Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Switzerland: Second DAB + radio network for the French-speaking Switzerland

Biel / Bienne, 12.02.2013 - The Western Switzerland receives a second platform for the digital transmission of radio programs. The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) Romandie SA Medias on 12 February 2013 issued the technical approval (radio license) to operate a DAB transmitter network. The launch of the new platform for 18 radio stations is planned for late summer of 2013.

The radio license by OFCOM allows Romandie SA Medias to use in French-speaking Switzerland frequencies for digital radio broadcasting. DAB + standard at a frequency up to 18 radio stations in CD-quality broadcast.
The Romandie SA Medias is committed to spread the three private radio stations that have received the fall of 2010 a program license, and two SRG SSR on their network. The rest of its range can determine themselves. At the licensed programs are offered by new digital radio Rhône Ltd, Radio Fribourg / Freiburg AG and Soprodi GmbH also wants the licensee between Valais and Jura practically spread all private Swiss French radio programs. SRG will Rete Tre and SRF barging 4 News.
Romandie SA Medias will implement the network in one step and is expected in August 2013. It is the second platform for digital radio in western Switzerland. Already more than ten years, SRG has taken a first network in operation. In German-speaking Switzerland, two regional digital radio platforms in operation, in the Zurich area are a regional deal.

Coalition of private and SRG
When Romandie SA Medias is a community of private radio stations in the Romandie, the SRG and Swisscom Broadcast AG. You assume joint responsibility for the technical spectrum usage and operation of the required transmitter infrastructure.

Address for inquiries:
René Wehrlin, Department of Media and Post, Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), Tel 032 327 55 96

Original Text In German at BAKOM

(Source: Federal Office of Communications, Switzerland via 
(Translated by Google Translator)

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