A recent In-stat study that examined the status of the digital radio roll-out shows a steady trend to date and an optimistic outlook for the future of digital radio receiver sales.
Set adrift in the sea of gadgets and gizmos, my main quest was to gauge the presence of HD Radio at the CES convention. The good news: HD Radio has finally made a mark.
The Surround Sound Audio Task Group's latest effort is a paper that discusses surround on radio. Steve Fluker, co-chairman of the group, explains the paper's details.
The advent of HD Radio is requiring the broadcast industry to take a closer look at its station's networking system and infrastructure. Minimizing network-related
Ibiquity Digital has signed a marketing agreement with Radio Sherpa to promote content available from HD Radio multicasts. Radio Sherpa's online guide
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has been allocating funds to finance the conversion of public radio stations to transmit HD Radio signals. In 2006, the CPB created a $13 million fund for the effort.
Ibiquity Digital has signed a marketing agreement with Radio Sherpa to increase awareness of the new content available from HD Radio multicasting stations.
Ibiquity Digital has granted Emerson Radio a technology license to manufacture and sell HD Radio receivers to North American electronics consumers.
Microsoft and Clear Channel Radio have executed a collaborative agreement to build a nationwide data delivery service using HD Radio technology, providing personalized and localized content to a variety of HD Radio receivers.
BMW has become the first automotive firm to offer a factory-installed digital HD Radio receiver as an option across its entire 2007 product line.
Research firm In-Stat has released a study that indicates that the conversion from analog radio to digital radio is well under way around the world and gaining momentum rapidly.
With HD Radio, stations at minimum need to monitor the main channel audio. But there's also multicasting, PAD and funny initials like DAAI and QI that tell volumes about the signal. The big question is how to acquire all of that data.
The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the independent, public authority that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada, has revised its policy for digital radio broadcasting to consider the HD Radio in-band on-channel (IBOC) system.
Broadcast Electronics (BE) and Metro Radio in cooperation with Ibiquity Digital conducted the first HD Radio demonstration at the ITU Telecom World 2006 conference this week
XM Satellite Radio announced that American Honda Motor has agreed to factory install its satellite-radio service.
In 2005 American Tower was approached by current and prospective tenants to consider modifying the aging antenna and its combiners to transmit HD Radio. The result of this project is an antenna installation with greater capacity, additional redundancy, and natural transition path for the stations to go digital.
Broadcasters, Ibiquity and the HD Digital Radio Alliance are all trying hard to make HD Radio a success. This is all good, but the truth is that for HD Radio to succeed, broadcasters should not have to do anything.
Looking for an HD Radio receiver? NPR Labs has published this list of four recommended radios.
Nautel and Kintronic Labs conducted full-day technical seminars titled AM and FM Digital Radio Systems and Solutions in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico, on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9.
Brazilian broadcasters have formed the Brazilian Alliance for Digital Radio to promote and support the deployment of HD Radio technology in that country.
Directed Electronics will supply HD Radio receivers to its retail customers starting in December 2006
When WGUC initially made the transition to HD Radio in 2003 it was looking forward to the added benefits it would bring, such as the ability to broadcast 5.1 surround sound. The station is now transmitting surround broadcasts whenever possible.
Radio magazine has covered several HD Radio installations at the commercial broadcast stations, so it was time to look at noncommercial side of radio to see how one radio network was making the change to HD Radio.
Lincoln Financial Media's VP of Engineering Barry Thomas discusses the company's HD Radio roll-out.
Ibiquity continues to develop the tools and resources available to stations adopting HD Radio technology. They recently released four white papers that cover networking assessments for HD Radio, which provide useful information to stations making the HD Radio transition.