techUK Join Call for EU Mandating of Radio Digital Capability

The world is increasingly digital and this applies to the world of Radio as much as any other sector. Digital Radio adoption is growing fast with nearly 50% of UK listening to Radio via a digital source. Other European markets are following, Norway will complete the switchoff of analogue radio in 2017 and Switzerland have also confirmed the migration to a digital only radio landscape in the next few years.

To support the transition to digital and to help ensure that radios purchased today will work post switchover techUK are supporting the requirement that all Radios above a Euro 20 selling price are compelled to have digital capability.

WorldDAB and techUK have joined forces to write to confirm their support for Amendment 257 as published on 8 September in the Opinion of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code.

A copy of this letter is available to download below.

techUK run a Digital Radio Group whose objective is to secure a digital switchover mandate from Government once the laid down criteria on coverage and listening are met.

To get involved or find out more about our work in this area contact:

Digital Radio techUK IMCO amendment support 1017 (pdf)

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