Digital Radio Update - May 19, 2010

May 19, 2010


Digital Radio Update

Brazil weighs digital radio, Australia sets DAB+ rollout, Digital Radio UK increases listening, DAB+ in Germany moves forward, the FCC guides HD Radio power increase, and Sanyo, LG offer new receivers.

News

Brazil Submits Data to ITU as it Weighs Digital Radio Standards

Tests in Sao Paolo and Belo Horizonte could determine what type of digital radio technology is best suited for Brazil.

Australian DAB+ Set for First Regional Rollout

The nation's first regional multiplex is on track to turn up in early July 2010.

Business

Digital Radio UK Claims "Milestone" in Digital Listening -- Critics Disagree

Among the big winners is the BBC's Radio 6 and Absolute radio.

National DAB+ Service Inches Forward in Germany

Six broadcast groups are said to have tendered bids for inclusion on a national multiplex.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: Nebraska (May 2010)

There are 14 stations in the Cornhusker State broadcasting 19 HD Radio channels.

Eye on IBOC

FCC Offers Guidelines on Making HD Radio Power Increase

For FM stations to increase their digital power they must notify the FCC. An FCC notice provides the details on what stations must do.

Products

Sanyo, LG Plan to have DAB+ Receivers Ready for Australia Rollout

Sanyo is introducing three DAB+ capable systems, while LG will launch its own micro system.


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