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ASBU Radio and TV Festival highlights DAB+ progress in Arab world

04/07/2019 by Aris Erdogdu, Communications Manager, WorldDAB   The Radio and TV Festival organised as part of the 50th anniversary of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), held in Tunis … Continue reading

July 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Poland steps up DAB+ network expansion

05/06/2019 by Krystyna Kuhn, member of the WorldDAB Steering Board and expert in the Strategy Department at the National Broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT) On Friday 17 May, the National … Continue reading

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Four new members join WorldDAB

30/05/2019 by Rebecca Keene, Stakeholder Relations Manager, WorldDAB We’re pleased to announce four new Members have joined WorldDAB since February 2019. They are Antennentechnik ABB Bad Blankenburg GmbH, České Radiokomunikace … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

High interest in first WorldDAB seminar on DAB+ network implementation

30/05/2019 by Bernie O’Neill, Project Director, WorldDAB Photo credit: Julia Nechyporenko, Ukraine National TV & Radio Broadcasting Council   Delegates from across the Central and Eastern European Region attended the … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Minister confirms digital radio review as listening reaches new heights

16/05/2019 by Aris Erdogdu, Communications Manager, WorldDAB Margot James, MP, Minister for Digital and Creative Industries at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has announced that Government will … Continue reading

May 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Digital switchover – Norway listening back to pre-DSO levels, Switzerland DSO on the horizon

04/04/2019 by Aris Erdogdu, Communications Manager, WorldDAB Norway opened the second day of the Radiodays Europe with a presentation titled: ‘Beyond FM – the new normal’. Ole Jorgen Torvmark, who … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

DAB+ is the way forward says CEO of Radio France, Sybile Veil

28/03/2019 by Aris Erdogdu, Communications Manager, WorldDAB At the start of March, the French regulator CSA announced its decision to grant Radio France with a licence to broadcast its six … Continue reading

March 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

DAB+ gets full backing from Australian broadcasting industry

07/03/2019 by Aris Erdogdu, Communications Manager, WorldDAB This week’s Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Digital Broadcasting Symposium brought together broadcasters and regulators from across the radio industry and was marked, amongst … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thailand and Vietnam announce DAB+ trials

07/03/2019 by Bernie O’Neill, Project Director, WorldDAB NBTC Thailand and Voice of Vietnam both provided further details and timelines for the planned DAB+ trials at this week’s ABU Digital Broadcasting … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Serbia gets going with DAB+

28/02/2019 by Aris Erdogdu, Communications Manager, WorldDAB DAB+ has without a doubt already established itself as the future platform for radio in most countries in central and northern Europe. This … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

DAB+ gains ground in Australia

21/02/2019 by Aris Erdogdu, Communications Manager, WorldDAB This article was originally published on Radio World Broadcasters and the wider audio industry in Australia aren’t the only ones welcoming the digital … Continue reading

February 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Digital radio in Norway bearing fruit a year after the switchover

14/02/2019 by Aris Erdogdu, Communications Manager, WorldDAB World Radio Day was marked by the Digital Radio Summit, organised as part of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Digital Radio Week, at … Continue reading

February 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

A DAB+ update from France

04/02/2019 by Aris Erdogdu, Communications Manager, WorldDAB This article was originally published on Radio World. The annual European Radio and Digital Audio Show, held in Paris at the end of January, … Continue reading

February 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

French radio market goes digital

15/01/2019 by Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB DAB+ coverage triggers French receiver law On 27 December 2018, the French regulator, the CSA, announced the achievement of a critical milestone in the … Continue reading

January 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Radio in France headed towards a digital future

by Jean-Marc Dubreuil, WorldDAB In 2018, radio reached a tipping point in France. Following the launches of DAB+ in the cities of Lyon and Strasbourg, the Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

EU directive reveals European vision for radio digitisation

19/12/2018 By Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB Article originally published on Radio World In the last six weeks, the European Parliament and the European Council have adopted the new European Electronic … Continue reading

December 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

In-car DAB+ in full gear

13/12/2018 By Aris Erdogdu, Communications Manager, WorldDAB A new European legislation, manufacturers and broadcasters coming together in support of digital radio, and recognition of DAB+ as the industry standard – … Continue reading

December 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

What next for new cars in Europe?

