Pure launches new digital radio – Evoke D6

The new Evoke D6 boasts two front-facing speakers with smart, streamlined looks, quality audio and a suite of enriching features including Bluetooth for convenient wireless streaming. Comprising a multi format, DAB/DAB+/FM tuner, the Evoke D6 has received the Digital Radio tick mark to signify that it is future ready in the event of a digital radio switchover.

Government to spend 10.7 million on digital radio campaign

A campaign will be implemented to raise awareness of digital radio throughout Denmark. Government will be funding this campaign with the support of 10.7 million kr. This precedes the FM switchover date of 2019.

Libéradio arrives in Paris

Libéradio (formerly Positive Radio) launched on DAB in Paris. Recently the team anounced the launch of a national network which will be done by obtaining frequencies on the RNT.

Norway advises Arab broadcasters on digital radio transition strategy

Ole Jørgen Torvmark, CEO of Digital radio Norway, represented Norway at the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) "Symposium on Digital Radio" conference in collaboration with WorldDMB, currently taking place in Tunis. "Many Arab countries, especially in the Gulf are the size of Norway and hence our story is more interesting." said Torvmark. The event was attended by over 70 delegates made up of Egyptian media, Pakistani media, as well as Russian, Italian and French media.

1950s-inspired Philips ORD7500 DAB/FM Bluetooth clock radio

This is a DAB/FM radio (with 30 presets for each), with integrated Bluetooth connectivity (for streaming music from your other gadgets) and a USB charging port, keeping those gadgets going for a little bit longer.

Clean sweep for Frontier Silicon powered devices at What Hi-Fi Radio Awards

Devices based on Frontier Silicon technology swept the board in the radio category of the What Hi-Fi Awards on Monday 13th October 2014. Prem Rajalingham, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said: “The What Hi-Fi Awards set the benchmark for high quality audio experience. We are delighted to work with brands who expect the highest standards in terms of quality and reliability. These awards are testimony to the fact that Frontier Silicon delivers on both measures.”

Digital radio turns to the Arab countries

This week, our sister union, the Arab State Broadcasting Union (ASBU) organised a two-day symposium on Digital Radio at its headquarters in Tunis together with WorldDMB. Various speakers, from broadcasters and operators to industry, came to share their experience, best practice and deployment strategies for Digital Radio in Europe.

Launch of the “Alliance for Digital Terrestrial Radio”

The professional organisations involved in the roll-out of DAB radio stations in Paris, Marseille and Nice have formed an “Alliance for Digital Radio” (“l’Alliance pour la RNT”) to coordinate activities related to the promotion of a rapid launch of digital radio at the national level, and aimed at the regulator (CSA), government departments, industry partners, retailers and editors. They plan also to inform the public about the advantages offered by digital radio.

Sunrise Radio to relaunch on DAB digital

Sunrise Radio has announced that it will begin broadcasting on DAB digital radio from Wednesday 15th October. In its on-air promo, the station is urging listeners to re-tune their DAB radio sets to find Sunrise Radio on five multiplexes including Greater London and outskirts such as Dover, Kent and Bedfordshire.

Ofco 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.