International Call for Expressions of Interest
The one-of-kind opportunity to get in on private nationwide radio in Germany: registration phase closed
About four decades after the start of private radio by local and regional FM radio stations, a much-awaited relevant cluster of national terrestrial radio stations will be launched in Germany in autumn 2020 using the future-proof digital technology DAB+ from the outset. Platform operator Antenne Deutschland will be offering capacity access on Germany’s first and only private national DAB+ platform (known as the 2nd DAB+ Bundesmux) to an expected 16 nationwide private radio programs. Broadcasting is scheduled to start in September 2020 during the international consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin (September 4-9, 2020). The programs will technically reach* roughly 83 % of the German population (approximately 67 million persons based on mobile outdoor coverage) right from the start.
Platform provider Antenne Deutschland has exclusively commissioned us, the National German Radio GmbH, with the market placement of broadcasting capacities still available on the DAB+ platform.
In order to structure the domestic and international demand for nationwide DAB+ access in Germany, as well as to provide attractive, high-variety programming for listeners and the advertising market, we invited broadcasters, industry companies, as well as national and international media companies who have not yet had the opportunity to invest in the German radio market, to submit an expression of interest to utilize DAB+ broadcasting capacity for private nationwide radio programs or data services.
The registration phase closed 29th of March, 2400 hrs. At present, the conversations with broadcasters and companies, which successfully registered for the international call of expressions of interest respectively had expressed their interest in the previous years, are underway. If you as a broadcaster or company not being registered are interested in information on the current status of the international call of expressions of interest, please contact agency ZEICHENSAELE (see “contact”).
Registration ends Sunday, March 29, 2020, 24:00 h
*Conservative calculation by the network operator Media Broadcast.