Category Archives: Digital Radio Rollout

Cloud DAB – The DAB evolution

In a new series of features, WorldDAB members review the latest transmission technologies and trends. The first is from Paneda and looks at Cloud DAB. How does it work and what … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Aperçu de l’assemblée générale : le DAB en France

Avant le démarrage de l‘assemblée générale 2016 du WorldDAB, nous avons pu nous entretenir avec Patrice Gélinet, Conseiller, Conseil supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) français, sur les prochaines étapes du déploiement … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

General Assembly preview: DAB in France

Ahead of the 2016 General Assembly, we speak to Patrice Gélinet, Board Member of the Council, Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) in France on the next stages of DAB rollout and the … Continue reading

November 1, 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

Countdown to the WorldDAB 2016 General Assembly – a year in review

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB Next month the radio industry heads to Vienna for the 2016 WorldDAB General Assembly – with significant progress achieved since the 2015 event in London. The … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

IBC Preview: Norway’s path to DSO

  Ahead of WorldDAB’s insight session at IBC 2016, we speak to Jørn Jensen, Chief Advisor to the Director of Distribution at NRK Norway.   “Progress is going well and … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

The German path to DAB+

In a recent article, Dr Ulrich Liebenow, Operating Director at MDR in Germany and chair of technical committee of ARD and Deutschlandradio , outlined the plans being put in place … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

DAB+ in Germany – the facts you need to know

Helwin Lesch, Head of Distribution and Controlling, Bayerischer Rundfunk In the midst of a positive summer for DAB+, the German public broadcaster ARD has put together a document with 10 key … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

DAB+ in South Africa – update from Radiodays Africa

Lynn Mansfield, SADIBA Chairperson Last week I was at Radiodays Africa, presenting an update on DAB+ trials  and showing some of the latest DAB receivers. This year’s event took place … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Summary on the WorldDMB General Assembly ‘Migrating to a digital future’, The Netherlands, 5-6 November 2013

Project Office 2013 was a year of successes and significant change as the DAB/ DAB+ digital radio footprint grew across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Arab States. The 2013 General … Continue reading

February 5, 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: Germany

In 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 and marked an important … 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

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

Regulation and Spectrum Update (Issue 21)

Key elements to consider when rolling out DAB+ digital radio The DAB family of standards is the digital radio technology of choice across Europe and much of Asia Pacific and … 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

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

Issue 20: Project Office Update

We are now almost at the halfway point of 2013 and so much has already been achieved. The Project Office have run a series of events that continue to drive the current … Continue reading

May 10, 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

EBU launches a new Technical Recommendation

Since the beginning of the year a significant milestone for the future of digital radio in Europe was made when the EBU recommended DAB+ as the future for European digital … Continue reading

May 4, 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

Within three years RAI will deploy DAB+ coverage of the entire region of northern Italy

WorldDMB in collaboration with Trentino Network and Club DAB Italia organised a seminar on digital radio. The event was held on the 15-16 April in Trento. Trento is the first … Continue reading

May 2, 2013

A Digital Poland for All

The 5th Poznan Media Expo (PME) was held 5-7 April in Poznan, Poland. This annual event is dedicated to the issues surrounding electronic media, particularly to digital radio and television. … Continue reading

May 1, 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

Europe: Country News Summary (Issue 20)

The latest news from the following countries shows that the growth of digital radio in the European market is maintaining its momentum successfully. Poland  Polskie Radio plans to launch the first public … Continue reading

April 30, 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

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