03/12/2018 By Rosemary Smith, WorldDAB Project Manager – Automotive Mandatory digital terrestrial radio for all new car radios in Europe – European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) EECC Current Situation In … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

Car manufacturers commit to DAB as the future of radio

03/12/2018 The WorldDAB General Assembly 2018 was a highlight due to the three automotive manufacturers who took part in the automotive panel session. All agreed that DAB is the future … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Further down the road – Italy

03/12/2018 By Aris Erdogdu, Communications Manager, WorldDAB In November 2018, the European Parliament adopted a new communications directive requiring all new cars sold in the European Union to be equipped … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Update from the WorldDAB Automotive Working Group

03/12/2018 By Laurence Harrison, Chairman of WorldDAB Automotive Working Group and Market Development Director, Digitalradio UK It’s a busy time for the various WorldDAB Automotive Groups with a number of … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

South Africa on the right path to digitisation

29.11.2018 Representatives of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), the South African regulator, have just completed a tour visiting a number of countries in Europe (including the UK, … Continue reading

November 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Leading manufacturers now using new international DAB+ logo

One month after its launch, the new DAB+ logo has already been adopted by major industry stakeholders   The initial rollout of the new international DAB+ logo, launched in October … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

DAB+ and Early Warning Functionality trials in Slovakia – results and next steps

Slovakia has been running trials using DAB for Early Warning Functionality (EWF), which were demonstrated this June. They have also carried out a consumer survey into DAB. Juraj Oravec is … Continue reading

October 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Strong momentum for digital radio momentum in Middle East and North Africa following ASBU EBU conference

By Vasant Venkatramani High-level radio executives from across the Middle East and North Africa attended the Week of Technology event last week in Tunis, jointly coordinated by the Arab States … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Renewed interest in DAB+ in Vietnam

Government representatives joined the broadcasting sector of Vietnam to learn more about DAB+ international progress, the latest technical developments, and how DAB+ can be further developed in Vietnam. Hosted by … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB session explores how radio is at the heart of new digital landscape

Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect at the BBC moderated this year’s WorldDAB strategy session at IBC. Whilst the main focus was on how DAB and DAB+ are firmly at the … Continue reading

September 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Digital Radio Day supported by German Minister Heike Raab

Digitisation Report 2018 confirms growth for German DAB+ in key markets, access, reach, sales plus market increase against other platforms At IFA 2018 there was very strong interest in digital … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

It’s mandatory, DAB+ is more than radio

In this guest post, Gunnar Garfors and Håvard Wien from NRK in Norway discuss the new DAB+ announcement functionality and how it can be adopted by broadcasters and receiver manufacturers.   The … Continue reading

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Developing skills to take radio into the 21st century

A DAB+ workshop held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week saw a diverse mix of countries working together to take the next steps in establishing DAB+ digital radio. The event … Continue reading

August 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bulgarian Communications Regulation Commission announces DAB+ consultation

The following story has been taken and translated from http://www.crc.bg/section.php?id=2526&lang=bg The Bulgarian Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) has announced it will work with the country’s Council for Electronic Media (CEM) to … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

The UK’s Drive to Digital

Laurence Harrison, Market Development Director at Digital Radio UK. In the UK we have just announced a record number of new cars being sold with DAB as standard of 92.4% … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB wants your input on the in-car UX guidelines

Laurence Harrison, Chair, WorldDAB Automotive Working Group Our guidelines on Automotive User Experience (UX) were the first of their kind and the result of a close collaboration between car manufacturers, … Continue reading

July 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

South Africa looks to DAB+ for radio’s future

Last week in Johannesburg, WorldDAB joined international and South African speakers for a day programme focussed on DAB+ at the start of Radio Days Africa. Speakers included Joan Warner, CEO … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Radio’s new wave at BroadcastAsia 2018

Radio is facing increased competition, but broadcasters should not undervalue their influence and value. Next week at BroadcastAsia, the ‘Radio’s New Wave’ session will bring together senior level speakers from … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB Automotive 2018 – conference highlights benefits of collaboration between auto and broadcast industries

Rosemary Smith, WorldDAB Project Manager, Automotive This year’s WorldDAB Automotive conference saw record attendance, with over 190 registered delegates coming together to discuss the key issues affecting automotive manufacturers and … Continue reading

June 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why Hyundai joined WorldDAB

Lars Mueller, Senior Engineer at Hyundai, explains why they joined WorldDAB and how the radio and automotive sectors are working together on the future of in-car radio.   How long … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

DAB+ high on the agenda at Radio Days Africa

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB Next month WorldDAB will be in Johannesburg for Radio Days Africa – the largest radio conference in Africa with over 300 delegates from across the continent and … Continue reading

June 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

EBU publishes updated DAB network planning guidelines

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB The EBU has published an update to its guidelines for DAB network planning – the first significant revision since 2003. This strategic report provides guidance on the … Continue reading

June 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

2017: a record year for DAB receiver sales

Almost 12 million DAB receivers were sold in 2017 in Europe and Asia Pacific, a new record for yearly sales. Almost half (5.9m) of the sales were for automotive devices, … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

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