Norway goes Digital, eliminates FM radio
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, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> 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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