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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The UK Drive to Digital Event

In 2012 we saw real momentum in the invehicle digital radio market. This is set to  continue and in Q4 2013 we will see a UK  Government decision and announcement … 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

Digital Radio and the Automotive Industry

WorldDMB calls for the automotive industry to include DAB digital radio as standard at the 4th European Automotive Event The 4th WorldDMB European Automotive  Event was hosted at the Federal … 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

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 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

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

Issue 18: Letter from the President

WorldDMB exists to drive the digital radio market forward through its international network of industry experts The role of WorldDMB is to inform industry stakeholders about all aspects of digital … 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

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