Page Updated:
April 19th, 2014

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Albrecht DAB+
DAB+  Band III  bluetooth

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DR 56 from Albrecht is a DAB/DAB+ adaptor for the car to which smartphones and tablets can be connected by Bluetooth.
(Guide) €116,00 sponsored link

Kenwood DAB+
DAB+  Band III  bluetooth

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DNX525DAB from Kenwood is a DAB/DAB+ and FM Radio with Navigation System, CD player and Bluetooth connectivity. 17.7 cm colour touchscreen. Optimised for VW, SEAT and Skoda.
(Guide) £979.00 sponsored link
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Sony DAB+
DAB+  RNT thumbnail  Band III  bluetooth

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XDR-DS21BT DAB/DAB+ and FM Radio with iPod/iPhone Docking Station and Bluetooth connectivity.
(Guide) £133.09 sponsored link

JVC Car DAB+
DAB+  RNT thumbnail  Band III  L-band  bluetooth

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JVC KD-DB65 DAB/DAB+/DMB Radio, FM, MW and LW car radio with CD and mp3-CD player
Bluetooth with optional KS-BTA100 accessory
Front AUX input
Front USB socket
Interior glass-mount antenna supplied

Grundig
DAB+

DAB  Band III  bluetooth

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Two new cabinet finishes for Grundig's TR2500 DAB+/FM/Bluetooth receivers, one in oak, the other in pastel blue.



Sonoro
DAB+

DAB  Band III  bluetooth

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Two new ranges of DAB+/FM/Bluetooth receivers from Sonoro, one with CD player, the other without. Both versions offer USB and AUX inputs.

Dual Vertical
DAB 101

DAB  Band III

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DAB/DAB+ and FM system with CD player
Manual DAB tuning possible
MicroSD card reader
4Gb Micro SD card included
Mains operation uses supplied external power adaptor and USB cable, which permits recharging of integral Akku
(Pre-Order) €149.99 sponsored link

Dual Pocket
Radio 3

DAB  Band III

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Pocket DAB/DAB+ and FM radio with mp3 player
Manual DAB tuning possible
MicroSD card reader
4Gb Micro SD card included
Mains operation uses supplied external power adaptor and USB cable, which permits recharging of integral Akku
(Pre-Order) €89.99 sponsored link

TechniSat
Go Digit

DAB  Band III

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The TechniSat Go Digit is a portable DAB+ radio
Rechargeable battery allows 6 hours operation
Available February 20th
(Pre-Order) £37.99 sponsored link
Black | White

Sangean DPR-67
DAB  Band III

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The Sangean DPR67 is a portable DAB/DAB+ and FM radio
Captive telescopic antenna
AC operation uses supplied external power adaptor
Battery operation requires four "AA" size batteries
Rechargeable batteries recharged while connected to mains
Available for pre-order
(Vorbestellung) €96,50 sponsored link
Weiß/Gelb | Weiß/Grau
Weiß/Orange | Weiß/Rot | Schwarz

Dual DAB+
DAB  Band III

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The Dual DAB 18 is a portable DAB/DAB+ and FM radio
AC and Battery operation
Available for pre-order
(Vorbestellbar) €89,99 sponsored link

Panasonic DAB+
DAB  Band III

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The Panasonic RF-10EB-K is a portable DAB/DAB+ and FM radio
Battery operation required four size "C" batteries
Available in March
(Pre-order) £59.99 sponsored link

Kenwood DAB+
DAB  Band III

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DAB/DAB+ and FM car radio and CD player
Connection for iPod/iPhone
Front AUX line and USB inputs
(Angabe) €159,00 sponsored link

WRTH 2014

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To be released at the end of January. Available for pre-order...
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Aktive Frequenzweiche Splitter
Band III

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Aktiver Rundfunkverteiler AM/FM-DAB/DAB+ für passive Antennen
Plug and Play bei vielen PKW- Typen
geringer Platzbedarf(ca. 4x4x1 cm)
Anhebung des Signals (Verstärkung ca. 20 dB)
(Guide)
€39,98
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The button below will search for festive DAB price reductions on amazon.co.uk. (Wohnort has noticed that Amazon's widget occasionally produces non-DAB results)
Search for DAB offers: sponsored link
Remember to select FREE DELIVERY to reduce your costs still further.


