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There's a lot of feelings for the old radios in Norway: Digital Radio CEO

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
One of our most commented-on international reports this year has been Norway's switch over to digital radio.

The proponents of the analog switch off have put forward the benefits of going fully digital, such as lower costs and more channels, but, judging by some of the comments on our pages, not everyone in Norway is as convinced as those who have organised the switch over.

The radio world is watching Norway

Saturday 11 March, 2017
The radio world has been watching Norway to see if its bold experiment to switch off Analog FM radio and replace it with DAB+ digital radio will be successful.

So far so good, according to Jørn Jensen (pictured) from Norway's national broadcaster NRK.

Jensen was in Malaysia this week at the DBS2017 Digital Broadcasting Symposium, just weeks after the first FM transmitters in Norway were switched off.

Norway first to switch off FM

Monday 20 April, 2015

Norway is set to be the first country to shut down FM radio, beginning in 2017.

The Norwegian Ministry of Culture announced this week it has set the date for the shut down, making it the first country to move away from FM radio entirely.  The country is set to adopt Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) as the national standard.  

The proposal was first introduced back in 2011, and the government has confirmed that the country is capable of meeting the requirements for a smoooth transition to digital.

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