20 aprile 2015 | 14:33

Nel 2017 la Norvegia sarà il primo paese a spegnere le radio fm per passare al digitale

La Norvegia è il primo paese al mondo a spegnere completamente le radio fm per passare solo al digitali. È una ‘mossa storica’ si legge sul sito Radio.no che ha dato la notizia. A spegnersi saranno i maggiori canali nazionali fino alle radio più piccole. Il passaggio al digitale moltiplicherà i canali disponibili. 

Già oggi il 56% di chi ascolta la radio in Norvegia lo fa da internet o con radio che supportano la tecnologia Dab che è presente nel 55% delle case.

Norway to switch off Fm in 2017 (16 aprile 2015)

Thursday, the Ministry of Culture announced a national FM-switch off, to complete the transition to digital radio. Norway is making an historical move into a new radio era, being the first country in the world to decide upon an analogue switch-off for all major radio channels. With DAB and digital radio, listeners will be provided with more radio channels and greater diversity in content.

Thor Gjermund Eriksen, head of NRK, says:
- This is an important day for everyone who loves radio. The minister`s decision allows us to concentrate our resources even more upon what is most important, namely to create high quality and diverse radio-content to our listeners.

The DAB-coverage in Norway now exceeds FM-coverage. DAB provides Norway with 22 national channels, as opposed to five channels transmitting nationwide on FM.

Switch-off begins 11th January 2017
The decision gives Norwegians a final date for the transition to digital radio, a process persisting for several years. Trygve Rønningen , CEO and editor in chief P4, says:

- We can finally complete the work that has been on-going for many years. This is the best solution for all listeners throughout Norway, as they now have a better radio.

Switch-off starts in Nordland county 11th January 2017 and ends with the northernmost counties Troms and Finnmark 13.12 2017.