Swiss regulators are giving commercial broadcasters there the option to cease FM transmissions next year, should they be interested in doing so, as long as their DAB+ coverage area is the same as their FM coverage area.
On Wednesday 12th November a future DAB technology event took place at MediaCityUK. Delegates from Motoring Magazines, Absolute Radio, University of Salford, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC 6 Music, Musicians, Motoring enthusiasts and press were all present.
"The proposed digital terrestrial radio has yet been passed by the parliament, and greatly contributes to the freedom of expression by allowing a greater number of frequencies." says Valere Corréard, CEO of Media Department of the SOS Group Why not launch RNT faster? Why is RNT the subject of so much hesitation? And why will she inevitably win?
Terrestrial digital radio is an issue that will not go away. It was agreed upon by Parliament, that digital radio would contribute significantly to freedom of expression by permitting a greater number of frequencies.
What Hi-Fi? has announced its 2014 list of the best DAB radios to buy this Christmas – and all of the selected models are based on Frontier Silicon technology. The devices, from manufacturers Arcam, Geneva, Philips, Pure, Roberts, Revo and Ruark, include portable, handheld and desktop digital radios, hi-fi tuners and in-car DAB radios. Prices range from under £50 up to £600.
President of the CSA, Patrice Gélinet, addressed the reasons used by the larger radio stations for not going digital: "…four radio stations are already paying dual transmission costs, FM and long wave, at a price significantly higher than via DAB+, and for a poor quality of signal. Radio France spends €6m for its long wave transmissions, which would cost three times less via DAB+”.
For those who prefer to listen to, rather than watch their entertainment, a DAB digital radio is the ideal companion. A whole host of stations are available to stream with high-quality audio. We take a look at the best models on offer in 2014. If you fancy a new digital radio, there's a baffling selection to choose from. To make it easier to pick the right model, we've gone through our digital radio reviews and picked out the best DAB radios to buy in 2014.
Three million people are now listening to DAB digital radio in the five metropolitan capitals each week, according to GfK survey 7 figures released by Commercial Radio Australia. DAB+ figures show listening and sales of digital radios continue to outperform expectations. There are now over 23% of people in the five state capitals where DAB+ is available, listening on a DAB+ digital radio device.
“It is up to the Ministry of Culture to assess these requirements, but we are very optimistic as there are strong indications on fulfilment of all criteria,” said Ole JørgenTorvmark of Digitalradio Norge as he revealed the latest listening figures for Norway at the 20th WorldDMB General Assembly in Rome.
Digital radio industry experts convened at a Cambridge Wireless (CW) event at Aon UK in London to discuss the future of radio broadcast. While the process of television digital switchover is now complete, radio has not reached the same point, even though it was first launched nearly 20 years ago.