WorldDAB News Feed

The latest news on digital radio on DAB and DAB+. Includes WorldDAB press releases, news from WorldDAB members, country updates and any other news relevant to the topic.
  1. WorldDAB member Xperi has recently completed its merger with TiVo, to create the world’s deepest licensed media metadata along with its personalisation platform for improving infotainment in the car. Find out more about the merger, and the company's latest news in Xperi's newsletter.
  2. Three new organisations have joined WorldDAB since May 2020. They are Malta's network operator Digi B Network Ltd., Chinese receiver manufacturer Hidaka Corporation and Azerbaijan's network operator Radio-Television Broadcasting and Satellite Communications Production Unity (Teleradio PU). WorldDAB now has a total of 106 members from 32 countries.
  3. Germany's public broadcaster and DAB+ pioneer Deutschlandradio has switched off analogue broadcasts in a number of locations in Bavaria and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Listeners in these regions will now be able to listen to Deutschlandradio's stations on DAB+.
  4. Digi B Network, Malta's network operator, is now a member of WorldDAB. Digi B Network launched the first DAB+ platform in Europe and brought to market the first DAB+ aftermarket car stereo. Nearly all broadcasters on the island are broadcasting on DAB+ via the Digi B network.
  5. Belgium's French-speaking digital radio office outlines the different types of receivers available to listeners today, comparing digital, analogue and IP receivers and helping consumers make the right choice for their radio, at home or in the car.
  6. The CSA has published the list of broadcasters that will be allocated DAB+ frequencies in Clermont Ferrand and Limoges (central France), as well as Montpellier, Nîmes and Perpignan (southern France). The selected stations will be able to broadcast on DAB+ starting from Q1 2022.
  7. The number of DAB+ services across the continent continues to grow steadily as more countries shift to DAB+ digital radio. This article presents an overview of the state of DAB+ across Europe.