21 April 2015

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Norway to switch of FM Radio Networks RIP FM Radio

Norway to switch of FM Radio Networks RIP FM Radio
Frequency modulation, or FM, radio was patented in 1933

Government of Norway announced this week that a national FM-radio switch off will commence in 2017, allowing the country to complete its transition over to digital radio.

The government has announced there are currently 22 national digital radio stations broadcasting and there is space on the digital platform for a further 20.
There are only five national outlets broadcasting on FM

NRK, Norway's public service broadcaster, will switch off its FM service before the commercial sector.
The first FM transmitter is switched off in Norway on January 11 2017.
Switch-off starts in Nordland County 11th January 2017 and ends with the northernmost counties Troms and Finnmark 13- 12 – 2017

The Norwegian government said the cost of transmitting national radio channels through the FM network is eight times higher than via the Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) system, the standard digital radio technology used across Europe. By shutting off FM, Norway's national radio channels will save more than $25 million a year

Norway began the transition to digital audio broadcasting (DAB) in 1995.
NRK launched the world's first DAB channel on June 1, 1995.

Other Scandinavian countries as well as the U.K. are thought to be considering an FM switch-off by 2022.

With this Norway will make a historical move, Norway will become first country in the world to switch-off FM Radio, Analogue Radio and move to Digital Radio.
Norway is the first country to get rid of the technology entirely

On January 11 2017 Norway will say RIP FM Radio

Regarding India and FM Radio
Next 100 years it will not happen and FM Radio and Vividh Bharti will remain No. 1 most of the coming years.
Digital Radio, Internet Radio needs superfast internet, cheap internet and good service.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tags – FM Radio Norway


Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ April 21, 2015  

Interesting topic. Here in India govt auctioned new FM channels.

Thanks for sharing

Joseph Pulikotil April 21, 2015  

Hello greetings and good wishes.

Very interesting news. India will always remain backward as long as we have leaders who are self serving and not interested in the welfare of the common man.

Best wishes

Unknown April 22, 2015  

Looks like someone is taking an interesting move.

Destination Infinity April 22, 2015  

I hope India won't follow this. I love listening to FM Radio in the nights sometimes without any bandwidth charges!

Destination Infinity

rudraprayaga April 22, 2015  

India is many a time a follower.not a leader.

Sanju April 23, 2015  

Very nice post.. & welcome to my new blog post.