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WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 will discuss future of digital radio

The WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 – Vienna, Austria 9-10 November – will bring together an audience of over 200 radio experts including policy makers, broadcasters and industry representatives to discuss the future of digital radio. The dominant theme of this year’s event will be the growing momentum towards the rollout of DAB across Europe and beyond.

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European radio insight companies join forces

Press release: If you think market representative qualitative research and real time usage data analysis are two different things; think again. Combining the strengths and benefits of both types of research, RadioAnalyzer (Denmark) and BPR (Australasia/Europe) are entering into a working relationship for the good of current and future clients with a desire for cutting edge, reliable research that moves market share.

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Pop-up station trial part of BBC Radio Cymru’s new digital developments

BBC Radio Cymru has announced it’s to trial a ‘pop-up radio station’ during the autumn, offering even more choice for listeners. The innovative trial service – bursting with music and conversation – will be launched ahead of the station’s 40th anniversary in 2017, as part of Radio Cymru’s wider digital plans.

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Local media companies to challenge Bauer Media

Finland: Nelonen, owned by Sanoma, and local radio company Mediatakojat are building a national FM-network to challenge Bauer Media’s Iskelmä. Nothing is reported as to what the format, demographic or name the new station will be, reports Radionytt.se.

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BBC Music Day, a UK and Channel Islands celebration of music, returns for 2016

UK: BBC Music has today announced that BBC Music Day is returning for its second year on Friday 3 June 2016, celebrating all types of music from around the UK and the Channel Islands. Bringing live music to people through an exciting range of events around the theme of collaboration, it aims to unite communities across different generations. BBC Music Day will feature broadcasts across BBC TV, Radio and digital services.

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Sweden – PPM ratings week 7/2016

The Swedish market is dominated by its public service broadcaster Sveriges Radio and its P4 station has a share of 50 per cent in week 7. The other two top spots are also SR stations, P1 and P3 respectively. The strongest commercial station was Mix Megapol, although it lost 0.6 percentage points from last week.

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