Switzerland has announced that it will be ceasing the transmission of DAB broadcasts as of Nov. 15, only allowing for DAB+ broadcasts.
German, French and Italian speaking public broadcasters will be forced to shut down any transmissions of programming over the DAB signal, while residents of Switzerland still using DAB radio will need to switch to a DAB+ model.
This transition is part of Switzerland’s plan toward digital broadcasts. Research indicated that earlier this year 49 percent of radio listening is done digitally, a growth from 45 percent in 2015, said Media Magazine. French and Italian-speaking areas had the strongest growth in digital listening, according to the press release.