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January 26th, 2015

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DAB+ thumbnail   DAB+
RNT thumbnail   Radio Numérique Terrestre - DMB-Radio
DMB thumbnail   DMB TV
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DAB  Band III

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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.



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Lband thumbnail   L-band

DMB-TH thumbnail   DMB-TH
IBOC thumbnail   IBOC
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ISDB thumbnail   ISDB-T

 
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Latest Updates and News   

January 26th
Coventry snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the bitrate of Capital has increased to 128 kbit/s. Heart has been relabelled Heart West Mids.

January 26th
Birmingham snapshot updated. Addition of KISSTORY and Absolute Rad 90s. Cessation of The Hits and Kerrang!.

January 26th
Snapshots of the Spanish ensembles FU-E, MF1 and MF2 updated.

January 26th
In Denmark, the regulator has suspended the process of advertising a layer of regional multiplexes after becoming aware that a number of licences had already been issued using the frequencies proposed for the new ensembles. In particular, licences had been issued to hospitals for telemetry leading to the possibility of interference when the new DAB services started. The regulator has begun an investigation, which it expects to complete within one to two weeks.

January 24th
Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of Clyde 3. Cessation of The Hits.

January 24th
Edinburgh snapshot updated. Addition of Forth 3. Cessation of The Hits.


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Update History   

January 22nd
In France, the regulator has published its report on the future evolution of digital radio. It identifies priority areas for licensing such as Nantes and Lyon, where trials have already been conducted successfully, border areas such as Lille and Strasbourg where FM frequencies are scarce and areas with limited analogue offerings.

January 22nd
On the local ensembles Swindon and West Wiltshire, the service KISS is expected to cease overnight on January 30th/31st. In the meantime, the service has been relabelled Kiss - retune.

January 22nd
The website Digitalradio Österreich has published a map showing the predicted coverage of the test transmissions in Vienna, expected to begin in April.

January 21st
Malta snapshots updated and previous snapshots corrected. In as much as an Ensemble is its EId, then the ensemble that was on Block 6C Digi B 2 when the last snapshots were taken has migrated to Block 12A and a new ensemble Digi B 3 is transmitting on Block 6C. The regulator in Malta renewed Digi B Network's licences last year, with the exception of the L-band frequency. The new expiry date is 22nd March 2022.

January 21st
The Malaysian regulator, the MCMC, has invited tenders to provide consultancy services on digital sound broadcasting and development for the future. The tender document requires payment of a fee of RM 300, and the closing date is February 2nd 2015.

January 20th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR, covering Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Niedersachsen, has shut down its medium-wave transmitters. Flensburg (702kHz), Hamburg-Moorfleet (972 kHz), Hannover (828 kHz) and Lingen (792 kHz) ceased transmissions on January 13th. Elsewhere in Germany, SWR, MDR, HR, RBB and Radio Bremen have already ended their medium-wave broadcasts.

January 20th
The UK regulator Ofcom has approved the separation of the areas covered by the ensemble HBB & Northants. The current ensemble will continue as Herts Beds Bucks and will be transmitted on Block 10D only. A new ensemble, expected to be labelled Northamptonshire, will be transmitted on Block 10C. On each ensemble, the BBC service for the other area will be removed. On Northamptonshire, Heart Northants and Smooth Northants will replace the current 4 Counties versions, whose SIds will continue to be broadcast for an interim period with "Please Retune" labels. A temporary audio service Engineer is expected to be broadcast on both ensembles and carry a looped announcement describing the changes.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Sheffield. Hallam 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Leeds. Aire 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Tayside. Tay 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Teesside. TFM 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Tyne & Wear. Metro Radio 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased. METRO has been relabelled Metro Radio.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Lancashire. Rock FM 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Liverpool. Radio City 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Manchester. Key 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased. KEY103Manchester has been relabelled Key 103. Snapshot updated.

