RAJAR: 6 Music more popular than Radio 3

6 Music has attracted 1.89m people listening on digital radio only, whilst BBC Radio 3, which has a full network of FM transmitters across the country pulls in 1.8m. Ford Ennals, CEO of Digital Radio UK, says: “Digital listening held steady in Q2 2104 but there has been a huge shift in radio listening over the last few years. This is highlighted by the decline in analogue listening to 56.6% which is even more extreme in home, where analogue and digital listening share are now nearly equal. For digital listening to increase to the next level will require significantly more growth in digital listening in car, as well as for local DAB coverage to be expanded towards FM equivalence and for more national digital-only stations to be launched.”

DAB radio still the most popular device for digital radio listening

The latest figures from Rajar for Q2 2014 show that DAB radio is still the most popular device when it comes to listening digitally, accounting for 65% of all digital hours (24% of Total Hours).

Plans for T DAB+ in Italy move forward

Italian regulator AGCOM agree to proceed with the planning of new regional areas for T DAB +.

Plans for T DAB+ in Italy move forward

Italian regulator AGCOM agree to proceed with the planning of new regional areas for T DAB +.

DAB listening continues to grow in the UK

Latest Q2 2014 report from RAJAR show that the digital listening is going from strength to strength. DAB remains the most popular platform for digital listening, with 237 million hours, up 1% year on year. DAB listening growth has been driven by the increase of DAB listening in-car.

Rohde & Schwarz Transmission Tech at IBC2014

Rohde & Schwarz will give a live demonstration of the R&S Tx9 transmitter generation at IBC 2014. The company says it will show how the Tx9 helps reduce the operating costs of transmitter networks, for FM, DAB and TV. This transmitter generation features energy efficiency, a compact design and redundancy concepts that can reduce costs by more than 70%

Volkswagen to include ESC and DAB radios in all new models from 2015

Volkswagen has announced it is set to introduce DAB digital radio systems in all of its new passenger car models in the UK, from the Volkswagen up! to the Volkswagen Phaeton.

VW first mainstream brand to go all digital radio

DAB digital radio now available as standard on all our cars, says VW

Single-Chip Receivers Open the Way for Conversion to DAB+, DRM

Frontier Silicon's Chorus 4 and NXP's SAF356X single-chip receivers can now receive DAB, DAB Radio.

Single-Chip Receivers Open the Way for Conversion to DAB+, DRM

Frontier Silicon's Chorus 4 and NXP's SAF356X single-chip receivers can now receive DAB, DAB Radio.