Digital Radio Update - May 5, 2010


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Digital radio promo shot down in Britain, DRM+ symposium slated for May 27, WorldSpace deal may be lost, FM HDs hope to crank up the volume Monday and Sirius XM launches Android app.

News

British Government Shoots Down Digital Radio Promo

A recent flight of ads generated by the Digital Radio Development Bureau (DRB) was banned by the ASA for being misleading.

DRM+ Symposium Slated for May 27

The symposium will offer presentations on system concepts, along with laboratory and field data generated during DRM+/DAB+ testing conducted in VHF band III.

Business

Is WorldSpace/Liberty Deal Lost in Space?

Just as it looked like the bankrupt firm's remaining assets would be acquired by Liberty Satellite Radio, negotiations were hung up in an unexplained impasse.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: Wisconsin (May 2010)

There are 47 stations in the Badger State broadcasting 68 HD Radio channels.

Eye on IBOC

Some FM HDs Hope to Crank up the Volume on Monday

An FCC order permitting FM licensees operating IBOC digital hybrid signals to increase their digital power by 6dB without prior notice or by as much as 10dB by first filing an informal request is expected to go into effect on May 10, 2010

Products

Sirius XM Launches Android App

Features include the ability to listen to Sirus XM content while surfing or checking e-mail, bookmark channels, and access a lookaround function.



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