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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:50 pm 
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http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38529435

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/digit ... -1.3924864

https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/norway-radio-dab

It's a very different situation than what we have here, but it is still a major story in broadcasting. Although we don't use D.A.B. like what Europe does, this is expected to happen to other Countries in the next few years.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:48 pm 
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What's the goal, quality over coverage ?
The Norgean authorities have already shut down long and medium wave broadcasting that covered all but the most remote north country. Now the Remaining FM service only covered the most populated coastal areas.
How can you get internet access to internet streaming radio when there are mountains between you and the towns? No landlines , Too far north for satellite reception I would think.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:56 pm 
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Fools! They'll never regain market share.

Great place to start a pirate station, because there won't be anyone to interfere with.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:01 pm 
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k8jd wrote:
What's the goal, quality over coverage ?
The Norgean authorities have already shut down long and medium wave broadcasting that covered all but the most remote north country. Now the Remaining FM service only covered the most populated coastal areas.
How can you get internet access to internet streaming radio when there are mountains between you and the towns? No landlines , Too far north for satellite reception I would think.

I'm sure they have other means to do it (assuming people still pay license fees annually). At least I'm sure NRK isn't going to lose all 1100+ FM transmitter sites if it could convert most of them to DAB anyway.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NRK_P1


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:35 am 
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Deja vu. Pretty much this same discussion here in 2015, when the Norwegian DAB cutover was proposed.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:28 pm 
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I guess I'm confused (which isn't the first time). This isn't like DTV. Digital and analog FM can coexist. The HD radio in my car trunks between the two signals it deems receivable. What's the point then? Bandwidth grab?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:36 pm 
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http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/06/technol ... adio-shut/

Above is another explanation for why they are doing this. Switzerland is considering 2020 as a FM shut down year. Britain might be next after them. If North America hangs onto 88 - 108 MHz for a number of decades they might start going 100 % digital using the iBiquity system.


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