Digital Radio Update - February 3, 2010

February 3, 2010


Digital Radio Update

Joan Warner honored by ABU, UK analog shutdown timeline in doubt, FCC says go on HD and Frontier Silicon hits DAB 10 million mark.

News

Commercial Radio Australia's Warner to Receive ABU Honor

An ABU press release points to Warner's leadership in bringing Australian commercial and public broadcasters together for a coordinated industry-wide rollout of DAB+, and to her successful lobby for and management of Band III spectrum allocated by government authorities.

Business

UK Analog Shutdown Timeline in Doubt

The shutdown timeline, which is also dependent on meeting specific DAB multiplex coverage criteria, is spelled out in a piece of legislation known as the "digital economy bill" currently undergoing approval in Britain's parliament.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: Delaware (February 2010)

There are 7 stations in The First State broadcasting 11 HD Radio channels.

Eye on IBOC

FCC Says Go on HD Throttle-Up

The FCC's Mass Media Bureau has adopted a long anticipated order allowing nearly all FM IBOC digital broadcast licensees to voluntarily increase their digital carrier power by at least 6dB.

Products

Frontier Silicon Hits DAB 10 Million Unit Mark

Frontier's progress with DAB product sales was recently marked with the addition of a new Tokyo office supporting its distributor there, Sanshin Electronics.


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