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  • First vehicle to include digital radio as standard

    24 November 2011
    Hino Australia has become the first vehicle manufacturer in Australia to include DAB+ digital radio as standard equipment across its range of vehicles. All Hino 300, 500, and 700 Series trucks manufactured from September 2011 onwards will feature the new Australian-designed, multimedia unit which includes DAB+ as factory fitted standard equipment. Commercial Radio Australia chief executive of...
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  • Big jump in digital radio sales

    14 November 2011
    Despite one of the weakest retail markets for many years, sales of digital radios recorded their biggest quarterly jump since Christmas 2010. Official data relating to digital radio in Australia was released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today, showing close to 100,000 DAB+ digital radios were sold in Q3 2011 alone, according to the GfK Marketscope report, bringing the total number of DAB...
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  • Koffee wins Best Digital Radio Format at Radio Awards

    15 October 2011
    Koffee - the digital radio station from DMG, was awarded the Best Digital Radio Format at the 23rd annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards on the Gold Coast at a glittering event at Jupiters. Koffee was joint winner last year with Radar Radio from Austereo.  The award recognises innovation and development of digital radio in Australia and was introduced for the first time last year. Th...
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  • Indonesian digital radio delegation

    10 October 2011
    Indonesian radio broadcasters from public and commercial stations are visiting Australia this week, to hold technical and policy meetings with key digital radio stakeholders, attend the National Radio Conference on the Gold Coast and visit the Darwin DAB+ trial being conducted in similar climatic conditions to those in Indonesia. Hosted by Commercial Radio Australia, the Indonesian radio deleg...
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  • Digital radio sales and listening rise again

    15 August 2011
    As the radio industry marks two years on air of full power digital radio services, official data relating to digital radio broadcasts in Australia was released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today, showing there are 940,000* people listening to digital radio in the five state metropolitan capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide and 508,462 ** digital radios have been so...
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  • Automotive Industry is listening to digital radio

    6 August 2011
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) brought together nearly 100 motor vehicle industry representatives at the recent Sydney and Melbourne automotive workshops to move digital radio listening into more Australian motor vehicles. Vehicle product managers, engineering planning teams, industry association members, retailers and manufacturers attended the workshops to hear from the radio industry on t...
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  • Canberra & Darwin digital radio trials extended

    4 August 2011
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) welcomed today's announcement by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) that the DAB+ digital radio trial licences in Canberra and Darwin have been extended for a further 12 months. The scientific licences issued have been extended to allow for further coverage measurement, testing of local terrain impairments, receiver analysis, staff tra...
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