DAB thumbnail   DAB
("original flavour")
DAB+ thumbnail   DAB+
RNT thumbnail   Radio Numérique Terrestre - DMB-Radio
DMB thumbnail   DMB TV
Not backwards compatible   Not
backwards-compatible

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DAB  Band III

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This little receiver created quite a stir when it went on sale in Switzerland as the Microspot RA318. It's small, light and has quite a sensitive tuner. The signal strength meter is particularly useful as you can manually tune the receiver to a particular frequency and the meter will register any signal even when it is not quite strong enough to decode the ensemble data. This radio is usually in Wohnort's travel bag. The receiver is currently on sale in Australia under the name "mbeat" for just AUD 49.
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AUD 49.00
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DAB thumbnail   Pan-European Specification
To be capable of working anywhere in Europe, a "pan-European" radio needs to be able to receive DAB, DAB+ and DMB-A in Band III and L-band.



Band III thumbnail   Band III
Lband thumbnail   L-band

DMB-TH thumbnail   DMB-TH
IBOC thumbnail   IBOC
(aka HD Radio)
ISDB thumbnail   ISDB-T

 
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3
Stereo
conditional access   3
Stereo
4
Joint
Stereo
3
Joint
St. LSF
3
Mono
3
Mono
LSF
3
Dual
Channel
3
Packet
Data
3
Stream
Data
3
Stereo
AAC
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3
Mono
AAC
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Latest Updates and News   

April 19th
A new service has popped up on Club DAB Italia. R.Capital Music is broadcasting in DAB+.

April 18th
In Switzerland, the first test transmissions for the forthcoming local ensembles have been reported in Geneva. DIG F03 GENEVE has has been reported broadcasting test services in DAB+. Official launch is expected in May followed by Zürich. Before then, the transmissions may be subject to interruptions, periods of reduced power and other odd effects.

April 18th
In Switzerland, the first test transmissions for the forthcoming local ensembles have been reported in Geneva. DIG F03 GENEVE is broadcasting test services in DAB+. Official launch is expected in May followed by Zürich.

April 16th
On Oxfordshire, the service BFBS BRIZENORTON has been relabelled BFBS BrizeNorton.

April 16th
In Switzerland, the second-layer ensemble for the French-speaking region has entered service on Block 10B after several weeks of tests. 15 services are being broadcast in DAB+, of which two are from the public-service broadcaster SRG/SSR.

April 16th
Aberdeen snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the Protection Levels of Northsound 1 and Northsound 2 have been reduced to UEP 3.

April 16th
A new service has popped up on the Danish ensemble DR DAB 2. myROCK is running at 96 kbit/s in Mono. The services NOVA fm, Pop FM, radio100 and The Voice are running at the lower bitrate of 112 kbit/s.

April 13th
On Aberdeen, the service Original 106 that popped up last month has ceased.


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Update History   

April 11th
On London 3, the service Kismat Radio, silent since the beginning of February, is reported to have ceased.

April 11th
Ofcom has published a consultation on proposed changes to its Digital Radio Technical Code and accompanying Guidance Notes.
The proposals would allow for the use of DAB+ on the future "D2" second national commercial multiplex, though this would not be mandatory. The use of DAB+ would initially be limited to 30% of the available capacity.
Ofcom believes competition between services and with other media provides effective self-regulation in matters of sound quality and therefore proposes to remove the minimum bitrate requirement. According to the consultation document, "there is no evidence to suggest dissatisfaction from consumers with the technical quality of content from platforms that are not subject to explicit technical quality standards requirements". Ofcom extrapolates this to mean that there is no need for minimum standards on DAB either.
Ofcom proposes that all DAB/DAB+ broadcasts should use UEP3 or EEP3 as appropriate. Broadcasters may use greater error protection if they wish, but any subsequent reduction in error protection may be subject to consultation. Under Ofcom's proposals, broadcasters would not be permitted to reduce error protection to UEP 4 or 5, but doesn't mention whether services already using those protection levels would be permitted to continue doing so.
Ofcom proposes to dissolve the Memorandum of Understanding that was agreed with broadcasters relating to the introduction of new transmitters. The MoU was designed to ensure that new transmissions did not cause interference to neighbouring ensembles using the same frequency, nor punch unacceptable holes in the coverage of other ensembles in the same area. As the roll-out of DAB continues, more sites will be required and Ofcom proposes a more streamlined approach to the approvals process, details of which are included in an Annex.
Ofcom proposes to advertise the second national commercial multiplex in the second quarter of 2014.

