Norway goes Digital, eliminates FM radio

Rob Landry
Thu Jan 12 11:39:18 EST 2017

On Thu, 12 Jan 2017, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> <<On Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:30:08 -0500, "" <> said:

>> Was Hybrid Digital some sort of attempt to fend off DAB here in the states?

> No, because it wasn't really going anywhere without the support of the
> commercial broadcasting sector, who were in the process of spending
> insane sums of money predicated on signal inequality.

Before there was "HD Radio", the NAB originally backed DAB for digital 
broadcasting in the U.S. However, when its members began to understand 
that they would be sharing transmitters and that everyone in a market 
would have the same coverage, their members balked. The NAB changed its 
mind and withdrew its endorsement of DAB. Shortly after that, CBS and 
Greater Media, among others, invested in the newly formed Ibiquity to 
develop "HD Radio".


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