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Media and socio-cultural communication

Publication Details

O'Neill, B., M. Ala-Fossi, et al., Eds. (2010). Digital Radio in Europe: Technologies, Industries and Cultures. Bristol, Intellect Books.


Eureka 147 was, as we have argued throughout this volume, a European technology designed within the very particular context of European public service broadcasting (see also Rudin 2006; O'Neill 2009). At the same time, the consortitum behind DAB technology had the ambition that Eureka 147 would become the world standard for digital radio. DAB was indeed the first such technological system to achieve standardisation at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and be recommended as a global standard for digital terrestrial sound broadcasting by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).