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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 newsletter, and is reproduced here with the kind permission of 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

Graham Dixon, EBU at RDE17

WorldDAB chats to Graham Dixon, Head of Radio at EBU. Graham looks at the big question from his opening keynote, “What is radio?”, and discusses the reasons why more countries … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Floris Daelemans, VRT at RDE17

In our series of interviews from Radiodays 2017, we speak to Floris Daelemans, Digital Radio Expert at VRT. Floris discusses the reasons why broadcast radio isn’t going anywhere, why DAB … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Marius Lillelien, NRK at RDE17

WorldDAB speaks to Marius Lillelien, Head of Radio at NRK. Marius looks at the listener reaction to Norway’s digital switchover, which new stations are the most popular and what lessons … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kenneth Andresen, MTG at RDE17

We speak to Kenneth Andresen, Director of radio at MTG Norway/P4. Kenneth discusses switchover progress so far, why listeners are enjoying the new stations and some of the challenges that … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jurre Bosman, NPO at RDE17

We speak to Jurre Bosman, Director Radio Programming at Netherlands Public Broadcasting (NPO). Jurre talks about how NPO uses DAB+, why listeners value the extra choice and the new campaigns to … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Menno Koningsberger at RDE17

We speak to Menno Koningsberger, CEO at Talpa Radio. Menno talks about his opening keynote from Radiodays, the potential for hybrid radio and how and why Talpa radio uses DAB+. … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

10 steps to DAB+ success

In the opening keynote at ABU DBS last week, Joan Warner from Commercial Radio Australia and WorldDAB presented 10 steps to DAB success. The 10 steps are based on rollouts around … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

DAB+ in the spotlight at ABU DBS

For the first time at ABU DBS, WorldDAB is partnering with key supply-chain companies on a DAB+ pavilion. Ahead of the show, we speak to some of the exhibitors to … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

How do we encourage more private broadcasters to embrace DAB?

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB At the EBU’s Digital Radio Summit in February, this was the question I posed to the audience – “how do we get more private broadcasters to … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

A big year for DAB+ in France

Jean-Marc Dubreuil, WorldDAB Next week WorldDAB will be at the European Radio Show and while the show may now have a much more international focus, there will be plenty of … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB at the Brussels Auto Show

Rosie Smith, WorldDAB  With over 400,000 visitors over 9 days, the Brussels Auto show is a significant automotive event for the BENELUX region. This year is particularly significant for DAB … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Automotive DAB – a year in review

We speak to Laurence Harrison of Digital Radio UK and Chair of the WorldDAB Automotive UX Group, on progress for automotive DAB in 2016 and what he wants to see … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB workshop in Kuala Lumpur

Les Sabel, WorldDAB  At the end of November 2016 I was in Malaysia to host a workshop on DAB+ digital radio, with 28 attendees from 12 different countries taking part … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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