April 9th
Central Scotland snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service RealXS Glasgow has been relabelled XFM.

April 9th
Ayr snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service Real Radio XS has been relabelled XFM.

April 3rd
On the German national ensemble DR Deutschland, the service KISS FM, silent since Tuesday, has now ceased.

April 2nd
Club DAB Italia and EuroDAB Italia snapshots updated.

April 2nd
A new service has popped up on EuroDAB Italia. Radio Orbital is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

April 2nd
Two new services have popped up on the Block 12C ensemble Club DAB Italia. RMALB.IA and * RDS + * are both broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s each. The service Radio Maria is broadcasting at the reduced bitrate of 48 kbit/s and at the lower Protection Level EEP 3-A.

April 1st
On the German national ensemble DR Deutschland, the service KISS FM has fallen silent.

March 31st
In Germany, a new 174m transmitter mast is to be built on the Hühnerberg in Bavaria. The existing mast dates from 1965, is not capable of supporting additional antennas for digital radio and will be demolished tomorrow. Construction of the replacement mast is expected to be completed in September. In the meantime, UKW/FM and TV transmissions will continue from a temporary antenna mounted on a crane. The site will broadcast DAB/DAB+ for the first time, but because of the reduced height of the crane, coverage will improve once the new, taller mast is brought into service.

March 31st
A new service is reported to have popped up on Oxfordshire. BFBS BRIZENORTON is reported to be running at 80 kbit/s.

March 29th
A new ensemble has popped up in Prague on Block 10D. Four services are being broadcast in DAB+.

March 28th
On the second-layer ensemble in Switzerland, SMC_D02, the service SWISSMNTHOLIDAY+ has ceased.

March 27th
On South East Devon, Gold - Sth Devon has been relabelled Smooth SouthWest.

March 26th
On London 2, Jazz FM London has been relabelled Jazz FM.

March 25th
On Sussex Coast, Gold - Sussex has been relabelled Smooth Sussex with a PTy of Easy Listening.

March 25th
On Plymouth, Gold - Plymouth has been relabelled Smooth Plymouth with a PTy of Easy Listening.

March 24th
The BBC is reported to have announced that it will conduct a DAB+ trial later this year.

March 24th
On Essex, Gold - Essex has been relabelled Smooth Essex with a PTy of Easy Listening.

March 24th
On Kent, Gold - Kent has been relabelled Smooth Kent with a PTy of Easy Listening.

March 24th
On Norwich, Gold - Norwich has been relabelled Smooth Norfolk with a PTy of Easy Listening.

March 24th
On South East Wales, Gold - Sth Wales has been relabelled Smooth S Wales with a PTy of Easy Listening.

March 24th
On Bristol, Gold - Bristol has been relabelled Smooth Bristol with a PTy of Easy Listening.

March 24th
In Germany, a new 10 kW transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5C. Ulm-Kuhberg extends coverage of DR Deutschland in and around the city of Ulm, including the important B30 route in the direction of Bodensee and the Autobahn A8 between München and Stuttgart.

March 24th
On HBB & Northants, Gold 4 Counties has been relabelled Smooth 4Counties with a PTy of Easy Listening.

March 24th
On Berks & N Hants, Gold Berks/Hants has been relabelled Smooth BrksHants with a PTy of Easy Listening.

March 19th
A new service has popped up on Aberdeen. Original 106 is running at 64 kbit/s.

March 19th
Snapshots updated of the Netherlands ensembles NPO and DAB+.

March 19th
Tayside snapshot updated. Since the last Snapshot was taken, the Protection Level of BBC RNanGaidheal has dropped from UEP2 to UEP3.

March 19th
Edinburgh snapshot corrected.

