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Wednesday 14 August, 2019

If you are not a regular reader of our comments section  you may have missed a learned and well informed debate has been raging (well perhaps ‘raging’ is an overstatement) about DAB+ in response to a recent article on ten years since Australia's digital radio launch.
 
It has built up a good cross section of opinions about the success of DAB+ in Australia and about the audio quality of transmission.
 
Here’s your summary of the debate so far:
 

DAB+ turns 10 in Australia

Thursday 08 August, 2019
DAB+ was launched 10 years ago promising a unification of the industry, clearer sound, replays and more information.

DAB/DAB+ digital radio sales reach 75 million worldwide

Wednesday 12 June, 2019

WorldDAB’s latest market report reveals that by the end of Q4 2018, over 75 million consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific, up from 65 million in Q4 2017 with 4,733,000 having been sold in Australia.

Norway, 1 year on and lessons learnt post DAB+ #NABShow

Monday 08 April, 2019
As DAB+ begins further expansion in Australia, it is a good time to look back on what has happened in Norway in the past year since they turned off their analogue service.

Australia is a long way from considering full adoption of DAB+, with CRA pushing for all markets they represent to be on DAB+ before that could happen.

While Norway suffered an initial 15% loss in radio listenership, it has almost fully recovered to pre DAB+ levels, but what demographics were more affected and who adapted the best? The answer may surprise you

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.

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