Ventnor joins the 20th century :) – DAB has arrived!

After being a DAB radio black spot for a long time, coverage on the Island has finally increased touching many areas where it hadn’t reached previously. Are you included?

Ventnor joins the 20th century – DAB has arrived!

After being a DAB radio black spot for a long time, coverage on the Island has finally increased touching many areas where it hadn’t reached previously. Are you included?

Sultan Telecom Company Delivers FM & Digital Radio Broadcast Stations for the Ministry of Information, South Subahiya

Kuwait: Sultan Telecom, a subsidiary of The Sultan Center Group of companies and the leader in Telecommunications in Kuwait, announced the inauguration of its first of the two Radio Broadcast Station Projects with the Ministry of Information. The new broadcast station works on FM and DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcast) simultaneously which is a more efficient method of utilising existing frequencies in radio broadcasting.

UK’s Digital One DAB Network Will Expand Coverage

The U.K's national, commercial DAB network, known as Digital One, plans to commission four new transmitter sites before the end of this year, and an additional five next year.

Ofcom to invite small scale DAB testers

Small-scale DAB is to get a boost as Ofcom prepares to licence a number of smaller multiplexes. The regulator will launch a consultation next week inviting stations to be part of the test, which will give existing stations a chance to go on DAB for a nine month period. Peter Davies, Director of Content Policy at Ofcom, speaking at the Tech Con event in Salford today, said: “There are around 150 small scale radio and 200 or more community radio stations and for them the existing multiplex structure just doesn't work. “We want to give those stations a chance to go digital, and we’d like to see community and commercial stations working together,” he said.

Record new cars with digital radio

In September, 58% of all new cars registered came with digital radio (CAP/SMMT), it was announced by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy at the annual industry Radio Festival in Salford today. Almost 250,000 cars were registered in September 2014 with digital radio as standard, up nearly 50% on the previous September. He also confirmed that BBC coverage for its national stations on DAB digital radio was now 95%, and that this programme of work would be completed before the end of 2015.

UK DAB receiver sales up by 10%

DAB receiver sales in the UK have grown by 10% in the last year. In the last 12 months (Oct 13 to Sep 14), total UK DAB receiver sales were 2.93 million units - up 10% from 2.66 million (Oct 12 to Sep 13). The key driver of growth is the automotive sector. The DAB market is now firmly established - for both consumer and line-fit automotive receivers.

Digital Radio Finds Place in the Car

Almost 250,000 cars in the United Kingdom were registered in September with digital radio as standard, up nearly 50% on September 2013, according to Ed Vaizey, minister for Culture and the Digital Economy in the United Kingdom.

BBC working on new hybrid radio service for mobiles

The broadcaster group, which also includes the EBU, Clearchannel, Ibiquity, Emmis Interactive, NAB and Commercial Radio Australia, is now working on developing a system which combines DAB or FM radio.

Radio companies work on hybrid radio

The BBC is leading the development of a new generation of ‘hybrid’ radio, following extensive research that shows most smartphone users want broadcast radio in their devices. The BBC is working with a coalition of global broadcasters – which includes UK commercial radio, the EBU, Clearchannel, Ibiquity, Emmis Interactive, NAB and Commercial Radio Australia – to research and develop ‘hybrid’ radio – a combination of internet and broadcast (DAB or FM) radio – for use in mobile phones.