IZT expands its comprehensive support for Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) applications adding new features to its high performance S1000 signal generator family.
News that the Swedish government is to postpone the development of a digital terrestrial network has been widely criticised as 'short-sighted and retrograde' by public service broadcasters across Europe.
TPEG was presented as a successful example of Traffic Forecast services at the WorldDMB European Event held in Brussels.
Dutch commercial radio licenses are to be auctioned again, with the new licenses carrying a term of ten years. The licenses concern those for the use of spectrum in the AM and FM band, and the digital distribution of ether via DAB.
A new station is available on DAB today as Mi-Soul launches in London. Mi-Soul has been streaming for over three years, but this is the first time it has been made available on terrestrial radio.
Tivoli Audio attended the Digital Radio Symposium event along with representatives from Fiat Chysler Automotive Group, Digital Radio UK and Digital Radio NL.
“It’s regrettable for the Swedish radio audience that the expansion of digital radio has been postponed. The FM band is full and there will be a need for a terrestrial broadcasting network for a long time forward. Internet-based IP radio will be important, but will never replace a terrestrial network” says Cilla Benkö, the director-general of Sweden’s public radio broadcaster Sveriges Radio.
The BBC has launched a further five national DAB transmitters, bringing the total number of transmitters to 319 and serving more than 96 per cent of homes in total.
The Netherlands has had a successful launch of DAB+ radio, according to a study by GfK.