January 18th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster MDR has announced that its transmitters will switch to Block 6B on January 28th. Halle/Petersberg, Kapaunberg and Schneidlingen currently operate on Block 11C. Brocken, Kulpenberg (S-A) and Wittenberg will switch from Block 12C. As in Sachsen and Thueringen, the resulting network is likely to have a new EId and Ensemble Label.

January 17th
Snapshots of the German ensemble NDR HH and NDR MV updated.

January 17th
Snapshot of the German ensemble S-ANHALT updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the data service MDR BWS has ceased.

January 17th
Snapshot of the German ensemble MDR THUERINGEN updated. Technically, it could be considered to be a new ensemble, since it has a new EId and a new label, compared with the transmissions on Block 7B. Since the move to Block 8B, the data service MDR BWS has ceased.

January 17th
Snapshot of the German ensemble MDR SACHSEN updated. Technically, it could be considered to be a new ensemble, since it has a new EId and a new label, compared with the transmissions on Blocks 6C/8D/9C. Since the move to Block 9A, the data service MDR BWS has ceased and the audio service MDRSACHSEN EXTRA is running at the higher bitrate of 88 kbit/s.

January 15th
Czech snapshots updated.

January 13th
On the French ensemble RNT Paris 5, the service Radio ALFA is reported to have switched from DMB-Radio to DAB+.

January 13th
In Switzerland, on-air dates for the next minimuxes have slipped again, with June 2015 being quoted for Aarau, Bern, Lugano and Oberwallis.

January 12th
In Poland, the public-service broadcaster is planning new services to launch on DAB+ during 2015. Polskie Radio Dla Seniorów aimed at senior citizens and Polskie Radio Edukacyjne, a popular science radio for young people. Radio Mercury will broadcast documentaries, sports, journalism, music, entertainment and culture. The regional services Radio Gdańsk, Radio Kielce and Radio Kraków are expected to appear on DAB+ during the year.

January 12th
Snapshots of the German ensembles Berlin/BRBG 7B and DR Berlin rbb 7D updated.

January 12th
Snapshot of the Swiss ensemble SMC D02 corrected.

January 12th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR updated. Addition of an MOT service TEST_SOHARD_SMC running as packet data at 8 kbit/s. Addition of a DAB+ audio service TEST32 running at 64 kbit/s.

January 12th
Snapshot added of the North Baden-Württemberg ensemble SWR BW N. Snapshots updated of the ensembles SWR BW S and DRS BW.

January 12th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH updated. Addition of a TPEG service TEST_V-Traffic running as packet data at 16 kbit/s.

January 9th
Sussex Coast snapshot updated. Addition of KISSTORY and heat radio.

January 9th
On the Czech ensemble RTI cz DAB, the service SeeJay Radio has ceased.

January 9th
The UK government has published a Framework Agreement between the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, the BBC, Commercial local DAB multiplex operators, Arqiva and Ofcom on the expansion of the local DAB network 2015-16. The programme of work to build out the local DAB network is scheduled to begin in March 2015 and, when completed, will extend local DAB coverage from around 72% of homes at present to circa 90% of UK households by late 2016.
Among the measures outlines in the Agreement, a new local ensemble for Suffolk on Block 10C is planned and the following frequency changes are expected elsewhere:-
  • Humberside from Block 11B to 10D
  • Liverpool from Block 11B to 10C
  • Manchester from Block 11C to 12C
  • Norwich from Block 11B to 10B
  • Plymouth from Block 12A to 12D
  • Sussex Coast expanded to cover the whole county and migrating from Block 11B to 10B
  • West Wiltshire from Block 12D to 10D

January 7th
On London 1 the service MAGIC has been relabelled Magic London.

January 7th
HBB & Northants snapshot updated.

January 7th
On D1 National, the service Magic has been relabelled Magic UK. Snapshot updated.

January 7th
Edinburgh and Glasgow snapshots updated. Addition of KISSTORY and Absolute C Rock.

January 6th
London snapshots updated.

