Digital Radio Update - July 7, 2010
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.
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.
The NAB is looking for nominees for its fourth HD Radio Multicast Award program.
A patent application from Apple suggests it may add HD Radio to its hand-held devices.
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.
Saudi Arabia purchases four 250kW HF transmitters for a new digital short-wave transmission facility.
All India Radio published a request for DRM and DRM+ transmitters.
IBOC Across America
There are 30 stations in the Yellowhammer State broadcasting 52 HD Radio channels.
Eye on IBOC
Canadian Broadcast Corporation has disconnected four DAB signals in Montreal.
Terminating power sensors
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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