Digital Radio will Start in Paris, Marseille and Nice on June 20 as Scheduled

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Digital Radio will Start in Paris, Marseille and Nice on June 20 as Scheduled

Jun 12, 2014 8:57 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB AMD

Paris - June 10, 2014 � The start date for DAB+ in France remains June 20. RadioNL is reporting that 14 of the 19 multiplex transmitters slated to be turned up will indeed be on by the end of this month; this will include six in Paris, four in Marseille, and four in Nice.

Multiplex operators RadioMux, RMux, SDN, and France Multiplex Radio Coop have collaborated in the construction of a multiplex transmitter site in Paris. Paris sites include Tour Defense 2000; Fort Romainville in the northeast of Paris; and Montmartre, in the north part of the city.

In June, two years ago, the major French radio groups, including Lagard�re, RTL, NextRadio TV, NRJ, and even Radio France tried their best to keep digital radio from gaining a foothold throughout France. However, the CSA pressed ahead, issuing 173 licenses for broadcast stations to make use of the multiplex capacity that was planned then.

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