WorldDAB News Feed

The latest news on digital radio on DAB and DAB+. Includes WorldDAB press releases, news from WorldDAB members, country updates and any other news relevant to the topic.
  1. The pop-up station is available on lots of local digital radio multiplexes across the UK, rather than the national mux D1 used previously.
  2. WorldDAB and the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) last week presented a popular technical webinar series attracting over 100 broadcasters, network operators, regulators and other radio stakeholders from across the APAC region. As part of the webinar, WorldDAB and ABU experts explained the features and opportunities that DAB+ offers broadcasters in the APAC region.
  3. German broadcaster NDR has expanded DAB+ coverage in Emsland, in the northern part of the country bordering with The Netherlands.
  4. DTS Connected Radio gives OEMs the tools to design a dashboard that matches their branded interior design vision and broadcasters the ability to have editorial control over the way their content gets displayed in cars. The end result is a globally consistent, visually appealing, feature-rich user experience.
  5. Bauer Media Audio Sweden has chosen Paneda for its digital radio broadcasts in Sweden's metropolitan regions Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Earlier this year, Bauer Media revealed its plans to launch ten stations on DAB+ in these three cities, covering over 40% of the country's population.
  6. According to the latest available data, 95% of Italian highways, 84% of the country's population and 55% of the Italian territory are now covered by DAB+ services.
  7. Southern Cross Austereo’s (SCA) Hit and Triple M-branded DAB+ stations have helped the audio company continue to charge advertisers premium rates despite ratings fluctuations on its FM stations. According to Adam Williscroft, content director for Hit and Triple M Digital Radio, DAB+ stations “were designed to be brand-safe options, but to also complement the parent FM brand."