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Why Ford UK is choosing DAB+

Chris Muers, Product Marketing Manager, Ford UK At the recent WorldDAB General Assembly in London, in November 2015, Ford UK, told an international audience why ‘Ford UK have embraced the opportunity … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

A positive future for DAB+ in Italy

Eugenio La Teana, Head of Research & Development, RTL 102.5 Hit Radio The state of radio in Italy is very positive.  Listening figures are increasing as people enjoy radio in different … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Broadcasters must work with governments for the future of DAB+ in Asia Pacific

Joan Warner, Chair, WorldDAB Asia Pacific Committee & CEO of Commercial Radio Australia DAB+ in the Asia Pacific Region will be centre stage at the upcoming WorldDAB workshop and ABU Digital … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

DAB+ trial in South Africa – Moving towards a digital future

Lynn Mansfield, Chairman, Southern African Digital Broadcasting Association (SADIBA), and Executive Advisor, South African Broadcasting Corporation  (SABC) As in many territories, broadcasting in South Africa is evolving to cater for digital services as … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 4 Comments

WorldDAB Technical Committee update

Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, BBC and Chairman, WorldDAB Technical Committee The role of the Technical Committee (TC) is to provide a focal point for members to discuss technical issues … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Looking ahead to a DAB future

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB 2016 promises to be an exciting year for DAB digital radio.  Across Europe, momentum is building – and in the Rest of the World, there are … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: DAB needs more spectrum!

Hanns Wolter, Technical Director, Club DAB Italia and WorldDAB Regulation and Spectrum Committee, Chair Spectrum for digital radio in Europe was allocated a long time ago, starting with the Wiesbaden … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: Asia Pacific Update

Joan Warner, Chair, WorldDAB Asia Pacific Committee & CEO of Commercial Radio Australia The focus in the Asia Pacific at recent conferences in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Myanmar has been … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: Letter from the President

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB The end of July is a good time to review the progress DAB digital radio has made this year – and to set out our priorities … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: Evolution of the SlideShow

Gunnar Garfors, President of IDAG, Advisor on radio distribution, NRK & Håvard Wien, Production Manager DAB, NRK   Slideshow services cover the graphics you have seen on the display of DAB … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

Issue 26: Turkey looks to digital

Bernie O’Neill, Project Director, WorldDAB In 2014, Turkey’s public broadcaster, TRT (Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu), celebrated 50 years of broadcasting, and WorldDAB was there to help them celebrate, presenting … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: DAB strengthens economic programming benefits for terrestrial radio

Jhonny Maroun, Director Sales – Middle East and South Asia, GatesAir Digital radio’s impact is only just beginning to take shape. In the Americas, HD Radio has been the preeminent choice, chiefly … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: New Latin-based character set for DAB

Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, BBC and Chairman, WorldDAB Technical Committee The WorldDAB Technical Committee has completed work on revising the main character set used for station names and text … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 future of digital radio apps

Increasingly major broadcasters are launching apps for their stations. Apps are the next step in the evolution of radio and provide stations with access to mobile platforms, offering new ways … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

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