Digital Radio Update - Mar 2, 2011

March 2, 2011


Digital Radio Update

EBU releases notes on UK DRM+ trials, Mexico submits HD Radio as voluntary standard, commercial radio joins Belgian DAB, and Clear Channel acquires Thumbplay.

News

EBU Releases Presentation Notes on UK DRM+ Trials

The UK trial is taking place under BBC supervision using a combined antenna facility and channel formerly assigned to a defunct commercial talk station on 107MHz.

Mexico's Telecom Regulator Submits HD Radio as Voluntary Standard

Unlike the FCC's rulemaking process in the United States, COFETEL must submit its policy decisions to COFEMER for final review and integration into Mexico's federal code of regulations.

Business

Commercial Radio Joins Belgian DAB Lineup

VDL Benelux will offer six DAB+ commercial radio channels along with a T-DMB service starting in April.

Clear Channel Acquires Thumbplay Music

Clear Channel intends to leverage the music service and its technology, product and marketing teams to expand its popular iHeartRadio mobile application.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: New Jersey (March 2011)

There are 11 stations in the Garden State broadcasting 19 HD Radio channels.


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