Is DAB radio available in France?

In December 2018, the French regulator, the CSA, announced that over 20% of the French population was now covered by DAB+ digital radio broadcasts. This announcement triggered a law requiring, by the end of 2019, all new consumer radios to include DAB+.

Can you listen to DAB radio in France?

In December 2018 DAB+ coverage reached 21.3% of the French population, which triggered a law requiring that all radio receivers (including in-car) sold in France be compatible with the broadcasting standards (ie DAB+). This 2018 law was amended in June 2020 to align with the EECC deadline of 20 December 2020.

Will an English DAB radio work in France?

No. DAB digital radio is a terrestrial technology using land-based transmitters. You can only listen to stations when you are within their transmission range.

What countries have DAB radio?


  • 1 Australia.
  • 2 Austria.
  • 3 Belgium. 3.1 French (Wallonia and Brussels) 3.2 Flemish (Flanders and Brussels) 3.3 Country wide.
  • 4 Brunei Darussalam.
  • 5 Canada.
  • 6 China.
  • 7 Croatia.
  • 8 Czech Republic.

Does DAB radio work anywhere?

Can I take my DAB digital radio abroad and still listen to the same stations? No. DAB digital radio is a terrestrial technology using land-based transmitters….

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Is DAB available in Europe?

Network coverage of DAB radio in EU countries 2019

Because of the shutdown of national FM stations, Norway fully shifted to digital audio broadcasting (DAB) by December 2017. As a result, in 2019, 99.7 percent of the population had access to the DAB technology. Switzerland followed with a coverage rate of 99.5 percent.

Can you get BBC radio in France?

Thankfully, you can listen to BBC radio regardless of whether you live in the UK or not. If you’re travelling abroad, all you need is a good VPN service, like ExpressVPN.

Do Roberts radios work abroad?

Roberts Radios manufactured after 2014 should all support DAB+ and are therefore able to access digital radio stations abroad.

Does DAB radio work in Italy?

In Italy there are three regular national (2 commercial and one public) and six regular local multiplexes on air. In total there are 116 DAB+ stations simulcast on FM and 20 DAB+ stations available exclusively on DAB+ digital radio.

Is DAB better than FM?

Q. Which is better, FM vs DAB? A: DAB. Digital radio is built to be better than FM as it offers more channels to choose from, has a more reliable signal and is available over longer distances.

Can I get DAB+ on my DAB radio?

DAB+ is compatible with DAB and can be introduced alongside existing DAB services and existing DAB radios will continue to receive all the DAB stations broadcasting.

What is difference between DAB and DAB+?

For the more technical at heart, a DAB audio signal essentially gets encoded in MP2, (an MPEG audio format), while DAB+ gets encoded in AAC+, a more efficient codec that makes the audio sound even better at lower bit-rates.

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Does DAB radio need Internet?

Do you need WiFi for DAB radio? Nope. Although some newer DAB radios, including some of the radios on this list can be connected to the internet to allow you to stream music from Spotify or online radio services like BBC iPlayer.

Why can’t I get all DAB stations?

If you have an issue with your tuning, this could be causing your DAB radio problems. Turning your radio on and off sometimes solves the problem. If switching your radio off and auto tuning it with the built-in system doesn’t work, you could look into a full re-scan.

Can DAB radio receive FM stations?

DAB radios are also capable of receiving FM/AM signals, so you have the option of both rather than relying on one or the other. At the moment there is no definitive date for the switch-off of analogue radio but it seems likely at some point.