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 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

Slovenia proposes digital radio switchover date

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB  Slovenia’s Broadcasting Council has set out a potential path to DSO, adopting a decision for the main Slovenian radio stations to switch to digital on 22.02.2022. The … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

An update from the WorldDAB Automotive Working Group

Laurence Harrison, Digital Radio UK and Chair, Automotive Working Group, WorldDAB Drivers love radio, to the extent that 82% of people in the UK wouldn’t buy a car without it … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB Automotive 2018: DAB+ adoption and marketing

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB    With just a week to go until WorldDAB Automotive 2018, two key themes feature in the programme: how to improve the number of cars sold with … Continue reading

May 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Momentum building for DAB+ in Italy

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB  In a significant step for DAB+ in the country, earlier this month the board of Rai, Italy’s public broadcaster, approved the technical project for the expansion of … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

How DAB+ can help secure radio’s future in the Caribbean

Bernie O’Neill, Project Director, WorldDAB The future of radio was the main topic of discussion in a webinar hosted by the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) on Thursday 12 April 2018. … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

WorldDAB Automotive Working Group developing DAB+ test routes

Rosemary Smith, Project Manager – Automotive, WorldDAB It has been a busy year for WorldDAB’s Automotive Working Group, with the publication of Automotive User Experience Guidelines and work with RadioDNS … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Norway’s broadcasters on the post DSO landscape

At Radiodays 2018, we spoke to Norwegian broadcasters and the CEO of Digital Radio Norway to see how listeners are reacting now that all national FM broadcasts have been switched … Continue reading

April 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Radiodays Europe switches onto Norway’s DSO

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB Three months after completing the world’s first digital radio switchover, representatives from the Norwegian radio sector came together at Radiodays Europe in Vienna to tell their story … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

European Commissioner for the Digital Economy, Mariya Gabriel, headlines digital radio seminar in Athens

Bernie O’Neill, WorldDAB   The Greek Department of Digital Policy hosted a seminar in Athens this week organised in collaboration with WorldDAB and the European Broadcasting Union. Titled “The future … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB comment on BBC digital switchover news

There was much discussion at Radiodays Europe following statements from BBC Director of Radio and Music Bob Shennan on a future digital switchover. His full speech can be read online … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on ABU DBS 2018

This year’s ABU DBS was another successful show, with the DAB+ workshop again breaking attendance records and lots of interest in digital radio during the conference and in the exhibition. … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Record attendance at DAB+ workshop, ABU DBS 2018, Kuala Lumpur

Darren Willsher, Communications Manager, WorldDAB At ABU DBS 2018, the WorldDAB workshop once again broke attendance records, with 150 delegates from across the region joining speakers to hear the latest … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Southern Cross Austereo shows the path to DAB+ at WorldDAB Workshop

Bernie O’Neill, Project Director, WorldDAB During the DAB+ workshop at ABU DBS, Dave Cameron, the General Manager at SCA Melbourne, outlined how they use DAB+ to reach new audiences and … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

How DAB+ can leverage radio’s uniqueness in the face of digital disruption

Bernie O’Neill, Project Director, WorldDAB In the opening industry keynote at ABU DBS, Joan Warner of WorldDAB and Commercial Radio Australia warned broadcasters not to ‘languish in an analogue backwater’, … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

Meet the DAB+ Pavilion exhibitors at ABU DBS

Darren Willsher, WorldDAB  At ABU DBS this year, WorldDAB will be hosting a DAB+ Pavilion with key supply-chain companies working in the region. Ahead of the show we speak to … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

DAB+ on the move in France

Jean-Marc Dubreuil, WorldDAB 2018 will be remembered as the year that France moved to DAB+ – with new services planned across the country and the decision to adopt DAB+ branding … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why the National Broadcasting Council of Poland joined WorldDAB

Krystyna Kuhn, expert in the Strategy Department at the National Broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT), explains why they joined WorldDAB and the benefits of joining committees and sharing information between … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

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