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  • 1. Kanal Plus PresentationBuilding a Digital Community Radio Service Ulrik Brinck 15 February 2012 Digital Radio Summit 2012  Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2. Digital community radio service• Background• How we see radio• Our approach to digital radio• How we did it• Assembling a multiplex• How we see the future• Questions Digital Radio Summit 2012  Geneva, Switzerland 2
  • 3. Background• Kanal Plus FM community radio since 1989• Politicians discuss closing the FM band• 13 digital radio blocks for regional and local stations• Costs and coverage excessive for community radio• Experience from digital TV switch-over scary Former analogue community TV transmitters. Map: Google Maps. Digital Radio Summit 2012  Geneva, Switzerland 3
  • 4. Background• Kanal Plus FM community radio since 1989• Politicians discuss closing the FM band• 13 digital radio blocks for regional and local stations• Costs and coverage excessive for community radio• Experience from digital TV switch-over scary Planned regional DAB MUX. Map: IT- og Telestyrelsen Digital Radio Summit 2012  Geneva, Switzerland 4
  • 5. What to do…• Need for smaller coverage area• Commercial digital radio equipment costly• Search for affordable solution Digital Radio Summit 2012  Geneva, Switzerland 5
  • 6. …and how we did it• CRC mmbTools test transmission software• Off-the-shelf USRP and RF hardware• Standard band III transmit antenna• EUR 20.000 total investment• Neighbouring community stations joined multiplex Digital Radio Summit 2012  Geneva, Switzerland 6
  • 7. Preliminary conclusions• One DAB+ transmitter can replace all FM community radio transmitters in Copenhagen• Investment with 43 time-share stations: EUR 500 each• More than twice the present FM air time Community FM transmitters in Copenhagen. Map: Google Maps Digital Radio Summit 2012  Geneva, Switzerland 7
  • 8. The future as we see it• Build on experience from the Kanal Plus trial• Allocate local frequency blocks for community radio to complement existing frequency plan• Affordable non-SFN transmitters Digital Radio Summit 2012  Geneva, Switzerland 8
  • 9. Thank you for your attention• Contact me Ulrik Brinck ulrik@kanalplus.fm• Internet resources www.kanalplus.fm www.lokalradiodab.dk mmbtools.crc.ca www.opendigitalradio.org Digital Radio Summit 2012  Geneva, Switzerland 9
  • 10. Questions www.kanalplus.dk Digital Radio Summit 2012  Geneva, Switzerland 10