WorldDAB Industry News

WorldDAB Industry News


Germany's Audio Digitisation report 2021 reveals DAB+ is booming
06.09.2021 - Top story - Germany
Germany's annual Audio Digitisation Report 2021 published this week reveals that the number of DAB+ radios in German households has risen by more than 5 million to almost 22 million within the last year, corresponding to a relative annual growth of 30 percent. The number of FM radios continues to fall.
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Bulgarian media regulator launches public consultation on national licensing of DAB+
 06.09.2021 - Bulgaria

The CRC has launched a public consultation on the use of radio frequencies 174-230 MHz, to explore the market's level of interest in issuing licences for national and regional DAB+. The consultation closes 30 days after publication of the notice. The CRC consultation document states: "In order to provide conditions for efficient use and effective management of radio spectrum and the provision of high quality digital services to consumers, CRC considers that the band 174-230 MHz should be used by terrestrial digital T-DAB+ radio broadcasting networks."
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"DAB+ "green radio" study published by BLM and BR
 06.09.2021 - Germany

A new report just published shows that with DAB+, the energy consumption when broadcasting a single programme is significantly lower than with FM. Bayerischer Rundfunk would save around 75% of energy per programme if it only broadcast its programmes via DAB+, and Antenne Bayern would save around 85% for its programmes. Other providers in Germany come up with a similar savings potential.
(BLM)
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 Strong signals for DAB+
 08.09.2021 - Germany
 There are around 20 million fewer FM radios in Germany than in 2015. This decline is primarily due to car radios, which are increasingly digital. Since this year there has been an obligation that new cars have to be equipped with a radio that is DAB+ compatible.
 (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Austrian regulator launches interactive map for DAB+
 07.09.2021 - Austria

Austria's media regulator RTR believes "Finding instead of searching" is the motto for the completely revised, interactive station finder launched at By entering their postcode, the zoomable map provides listeners with information about DAB+ signal coverage and programmes on air in their location. The map provides information for all broadcast media platforms across Austria..
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10th WorldDAB and RadioDNS Automotive Workshop scheduled

The next WorldDAB and RadioDNS Automotive Workshop takes place on 19 October at 1 p.m. UTC (3 p.m. CEST). Items on the agenda include a progress review, driver distraction guidelines and an update on Android automotive. Other topics include alarm announcements, realtime metadata, voice control and new audio stream types.
(RedTech)
 Factum Radioscape supports first DAB+ launch in the Channel Islands
 06.09.2021 - Guernsey, Jersey

Factum Radioscape completed installation of the ENMUXA DAB system in two days at Les Platons. The professional software provides straightforward and secure management for the multiplex, and the OBSERVA Monitoring allows the operator to supervise the transmitted signal on air. Factum Radioscape's Sales Manager James Waterson, "With careful technical planning and co-operation with all parties involved in the launch, we have successfully delivered our DAB+ system to a new listenership who are delighted with the service."
(Radio Today)
In preparation for FM switch off in 2024, the Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR informs and advises consumers about DAB+.

Imagine Products Integrates ShotPut Pro and TrueCheck With Frame.ioMedia Collaboration Hubread more


Result Is Orders-of-Magnitude Improvement to Workflows for Offloading, Transcoding, and Uploading of Media Files

Anevia Drives Expansion of Argentinian OTT TV Serviceread more


One of Argentina’s leading telecommunication service providers has renewed its trust in Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, for the expansion of its multiscreen TV service.

TVkey Cloud, developed by NAGRA and Samsung, wins Pay-TV Service Innovation of the Year at the VideoTech Innovation Awardsread more


• TVkey Cloud, recognized by industry leaders as “a much better way to watch television”, brings secure premium pay-TV services directly to Internet-connected smart TVs quickly and efficiently – no external device needed • For consumers, TVkey Cloud enables instant activation out-of-the box and direct access to pay-TV services and their favorite OTT apps • For operators, TVkey Cloud enables lower acquisition costs, extended reach to a new consumer segment and an operator-branded aggregated viewing experience on smart TVs


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