January 6th
Essex snapshot updated.

January 6th
Cambridge snapshot updated. Addition of KISSTORY and heat radio.

January 6th
Norwich snapshot updated. Addition of KISSTORY and heat radio.

January 6th
Peterborough snapshot updated.

January 6th
Leicestershire snapshot updated. Addition of Smooth Radio at 80 kbit/s.

January 6th
Nottinghamshire snapshot updated. Addition of KISSTORY and heat radio. The service Smooth Radio has dropped to Mono at 80 kbit/s.

January 6th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Cessation of Pulse Xmas.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Sheffield. The service Sth York's Magic has been relabelled Hallam 2. The services Absolute C Rock and Absolute Rad 60s have ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Leeds. The service Magic 828WYorks has been relabelled Aire 2. The service Absolute Rad 60s has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Humberside. The service Magic has been relabelled Viking 2. The service Absolute Rad 60s has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Liverpool. Magic Liverpool has been relabelled Radio City 2. Absolute Rad 60s and Absolute C Rock have ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
On Tyne & Wear, the service METRO, which was briefly Metro Radio 2 earlier today, is back to METRO. The service MAGIC has been relabelled Metro Radio 2.

January 5th
On the Danish national ensemble DR DAB1, DR Ramasj./Ultra is broadcasting a looped announcement announcing the closure of the service.

January 5th
On London 2, LBC News 1152 has been relabelled LBC London News.

January 5th
On London 3, Absolute Rad 60s has ceased.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Teesside. Magic Teesside has been relabelled TFM 2. Absolute 60s has ceased.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Tyne & Wear. METRO has been relabelled Metro Radio 2. Absolute 60s has ceased. The service MAGIC remains.

January 5th
On Tyne & Wear, METRO has been relabelled Metro Radio 2. The service MAGIC remains.

January 5th
Absolute C Rock and KISSTORY are reported to have popped up on Inverness.

January 5th
KISSTORY is reported to have popped up on Birmingham. The Hits is reported to have ceased.

January 5th
On Edinburgh, FORTH 2 is reported to have been relabelled Forth 2.

January 5th
Absolute Radio has popped up on London 1, broadcasting at 112 kbit/s in Joint Stereo. KISS and MAGIC are broadcasting at the lower bitrate of 112 kbit/s each. The Hits has ceased.

January 5th
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Magic is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in Mono. Absolute Radio has dropped from 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo to 80 kbit/s Mono. Absolute R 80s is running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s. Absolute Rad 90s has ceased. These latest changes mean that only two of the fourteen audio services on the UK's national commercial multiplex broadcast in Stereo. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
On Manchester, the service MAGIC Manchester has been relabelled Key 2. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Lancashire. The service Magic has been relabelled Rock FM 2. The service Absolute Rad 60s has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 4th
Absolute C Rock and KISSTORY are reported to have popped up at 64 kbit/s each on N. Ireland.

January 4th
heat radio is reported to have popped up at 80 kbit/s on Cambridge, Kent, Norwich, Nottinghamshire and Sussex Coast.

January 4th
KISSTORY is reported to have popped up at 64 kbit/s on Cambridge, Kent, Norwich, Nottinghamshire, Stoke & Stafford, Sussex Coast and Swansea SW Wales.

January 2nd
NE Wales W Chesh and Stoke & Stafford snapshots updated.

January 2nd
In Poland, new ensembles have popped up in four cities:-
  • Gdańsk/Chwaszczyno - Block 10D
  • Kielce/Targowa - Block 11C
  • Kraków/Chorągwica - Block 12D
  • Poznań/Śrem & Poznań/Piątkowo - Block 12A SFN
The ensembles broadcast the national services of Polish Radio - Jedynka, Dwójka, Trójka and Czwórka – and Polskie Radio 24, Radio Rytm, the External Service and the regional service PR.

