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HD Digital Radio Going Strong in Philippine Radio, Asia and Europe Go All In on DAB

HD High Defintion Digital Radio in the Philippines

Philippines is more on HD Radio than DAB and it is going stronger in the country.

In Manila particularly, 16 radio channels  are now broadcasting in the digital radio format.

List of Stations in Manila broadcasting in HD Digital Radio are:

90.7 Love Radio
91.5 Win Radio
93.9 iFM has 3 channels
HD1, HD2 and HD3
95.5 Pinas FM
96.3 Easy Rock also has 3 channels
HD1, HD2 and HD3
98.7 Masters Touch
100.3 RJ 100
101.1  Yes FM
MRO has 3 channels
and 105.1 Crossover

In Cebu, only 1 radio station broadcasts in HD and that is 101.1 DYIO with 3 radio HD channels.

In Davao, there is 92.3 Wild FM.

Although all stations by the government are planning to broadcast in high definition including FM1 and FM2 stations.

DAB Radio in Asia and Switzerland

In Brunei especially, following quite a while of preliminary currently has 5 DAB stations under their administration drove Radio Television Brunei.

In China, after the achievement of DAB as the communicate innovation utilized as a part of the scope of the Olympics ten years prior now have major computerized stations beginning from Shanghai and Beijing.

The main event obviously is Indonesia, just like the greatest nation as far as populace in South East Asia with more than 240 million, the nation intends to totally change to DAB in addition to this year on July 15.

Malaysia is additionally presently directing across the board investigation of the capability of DAB.

The special cases anyway are Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. In HK, 3 business stations and 1 government station used to be on DAB however ceased the tasks in 2017. The reasons were poor listenership and income for the business administrators.

Singapore has favored web based gushing over DAB and the Philippines adjusted HD Radio rather than DAB. Among stations broadcasting in HD are iFM by RMN, Barangay Stations by GMA and MOR.

Real Switch in Swiss Radio by 2021

In the interim, in Switzerland, Radio rendition 4.0 will produce results in 2021 prompting the shutdown of conventional FM towers, 3 years sooner than the first arrangement of 2024.

This was declared by Ufcom (Ufficio Federale Delle Comunicazioni) in a report of the Digital Migration Working Group (Gruppo di lavoro Migrazione Digitale), dated 5 June 2018.

At introduce, the change from simple to computerized dispersion will happen in two stages: one is switch-over, the other is turn off.

The first is that before the finish of 2019 all FM projects should be dispersed in advanced mode on a DAB + stage.

The second is “the exit from the FM in 2021 to be finished in 2022”.

The procedure is designated to the Digital Migration Working Group (GL DigiMig), framed in 2013 with the point of building up a typical system went for the radio division for the planned progress of simple to advanced radio projects and uniting delegates of the SSR, the Swiss Association of Private Radios (ASRP), the Union Romande des Radios Régionales (RRR), the Union of non-business radio stations (UNIKOM) and the Federal Office of Communications (UFCOM).

Toward the finish of 2017, 39% of the radio projects in Switzerland will in any case communicate by means of FM.

Presently computerized radio gathering is accessible by means of DAB +, link systems and IP TV  (the procedure of radio and TV hybridization is clearly under route there) and, obviously, IP. 85% of new autos sold in Switzerland are furnished with DAB +. Most nations in Europe are now getting ready for computerized.

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Why Can’t Radio Stations Unite To Promote HD Radio

Time to Upgrade

Australia was successful in doing this in August 6, 2009. For the first time in the history of the radio industry in the Land Down Under, radio stations gather to promote the exodus of the radio industry here from analog to digital.

From Hype to Historical

The event created so much publicity, that the hype of having a digital radio turned into something historical.

HD Radio, without a doubt has some disadvantages: expensive receivers, costly conversion of digital equipment. But everyone knows about the benefits, and this is where policy makers, digital radio manufacturers, and radio networks should come together, to unite and tell the masses the advantages. Continue reading Why Can’t Radio Stations Unite To Promote HD Radio

The Future of HD Radio In The Philippines

Pioneering HD Radio in the Philippines

The very first FM station to operate via HD Radio (HD-R) in the Philippines began digitally broadcasting on November 9, in 2005. iFM 93.9 DWKC FM of Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) pioneered the use of the said new radio technology.

The country’s National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) are still finalizing its regulations for digital FM radio operations. Despite this, several Manila-based stations have already committed to roll out the technology.

Network owners are ready to shell out money indeed, but it’s clear that the market is yet to be ready.

HD-R receivers come at a hefty price (around US$100 to $150 or PHP 4000 to PHP 6000).

This is why radio Continue reading The Future of HD Radio In The Philippines