DAB+ gets a boost in France: CSA announces a clear and detailed plan

Just after Christmas French regulator, the CSA, announced its plan for the acceleration of DAB+ rollouts in France. In this blog, Jean-Marc Dubreuil, Country Manager, France, at WorldDAB, explains the … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

2017 in review – a view from Germany

Willi Schreiner, CEO Absolut Radio and DRD Digitalradio Deutschland 2017 is coming to an end and it has been an exciting and eventful year for radio and especially for DAB+. … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

2017: The DAB+ year in review

2017 was a busy year for digital radio, with Norway making history, other established markets making strong progress and several new countries starting DAB+ trials. Patrick Hannon and Joan Warner … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

2018: DAB+ predictions for the year ahead

Patrick Hannon and Joan Warner look ahead to 2018 and the items on their DAB wish-list. While 2017 might have been the year of digital switchover in Norway, several other … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Featured podcasts: DAB+ in France

In these podcasts recorded at the General Assembly, we hear from French keynote speakers on progress in France. Please note, these podcasts are in French In the first, Nicolas Curien, Board … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Marketing DAB+: how are countries telling the digital story?  

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB As rollouts accelerate, marketing campaigns are helping drive sales and raise consumer awareness for DAB around the world. In many regions, digital radio is a mainstream consumer … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why P4 joined WorldDAB

Hans Petter Danielsen, CTO of P4 Radio Hele Norge AS, discusses the benefits of joining WorldDAB and why other commercial broadcasters should get involved. How long have you been involved … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Featured podcast: DAB+ in Belgium

In this featured podcast from the General Assembly, Philippe Chapot from La Lettre Pro talks to Johan Bouciqué, Head of Media, Department of Culture, Youth, Sports and Media, Flemish Government. … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

EBU updates R138 based on DAB+ progress across Europe

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has announced an update to its Recommendation 138 (R138). First published in 2013, the recommendation addresses the deployment of digital radio in Europe and advises … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Featured podcast: Netherlands, Slovenia and the EBU

In the next featured podcast from the General Assembly, Philippe Chapot from La Lettre Pro discusses the established market of the Netherlands, new DAB services in Slovenia and the impact … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Featured podcast: GA keynotes

In the first featured podcast from the General Assembly, Philippe Chapot from La Lettre Pro discusses headlines from keynote presentations and the impact of Norway’s digital switchover around the world … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Our biggest and best General Assembly yet

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB This year was, in my view, our best General Assembly yet. It was certainly the biggest, with around 250 delegates joining us in Paris representing 34 … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Un riche panel français et une excellente nouvelle pour le DAB

Olivier Oddou La deuxième session de l’après midi a réuni un large panel d’intervenants français, sous la modération de Antoine Baduel : Nicolas Curien, Jean-Eric Valli, Alain Liberty, Laurent Brochet, … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

The cost of delivering radio over mobile compared to DAB+

Earlier this year, the EBU carried out research into the cost of delivering radio over mobile broadband, compared with FM and DAB/DAB+. The conclusions were clear in that, while mobile … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Five reasons to attend the WorldDAB General Assembly 2017

Meet over 200 delegates With over 200 delegates expected in Paris next week, the WorldDAB General Assembly brings together high-level decision-makers from governments, regulators, the automotive industry, manufacturers and technology … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The WorldDAB General Assembly 2017 – what to expect

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB Next month (7-8 November) the WorldDAB General Assembly takes place in Paris, bringing together over 200 delegates from across the industry to discuss the future of … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

DAB or mobile – which is the future of radio?

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB “Why invest in DAB when we can just use mobile networks for radio?” The DAB or mobile networks argument is something we often hear at events … Continue reading

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Is 5G the future for radio?

