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Switzerland Introduces Digital Migration Scheme

Switchover should be completed by 2024, states report

Switzerland has announced new plans for a digital switchover to DAB+, according to WorldDMB.

The Swiss commercial and public radio sectors joined forces with OFCOM to form the Digital Migration working group, and submitted a report to the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications of Switzerland.

The report states that Swiss radio stations should be broadcast via DAB+ by 2024, with FM transmitters phased out by this time. Phase 1 runs until 2019 and provides for specific marketing and communications measures to promote digital radio listening at home and in the car. Phase 2 provides for the phased switch off of FM transmitters between 2020 and 2024.