Swiss Broadcasters Expect FM Sunset in 2020 

A Swiss government spokesperson says current digital coverage is only 20 or 30 percent.

EBU Forms Strategic Program on Digital Radio Platforms 

Previously there were no platform-agnostic groups to consider the various digital radio technologies together.

UK Minister on DAB: "We Will not be Pushed in to a Switchover Date." 

The debate is leading some to push for a 75 percent digital listener usage rather than the existing 50 percent.

SBE 50-Year Celebration Begins 

A special anniversary logo is being used to highlight the milestone.

NATE Posts Tower Site Hazard Recognition Guide 

The free guide provides safety information and requirements for a broad range of broadcast and communications tower-site hazards.

Swedish Radio: 192kb/s Needed for DAB+ to Match FM 

The study shows that even higher data rates are needed for a perceptually transparent system.

Herefordshire, Worcestershire Get New DAB Mux 

The new signal goes live on Dec. 6, 2013.

DRM Emergency Warning Feature Demoed at India NDMA Conference 

The standard is currently being instituted all over India by All India Radio.

BIA/Kelsey Forecast: U.S. Local Media Ad Revenues to Reach $151.5B in 2017 

Location-targeted mobile advertising will account for more than half of overall U.S. mobile ad spending in 2017

FCC Clarifies Broadcast Foreign Ownership Policy 

The ruling clarifies the Commission's intent to review applications and petitions for declaratory rulings proposing such ownership on a case-by-case basis.

Head of Digital Radio UK Says FM-to-DAB Transition is Still Years Away 

The delay will allow broadcasters and listeners time to prepare for the final transition.

CEA Honors NPR Labs for Emergency Alert System Receiver 

The NPR Labs receiver will help ensure that hearing-impaired individuals can stay informed during emergencies when electricity, Internet and other communications channels are unavailable.

TC Electronic's Lund, Skovenborg Receive Best Peer-Reviewed Paper Award at 135th AES 

Their paper was titled "Level-Normalization of Feature Films Using Loudness vs. Speech."

DAB+ Listening in Australia Achieves New Record 

Statistics show a listening high of nearly 13 percent of the population.

NewBay Media Announces Winners of First Annual Product Innovation Awards 

The PIA program recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio markets.

CBI Claims Success at Second National Student Electronic Media Convention 

The event drew more than 400 students and media professionals to San Antonio.

FCC Acts to Stop Use of False EAS Tones 

The agency reacted to growing consumer complaints that TV and radio commercials are misusing EAS tones.

FCC Issues NPRM on AM Improvements 

Commissioner Pai has been a champion of AM. Some of the ideas he has voiced have been put in the NPRM.

50th General Assembly of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Opens in Hanoi 

More than 650 delegates and guests gathered for the event, which featured the prime minister of Vietnam as one of the speakers.

SBE to Stream 2013 Membership Meeting 

An update on the society's efforts and the induction of new officers will highlight the meeting.

135th Audio Engineering Society Convention Attendance Hits Five-Year High 

The AES celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and capped the celebration with a five-year-high number of 18,453 registrants being tallied.

BBC to Add Two DAB Transmitters for Isle of Man 

The addition of these transmitters is part of the BBC's plan to increase digital coverage to more than 97 percent of the UK.

RAJAR 3Q2013 Results for UK Digital Radio listening 

Digital radio listening continues to increase in the UK.

FEMA, NPR Partner on Emergency Alert Preparedness for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing 

Twenty-five NPR-affiliated public radio stations throughout Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas agreed to participate in the pilot project to transmit emergency alert messages.

WorldDMB General Assembly to Meet in Amsterdam in November 2013 

Among the topics to be covered is a low-cost way to implement DAB.

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