Digital radio

RTHK petitioned to reinstate BBC daytime AM broadcasts

Monday 11 September, 2017


RTHK has come under fire from some Hongkongers for dropping the 24 hour BBC World Service Radio relay on its local AM 675 transmitter, and a petition has been launched to get the feed back on air.

European markets announce support for European DAB digital radio receiver standard

Thursday 07 September, 2017


European digital radio markets came together today to announce support for the newly published ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) Euro standard for DAB digital radio.

TRAI initiates consultation on digital radio broadcasting in India

Thursday 13 July, 2017



The Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) has floated a consultation paper on issues related to digital radio broadcasting in India.

Radio in the digital age

Friday 07 July, 2017



Article by Nisha Narayanan, COO, Red FM, India 

WorldDAB General Assembly 2017 dates announced

Sunday 04 June, 2017

The WorldDAB General Assembly 2017 will take place in Paris on 7-8 November.

The event brings together over 200 digital radio experts to discuss the future of digital radio, DAB+ rollouts around the world and a European vision for digital radio.

The time is now for countries to move together towards the rollout of DAB digital radio, with receiver prices continuing to fall, car manufacturers fitting DAB as standard, the DSO process moving forward and politicians working towards increased collaboration at the EU level.  

DRM General Assembly concludes in Switzerland

Thursday 18 May, 2017


This year’s Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) General Assembly ended by announcing that All India Radio, the Indian public broadcaster, has now joined the Consortium and its leading bodies.

Over 50 million DAB receivers now sold worldwide

Wednesday 29 March, 2017


WorldDAB has published the latest version of its infographic, featuring DAB receiver sales, coverage and household penetration for markets in Europe and Asia Pacific up to the end of 2016.

There's a lot of feelings for the old radios in Norway: Digital Radio CEO

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
One of our most commented-on international reports this year has been Norway's switch over to digital radio.

The proponents of the analog switch off have put forward the benefits of going fully digital, such as lower costs and more channels, but, judging by some of the comments on our pages, not everyone in Norway is as convinced as those who have organised the switch over.

The radio world is watching Norway

Saturday 11 March, 2017
The radio world has been watching Norway to see if its bold experiement to switch off Analog FM radio and replace it with DAB+ digital radio will be successful.

So far so good, according to Jørn Jensen (pictured) from Norway's national broadcaster NRK.

Jensen was in Malaysia this week at the DBS2017 Digital Broadcasting Symposium, just weeks after the first FM transmitters in Norway were switched off.

Record attendance at DAB+ workshop at ABU Symposium in Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday 07 March, 2017


Over 140 industry professionals from 20 different countries joined the DAB+ workshop at ABU DBS this year, discussing the progress of DAB+ in the region, hybrid radio, the business case for implementing DAB+ and the benefits of DAB+ in smartphones.


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