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Norway, 1 year on and lessons learnt post DAB+ #NABShow

Monday 08 April, 2019
As DAB+ begins further expansion in Australia, it is a good time to look back on what has happened in Norway in the past year since they turned off their analogue service.

Australia is a long way from considering full adoption of DAB+, with CRA pushing for all markets they represent to be on DAB+ before that could happen.

While Norway suffered an initial 15% loss in radio listenership, it has almost fully recovered to pre DAB+ levels, but what demographics were more affected and who adapted the best? The answer may surprise you

Europe mandates compulsory digital radios in cars

Friday 01 February, 2019

Europe has mandated that all new cars sold within the EU will now be required to have digital radios.

Car manufacturers have two years to comply with the new directive, that was ratified just before Christmas.

Meanwhile, in France, digital radio penetration has reached a point where it has triggered a law requiring that by the end of 2019, all new consumer radios to include DAB+.

EU Vehicle Directive

New software library enhances DAB+

Wednesday 15 August, 2018

German company, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, has upgraded its DAB+ software library to enhance the reception sensitivity of radio receivers.

Digital rollout continues with 3.8m DAB+ radios in market

Monday 12 March, 2018

The number of DAB+ digital radios in Australia climbed to 3.8 million in 2017, up 24% over the past 12 months, according to Commercial Radio Australia.

DAB+ in a Multiplatform World: #DBS2018

Tuesday 06 March, 2018

Broadcasters gathered in KL to up-skill on digital radio best practice. 

We have made regional radio easier to understand and buy: SCA’s Grant Blackley

Friday 23 February, 2018

SCA CEO Grant Blackley speaks to radioinfo about the highlights of the past six months and the company's radio strategy for 2018.

Play ball on Brisbane Digital Radio: Rebel FM's Aaron Jowitt

Thursday 30 November, 2017

The discussion about DAB+ overspill from Brisbane continues, with this contribution from Aaron Jowitt, proprietor of Rebel FM.

Brisbane’s DAB+ Dilemma: the Gold and Sunshine Coasts’ unwelcome visitor

Saturday 25 November, 2017

Brad Smart examines the ongoing battle over Brisbane’s digital radio coverage in this opinion piece for radioinfo.
 
 
When digital radio finally raised its head in Australia, commercial stations in Brisbane, as in all other capital cities, banded together to form a DAB+ consortium, to operate the city’s multiplex.
 
It was decided the antenna array would be located on one of the TV towers on Mt Cootha; the perfect location, you’d think.
 

Digital radio on its way to all capital cities

Wednesday 31 May, 2017

As the trial of digital radio services in Canberra and Darwin is set to be made permanent, The Australian Communications and Media Authority has also completed regulatory arrangements for digital radio to be made available in Hobart.

The ACMA has finalised digital radio channel plans for the future development of DAB+ digital radio in all of Australia’s capital cities.

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