Project title: Research on the FM and AM radio market
Client: Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
Publication date: September 2008
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Introduction:

This report contains Stratix research on the market situation and business models in commercial FM/AM-radio in the Netherlands. Currently almost all distribution of FM and AM radio is analogue, although there has already been some experimentation with digital transmission on a small scale.

The process of digitalisation is prone to large technological uncertainty. Although digitalisation provides many new possibilities for radio distribution, the current radio offer in the analogue FM- and AM-band is still very important to consumers.

The Dutch Ministry of economic affairs is in preparation of the radio frequency licensing, which is planned for 2009. Therefore it requires better insight in the market for commercial FM/AM radio and the possible business models that could be pursued by candidates for licenses. The year 2009 has been selected for licensing in order to give current and future holders of licenses more than enough time to anticipate to the re-allocation of radio frequencies.

The results of the research will be applied by the Ministry of economic affairs in the design for this license allocation.

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