Re: Germany national public radio to cease on DAB
- From: "jamie powell" <jamie_p84@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 23:22:08 +0100
"DAB sounds worse than FM" <dab.is@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:7ke32nF39m8roU1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
"jamie powell" <jamie_p84@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:hbsgpo$1an$1@xxxxxxxxxxx
"DAB sounds worse than FM" <dab.is@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:7kbpmjF37r04hU1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhttp://grantgoddardradioblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/germany-national-public-radio-to-end.html
I'm inconsolable with grief.
Having read the article objectively, it seems that Mr Steul has only made the announcement in order to put the wind up the KEF, after their controversial withdrawl of further funding for DAB. He's playing his hand and hoping they'll back down - if they don't, he'll probably reverse the decision in any event.
Considering that the KEF said that the money withheld from funding DAB+ would be available for other digital radio projects, but that it would not be made available in future for any DAB projects, therefore making it clear that they were opposed to DAB, and that they have political support for their decision from the CDU party, whose media spokesman said that the DAB project was now "dead" in Germany, I would say that the KEF would be very happy with this decision.
As usual, you're completely incapable of seeing the other side of the coin; unable to perceive the sly, self-serving tactics of powerful industry figures and businessmen.