March 18th
Denmark's switch from DAB to DAB+, expected in December, is to be postponed. The existing ensembles will continue in "original-flavour" DAB until after a study of market penetration of DAB+ receivers in late 2015. The ensembles DR DAB1 and DR DAB2 had been expected to swap frequencies at the same time and will also be postponed. Instead of being advertised to commercial broadcasters, vacant capacity on DR DAB2 will be used from early 2015 by DR P4 in DAB+. A third, regional layer is to be advertised to commercial broadcasters and will use DAB+. The successful broadcasters will decide whether they operate the mux themselves or appoint a multiplex operator.

March 17th
The UK multiplex operators MuxCo and UTV DAB have invited expressions of interest in making use of capacity for up to 28 days during Ramadan. The ensembles in question are Aberdeen, Bradford & Huddersfield, Central Scotland (covering both Glasgow and Edinburgh), Gloucestershire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire, Mid & West Wales, Stoke on Trent, Surrey (including south London), Swansea and North East Wales & West Cheshire (including Liverpool).

March 13th
In Switzerland, the first tests of the second-layer ensemble for the French-speaking region have been observed in western Switzerland. RMS F02 has been observed on Block 10B with two DAB+ services, RMS Test-1 and RMS Test-2.

March 13th
HBB & Northants snapshot updated.

March 11th
In the Netherlands, a call for tenders has been issued for the operation of a regional ensemble to serve southwest Netherlands, including Goes, Roosendaal, Terneuzen and Vlissingen. The ensemble will operate on Block 9D. Expected to broadcast on the ensemble are Omroep Brabant, Omroep Zeeland, Radio Rijnmond, Puur NL and Radio 8FM.

March 10th
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands national ensemble NPO. NPO 3FM Alternat is running at 64 kbit/s using DAB+.

March 10th
A new service has popped up on HBB & Northants. BOB HomeCounties is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono.

March 10th
Yorkshire snapshot updated.

March 10th
Cambridge, Norwich and Peterborough snapshots updated.

March 6th
Radio Orient is reported to have popped up on the pilot ensemble in Nantes and Saint-Nazaire, GRAM.

March 5th
A new service has popped up on Yorkshire. Radio Yorkshire is running at 112 kbit/s in Joint Stereo.

March 2nd
On Berks & N Hants, the service Reading 107 has been relabelled JACK fm Berks.

March 2nd
In Germany, the media regulator for Baden-Württemberg, the LFK, has extended and expanded the advertisement of capacity on the Land-wide ensemble. Initially, enough capacity for three services was offered. Now, sufficient capacity has become available to allow nine or ten services. The LFK has extended the advertisement to March 28th. Applications already received retain their validity, however applicants have the option to revise their applications should they wish.

March 1st
On Sussex Coast, the service Gaydio has dropped to Mono at 80 kbit/s.

March 1st
In Germany, the magazine Meinungsbarometer Digitaler Rundfunk reports that the BBC wishes to broadcast its external service in German cities in DAB+ and is in discussion with the regional media regulators.

March 1st
In Germany, the multiplex operator in Hessen has announced the bringing into service of a new transmitter on Block 11C. Mainz-Kastel extends and improves coverage of DR HESSEN in Wiesbaden, the Rheingau and the surrounding areas.

February 28th
The BBC has brought three new Block 12B transmitters into service at Hutton, Icomb Hill and Leamington Spa.

February 25th
In Switzerland, Radio SUNSHINE + appears to be in the process of migrating from the Block 7D ensemble SMC_D02 that covers the whole of German-speaking Switzerland to the Block 7A ensemble SMC D03 N-CH that covers only the northern region. The service has popped up on 7A and is currently running in parallel on both ensembles.

February 24th
On BBC National DAB, the packet data service BBC Travel has ceased.

February 24th
On Lancashire, the service Rock has been relabelled Rock FM.

February 23rd
In Italy, a new service is reported to have popped up on the Block 12C ensemble Club DAB Italia. * RDS HD * is described in its DLS as a test for an events channel.

February 22nd
In Germany, egoFM has popped up on the local ensembles for Augsburg, Ingolstadt, München and Nürnberg. The service * Magic Star * has ceased.

