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Emerald Isle DAB trial

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Irish Broadcaster RTE is trialling 6 new digital radio stations on DAB, although they only seem to be running the trial for five months, which is either a typo or a very short time to run a trial.

If you’re interested in the usage of DAB around the world, both Wikipedia and Wohnort maintain the current status of broadcasts around the world.

Back home in New Zealand, DAB trials are currently operating, although any launch would use the AAC-based DAB+ system, rather than the original MPEG-1 Layer 2 standard of British DAB transmissions.

If other countries adopt the newer version, his would leave UK digital broadcasting in a technical backwater.  Readers of the Guardian and DigitalSpy have some interesting comments on this theme.

Lots of  good links about progress on digital radio at


Written by Robert

14 June, 2007 at 12:02 pm

Posted in Media, radio, Technology

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