Wednesday 20 February 2013

Government funds DRM+ development in Norway

The Norwegian Media Authority has granted 21st Venture A/S, a South-African company which runs commercial radio Radio Metro i Oslo and other cities 25.340 euro for development of DRM+. Radio Metro will broadcast DRM+ on a FM frequency in Trondheim Spring 2013. Broadcasts will coordinate with the Annual Conference of the Norwegian Local Radio Association May 24-26.
According to an earlier political decision public service and the nationwide commercial radio networks will have to leave FM for DAB 2017. But most local radio stations (commercial or community radio), today broadcasting in 141 different local concession areas, will be able to continue on FM also after 2017.