Austria: DAB+ Tests Scheduled to Begin in April

DAB+ tests, now scheduled to last a year, will start in Vienna this April. Several commercial stations and the Austrian public broadcaster ORF will be on the system
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VIENNA�DAB+ tests, now scheduled to last a year, will start in Vienna this April.� Several commercial stations and the Austrian public broadcaster ORF will be on the system.

In 2012 KommAustria worked to determine whether or not there was interest in DAB+ in Austria. While there were a large number of applications from existing commercial and public stations, as well as new stations, KommAustria determined that only about a third of the applicants� plans were economically feasible, according to Radio.nl.� They decided not to move forward at that time.

Fast forward to 2015: it is not known exactly which stations will be broadcast via the test mux, but it is known that there are several that are not currently available via FM; and ORF is planning to test a new station devoted to young listeners, given the working title FM21/ �3Plus.

There is already some talk that the test transmissions might go on for more than one year.�In the meantime, it is hoped that KommAustria will start making a plan for DAB+ throughout the country. �

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