In-Stat reports the worldwide market for digital radio saw ongoing growth of 85 percent between 2007 and 2008.
At a meeting in late March 2009, the DRM Consortium will hear and debate how the recent decisions of these two countries to implement DRM for short-wave and medium-wave bands will become the driving force for the rollout in the rest of the world.
The DRM consortium is organizing presentations and a dedicated DRM session during the BES Expo International Conference to be held in Delhi, India.
It seems the 2,000-station mark is in sight, but the rate at which stations are activating HD Radio signals has slowed.
Nautel has developed a technology called HD Power Boost that uses an intelligent peak to average power ratio (PAPR) technique to address this issue.
Not every listener is going to want to participate in targeted advertising. Our society has raised suspicions about privacy to paranoia proportions. However, there will be those who are unconcerned. There will be those who prefer to hear commercials that match their lifestyle. There will be listeners that desire certain free-but-protected programming and are willing to opt-in to receive premium content.
The new interoperable receiver delivers every Sirius and XM channel on one radio.
The BBC and Deutsche Welle have teamed to launch a digital European radio service using DRM technology.
The DRWG report, drafted at the request of British telecom officials, sets out three criteria that, once met, would set the transition in motion.
The advertising campaign keeps radio, expands mobile messaging, and adds newspaper.
Recent publication and distribution of NPR Lab's Digital Radio Coverage and Interference Analysis Research Project (DRCIA) seems to reiterate a point once made by renown physicist Albert Einstein, when he suggested we ought to "make everything as simple as possible - but not simpler."
A September 2008 research effort by Mark Kassof and Co. reveals that 67 percent of 18-64 year olds have heard of HD Radio - compared to a similar study from 2006, which showed that 38 percent of people had heard of HD Radio.
While HD Radio gains acceptance in the U.S., it is also making waves in other countries around the world.
Despite the slow and steady process of the HD Radio evolution, which has included some bumps along the way, there have been some recent innovations pushing the progress forward.
The bookshelf system and stand-alone tuner are offered exclusively through Best Buy.
The XDR-S10HDiP is Sony's first HD Radio with Itunes tagging that is compatible with the 3G Iphones and Ipods.
The panel will examine the challenges that stations face during the transition to digital, and money-making opportunities that can be derived once the transition has been completed.
Robert Struble, president and CEO of Ibiquity Digital says, "We're at an inflection point. HD Radio automotive offerings abound and are widely available for vehicles at all levels."
The SP1010 chip has been released into full production and will begin shipping in volume in September 2008.
Called the SAF3560, the chip supports HD Radio, DAB, DAB+, DRM and T-DMB Radio reception standards, reducing development costs and logistics complexity for car manufacturers.
The move is part of the car company's effort to offer enhanced entertainment systems in its vehicles
Jeff Littlejohn shares his insight about Clear Channel's announcement that all of its HD Radio stations were transmitting Itunes tags on the primary channel.
We can all see that HD Radio appears to be moving slowly ahead. Recent news headlines of sub $100 receivers and the first portable (albeit far from being as portable as an Ipod) receiver are good steps to making HD Radio accessible
The first difficulty in accommodating increased IBOC sideband levels is that, because of the higher peak-to-average AM component of the IBOC carriers, the transmitter must be derated from Class C saturated FM operation.
Paragon Media Strategies Second Annual Youth Radio and New Media Study, Spring 2008.
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