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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.

Mitsubishi features digital radios in latest ad campaign

Thursday 18 May, 2017

Car manufacturers are very savvy about what they feature in their advertisements.

Body shape, drivability, seat comfort and features are carefully scrutinised and the elements most calculated to appeal to buyers are finally chosen to be featured in car ads.

At the moment Mitsubishi's prime time tv ads are highlighting digital radio as one of the most important dashboard entertainment options.

Presumably their dealers and marketing information is telling them that purchasers are asking for digital radios in their new cars, and the company is responding.

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