January 2nd
DAB+ transmissions have appeared in Spain. On the national ensemble MF2, a parallel service of Radio Maria has appeared in DAB+ alongside an existing version in "original-flavour" DAB. The DAB+ version is reported to be broadcasting at 64 kbit/s.

January 1st
On the German Block 11D ensemble Radio fuer NRW, the service RADIO IMPALA has ceased.

January 1st
On the German Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN, the service Radio Impala is reported to have ceased.

January 1st
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the DAB+ test transmissions have ended. The service Fun Kids+ has ceased.

January 1st
On the local ensembles Bradfrd&Huddersf, Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales respectively, the services Pulse Xmas, Signal Xmas and Wave Xmas have ceased.

December 30th
On the Block 12D ensemble Bayern, the services ANTENNE Top 40 and ANTENNE Info have ceased.

December 27th
On D1 National, Smooth Xmas has been relabelled Smooth Extra. Snapshot updated.

December 24th
In Italy, the regulator has agreed the frequencies to be used in the next regions to be rolled out. The announcement confirms that Blocks 12A, 12B and 12C will be used by the national ensembles in those regions. In Valle d’Aosta, Block 12D is allocated to a future regional ensemble. Torino & Cuneo is allocated Blocks 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D and Block 12D. Similarly, Umbria is allocated Blocks 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D and Block 12D.

December 23rd
Three new transmitters were brought into service recently by Digital One, the UK's national commercial ensemble. Saddleworth and Sunderland Hendon, on Block 11D, covering the north east of Manchester and the south of Sunderland respectively. Redmoss on Block 12A improves coverage to the south of Aberdeen.

December 23rd
In Germany, ANTENNE Top 40 and ANTENNE Info are to cease at the end of the year, reducing Antenne Bayern's presence on DAB+ from four services to two.

December 22nd
In France, the regulator has authorised the service France Maghreb 2 to use DAB+ in Paris, Marseille and Nice instead of DMB-Radio (aka DMB-A).

December 22nd
The UK regulator is to develop plans for the implementation and licensing of Minimuxes (small-scale DAB). A low-power trial was run in Brighton during the Autumn of 2012 that demonstrated the feasibility of using software-defined solutions for coding and multiplexing. Ofcom is currently consulting on its plans and intends to invite applications for further trials in Spring 2015, with transmissions beginning in the Summer. Ofcom will report to government in mid-2016 at the conclusion of the trials and make recommendations on a licensing framework.

December 22nd
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Block 12D ensemble Bayern. Kultradio is broadcasting at 72 kbit/s in DAB+.

December 22nd
A new L-band transmitter has been brought into service in the Czech Republic. Strahov (Eugene Rošického stadium) on Block LD extends coverage of the ensemble RTI cz DAB to Prague.

December 19th
In Germany, the Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) has brought four new transmitters into service on Block 11D. Alzenau, Amberg, Deggendorf and Hohenpeißenberg extend and improve coverage of BR Bayern in various parts of Bavaria. Twelve further sites are planned for 2015. On January 28th, the last remaining services the BR broadcasts in "original-flavour" DAB will switch to DAB+. This will enable a rearrangement of the capacity the BR uses across its own ensemble and the Block 12D ensemble Bayern. A new service, BR Heimat, will be launched on February 2nd.

December 19th
Snapshot added of the new local ensemble North Yorkshire.

December 19th
Bradfrd&Huddersf, Leeds and Sheffield snapshots updated.

December 19th
A new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10B. Stanton Moor extends coverage of the local ensemble Derbyshire in the north of the county, including Matlock and Bakewell.

December 18th
The UK regulator has approved new services to run on local ensembles from January:
EdinburghForth 3January 5th
GlasgowClyde 3January 19th
HumbersideViking 3January 19th
InvernessMFR 3January 19th
LancashireRock 3January 19th
LeedsAire 3January 19th
LiverpoolCity 3January 19th
ManchesterKey 3January 5th
SheffieldHallam 3January 19th
TaysideTay 3January 19th
TeessideTFM 3January 19th
Tyne & WearMetro 3January 19th
Bauer proposes to launch Kisstory on 20 local ensembles in early January, replacing The Hits where applicable.

