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DAB+

Research: DAB+ radio standard in new cars across Europe

DAB+ radio came as standard in 95 per cent of new cars sold in key European markets in 2021, according to figures from WorldDAB, the global industry association responsible for defining and promoting DAB digital radio. These results reflect the implementation into national legislatures of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) which, from December 2020, […]

February 17, 2022

Arqiva welcomes digital radio multiplex licence renewal

UK communications infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva has welcomed the government’s decision to allow regulator Ofcom to renew two essential national commercial digital radio multiplex licenses, following consultation. Digital One Ltd Multiplex and Sound Digital Ltd Multiplex were set to expire in 2023 and 2028 respectively, but will now be extended for a further […]

January 6, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: ‘Protect British radio output on smart speakers’

British radio listeners’ favourite stations should be protected for the future through new regulation so they can be accessed easily on smart speakers, according to a government-commissioned report. The Digital Radio and Audio Review found that smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home are owned or accessed by a third of all adults […]

October 21, 2021By Colin Mann

National DAB+ launched in France

France has launched two new national multiplexes that will broadcast 25 DAB+ stations, including national services from Radio France and leading private broadcasters, to metropolitan regions in France. The initiative allows millions of people to benefit from a wider range of national and regional radio stations, improved audio quality, station / programme information and slideshow […]

October 13, 2021By Colin Mann

Report: DAB+ radio in 80% of new European cars

In the second half of 2020, over 80 per cent of new cars in key European markets came with DAB+ radio as standard – a dramatic increase on the same period in 2019. This step-change reflects the impact of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), which, from December 2020, requires all new car radios in […]

June 23, 2021By Colin Mann

Report: DAB sales reach 93m

WorldDAB’s latest market report reveals that by the end of Q2 2020, over 93 million consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific – up from 82 million one year earlier. The data published by WorldDAB gives an overview of DAB receiver sales, road and population coverage, household penetration and […]

October 5, 2020

Digital radio in cars: 3 months for EU to implement EECC

The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), which entered into force on December 20th 2018, must be transposed into national legislation by EU Member States by December 21st 2020. Article 113, Annex XI in the EECC states that “Any car radio receiver integrated in a new vehicle of category M1 which is made available on the market […]

September 21, 2020

Germany: National DAB+ platform launches

With the allocation of channels reserved for third party broadcasters on the national platform for commercial stations almost complete, radio listeners throughout Germany can look forward to a significant increase in the number of digital radio stations they can pick up on DAB+. Platform provider Antenne Deutschland, which will itself run six stations, and National […]

July 10, 2020