WorldDAB is publishing its first French-language ebook named Mise en place du DAB+ – la radiodiffusion numérique.
It comes as DAB+ is expected to reach 60% mainland population coverage in France in the coming weeks.
The 118-page publication, free to download from the WorldDAB website, is a French translation of the “Establishing DAB+ Digital Broadcast Radio” ebook, offering in-depth guide to the regulatory, technical and commercial aspects of establishing a DAB+ digital radio service.
The ebook is published on 13 February to mark UNESCO’s World Radio Day, reflecting broadcast radio’s role as a relatively free and portable public safety net during emergencies, as well as the democratic value of radio to serve as a connection within underserved groups, and the companionship it can bring as a friendly voice when needed.
The ebook provides guidance to territories considering adopting DAB+, such as those across Africa and Asia-Pacific, as well as offering advice for countries which have already started the process, and those who are nearing permanent service status.
WorldDAB’s President, Jacqueline Bierhorst, said: “With the current rollout of DAB+ across mainland France, and many countries exploring radio’s digital future, we know the time is right to provide guidance in French on how to establish DAB+. Through the ebook, WorldDAB offers a stepping stone to learn from experts around the globe sharing best cases and experiences.”
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