December 18th
In France, six months after the launch of services in Paris, Marseille and Nice, the regulator has launched a consultation into the evolution of the different modes of radio transmission and the future role of digital radio.

December 17th
The new local ensemble for North Yorkshire has entered service with BBC Radio York, More Minster and Stray FM on board. There now remains only one local ensemble still to launch from the batch that were awarded between June 2007 and July 2008. Lincolnshire is currently expected to launch in June/July 2015 following closure of the Yorkshire regional ensemble.

December 16th
In Germany, the media regulator for Hessen has granted capacity for the service Mega Radio to broadcast in DAB+ on the Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN.

December 16th
Glasgow and N. Ireland snapshots updated. Addition of Absolute Rad 90s.

December 14th
On Bournemouth, the service KISS Bournemouth is reported to have ceased.

December 13th
Absolute Rad 90s has popped up on Teesside and Tyne & Wear, replacing Kerrang!.

December 13th
Absolute Rad 90s is reported to have popped up on Tayside.

December 13th
The Emergency Warning Functionality built into DAB has been tested successfully in Bavaria as part of an exercise by the authorities to simulate emergency scenarios. An alarm signal from the command centre is injected into the digital radio signal and receivers switch to the emergency message. Receivers that happen to be in standby mode should awaken and switch automatically to the emergency message.

December 13th
On London 2, the service Voice of Russia has been relabelled Radio Sputnik.

December 13th
Absolute Rad 90s has popped up on Birmingham, replacing Kerrang!.

December 13th
On Bradfrd&Huddersf, the services heat radio and Panjab Radio are reported to have ceased.

December 13th
Heat, Abs 60s, Abs 90s and Abs 00s are reported to have popped up on Inverness.

December 13th
The BBC has announced new transmitters brought into service recently on Block 12B, extending coverage of BBC National DAB:
  • Saddleworth - Mossley, Uppermill and Delph
  • Brecon VHF - Brecon
  • Lyme Regis - Lyme Regis
  • Budleigh Salterton - Budleigh Salterton, East Budleigh and Colaton Raleigh
  • Samuel Vale House - Coventry city centre
  • St Just - St Just
  • Ashburton - Ashburton and Buckfastleigh
  • Romaldkirk - Barnard Castle and surrounding areas in the Teesdale Valley
  • Burnham - Burnham villages in North Norfolk
  • Braintree - Braintree and surrounding area
  • Wells-next-the-Sea - in the town and surrounding areas of North Norfolk
  • Clun - Clun, Bishop’s Castle and Craven Arms.

December 12th
In London, the service Kerrang! has migrated from London 1 to London 2, where it is running at 64 kbit/s at half-rate sampling. New services have popped up on London 1. Absolute Rad 90s is running at 80 kbit/s. KISS FRESH and KISSTORY are each running at 64 kbit/s with half-rate sampling. On London 2, Absolute Rad 00s is reported to have ceased.

December 12th
Absolute Rad 90s has popped up on Lancashire, Liverpool and Manchester, replacing Kerrang!. Snapshots updated.

December 12th
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is now served by a local DAB ensemble. North West Wales launched today with six audio services on board and operating as an MFN, using Block 10D from Arfon and 12D from Conwy. Snapshot added.

December 11th
Test transmissions have been reported in North Yorkshire, in preparation for the forthcoming new local ensemble.

December 11th
In Austria, the public-service broadcaster ORF has announced its intention to participate in DAB+ trials in Vienna in 2015, including exclusive new content. A service aimed at the 14-24 age group will broadcast alongside existing services Ö3 and FM4. For the additional service to continue on a permanent basis, a legal mandate would first be required. Austria is one of the last bastions of analogue-only radio broadcasting in Western Europe, while neighbouring Switzerland is already planning FM switch-off.

