Digital Radio Update - February 17, 2010


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DAB coverage expands in the UK, Germany testing DRM+, Liberty seeks life support for WorldSpace, All India Radio acquires two DRM transmitters, and iBiquity looks to amp up HD conversions with payment options.

News

While DAB Coverage Expands in UK, Questions About Analog Sunset Linger

At issue is the fate of the analog spectrum after national radio completes its scheduled migration to DAB.

Technology/Applications

Germany Now Testing DRM+ in Band III

Known as DRM+, the latest tests are designed to gather data on system performance at the higher VHF frequencies that lie within Europe's Band III

Business

Liberty Seeks Emergency Life Support for WorldSpace

Liberty Media supports extension of Worldspace DIP financing in order to conclude acquisition of its assets through bankruptcy proceedings.

All India Radio Acquiring Two High Power DRM Transmitters

The new all-solid star units will offer selectable DRM digital, analog or simulcast transmission modes.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: Arkansas (February 2010)

There are 12 stations in The Natural State broadcasting 23 HD Radio channels.

Eye on IBOC

Ibiquity Looking to Amp HD Conversions with New Price and Payment Options

After adoption by roughly 2,000 broadcast outlets nationwide, the pace of new HD Radio station conversions has slowed to a relative trickle.



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