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The transition to digital radio in Europe remains patchy with big differences in network coverage from country to country.


  • Despite high coverage levels in a number of countries and reported increases in digital radio listening, no country in the European Union has set a firm switch-off date for analog radio broadcasts.
  • Denmark looks likely to become the first member state to go all-digital, but it is the non-EU countries of Norway and Switzerland that are all set to be the first in Europe to ditch analog altogether.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the current status of the transition to digital radio from analog in Europe.
  • Tracks digital radio population coverage in EU member states.

Key questions answered

  • Which countries in Europe are most likely to switch off analog radio broadcasts in the next five years?
  • Why the difference in digital network coverage?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Europe’s digital radio transition challenge
  • Slow progress towards region-wide FM switch-off
  • Norway set to become the first in Europe to turn off FM signals


  • Author

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