Southern Portion of Norway Covered by DAB+

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Southern Portion of Norway Covered by DAB+

Jun 10, 2014 8:46 AM, Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB AMD

Oslo - June 5, 2014 - is reporting that the southern portion of Norway is now effectively covered by DAB+ radio.

Over the last 2 years, the transmission services provider Norkring has installed 74 new DAB+ transmitters in the areas Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder and Telemark Coast. Communities now covered by digital radio include Tvedestrand, Grimstad, Lillesand, Chak and Hornnes, Byglandsfjorden, Valle, Bykle, Farsund, Flekkefjord Aaseral, Audnedal, Lindesnes, Lyngdal, H�gebostad, Kvinesdal and Sirdal. Many listeners now have access to twice as many channels than they previously had with FM; some have 4 times as many.

Coverage along roadways was a priority in the development of network of transmitters. Many listeners in those areas were accustomed to ��fuzzy'' reception; now they''ll have a chance to enjoy the benefits of digital radio reception. In Norway, DAB+ will become the sole means of broadcasting as early as 2017. 99.5% of the population will have access to DAB+ transmissions from public broadcaster NRK by the end of this year, and about 90% will have access to DAB+ from commercial broadcasters.