First commercial DAB+ service goes on-air in Belgium



The World DMB Auto Event in Brussels is underway

It’s becoming ever apparent that the future of radio is digital. If Norway announcing its 2017 switchover date wasn’t enough momentum, today the World DMB Automotive Event launches the first commercial DAB+ service in the Brussels region of Belgium.

The launch of the commercial DAB+ is set to enhance the offerings of the Belgian public broadcasters VRT and RTBF, which account for 16 different stations already using DAB.

Norking is continuing testing and expects to have DAB+ coverage for Antwerp and Ghent by 2017.