Application for DAB+ in North Rhine-Westphalia: The Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia shall request the assignment of transmission capacities for statewide uniform and statewide regionalised DAB+ coverage. The Media Commission of the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia decided this today (March 15).
With regard to regionalised coverage, there is a goal of bidding either for six regions or five regions in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Director of the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia, Tobias Schmid, said, "The strengthening of media plurality is one of our most important objectives. With our registration, we are striving to provide a service which is as comprehensive as possible and which meets the challenges of regional, local, and statewide offerings.”
This registration is part of the assignment application which is used to request the required DAB+ capacities with the state chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia. In a subsequent step, the Federal Network Agency will then be commissioned by the state to review whether they cover the requested requirements and can be made available to the state North Rhine-Westphalia. The frequencies made available by the Federal Network Agency will then be opened for bidding by the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia.