Denmark’s Public Broadcaster Now Offers All Programs on DAB+

Denmark’s National Broadcaster, Danmarks Radio (otherwise known simply as DR) has made available all of its program offerings via DAB+ as of March 4
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COPENHAGEN�Denmark�s National Broadcaster, Danmarks Radio (otherwise known simply as DR) has made available all of its program offerings via DAB+ as of March 4, according to Radio.no.� DR has worked for several years for the digitization of radio and called the transition to DAB + �an important step towards the digitization of radio in Denmark.�

Denmark�s plan for the transition to digital radio is currently under revision by the Government, and the outcome is uncertain.� It has been anticipated that if 50 percent of radio listening is digital in 2018, the FM band there will be shut-down in 2019.

About 45 percent of homes in Denmark now have access to a digital radio.� In the same Radio.no article, it is noted that sales of digital radios in the December/January period increased 1013 percent, year to year.� This figure is brought to light by Jesper Holmegaard, on the industry website Elektronikkbranchen.

DR Media Researcher Dennis Christensen was quoted thus: �We can see that listeners are increasingly taking to digital radio. �Whereas 9 percent of radio listening at home was via digital radio in 2009, 21 percent is via digital radio 2014. When such a large share of listening is switched to digital radio, it is obviously important that the country's largest radio station, accounting for 37 percent of radio listening in Denmark, also becomes a part of the digital radio family.�

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