Issue 24 (December 2014): Digital Radio – The momentum is growing

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WorldDMB was established with the objective of facilitating the adoption and development of the DAB family of standards. In this time, the digital broadcasting industry has continued to progress, with 2014 experiencing significant developments and growth across Europe and Asia Pacific. 

This year, there have been notable achievements for digital radio including DAB+ launches in France and Monaco, and FM switch off requirements being met in Norway.  Planned workshops and trials across Asia, Africa and Arab States, demonstrate the enthusiasm to adopt DAB broadcasting, influenced by success stories of its international introduction and adoption.  Within the automotive industry, the ability for the driver to listen to digital radio in car is being recognised as a priority as more leading manufacturers produce new cars with DAB as standard.

This edition of Eureka! looks at the efforts that have been employed this year to drive digital radio broadcasting forward. As we look to the year ahead, Eureka! presents recent developments with regional updates from Asia Pacific, the Arab States and Europe.  Opinions on the industry from the perspectives of technicians, the broadcaster, roll out bodies, the automotive industry provide an insight into how industries are reacting to the challenges of the market.

So what do we anticipate for 2015? What impact will the DAB family of standards have on other businesses and will how will DAB continue to innovate as markets evolve?

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