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The commercial radio operators and the BBC have fallen out spectacularly over the future of DAB. The BBC's "digital radio - more to love" campaign has been snubbed by commercial networks Global and Bauer, who want the state broadcaster to pay for upgrading the DAB network to bring it up to FM-standard coverage.
Elsewhere in Europe, countries have decided to kill the puppy. Denmark has postponed a move to DAB indefinitely, while Germany is embroiled in a blame game about who spent €200m on the unpopular technology. Commercial radio operators there are reluctant to splash out on DAB+.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/08/dab_traffic_info_fail/

As the figurative "home" of DAB, this info from Europe cannot bode well for Canada adopting DAB as a digital standard, moving us closer towards Ibiquity's HDRadio.
 

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Ibiquty HD-Radio will work well in an evironment like Canada's, where the stations own and operate their own transmitters, ad their care operation, and licensing paramerters can be a competitive advantage. Going to a group run transmitter as would have to be done with DAB, would level that aspect of competition.

In the UK, where by default the broadcasters own the transmission facilities, DAB works well, business wise at least.
 
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