EBU Publishes First Digital Radio Report

Market report highlights the main achievements of the past year, pointing out both digital radio's strengths and areas that require action
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GENEVA, Switzerland�The European Broadcasting Union�s Media Intelligence Service has published the first edition of a yearly report on Digital Radio, in support of the EBU�s Digital Radio Initiative.

TheDigital Radio Market Reporthighlights the main achievements of the past year for digital radio, pointing out both its strengths and areas that require action. It also includes a specific study on the role of public service media in the roll-out process, as well as some prospects for the year ahead.

The study offers a progress report of the roll-out of digital terrestrial radio in European markets and, when relevant, other digital platforms, helping EBU Members and other stakeholders to plan their digital radio strategies and supporting their advocacy initiatives.

�The study is all the more timely as exciting new developments are taking place in the digital radio market,�according to the EBU.�These include the launch of digital radio in three new countries in Europe in the past year, with a fourth in the pipeline, as well as the announcement of FM switch-off in Norway in 2017.