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

WorldDAB at the European Radio Forum in Krakow

Last week WorldDAB President Patrick Hannon joined representatives from across Europe for an event in Krakow, Poland, to discuss DAB+, hybrid radio and European digitalisation strategies. Highlights from the day … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Looking back on a busy six months for DAB in Europe

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB I was recently creating a slide looking at what’s changed since February for DAB in Europe –  and was blown away by how much has changed … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 1 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

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

AutomotiveIT International Congress 2014

AutomotiveIT International Congress  1st 2nd July, London This year WorldDMB supported the AutomotiveIT International Congress, which was held in London. The theme of the event was ‘Connected Mobility 3.0 – IT … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 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: Arab States

FM spectrum on the whole is congested in the Arab states and the development of digital radio is developing at various rates. However it is widely acknowledged that the spectrum … 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

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

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

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

Coordinating Frequency

The basic task of radio spectrum regulation  is to eliminate the possibilities of interference.  Any use of spectrum has three dimensions;  frequency, place and time. If more users  are transmitting … 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

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

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