February 20th
In Switzerland, the local ensembles for Geneva and Zürich are scheduled to start on May 1st, according to Unikom Radios.

February 20th
Off-topic: In Germany, the city of Stuttgart and the public-service broadcaster SWR have reached agreement on the future of the famous TV Tower. The cost of works to the tower, closed since March 2013 for fire safety reasons, is to be shared between the city and the broadcaster and are expected to allow the tower to reopen to the public in mid-2015.

February 20th
In Germany, the media regulator in Bavaria has awarded capacity on the local ensembles in Augsburg, Ingolstadt, München and Nürnberg to egoFM. The service is expected to pop up shortly.

February 17th
On the Spanish ensemble MF2, the service RADIO ESPAÑA is reported to have been relabelled MELODÍA FM.

February 15th
London 1 snapshot updated.

February 14th
On London 1, the service Retune (formerly LBC 97.3) has ceased.

February 12th
On London 1, LBC 97.3 has been relabelled Retune and is likely to cease soon.

February 11th
The Austrian newspaper "Der Standard" reports that the long-awaited DAB+ tests in Vienna may be postponed yet again. According to the report, the public-service broadcaster ORF has suggested that the trial, most recently scheduled for the summer, may now begin in September, to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the start of radio broadcasting in the country.

February 11th
On London 1, Sunrise Radio is reported to be silent. On London 3, Kismat Radio remains silent.

February 11th
LBC has popped up on D1 National, running at 64 kbit/s in Mono LSF - technically a relabelling of the existing service Birdsong. Snapshot updated.

February 6th
In the Netherlands, the national ensemble on Block 12C, NPO, is reported to have reverted to using its original EId (8001).[cf: January 28th]

February 6th (update)
On London 1, audio is reported to have returned to Sunrise Radio after a period of silence. On London 3, Kismat Radio remains silent.

February 5th
In Germany, media websites such as Radioszene are reporting that nine applications have been received for the three programme slots advertised on the Block 11B ensemble for Baden-Württemberg:-
Donau 3FM
Radio Regenbogen
Antenne 1
Radio 7
Die neue Welle
Hitradio Ohr
VHR Radio (MySchlager)
Die neue 107.7
Radio TON

February 4th
The UK regulator Ofcom has renewed the licences of the South Hampshire and the Swindon and West Wiltshire local ensembles, both held by Now Digital. The new licences expire January 30th, 2023.

February 4th
The Czech multiplex operator RTIcz has brought a new transmitter into Service on Block 10A. Plzen Bory is broadcasting in parallel with the existing transmission on Block LM.

February 4th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Block 11C local ensemble Muenchen. MKR-Kirchenradio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

February 3rd
In Switzerland, BlueSky Radio+ is reported to have ceased on SMC D03 BE-FR and SMC D03 N-CH.

February 1st
London 2 Snapshot updated.

February 1st
On the national ensemble in Germany, DR Deutschland, the service 90elf has ceased. A new packet data service has popped up. ECODyNIS Test is running at 8 kbit/s.

February 1st
In Germany, SCHLAGERPARADIES has popped up on the Block 5C national ensemble DR Deutschland, broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s and ceased on the Block 12D ensemble Bayern.

January 31st
In the Czech Republic, the multiplex operator TELEKO has announced that the Prague station Radio 1 begins broadcasting in DAB+ from February 1st.

January 31st
London 3 Snapshot updated. Following the most recent changes, Fun Kids is running 24/7. There has been a general rise in Protection Levels, with only two services still running at UEP 4.

January 30th
In the Czech Republic, the multiplex operator RTIcz has announced a change to its L-band and Band III Ensemble IDs.

January 30th
In the UK, LBC has announced that it will be available nationally on DAB from February 11th.

January 28th
In Norway, a new service has popped up on the national ensemble Norge Riks. NRK P13 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s.

January 28th
In the Netherlands, the national ensemble on Block 12C, NPO, is reported to be using a new EId (8099).

January 26th
In Norway, a new service has popped up on the national ensemble Norge Riks. P6 Rock is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

January 25th
London 3 is now a completely mono ensemble. Gaydio has dropped to 80 kbit/s. Kismat Radio is broadcasting at the reduced bitrate of 64 kbit/s.

