German Public Broadcasters Expand DAB+ Coverage

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German Public Broadcasters Expand DAB+ Coverage

Nov 3, 2014 12:29 PM

BERLIN�Germany''s numerous public broadcasters are continuing the expansion of DAB+ coverage in their associated regions across that country.

In Hesse, Hessischer Rundfunk is set to expand as a new transmitter at Hardberg will come on-air next summer, improving the reception of channel 7B in the southern part of Hesse.

In the central part of the country, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk is on the verge of a major re-organization of its DAB+ networks in Saxony, Sanksen-Anhalt, and Thuringia, according to MDR is building Single-frequency-networks on channel 9A, 6B and 8B to cover those regions, respectively.

In the southwest portion of Germany, S�dwestrundfunk (SWR) is available via channel 8D in the south portion of the state and on 9D in the northeast portion. However, in Ulm, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Freiburg SWR shares a 'mixed network' with commercial stations on channel 11D. SWR is leaving that network so that more commercial stations can be added, but they expect to have their own network running in the near future for coverage of those areas.