Saturday 4 May 2019

Netherlands Setback: More Radio Stations Leaving DAB Network

Too few listen to DAB radio. Dutch rather go online.
LX Classics and Hotradio Hits have left their broadcast positions in the national multiplex MTVNL. There is a great dissatisfaction with digital terrestrial radio on the distribution side in Holland. The transmitter network is too expensive. Above all, the real listening is too limited in order to justify the investments. The radio stations begin to focus on a future on the Internet. (Satellifax)

The DAB network in the Netherlands today covers the entire population, but listening is only estimated at 5% on a weekly basis. Most people today listen to radio via mobile and fixed broadband as well as cable and FM.

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