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WorldDAB: DAB Radio Sales Near 60 Million

Number of DAB receivers in Europe and Asia Pacific up 10 million from 2016

The number of consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers across Europe and Asia Pacific is nearing a benchmark per a new market report from WorldDAB. According to the report, at the end of Q2 2017, almost 60 million DAB receivers (58,432,000) had been sold, up from 48 million in the previous year.

The report also showed that 9.9 million receivers have been sold in Germany and that 15 percent of German households have at least one DAB receiver; more than 4 million receivers have been sold in Norway.

Digital listening is also on the rise, as more than half of radio listening is done over digital platforms in Switzerland, with 32 percent coming via DAB+; the U.K. is also approaching 50 percent digital listening, while DAB is present in 60 percent of households.

In the Netherlands, 35 percent of new cars are sold with DAB+, up from 26 percent at the end of 2016. The report also found positive growth in Italy, France and Belgium.

The report also covered DAB rollout status for markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The full report can be found here.