December 5th
Derbyshire snapshot updated.

December 10th
In Germany, the media regulator in Baden-Württemberg has awarded capacity on the Block 11B ensemble to Radio Paradiso. With this latest award, all of the available capacity for commercial radio is now allocated.

December 8th
In Germany, new transmitters are to be brought into service on Block 5C on December 11th. Oschatz and Sieglitzberg will transmit DR Deutschland with 10 kW ERP, while Jena will operate at 5 kW ERP. Further transmitters at Brocken and Wittenberg are scheduled to follow on January 31st 2015.

December 8th
On the Block 11B ensemble in Baden-Württemberg, SWR4 has switched from being the Land-wide service to being the regional variant for Stuttgart.

December 8th
In Germany, regional versions of the service SWR4 have popped up on the two ensembles in Baden-Württemberg. On Block 8D in the south, versions for Freiburg, Friedrichshafen, Tübingen and Ulm are now available. On Block 9D in the north, versions for Heilbronn, Karlsruhe, Mannheim and Ulm are transmitted. The Ulm variant is thus on both ensembles. All of the variants are reported to be broadcasting at 120 kbit/s in DAB+.

December 8th
In Germany, a test ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 12A in Kaiserslautern. Operated by the University of Applied Science (FH) of Kaiserslautern, Radio EIT is reported to be broadcasting two services, one in DAB+ and the other in "original-flavour" DAB.

December 6th
In Switzerland, the timetable for the rollout of local ensembles has been revised. The next area to come on air is now scheduled to be Bern in April 2015.

December 6th
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Blocks 10B and 10D in Südtirol (Alto Adige), extending coverage of the ensembles RAS 1-DAB and RAS2-DAB in Abtei.

December 3rd
In Norway, another of the government's criteria for switching off FM in 2017 has been met with DAB now accounting for more than 50% of radio listening. In Sweden and Switzerland, roadmaps have been published for FM switch-off, in 2022 and 2024 respectively.

December 3rd
A new service has popped up on Somerset. Pulse is running at 64 kbit/s in Mono LSF.

December 2nd
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Blocks 10B and 10D in Südtirol (Alto Adige). St. Gertraud extends coverage of the ensembles RAS 1-DAB and RAS2-DAB along the entire Ultental.

December 2nd
Updated timetable for the forthcoming frequency changes to the ensemble THUERINGEN
SiteCurrentFutureMigration
Gera7B8B10.12.2014
Inselsberg9C8B11.12.2014
Jena12B8B10.12.2014
Kickelhahn12B8B11.12.2014
Sieglitzberg12B8B10.12.2014
Suhl12B8B11.12.2014
Weimar9C8B11.12.2014
K12 THUERINGEN will cease as a separate ensemble.

December 1st
Update:Pulse Radio is to be added to the local ensemble Somerset from December 3rd. The service is expected to broadcast at 64 kbit/s at half-rate sampling. The service will be similar to The Pulse 104.4 on FM, although advertising will be split.

December 1st
On the Block 11B ensemble DRS BW in Baden-Württemberg, nine new services have popped up in addition to the one that appeared at midnight:- DIE NEUE 107.7, Radio VHR, Radio ParadisoBW, baden.fm, RADIO REGENBOGEN, HITRADIO OHR, die neue welle, RadioTon and DONAU3FM. All are broadcasting in DAB+.

December 1st
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Addition of Signal Xmas.

December 1st
On the Block 11B ensemble DRS BW in Baden-Württemberg, the services SWR1 BW, SWR2, SWR3, DAS DING and SWRinfo are reported to have ceased. The regional service SWR4 BW remains. The public-service broadcaster SWR is extending the coverage of its own ensemble DRS BW on Blocks 8D and 9D and the coverage of its services on DAB is expected soon to exceed that available hitherto. The private-sector service LiveRadio is reported to have ceased also. A new service has popped up. RADIO7 is reported to be broadcasting at 72 kbit/s in DAB+.

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