The President of the German states has approved the allocation of frequencies for the country’s second national DAB+ multiplex.
The tender process for the new multiplex began recently and is expected to be completed by April 2017. According to Radio Woche, the multiplex is currently eyeing a mid-2017 launch date.
The second national DAB+ multiplex, which was initially requested back in September, will aim to cover nationwide private radio programs. A regionalization of programs or a division of the multiplex is not expected to be possible.