In Switzerland, the regulator has advertised
a fourth layer of coverage for Suisse Romande, the French-speaking region. The new ensemble is expected to use Block 10C, be on air by the end of 2019 and to achieve coverage of the entire linguistic region by the end of 2022. Closing date for applications is July 27th 2018.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new Block 10A transmitter at Hohenpeissenberg into service, improving coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw in the region Weilheim-Schongau.
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands national ensemble NPO. Changes to the bitrates of some services.
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated. Cessation of Timeless Radio and addition of The Beat. Since the previous snapshot, Like Radio has switched to DAB+.
On Trial Manchester, the services Colourful Radio and NonStop90s Radio have ceased. Snapshot updated. Some other services have increased bitrates compared with the previous snapshot.
Tayside snapshot updated. Addition of Absolute Rad 70s and Kerrang!. Since the last snapshot was taken, the services Tay FM and Tay 2 have dropped to Protection Level 3.
Ayr snapshot updated. Addition of Hits Radio.
In Denmark, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble for Øst- og Nordsjælland
(including Koebenhavn), MUX3-OSTSJ. Nord FM is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. Four of the seven services on the ensemble have switched to EEP 1-A. Snapshot updated.
N. Ireland snapshot updated. Addition of Hits Radio.
London 2 snapshot updated. Addition of Hits Radio, removal of Absolute Rad 70s and Kerrang!.
Snapshot updated of the Swiss minimux in Lausanne, now labelled DIG D04 - VD. SKUIZZ VD+ has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 48 and is now running at Protection Level EEP 4-A.
Snapshot updated of the Swiss minimux in Basel, DIG D04 - BS. Radio Smash has switched to mono DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Other, lesser, bitrate reductions since the previous snapshot.
In Belgium, one of the broadcasters on the second-layer ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN
, has announced
that a new transmitter has been brought into service at Turnhout. This follows other transmitters commissioned in recent weeks at Overpelt, Sint-Truiden, Tongeren and Waasland.
Wolv'ton & Shrop snapshot updated. Addition of Hits Radio.
On SDL National, the service JACK 3 has been relabelled JACK 3 (UK).
On Trial Bristol, the services Angel Vintage, BFBS Gurkha and Hub Radio have switched to DAB+. New services have popped up. Sam FM is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB. Cyber Hot Hits, Cyber Rock and Resonance Extra are broadcasting in DAB+. BFBS Beats has ceased. Today's changes mean that all of the UK trial minimuxes now include DAB+ services.
Snapshots of the local ensembles Birmingham, Coventry, Derbyshire, Essex, Kent, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire updated. Addition of Hits Radio.
Snapshots of the local ensemble Oxfordshire updated. Addition of Hits Radio. Since the previous snapshot, the service JACK 3 Oxford has been relabelled JACK 3 & Chill.
Snapshots of the local ensembles South Hampshire and Sussex updated. Addition of Hits Radio.
On the local ensemble Birmingham, the service Magic Soul is reported to have ceased.
Snapshot of the local ensemble Gloucestershire updated. Addition of Like Radio Glos, running in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s.
In Ireland, the regulator has granted a company called Viamux Ltd a licence to operate in Cork. Viamux hopes to be on air in August.
A new service is reported to have popped up on Ayr, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Berks & N Hants, Cambridge, Cornwall, Coventry, Derbyshire, Devon, Essex, Herts Beds Bucks, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, N. Ireland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, South East Wales, South Hampshire, Sussex, Swindon, West Wiltshire and Wolv'ton & Shrop. Hits Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. The service has also popped up on London 2, running there at 128 kbit/s, Joint Stereo.
On London 2, the services Absolute Rad 70s and Kerrang! have ceased.
Snapshot updated of the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - CS.
Snapshot added of the test ensemble Continental operated in Rambouillet. This is believed to be the last remaining instance of DMB-R (aka DMB-A) being transmitted in France.
On NE Wales W Chesh, the service ZEST LIVERPOOL has been relabelled ZEST.