January 25th
On the Spanish ensemble FU-E, the Service VOCENTO, broadcasting Rock FM, has been relabelled Rockfm. On MF-II, the Service PUNTO RADIO (or ABC Audio, depending on whether you receiver displays the Component Label or the Service Label) has been relabelled Cadena100.

January 25th
On London 3, the service The Arrow - Rock is reported to be running at the reduced bitrate of 64 kbit/s.

January 25th
The Service Panjab Radio is reported to have completed its migration from London 2 to London 3. On London 3, the services Colourful, Desi Radio and Rainbow Radio have also ceased.

January 23rd
The Service Panjab Radio is reported to have popped up on London 2 and is expected to cease on London 3 shortly.

January 18th
Eklipse Sports Radio has announced that it will launch in Central Scotland in February.

January 14th
The BBC has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 12B. Penicuik improves coverage of BBC National DAB in the town and the surrounding areas.

January 13th
On the Spanish ensemble MF2, the Service labelled RADIO ESPAÑA is reported to be broadcasting the audio of Melodia FM instead of the previous Onda Melodia.

January 11th
In Baden-Württemberg, a new Service has popped up SWR BW. SWR - CMT Radio is broadcasting from the CMT travel fair in Stuttgart until January 18th.

January 10th
Essex Snapshot updated.

January 10th
Snapshots of the Swedish ensembles SR RIKS DAB and Teracom Test updated.

January 10th
On the pilot local ensemble in Denmark, NivaaDAB, Radio FLR has ended 24-hour broadcasting and its separate service has ceased. The station continues to share with other broadcasters the FM frequency 98.2 MHz, the output of which is broadcast in parallel on the DAB service 10FM/Country/FLR.

January 8th
Snapshot added of the new Block 6B Warsaw ensemble Polskie Radio.

January 7th
Snapshot of the Block 11D Budapest ensemble Mux A updated.

January 7th
The UK regulator Ofcom has granted permission for the service KERRANG! to be removed from Aberdeen.

January 1st
N. Ireland snapshot updated.

January 1st
On D1 National, the service Jazz FM has been relabelled Birdsong. Snapshot updated.

December 23rd
In Germany, the regulator in Bayern, the BLM, has advertised capacity on the local ensembles in Augsburg, Ingolstadt, München and Nürnberg. On offer are 60 CU for a youth-oriented service. Closing date for applications is January 13th 2014.

December 22nd
In Italy, the multiplex operator in Südtirol (Alto Adige), RAS, has announced that its transmitter building programme will continue next year with 10 new sites planned.

December 20th
The UK government is to provide new funding to the regulator Ofcom to build on the work of the recent Brighton low-power pilot. The transmissions used software-based coding and multiplexing solutions to operate an ensemble in the town and are seen as a potential enabling route for smaller radio stations to go digital. Similar solutions have been trialled successfully in Norway and Denmark and have already been licensed to go on air in Switzerland next year. The government's announcement is contained in a little-reported paragraph of the minister's speech on December 16th.

December 20th
In the Netherlands, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Hoogersmilde extends coverage of NPO in and around Drenthe.

December 19th
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Monte Cosce extends coverage of Club DAB Italia to the north of Rome.

December 19th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster for Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen, MDR, has announced that three new sites will be brought into service next month, one in each Land. Schöneck (Sachsen), Gera (Thüringen) und Schneidlingen (Sachsen-Anhalt) will bring indoor coverage in the region to 66% of the population and outdoor coverage to 83%.

December 19th
Snapshot of Wolv'ton & Shrop updated. Addition of Radio XL.

December 19th
Snapshots added of the new local ensembles Hereford-Worcs and Surrey-NSussex.

December 18th
The Czech multiplex operator RTI cz has announced that it has been allocated Block 10A to broadcast in the Pilsen area and will make a further announcement when transmissions are due to begin.

December 18th
The BBC has brought into service two new transmitters on Block 12B. Farthinghoe improves coverage of BBC National DAB in Banbury, Brackley and the surrounding areas. Northampton improves coverage in Northampton and surrounding areas. The two new sites follow on from Basingstoke, which was brought into service a couple of weeks ago.

