3.10 The decline in demand for analogue and DAB radio sets has already resulted in large radio manufacturers and retailer-owned brands reducing their range of DAB models in the UK. They are finding it increasingly difficult to compete with smart speakers which, according to Futuresource, out-sold digital radios in 2019 by a ratio of nearly 5:1.[footnote 74] Connected devices are likely to continue to displace radio sets in retail. From the discussions with manufacturers and retailers which took place during the Review, the decline in DAB device sales does not appear to be driven by any single factor; rather it is the result of a convergence of a number of trends and changes in consumer behaviours
From a policy paper 21 Oct 2021from the Dept for Digital,Culture,Media and Sport.
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