Digital Radio Update - December 16, 2009


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French T-DMB reaches impasse, UK promotes all-Christmas channel, Italians green-light DAB+, AT&T may initiate metered mobile data, and the Daily Mail says UK online radio listening is strong.

News

French Commercial Broadcasters say "Pas Trop Vite" to Digital Radio Rollout

French broadcast authority CSA had been aiming for a start-up of the new technology this year, via T-DMB multiplexes located in the cities of Paris, Marseille and Nice.

"Mum...Santa's on the DAB!"

DAB operator Argiva is providing the channel capacity at no charge, and UK charities have been invited on board to promote appeals for support of their holiday assistance programs.

Technology and Applications

Italian Regulators Green-light DAB+

World DMB Forum, Italy's new digital radio service involves a comprehensive regulatory framework.

Business

AT&T May Scrooge 3G Customers on Downloading

Heavy data demand generated by smartphone streaming media apps is bogging down AT&T's network.

Daily Mail: Online Radio Listening Strong in the UK

The Daily Mail online reports that Internet radio listening in Britain is on a steady increase, with 17.4 million listeners said to be streaming radio content last month.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: District of Columbia (December 2009)

There are 20 stations in the Federal City broadcasting 37 HD Radio channels.

Eye on IBOC

CBS Use of LA HD Multicast Channels Challenged

Specifically at issue is the carriage of CBS KFRG from Riverside and KCSF from San Diego as HD Multicast channels on CBS FM stations in the LA market.



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