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

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

Issue 17: Breaking barriers – The next steps for digital radio

The uptake of the DAB standards (DAB, DAB+ and DMB) has seen exponential growth across Europe and much of Asia Pacific with market data and activity from these two regions … Continue reading

June 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

The quiet revolution – France pushes for the start of digital radio

At the time of Eureka! going to print the consultation on whether to include DAB+ as part of the French digital radio standard is closing. Once again the French market … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

German digital radio industry takes next steps

The first half of 2012 has seen the German digital radio industry focus more on educating the retai industry at the same time as increasing coverage and ensuring services go … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Europe continues with its progression of digital radio adoption

An overview of the latest market information from European markets Gibraltar The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA) has signed a contract worth around $1.5M with Arqiva in the United Kingdom to … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Issue 17: Letter from the President

Hybrid, the automotive aftermarket, mobiles and tablets are the next big issues that the international digital radio industry must address My experience of working with digital radio in Norway and … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Issue 16: Digital radio – on the money

A study on how digital radio can make and save big money There are an increasing number of voices in the international radio industry calling for guidance on good practice, … Continue reading

March 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

The second phase of roll-out commences in Germany

Overview – Over 130 DAB+ receivers are now available to the German consumer – The German digital radio campaign was supported by the manufacturers PURE, NOXON and digital national station … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

Poland DAB+ trial to be launched

National public broadcaster, Polski Radio, together with four regional public radio stations (Radio Wroclaw, Radio Gdansk, Radio Poznan and Radio dla Ciebie), are preparing the launch of a DAB+ public … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

New Service Following specifications to be submitted to ETSI

Service Following allows cross-referencing to other modes of reception of the same programme, such as AM, FM, and other DAB ensembles. Receivers allowing this function will automatically switch to other … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

Issue 16: Letter from the President

The case for switching to digital radio has been made; the proof is evidenced by the successful business models seen around the world The growth of the DAB family of … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

The importance of business case scenarios for commercial broadcasters

The commercial broadcasting sector is in need of support and information in relation to the complex decision making process for migration to digital radio broadcasting. The WorldDMB Steering Board has … Continue reading

December 25, 2011

Summary on the WorldDMB General Assembly ‘Success through collaboration’Zurich, Switzerland, 27-28 October 2011

This year’s General Assembly was the most successful to date with a higher turn-out of delegates than on previous years. The event was opened by the re-elected WorldDMB President Jørn … Continue reading

December 25, 2011

WorldDMB Committees

The WorldDMB Technical Committee (TC) The TC has 117 members and, under theChair Lindsay Cornell, is responsible for overseeing the standardisation of Eureka 147, which is the basis for both … Continue reading

December 25, 2011

Automotive 2011: Digital radio on the road

The automotive industry is key to ensuring the successful roll-out of digital radio. Therefore, WorldDMB have focused on working closely with the international car sector throughout 2011 and extensive progress … Continue reading

December 25, 2011

New devices – a focus on the interactive screen

The digital radio industry has seen the introduction of many new innovative devices that support the DAB family of standards throughout 2011. New styles and designs of kitchen radios, dongles … Continue reading

December 25, 2011

UK – working towards a digital radio future

The UK was one of the very earliest adopters of the Eureka 147 standards in 2002, and many important developments have taken place since then. In the UK, 26.9% of … Continue reading

September 25, 2011

Asia Pacific Region Update (Issue 14)

Many countries in the Asia Pacific region are making decisions about their digital radio future. In October Commercial Radio Australia is hosting a group of public and commercial broadcasters from … Continue reading

September 25, 2011

Issue 14: Eureka 147 – The mass market ready broadcasting standard of choice

Today we see hundreds of Eureka 147 compatible receivers available on the international market. With over half a billion consumers tuning into the many diverse radio programmes transmitted every day, … Continue reading

September 11, 2011

DAB+ in Australia (Issue 14)

Digital radio celebrates two years on air in Australia with the announcement that more than half a million DAB+ digital radios have been sold and there are nearly 1 million … Continue reading

September 7, 2011

Exciting times for the future of radio: Tips for a successful digital radio country roll-out

With more and more countries adopting the Eureka standard and with many more countries reviewing the future of their own radio industry it is vital that we all learn from … Continue reading

September 6, 2011

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