In the Netherlands, a new service, Roparunradio, is reported to have popped up on all instances of MTVNL.
A new service has popped up on the Block 7C instance of MTVNL in Drenthe. De Vrije Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.
On Trial Portsmouth, the services Nonstop90s Radio and Timeless Radio have ceased. The service Weather24/7Radio is now running at EEP 1-A. Snapshot updated.
A new service, P24-7 MIX, has popped up on the Norwegian national ensemble Riks. The service RADIO SOFT has ceased.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought two new transmitters into service on Block 7D. Pfarrkirchen and Rattenberg are currently broadcasting the ensemble Nby/Opf. In July, these transmitters, along with some others currently operating on Block 12D, will begin broadcasting an ensemble for Niederbayern. The remaining Block 12D transmitters, plus some new ones yet to enter service, will then broadcast an ensemble dedicated to Oberpfalz.
Digital listening in the UK has reached a new record share of 50.9%, up from 47.2% a year ago. This means that the government's 50% digital listening threshold has now been met. The government is expected to assess digital radio progress and determine next steps in due course.
In Croatia, the ensemble OIV DEMO has popped up on Block 9C from Martinska, coinciding with a conference being held in nearby Vodice. It is not yet known whether the transmission is temporary or whether it will outlast the conference.
In Paris, a rationalisation of capacity appears to be underway, with changes on RNT Paris 2, RNT Paris 5, RNT Paris 6 and RNT Paris 7. The changes appear to remove obsolete place-holders, reduce the capacity used for some services, reduce Protection Levels and remove non-contiguous unused capacity. Wohnort wonders if this is more than just spring cleaning? As currently configured, the same number of services could be accomodated on fewer multiplexes. If the number of multiplexes were to be reduced, any transmitters released could be relocated to improve the coverage of those remaining. Similar changes have also taken place on RNT Marseille 3.
Sydney snapshots updated. When observed, the service Zed on DAB+ Sydney 2 did not appear to have an audio stream.
Snapshot of the German ensemble MDR SACHSEN updated. MDR SCHLAGERW SN relabelled MDR SchlagerW SN.
Snapshot of the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh updated.
On Trial Manchester, the services Asian Fever, Likwid London and Rainbow Radio have ceased. Snapshot updated.
In Slovenia, the media regulator has proposed
22.02.2022 as the palendromic date by which the main Slovenian radio stations should have switched to digital.
In Germany, the media regulator for Bremen has announced
that the commercial ensemble is now expected to be launched in June. The on-air date was originally planned for this month.
On the Croatian ensemble OIV DEMO, the packet data service Data has ceased. Snapshot updated.
On the German ensemble MDR THUERINGEN, the service MDR SCHLAGERW TH has been relabelled MDR SchlagerW TH. Snapshot updated.
Snapshot updated of the Block 11D ensemble in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Radio fuer NRW. Most services running at higher bitrates compared with the previous snapshot.
On the Block 10B regional ensemble Oberfranken, the service EXTRA-RADIO-HOF is reported to be running with a changed SId. Snapshot updated (addition of EUROHERZ).
Snapshot updated of the Block 13B Danish ensemble DAB2 N. Multiple changes since previous snapshot.
Snapshot updated of the Block 11C Netherlands ensemble DAB+. Multiple changes since previous snapshot.
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Removal of MY MUSIC and Upload Radio. Addition of Encore Radio.
In Germany, the media regulator in Sachsen has advertised capacity on the pilot minimux for Freiberg. On offer are 92 CUs, equivalent to up to two audio services or data services.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 10A. Eichstätt improves coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw.
In Ukraine, the regulator is reported
to have invited applications for the four remaining places on an ensemble in Kiev that is due to enter service this year. Closing date is June 15th, with the results expected to be announced on August 14th.
A new service has popped up on the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B. RADIO TEDDY is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The service FG_CHIC has ceased. Snapshot updated.
Snapshot of the Greek ensemble ERT DAB corrected.