While it’s possible to deliver radio over mobile networks, it would require a significant investment which mobile operators have no incentive to pay for, and creates a risk that broadcasters … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

DAB+ on the move at IBC 2017

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB  IBC is over for another year and once again it was a busy and productive show for the digital radio industry. The WorldDAB stand was busy throughout, … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

IBC preview: Graham Dixon, EBU

Ahead of WorldDAB’s session at IBC, we speak to Graham Dixon, Head of Radio at EBU, on what he’s expecting from the show this year.  What’s been the biggest change … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Digital radio at IFA 2017

At IFA this year, digital radio was everywhere. More manufacturers than last year were showing DAB+ products and the German ‘Digitalradiotag’ session went from a half day to a full … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

German digital radio at IFA 2017

This originally appeared in the digitalradio.de newsletter, and is reproduced here with the kind permission of digitalradio.de. You can sign up for the newsletter here.   IFA countdown and radio … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

IBC preview – what to expect this year

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB Next month WorldDAB will once again be producing the only digital radio focussed session at IBC. The ‘Advances in Technology’ session is free to attend for all … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

DAB+ workshop and demonstration Amman, Jordan 23-24 August 2017

Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Jordan (TRC) will host a two-day DAB+ workshop and DAB+ demonstration, jointly organised by WorldDAB and Arab States … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

DAB+ on show at IFA 2017

With DAB+ in Germany going from strength to strength we’re expecting to see plenty of new receivers on show in Berlin at this year’s IFA. Awareness of digital radio in … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Getting hands on with digital radio in Kuala Lumpur

ASBU/AIBD/ABU/WorldDAB partnership 33 participants from 11 countries Hands-on  practical DAB+ planning and rollout scenarios Dr Les Sabel, WorldDAB 33 delegates from 11 different countries took part in the 3rd annual … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Listen to keynotes from WorldDAB Automotive 2017

In Munich last month, speakers from automotive manufacturers, regulators and the broadcast industry gathered to discuss the widespread adoption of DAB radio in the car. Across Europe there is a … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Operating DAB multiplexer systems in IT data centres

In a new series of features, WorldDAB members review the latest transmission technologies and trends. The second article comes from IZT and looks at virtualization and DAB. In the first, Paneda … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Listeners remain loyal six months after the first FM shutdown

Mari Hagerup, Head of Communication – Media and External relations, Digitalradio Norway After six months without nationwide FM broadcasts in parts of the country, surveys show that listeners remain loyal … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cloud DAB – The DAB evolution

In a new series of features, WorldDAB members review the latest transmission technologies and trends. The first is from Paneda and looks at Cloud DAB. How does it work and what … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB Automotive 2017 – Collaboration and innovation in focus

Last week in Munich, WorldDAB brought together over 150 representatives from the automotive and broadcast sectors to discuss the present and future of in-car digital radio. There was a real … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Helping convert Swiss drivers to DAB+

With Switzerland due to start digital switchover (DSO) from 2020, one of the biggest challenges will be in converting the millions of existing cars to DAB+. Ernst S. Werder from … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why broadcasters are investing in DAB+ : new content, audiences and business opportunities

A version of this story first appeared on Radio World At Radiodays Europe and RadioAsia this year, we’ve been talking to commercial and public broadcasters about why they use DAB+ … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

DAB+ on the move in Thailand

Joan Warner, Commercial Radio Australia and WorldDAB With ABU’s Radio Asia conference taking place in Bangkok this year, attention was on Thailand’s progress with digital radio. Just prior to Radio … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB’s Automotive UX Group – one year on

One year on from the foundation of the WorldDAB UX Group, what’s happened so far and what’s next?

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Radio Asia 2017 kicks off with DAB+ workshop

Thailand moving forward with DAB+ trial planning pending frequency plan sign-off New research presented on Thai public interest in buying DAB+ receivers Keystone showcased the first DAB+ receiver capable of displaying … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

A ‘golden age’ for radio in the UK

The big news from the UK this week might be the election, but over the weekend an article in the Financial Times had people talking about radio. Under the headline, … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meet the TC VC: Andreas Goršak

We speak to the new Vice-Chair of the WorldDAB Technical Committee, Andreas Goršak, Senior Engineer, Broadcast Development at JVCKENWOOD. Q: How long have you been involved with WorldDAB and the … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ole Jørgen Torvmark, Digital Radio Norway at RDE17

We catch up with Ole Jørgen Torvmark from Digital Radio Norway at Radiodays Europe 2017. Ole Jørgen talks about switchover progress so far, the next regions to make the move … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jacqueline Bierhorst, Digital Radio NL at RDE17

Just after presenting an update on all things DAB+, we speak to Jacqueline Bierhorst, Director at Digital Radio NL. Jacqueline talks about the Netherlands’ rollout of DAB+, the next public … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

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