Archives for DAB

Switzerland 2025: No FM only DAB

Switzerland 2025: No FM only DABThe Swiss Government has taken the decision to facilitate the transition from FM to DAB+.  The Federal Council of 25 October 2017, shows, “ Switzerland 2025: No FM only DAB + “.

Radio broadcasting history of Switzerland started from 1935. This year Swiss Radio International came to air as pub lic service broadcasting. Swiss Radio International ceased all of her radio broadcast from the end of October 2004 (B04).

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5G radio broadcasts : What is the future?

5G radio broadcasts5G radio broadcasts : What is the future? Interesting article that I found in WorldDAB Eureka. Is it Mobile network will be more expensive for internet radio? Or it is a propaganda from the DAB Group. Let’s read the feature to discover more on 5G the future for radio.

Please note 5G radio broadcasts : What is the future? is nothing from my side, only from WorldDAB Eureka. Visit WorldDAB Eureka to learn more.

5G radio broadcasts : What is the future? 

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DAB Workshop at Amman Jordan

DAB Workshop at Amman Jordan

DAB Workshop at Amman Jordan 23-24 August 2017

Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Jordan (TRC) going to host a two-day DAB Workshop at Amman Jordan, jointly with WorldDAB and Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) from 23 to 24 August 2017.

The workshop will showcase the DAB+ standard, look at DAB+ features and efficiency improvements compared to analogue FM broadcasting and will focus also on policy, regulation and system planning.

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How to get Good Reception in DAB

How to get Good ReceptionDigital audio broadcasting (DAB) and DAB+ is a digital radio standard for broadcasting digital audio radio services, used in several countries across Europe and Asia Pacific.

The DAB standard was initiated as a European research project in the 1980s. The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) launched the first DAB channel in the world on 1 June 1995 (NRK Klassisk), and the BBC and Swedish Radio (SR) launched their first DAB digital radio broadcasts in September 1995. DAB receivers have been available in many countries since the end of the 1990s.

How to get Good Reception in DAB

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Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) says Good bye DAB

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) decided to cease DAB broadcasting from Honk Kong within next six months.

Here is the details from press Release.

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)The Chief Executive in Council, after considering the report of the Review of the Development of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in Hong Kong (the Review), decided on March 28, 2017 that DAB services should be discontinued in Hong Kong, and DAB services provided by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) be terminated within six months, or as soon as practicable thereafter.

A spokesman for the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau said, “In accordance with the market-led approach, DAB services were introduced in Hong Kong in 2010 to address the then local market interest in the development of the services and to cope with the trend of broadcasting technology development in the world.

“We have all along been maintaining this approach. The same approach is used in reaching the decision for discontinuance of the DAB services in Hong Kong.”

In response to local market interest and taking into account the development of DAB services overseas at the time, the Government granted licences in 2011 to three commercial operators. However, the retreat of the three commercial DAB operators in a short period of time due to difficulties in their operation and the lack of a critical mass of audience demonstrated the exhaustion of interest in the services. Currently, RTHK is the only operator providing DAB services as the public service broadcaster in Hong Kong, running a total of five DAB channels.

The  Review of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK):

On the future of the DAB services provided by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), the Review pointed out that in the absence of participation of commercial operators, it would not be realistic from a policy perspective to rely solely on RTHK to operate alone on the DAB platform, or to task RTHK to develop a critical mass of audience on its own.

The Review also mentioned that the fast development of the Internet and mobile applications have replaced traditional sound broadcasting services to a certain extent. The wider environment is not conducive to a revival of the DAB market. Since the 1990s, there have been mixed results in the development of DAB services overseas. There has been stable development in some overseas countries, but there are also examples of termination of DAB services after launch.

Upon the decision of the termination of DAB services provided by RTHK, the Director of Broadcasting will consult the relevant stakeholders. Consultation will focus to formulate detailed plans for programming changes. So that Stakeholders can accommodate programs of RTHK’s DAB channels on its AM/FM analogue platform. RTHK continues to adhere to the programming objectives as stipulated in the Charter of RTHK. RTHK’s public purposes and mission as a public service broadcaster are properly fulfilled.

The spokesman said it is estimated that RTHK will be able to complete its programming change and terminate its DAB services in about six months’ time.