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Audio solutions company buys iBiquity for $172 million

DTS announced that it will acquire iBiquity for a price of about $172 million. iBiquity is the exclusive developer and licensor of HD Radio technology, while DTS is a provider of high-definition audio solutions. Bob Struble, president and CEO of iBiquity, will continue to lead the HD Radio business following the acquisition. The deal is expected to close later this year. Continue Reading

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Subaru makes HD receivers standard for all models

Today, iBiquity announced that car manufacturer Subaru will make HD radio receivers standard across its range of vehicles. Subaru cars with the technology are currently available at dealerships nationwide. The manufacturer joins Bentley, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Rolls Royce, Scion, Tesla, and Volvo in making HR receivers standard. As of the 2016 collection, more than 200 car models across manufacturers will have HD capability. Continue Reading

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Radio Disney programming joins HD radio thanks to iBiquity deal

Radio Disney has entered a partnership with iBiquity Digital to have its programming appear on up to 60 of its high-definition digital stations through the HD Radio Ad Network. Billboard reported that iBiquity’s pitch to Radio Disney focused on the audience of “kids in cars with moms” as the HD radio receivers appear in more new car makes. Continue Reading

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New tech syncs up digital and analog radio signals

One of the top criticisms of HD radio is gaps in coverage. A new development from Belar Electronics could help create a better experience for listeners in areas where coverage is less robust by eliminating the delay between digital and analog signals. This should allow seamless switching between the two with no noticeable gap in locations where HD signal is weaker or unreliable. Continue Reading