France Gets Serious About Digital Radio

France Gets Serious About Digital Radio
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Digital radio is the way forward for increased diversity of listening in France. That's the message delivered by the president of the French Regulatory Authority at a conference in Paris this week.
Dominic Baudis was speaking at Le Radio, an international conference for digital radio.
He said a legal framework for digital radio broadcasting goes to the French Parliament for discussion next week (Feb. 12). Drawn up by a government committee, approval is expected within the next few months.
The framework, he said, will be flexible enough to include several platforms, including Eureka-147, Digital Radio Mondiale, and satellite broadcasting.
While digital radio, in the form of Eureka-147, is growing across Europe, Canada, and the Far East, France has remained "digitally neutral," with several technologies and platforms vying for supremacy, according to the World DAB Forum, a promotional group for Eureka-147.


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