News for 2011

  • Australia's No 1 car company includes digital radio

    13 December 2011
    Australia’s number one car company, Toyota has included digital radio in the new Toyota Camry Atara SL, becoming the most affordable car in Australia to include DAB+ digital radio as standard. Australian built in Toyota’s Melbourne factory, the top-of-the-range Atara SL model ($39,990) includes digital radio as standard. The Atara SL combines digital radio with a 7-inch touchscreen...
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  • Radio industry diversifies digital radio promotion for Christmas

    4 December 2011
    The radio industry has diversified its marketing campaign for digital radio this Christmas with the addition of outdoor, print and roaming brand ambassadors, to its traditional radio ads and online banners. Building on the highly successful Father’s Day campaign that saw nearly 100,000 digital radios sold in one quarter, the $3 million, multi-platform advertising campaign begins December...
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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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