office has since the beginning of the year ramped up its activities in the region, a reflection that the Asia Pacific markets are on the move. WorldDMB … 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

The second phase of roll-out commences in Germany

Overview – Over 130 DAB+ receivers are now available to the German consumer – The German digital radio campaign was supported by the manufacturers PURE, NOXON and digital national station … 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

Poland DAB+ trial to be launched

National public broadcaster, Polski Radio, together with four regional public radio stations (Radio Wroclaw, Radio Gdansk, Radio Poznan and Radio dla Ciebie), are preparing the launch of a DAB+ public … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

New Service Following specifications to be submitted to ETSI

Service Following allows cross-referencing to other modes of reception of the same programme, such as AM, FM, and other DAB ensembles. Receivers allowing this function will automatically switch to other … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

Announcements Workshop

In January, SRG SSR hosted an ‘Announcements Workshop’ to clarify the behavior and functionality of DAB announcements. The announcement feature allows a listener to choose to be interrupted by short audio announcements … 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

WorldDMB continues work with the international automotive industry

WorldDMB Car Manufacturers Workshops The next European WorldDMB Car Manufacturer’s workshop which will be held in Germany in May 2012. This year’s event will once again give car manufacturers information … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

Issue 16: Letter from the President

The case for switching to digital radio has been made; the proof is evidenced by the successful business models seen around the world The growth of the DAB family of … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

Issue 15: Looking back – Thinking ahead

2011 been a year of many changes for WorldDMB, its members and the international digital radio industry. Throughout 2011 there has been a growing sense of momentum and enthusiasm for … Continue reading

December 25, 2011

The importance of business case scenarios for commercial broadcasters

The commercial broadcasting sector is in need of support and information in relation to the complex decision making process for migration to digital radio broadcasting. The WorldDMB Steering Board has … Continue reading

December 25, 2011

2011 Project Office Annual Monthly Summary

2011 was a very busy and productive year for the Project Office. Many events and conferences, committees and workshops were both hosted and attended. Strategically 2011 was a year where … Continue reading

December 25, 2011

New devices – a focus on the interactive screen

The digital radio industry has seen the introduction of many new innovative devices that support the DAB family of standards throughout 2011. New styles and designs of kitchen radios, dongles … Continue reading

December 25, 2011

UK – working towards a digital radio future

The UK was one of the very earliest adopters of the Eureka 147 standards in 2002, and many important developments have taken place since then. In the UK, 26.9% of … Continue reading

September 25, 2011

RNT Lyon Trial

In April this year VDL, a French network provider, launched the RNT Lyon digital radio demonstration. This project brings together 15 commercial and community radio stations broadcasting in digital on … Continue reading

September 25, 2011

Sweden: Licenses For Commercial Digital Radio To Be Issued

DAB+ is the preferred technology and the licensing process is expected to start in autumn 2011. The Swedish Authority for Radio and Television has now decided on a strategy for … Continue reading

September 25, 2011

Issue 14: Eureka 147 – The mass market ready broadcasting standard of choice

Today we see hundreds of Eureka 147 compatible receivers available on the international market. With over half a billion consumers tuning into the many diverse radio programmes transmitted every day, … Continue reading

September 11, 2011

Norway – an advanced digital radio eco-system

Norway successfully adopted the Eureka 147 family of standards and has now set a date for FM switch off. The reason digital radio has been such an outstanding success in … Continue reading

September 7, 2011

DAB+ in Australia (Issue 14)

Digital radio celebrates two years on air in Australia with the announcement that more than half a million DAB+ digital radios have been sold and there are nearly 1 million … Continue reading

September 7, 2011

Germany: On the road to a digital future – Collaboration, coordination and preparation

On the 1st of August 2011 Germany broadcast digital radio services on their first ever digital nationwide multiplex. Fourteen new stations from a football programme, to rock, pop, classical, talk … Continue reading

September 6, 2011

Exciting times for the future of radio: Tips for a successful digital radio country roll-out

With more and more countries adopting the Eureka standard and with many more countries reviewing the future of their own radio industry it is vital that we all learn from … Continue reading

September 6, 2011

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