Digital Radio Update - July 7, 2010


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BBC chairman calls DAB adoption "disappointing," NAB seeks HD multicast nominations, Saudis get DRM transmitters, All India Radio looks for DRM, DRM+ transmitters, an Apple patent application for a device that includes HD Radio, Canada discontinues DAB, and WorldSpace nears end of Chapter 11.

News

BBC Chairman Calls UK's DAB Uptake 'Disappointing'

BBC chairman Sir Michael Lyons described DAB adoption in the UK as disappointing in an official strategy review. He suggested that Internet distribution might be a potential successor to DAB.

NAB Seeks HD Multicast Nominations

The NAB is looking for nominees for its fourth HD Radio Multicast Award program.

Technology/Applications

Is that a radio in my Apple?

A patent application from Apple suggests it may add HD Radio to its hand-held devices.

Business

With Samara at Helm, WorldSpace Sails out of Chapter 11 ... Almost

Noah Samara is set to take control of his former company, WorldSpace, as it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, though a lawsuit may complicate matters.

Saudis Tap Continental for HF DRM Transmission

Saudi Arabia purchases four 250kW HF transmitters for a new digital short-wave transmission facility.

All India Radio Requests Tenders for DRM, DRM+ Transmitters

All India Radio published a request for DRM and DRM+ transmitters.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: Alabama (July 2010)

There are 30 stations in the Yellowhammer State broadcasting 52 HD Radio channels.

Eye on IBOC

As Canada Says Farewell to DAB, Digital Radio Policy Remains a Question Mark

Canadian Broadcast Corporation has disconnected four DAB signals in Montreal.

Products

Bird Technologies Group 5011, 5011-EF, 5015, 5015-EF

Terminating power sensors

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Digital Radio Update - June 16, 2010

DRM+, DAB may be compatible with Band III, WKSU first with HD-4, CC offers commercial-free iHeart Radio, fur flies over IBOC increase, and Clyburn says Channels 5 and 6 could work for radio.



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