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DAB+ Network Restarted in Turkey

Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) has relaunched DAB+ test, with two transmitters in Istanbul and Ankara.
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ISTANBUL�Turkish Radio and Television Corporation has relaunched DAB+ test, with two transmitters in Istanbul and Ankara, reports WorldDAB.org.TRT Radyo1, TRT Radyo3, TRTFM, TRTNagme and TRTTurku are on the mux, on channel 12B.

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In the second stage of the project, TRT wants to add to the DAB+ network by starting transmissions in Izmir, Bursa, Kocaeli, and Antalya, in addition to those in Ankara and Istanbul.�

Seminars on digital broadcasting have been organized for the iTVF, the Turkish Broadcasting Industry�s conference and exhibition, taking place in Istanbul, March 1-3 2016.� WorldDAB.org has helped in the planning stages of the event, according toabu.org.

Participants will include TRT, the Turkish national broadcaster; RATEM (Professional Union of Broadcasting Organizations); and, the regulatory body RT�K � Radyo ve Televizyon �st Kurulu � (Radio and Television Supreme Council).�

DAB was first considered in Turkey in 2002, before receivers were available at affordable prices. �For DAB+, this problem has now been resolved; in the last 10 years, over 30 million DAB / DAB+ receivers have been sold worldwide, and this growth has enabled manufacturers to benefit from economies of scale. �As a result, DAB+ receivers are now available at mass market prices�entry level models are available at �20�and prices are falling every year.

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