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Australia: A Boost in Digital radio listening

The Australian radio industry comprising of ABC, SBS, commercial and community broadcasters, have requested that the Federal Government establish a Digital Radio Industry Planning Committee to work on policy and timetable for phased rollout of services outside of the five capital cities, possibly starting in 2017.This decision follows recent surveys outlining the continuous increase in the number of people listening to radio using a DAB+ digital radio in the five metropolitan capitals.
Furthermore, twenty one vehicle manufacturers in Australia now include DAB+ digital radio and over 153,000 vehicles with the technology have been sold. A range of new DAB+ product continues to enter the market; the latest is the first DAB+ radio for boats. There are now more than 400 DAB+ digital radio devices available.