2017 FM Switch Off in Norway

Ministry of Culture of Norway has announced a national FM-switch off, beginning 11 January 2017 to complete the transition to digital radio.

Norway will be 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.

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.
— Thor Gjermund Eriksen, head of NRK

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.

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