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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

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

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

Australia forges ahead with DAB+

  By Joan Warner, Asia Pacific Chair, WorldDAB & CEO Commercial Radio Australia DAB+ digital radio is rapidly gaining critical mass in Australia, with latest figures showing it has added 168,000 … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a 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

IP for DAB Distribution is Gaining Momentum

 A Report from the WorldDMB Distribution Seminar which took place 14 May 2013, Nijmegen, Netherlands. When deploying a DAB/DAB+ transmitter network, it is important to consider the distribution from the headend … Continue reading

September 5, 2013

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

Aves Digital: A perspective from a new player on the digital radio receiver market

Aves Digital is a new brand to the UK market, we started in September 2012 with a range of consumer electronics products which includes DAB+ Digital Radios. The company is … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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