Digital radio is more than just a digital audio signal. It is state-of-the-art radio which offers more choice and more variety for its listeners. Additional data services such as texts or visuals are enhancing and accompanying the powerful live radio brands. Broadcasters and receiver manufacturers are working closely together for an optimal presentation on every digital radio device.
A joint working group withing the open digital radio platform inside the Federal ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) developes and maintaines guidelines, to increase the mutual understanding of digital radio between both broadcasters and industry. This work first and foremost focusses on, but is not limited to the German market. Inside these documents requirements for current and upcoming receiver generations are worked out to foster the evolution of a vital and attractive receiver market. All documents are maintained on regular basis and represent guidelines but not ratified standards. Approved and released editions can be found here: