Media: All requirements for FM switch-off fulfilled
|765 DAB transmitting towers provide 99.5% indoor DAB+ coverage in Norway.|
The radio listening figures for the last three months made Ole Jørgen Torvmark a happy man. Over 50% of Norwegians now listen to digital radio daily. That means that all the government’s requirements have been fulfilled in order for a switch off of FM to happen in Norway 2017.
Torvmark is CEO of Digital Radio Norway, an organization that represents the Norwegian radio industry. 51% of Norwegians listened to digital radio on a daily basis in August-October. Torvmark announced the numbers at the General Assembly of WorldDMB today, and received loud applause from the biggest turn out ever, at the conference in Rome.