DAB digital radio sales reach 75 million worldwide

Wednesday 12 June, 2019

WorldDAB's latest market report reveals that by the end of Q4 2018, over 75 million consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific – up from 65 million in Q4 2017.


The new data published by WorldDAB draws on multiple sources to give a comprehensive overview of the latest statistics on DAB receiver sales, road and population coverage, household penetration and the number of national stations on DAB/DAB+ compared to FM.

Frontier launches world's first single chip for Smart Radio

Monday 15 April, 2019

Frontier Smart Technologies, the leading technology provider for digital radio, introduces Chorus 4 - the world's first integrated Smart Radio chip. Chorus 4 will power a new generation of solutions for radios offering internet connectivity, DAB / DAB+ and FM.

Digitising your studio to transmission chain: Aaron Alphonso's technical advice

Friday 08 March, 2019

“Soundcards are so very 2005.”

The Chief Technology Officer at Australia's Macquarie Media, Aaron Alphonso, this week delivered a wide ranging technology presentation in Malaysia at the annual Digital Broadcasting Symposium.

He discussed the most important technological considerations when digitising your studio to transmitter chain. Three key areas to consider are:

  • Audio Mixing, Routing and Delegation
  • Playout Systems
  • Systems Integration


DAB is part of our digital strategy: ABC Radio at #ABUdbs2019

Monday 04 March, 2019

Cath Dwyer, the Manager of RN, Radio and Radio Australia has told the digital radio workshop at DBS Kuala Lumpur that Australia’s national broadcaster is committed to DAB+ transmission as part of its multiplatform strategy.

“The ABC is a trusted and well listened to public broadcaster in Australia. We host big national conversations such as the ‘War on Waste’ or the upcoming elections in our country.

“We have been broadcasting in the Asia Pacific for 80 years,” she said.

We are now monetising our full DAB spectrum: WorldDAB workshop at #ABUdbs2019

Monday 04 March, 2019
In a session on digital radio business case studies today at the ABU’s Digital Broadcasting Symposium, the CEO of Australia’s biggest commercial broadcasting network Grant Blackley talked about how his company is monetising DAB+.

“Southern Cross Austereo has 84 radio stations and 105 television signals… We are the largest landholder of digital spectrum in Australia.

“Our company elected to buy the full spectrum we were allowed for $4.7 million some years ago…

Europe mandates compulsory digital radios in cars

Friday 01 February, 2019

Europe has mandated that all new cars sold within the EU will now be required to have digital radios.

Car manufacturers have two years to comply with the new directive, that was ratified just before Christmas.

Meanwhile, in France, digital radio penetration has reached a point where it has triggered a law requiring that by the end of 2019, all new consumer radios to include DAB+.

EU Vehicle Directive

Russia might have digital radio in a couple of years

Friday 06 July, 2018

Digital radio broadcasting in Russia may begin in the next two to four years, according to a Radio 1 correspondent who spoke to the vice-president of the Russian Academy of Radio, Yuri Kostin.

Shutting Down Norway's FM: #RDE18

Monday 19 March, 2018

Norway is the only country in the world to have implemented a fully digitised national Digital Audio Broadcasting system and to shut down national broadcasts of its FM network.

With a coordinated spectrum plan for radio, ASEAN countries can secure radio’s digital future

Monday 11 December, 2017



Article by Joan Warner, CEO of Commercial Radio Australia, with a call to action for ASEAN countries to work on a coordinated spectrum plan for radio and the benefits they can realise by doing so.

'Broadcasters must commit to a digital future' #DBS2017 Malaysia

Tuesday 07 March, 2017

In the first session of this year’s Digital Broadcasting Summit in Malaysia, the ABU’s Secretary General Javad Mottaghi told delegates, “broadcasters must commit to a digital future.”

Using all the possibilities of digital, broadcasters should aim to pursue innovation and rich content according to Mottaghi.

Commercial Radio Australia’s Joan Warner said radio is the most robust and reliable communications channel. It’s free, accessible and innovative, and now it is also digital.


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