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  • Canberra & Darwin digital radio trials extended

    23 August 2013
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today welcomed the decision by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to extend the DAB+ digital radio trial licences in Canberra and Darwin for a further 12 months. The scientific licences have been extended to allow ongoing bench and field testing and continued coverage modelling to be used by the industry and the ACMA in achieving a cost ef...
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  • Finalists announced for 2013 Radio Awards

    12 August 2013
    The finalists in the 25th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) were announced today with popular DAB+ digital only stations up for awards in two categories; Best Digital Radio Format, Long Term and Best Digital Radio Format, Short Term.   In the long term category, Australian Radio Network station Chemist Warehouse Remix is up against, new music station Radar from Southern C...
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  • Father's Day digital radio ad campaign

    9 August 2013
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) has teamed up with Sony Australia and is offering bonus Sony Headphones with the purchase of any Sony DAB+ product, in a new digital radio ad campaign for Father’s Day. Titled “Dad’s Don’t Do Subtle”, the series of three 30 second radio ads, written by award winning radio specialist agency Eardrum, feature some not so subtle hints ...
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  • DAB+ technology workshop and transmission demonstration in Vietnam

    29 July 2013
    Today saw the end of a three day DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration, in Hanoi, Vietnam (26, 27, 29 July). The event was jointly organised by WorldDMB and Voice of Vietnam and was supported by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). The workshop, organised in the lead up to the Radio Asia conference, 29 – 31 July was attended by more than 100 delegates from Vietnam...
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  • DAB+ digital radio is trucking on

    15 May 2013
    Two of Australia’s leading truck manufacturers: Isuzu and Hino, will showcase DAB+ digital radio in their selected models at this week’s Brisbane Truck Show. The two manufacturers will be showcasing DAB+ digital radio on the Directed Electronics stand at the Brisbane Truck Show, which will take up all three levels of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at South Bank from ...
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  • Digital radio sales & listening figures continue to grow

    1 May 2013
    Digital radio sales and listening figures recorded another significant rise with 94,024 DAB+ digital radio devices sold in the first quarter of 2013*, bringing the total number sold since the 2009 launch to 1,250,179, in addition listening figures from Survey 2, 2013 show 12.3% of people are now listening via a DAB+ device each week**. The first quarter sales figure for 2013 is up from Q1, 201...
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  • Digital radio sales soar

    25 March 2013
    Official data relating to DAB+ digital radio in Australia was released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today in the 2013 Digital Radio Industry Report, showing digital radio sales figures have soared to a total of 192,974* in a four month period, listening continues to grow with almost 1.5 million** people tuning in each week and nearly 14,000 new vehicles have now been sold with DAB+ digit...
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