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.
Glasgow and N. Ireland snapshots updated. Addition of Absolute Rad 90s.
On Bournemouth, the service KISS Bournemouth is reported to have ceased.
Absolute Rad 90s has popped up on Teesside and Tyne & Wear, replacing Kerrang!.
Absolute Rad 90s is reported to have popped up on Tayside.
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.
On London 2, the service Voice of Russia has been relabelled Radio Sputnik.
Absolute Rad 90s has popped up on Birmingham, replacing Kerrang!.
On Bradfrd&Huddersf, the services heat radio and Panjab Radio are reported to have ceased.
Heat, Abs 60s, Abs 90s and Abs 00s are reported to have popped up on Inverness.
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.
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.
Absolute Rad 90s has popped up on Lancashire, Liverpool and Manchester, replacing Kerrang!. Snapshots updated.
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.
Test transmissions have been reported in North Yorkshire, in preparation for the forthcoming new local ensemble.
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.
Derbyshire snapshot updated.
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.
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.
On the Block 11B ensemble in Baden-Württemberg, SWR4 has switched from being the Land-wide service to being the regional variant for Stuttgart.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new service has popped up on Somerset. Pulse is running at 64 kbit/s in Mono LSF.
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.
Updated timetable for the forthcoming frequency changes to the ensemble THUERINGEN
will cease as a separate ensemble.
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.
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+.
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Addition of Signal Xmas.
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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