Digital Radio Update - August 18, 2010

August 18, 2010


Digital Radio Update

ABI sees digital radio prospects, WSTW nabs multicast award, hesitation on FM HD increase, EBU Digital Radio Conference, and satellite radio in France.

News

ABI Sees Digital Radio Prospects Improving Overall

A report projects a total digital radio receiver base approaching 200 million units worldwide by 2015.

WSTW Takes NAB Top HD Multicast Honors

The award will be presented during the Radio Luncheon during the 2010 Radio Show in Washington, DC.

Technology/Applications

No Rush at the Starting Gate for FM HD Power Increases

Radio Tech Check notes that so far, 86 stations have filed notice of operation at elevated digital carrier levels.

Business

EBU Digital Radio Conference Talks Business in 2010

Session topics suggest Europe's broadcasters have resigned themselves to a model for radio delivery that involves a mix of digital options.

Is Satellite Radio in France's Future?

Onde Numerique intends to use the spectrum to launch a 50-channel subscription satellite radio service.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: Oregon (August 2010)

There are 42 stations in The Beaver State broadcasting 56 HD Radio channels.

Eye on IBOC

They Still Don't Get It

Media Daily News incorrectly interpreted some of the headline data in its synopsis of a new study of global digital radio technology being marketed by research firm ABI.


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