December 16th
The UK government has announced that a second national commercial ensemble will be advertised "early next year". The BBC will continue to build out its national ensemble to cover 97.3% of the UK population by the end of 2015. Arqiva will extend the coverage of the national commercial ensemble to match Classic FM's analogue coverage by the end of 2016. The BBC, commercial radio and government will jointly fund the extension of local DAB coverage to "near commercial FM equivalence" by the end of 2016. The government has declined to set a switch-off date for FM radio, stating that digital listenership needs to be 50% or greater and that DAB coverage should match FM reception for the stations that will need to switch.

December 14th
The regulator in France, the CSA, has announced that June 20th 2014 is to be the launch date for the regular service of digital radio in Marseille, Nice and Paris.

December 13th
In Italy, Die Antenne has popped up on the Block 13A ensemble DABMEDIA in Südtirol (Alto Adige).

December 9th
Snapshots added of the new Swiss regional ensembles SMC D03 BE-FR and SMC D03 O-CH. Snapshots of SRG SSR D01, SRG SSR F01 and SRG SSR R01 updated.

December 8th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH updated.

December 8th
On the Block 11B ensemble Humberside, the services Gold and Lincs FM 102.2 have ceased.

December 5th
Jazz FM London has popped up on London 2, running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. Snapshot updated.

December 3rd
In Switzerland, the new regional ensemble for Bern, Freiburg and Solothurn has popped up on Block 8B. These are test transmissions and may be subject to interruptions and periods of reduced power. Official service date is January 1st.

December 3rd
In Switzerland, the new regional ensemble for Ostschweiz has popped up on Block 9D. These are test transmissions and may be subject to interruptions and periods of reduced power. Official service date is January 1st.

December 3rd
Test transmissions for the forthcoming local ensemble have popped up on Block 10C in Surrey.

November 26th
Snapshots updated of the German ensembles Bayern and BR Bayern.

November 24th
Snapshots updated of the German local ensembles Augsburg, Ingolstadt and Nuernberg and the test ensemble in Erlangen LIKE_IIS.

November 22nd
Snapshots of the German ensembles Berlin/BRBG 7B, DR Berlin rbb K7, SACHSEN, S-ANHALT, THUERINGEN and K12 THUERINGEN updated.

November 22nd
Snapshots of the Italian national ensembles Club DAB Italia, DAB+ RAI and EuroDAB Italia updated.

November 22nd
Snapshot of the Norwegian regional ensemble Hedmark/Oppland updated.

November 20th
Snapshot added of the new Block 12D Trentino ensemble DAB+ TAA DIG.

November 20th
Snapshot of the Trentino ensemble MUX DAB+ TAA updated. Since the last snapshot was taken in May 2013, the ensemble has migrated from Block 12A to 12B.

November 19th
Snapshots updated of the Norwegian regional ensembles Oslo/Akers/Østfo and Østafjells.

November 19th
Snapshot added of the new Norwegian regional commercial ensemble, Oslo/Akershus. Snapshot of the Block 8C DMB ensemble MiniTV1 updated.

November 18th
MuxCo, the operator of the Herefordshire & Worcestershire local ensemble, has announced that it is planning to launch the multiplex officially on December 6th.

November 18th
In Oslo, the Block 11C DMB ensemble MiniTV2 has ceased. The Block 8C ensemble MiniTV1 is still broadcasting.

November 11th
In Germany, three new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 11D. Landshut, Hochberg/Traunstein and Ulm extend and improve coverage of the ensemble BR Bayern.

November 5th
The UK regulator Ofcom has granted a 12-year extension for the Dundee & Perth local DAB licence to Bauer Digital Radio Limited. The new licence expires on October 8th 2026.

November 2nd
The regulator in France, the CSA, has issued authorisations for fourteen ensembles in France. These are licensed as a normal public service, as opposed to all the test transmissions and pilots that have taken place previously. There are 6 authorisations for Paris, 4 in Marseilles and 4 in Nice.

November 1st
Test transmissions are reported to have begun from the forthcoming local DAB ensemble for Herefordshire & Worcestershire.

November 1st
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11A. Kirchweiler-Schartenberg extends coverage of DRS RP in the Vulkaneifel region of Rheinland-Pfalz.

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