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10 December 2014

Switzerland:

seen abroad as a DAB+ pioneer – Bayerisches Fernsehen has been examining the Swiss stance on DAB+. More on this and other topics in the latest Digital Radio Newsletter.

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1 December 2014

Switzerland:

Switch from FM to DAB+ – the Digital Migration working group today submitted its report to Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, setting out a road map for how DAB+ should replace FM by 2024.

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26 November 2014

Germany:

ARD to push switchover from FM to DAB+ – radio stations to be broadcast on FM and DAB+ for as long as necessary so that listeners have enough time to go digital.

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5 November 2014

Switzerland:

More flexibility for regional radio and TV stations – The Federal Council is paving the way for the migration from analogue VHF to digital DAB+ technology for local radio.

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14 October 2014

Switzerland:

What does DAB+ cost in a new car? TCS has looked into Switzerland's 15 best-selling cars in 2013, and found out whether DAB+ is available for these models, and at what price.

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6 October 2014

Italy:

More than 60 DAB+ stations now broadly available in South Tirol – a new broadcast centre goes live in South Tirol in mid-October, significantly expanding DAB+ station choice.

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12 September 2014

Switzerland:

DAB+ Musterland – WorldDMB has published global statistics with digital radio key figures which reflect the development of DAB/DAB+. Switzerland is one of the leaders.

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1 September 2014

Switzerland:

DAB+ island Zurich launched – Since the end of August, 14 new programmes are on air in Zurich and the vicinity. 61 digital radio stations can therefore be received in this region.

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18 August 2014

Switzerland:

VHF discontinued – only Switzerland is systematic. This is the conclusion of the latest industry report by mediareports Prognos, issued by leading media, market and trend researchers.

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4 August 2014

Czech Republic:

Massive expansion to DAB+ services in Prague and the surrounding area: 16 DAB+ stations have been on air since end-July, reaching over 800,000 people.

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1 July 2014

Switzerland:

More private radio stations on air – Radio Basilisk and Radio 32 went live on DAB+ today, taking the number of private DAB+ stations in German-speaking Switzerland to 27.

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23 June 2014

France:

DAB+ officially launched! In Paris, Marseille and Nice dozens of private radio stations can now be received via DAB+. And the number will increase to over 100 by the autumn with the Monaco, Nantes and Lyon regions.

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3 June 2014

Switzerland:

Over half of VHF programmes also on DAB+ – in western Switzerland over 90% and in German-speaking Switzerland over 50% of VHF programmes can now be received via DAB+.

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26 May 2014

Switzerland:

Road map for migration from FM to DAB+ – the Digital Migration (DigiMig) working group presents the interim results of its work to the sector.

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14 May 2014

Switzerland:

Automobile Workshop DE/CH – DAB+ car radio continues to gain momentum The use of DAB+ digital radio in vehicles is incontrovertible, and a timetable for switching from VHF to DAB+ is essential.

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16 April 2014

Switzerland:

Second DAB+ transmitter network goes on air throughout French-speaking Switzerland: as of today, a further 15 radio stations – including 13 private stations – are available on DAB+.

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11 March 2014

Germany:

Digital radio summit 2014 – representatives from radio, industry and politics from Germany  and neighbouring countries are talking about the digital development of radio today in Munich.

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6 March 2014

Switzerland:

One-pager launched with important information about DAB+ car radios. By selecting "Add shortcut to home screen" the page can be stored on tablets and smartphones as an offline app.

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25 February 2014

Switzerland:

Sales of DAB+ digital radios continued to rise last year. There was strong demand for DAB+ car radios. By the end of 2013, there were already 1.5 million digital radios in use in Switzerland.

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5 February 2014

Australia:

Samsung's Galaxy soon to feature DAB+! According to well-informed sources, the DAB+ chipset will soon be integrated into the popular smartphone. This will enable consumers to listen to mobile radio free of charge.

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18 December 2013

Innovation:

Frontier Silicon's new digital radio chip launched on the market. Smartphones and tablets can now receive DAB+ too. Portable radios will thus save electricity.

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5 December 2013

Switzerland:

7 radio stations and 3 SRF's regional magazines in German-speaking Switzerland moved to DAB+ at the beginning of December. German-speaking Switzerland currently has a choice of 50 DAB+ radio stations.

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27 November 2013

Switzerland:

LandLiebe Radio is a new DAB+ radio station that will commence operations on 2 December in German-speaking Switzerland. It will focus on music with a gentle tempo and will also play French and Italian songs.

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24 October 2013

Switzerland:

Successful car radio development! At the end of September there were around 60,000 new cars (2012-2013 models) fitted with DAB+ radios on the road.

8 October 2013

Italy:

Our neighbours are advancing in the field of digital radio. RAI, which is a public-sector company, has also just switched from DAB to DAB+. In parallel, a broad-based DAB+ campaign on FM radio channels is also running.

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1 October 2013

Poland:

Polish Radio goes digital – As of 1 October all Polish Radio channels, including the external service, will be available in DAB+.

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10 September 2013

Germany:

Digital radio has reached the mass market. An estimated 650,000 DAB+ radios will have been sold by the end of this year alone, as GfK announced at the IFA in Berlin.

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5 September 2013

Netherlands:

The Netherlands officially launched DAB+ on 1 September. On board are ten privately owned nationwide radio stations, which considerably enhance the range of available DAB+ services.

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25 June 2013

Switzerland:

DAB+ platform for small radio stations – The Federal Office of Communications awarded a radio licence to the Digris AG company for the operation of DAB+ islands throughout Switzerland.

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24 June 2013

Sweden:

FM radio broadcasts should be replaced by digital radio services by 2022. This is one of the highlights of the public service radio and TV bill presented by the Swedish government.

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14 June 2013

Germany:

FM radio is scheduled to be switched off in 2018. The Managing Director of the private radio consortium DRD Digitalradio is working to this deadline so as to ensure that everyone can optimise their planning.

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21 May 2013

Switzerland:

At the major Swiss Automobile Workshop in Zurich, the industry gave its unanimous backing to digital car radio. There are more and more reasons to move to DAB+ car radio.

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18 April 2013

Switzerland:

“Digital Radio Workshop” launched in French-speaking Switzerland! During the 2013/14 school year, students from 15 design & technology classes will design and build their own digital radio.

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19 March 2013

Switzerland:

At the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes presented a low-cost DAB+ upgrade kit for older DAB radios. In addition, Citroën and Peugeot announced that DAB+ radios would now be an option on new vehicles.

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11 March 2013

Switzerland:

The Federal Office of Communications is surveying demand for additional DAB+ frequencies. Companies who would like to construct DAB+ networks may register their interest by the end of April.

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5 March 2013

Netherlands:

Up to now, the Netherlands have backed DAB digital radio. The rollout of DAB+ begins on 1 September 2013, when public-sector stations will be joined nationwide by privately owned radio stations.

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25 February 2013

Switzerland:

1.15 million digital radios were in use in Swiss households by the end of 2012. More than a quarter of a million DAB+ radios were sold last year alone.

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12 February 2013

Switzerland:

Second DAB+ radio network for French-speaking Switzerland! OFCOM granted the broadcast licence today. The new platform for 18 digital radio stations is scheduled to go on air in the late summer of 2013.

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28 January 2013

Switzerland:

The first cars to have DAB+ car radios fitted as standard are now available: the Toyota Prius+ Wagon Sol Premium and the Lexus GS New Model.

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14 January 2013

UK:

At the end of 2012, one third of all new cars had digital radio as standard. This is a milestone figure and sets an important benchmark for digital car radio throughout Europe.

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