Digital radios reach 3.2m in Australia

Digital RadioDigital radio listening has grown by 24.2 per cent in a year, in the five metropolitan capitals, according to GfK figures released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA).

According to the figures, 3.2m people now listen to radio each week using a DAB+ digital radio, which according to CRA indicates 1.5m more people listen to radio using the device than listen to radio via streaming.

CRA chief executive officer Joan Warner said: “Australian radio listeners continue to support DAB+ digital broadcast radio. The industry has invested in a robust reliable future technology that is easy for listeners to access, is free, live, local with high quality content.”

The data follows on from the radio industry, including commercial broadcasters, community broadcasters, ABC and SBS, calling on the Federal Government to establish a Digital Radio Industry Planning Committe to work on police and timetable phased rollout of services outside of the five capital cities, possibly starting in 2017.



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