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  • Radio industry welcomes government digital radio report

    8 July 2015
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) welcomes the release of the Digital Radio Report by the Department of Communications and looks forward to joining the recommended planning group to commence planning for the rollout of DAB+ broadcast radio to regional Australia.   Joan Warner, chief executive officer of CRA said: “CRA is pleased to note the signal of support for regional DAB+ rollou...
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  • Smashing digital radio offer for Mother's Day

    20 April 2015
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and Sony are celebrating Mother’s Day with a retail bonus offer for DAB+ digital radios. The promotion is supported by a national radio ad campaign that promotes digital radio as the gift that will inspire mothers to smash up their old radios in order to receive a new one. Beginning today, a series of four 30 second spots for the campaign, produced by Ral...
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  • A boost to digital radio listening in first survey

    13 March 2015
    Digital radio listening has increased in the first survey for 2015 with 3.2 million people now listening to radio each week using a DAB+ digital radio in the five metropolitan capitals, according to GfK figures released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today in the DAB+ quarterly update*.DAB+ figures show listening continues to grow with 24.2% of people in the five state capitals where DAB+ ...
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  • Digital radio Christmas campaign promotes the gift of entertainment

    1 December 2014
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and Sony have partnered on a retail bonus offer for DAB+ digital radios this Christmas, supported by a national radio ad campaign that promotes digital radio as a gift of ‘unlimited entertainment’. Beginning today, a series of three 30 second radio ads for the campaign, produced by Ralph van Dijk’s award-winning agency Eardrum, will air across...
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  • Coutts Report shows mobile technology complementary not replacement to broadcast radio

    1 December 2014
    A report released today by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and written by Professor Reg Coutts, finds that mobile broadband communications networks, particularly in regional areas, are not a replacement for broadcast free to air radio.   The report considers the potential for mobile networks to be expanded to a point where they are viable to accommodate all live free to air radio broadc...
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  • 3 million people now listening to digital radio

    17 November 2014
    Three million people are now listening each week to DAB+ digital radio in the five metropolitan capitals, according to GfK survey 7 figures* released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today in a new format infographic that will be released each quarter to reflect the most up-to-date data on digital radio in Australia. DAB+ figures show listening and sales of digital radios continue to outper...
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  • Canberra & Darwin digital radio trials extended

    3 September 2014
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) welcomed the decision by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to extend the DAB+ digital radio trial licences in Canberra and Darwin until 30 June 2015. The scientific licences have been extended to provide an opportunity for broadcasters to experiment with new features and functionality on DAB+, as well as continue testing a range of planni...
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