There are reports of a new ensemble, possibly originating in Luxembourg, broadcasting on Block 7D. Currently, only one service is on board.
In Greece, there are reports of one or more new ensembles, each labelled Sigmacom DAB+
. One, received
in Thessaloniki on Block 12B had thirteen services on board. Another received off the west coast on Block 7D, appeared to have a different line-up of services.
Snapshot added of the new ABC/SBS ensemble in Canberrra, CA ABC&SBS RADIO. Commercial stations in the capital continue to broadcast on the Trial ensemble DAB+ CBR Trial on Block 10B.
In Germany, the regional network Nby/Opf in Bayern is to be split into two in July, serving, respectively, Niederbayern and Oberpfalz. The public-service broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk has announced the steps that will be taken before then to prepare two networks ready for the split.
May 8th: Transmitter Landshut will migrate from Block 12D to 7D
May 17th: New Block 7D transmitters to be brought into service at Rattenberg and Pfarrkirchen
May 17th: Transmitter Brotjacklriegel will migrate from Block 12D to 7D
May 29th: Transmitter Passau will migrate from Block 12D to 7D
June 21st: Transmitter Deggendorf will migrate from Block 12D to 7D
July 3rd: New Block 12D transmitter to be brought into service at Ochsenkopf
On the Slovak ensemble AVIS, the services Radio Best FM and RockováRepublik are reported to have ceased.
On EuroDAB Italia, the bitrates of the services reduced at the end of April have returned to their previous values, with the exception of Radio Padania and RVaticana Ita +, which are now broadcasting at 56 kbit/s.
Snapshot added of the new ABC/SBS ensemble in Darwin, DA ABC&SBS RADIO. Snapshot updated of the existing ensemble DAB+ Darwin. The latter continues to operate on the frequency allocated to the trial broadcasts that began in August 2010, Block 10B.
Snapshots of the Swiss regional ensembles SMC D03 N-CH and SMC D03 O-CH updated - both now with VIRGIN HITS, VIRGIN ROCK and ENERGY HITS+.
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR updated. ARGOVIA-Hitmix and RADIO24-Charts become VIRGIN HITS and VIRGIN ROCK respectively. RADIO DEL MAR+ becomes ENERGY HITS+.
UK TII table updated.
Perth, Western Australia snapshots updated. The Block 9B ensemble DAB Perth has 27 DAB+ services on board.
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has published
revised on-air dates for its six remaining areas. The next new minimux is now scheduled to be launched for Neuchâtel and Yverdon in June 2018. The remaining areas are now slated for October 2018.
On EuroDAB Italia, the bitrates of nine of the twelve services have been reduced, typically from 72 or 56 to 48 or from 96 to 72. No use has yet been made of the capacity released.
On Trial Birmingham, the service Big City Radio is reported to have fallen silent. Its FM transmission is also reported to have ceased.
In Germany, an annual special event service has popped up on the Baden-Württemberg ensemble SWR BW S. SWRMaimarktradio is running at 96 kbit/s using DAB+. As usual, other services on the ensemble are running at reduced bitrates to accomodate the newcomer. Snapshot updated. Similar changes are likely to have been made to the ensemble SWR BW N also.
On Trial London, the service Resonance has switched to DAB+. A new DAB+ service, Resonance Extra, has popped up. Both services are running at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated. Of the fourteen services on this minimux, only four remain in "original-flavour" DAB.
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the services Dragon Radio and Nation Radio have switched to DAB+. Both services are running at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
Adelaide snapshots updated.
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has announced
the beginning of installation works for a new transmitter at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, which will improve reception of DIG D04 - ZH
in the city.
Melbourne snapshots updated.
Snapshot added of the new ensemble in Hobart, Tasmania, HO ABC&SBS RADIO.
In France, CROONER RADIO has reappeared on RNT Paris 2 after several years absence. The service is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster SWR has brought a new Block 8D transmitter into service in Baden-Württemberg. Villingen Schwenningen improves coverage of SWR BW S in Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg and neighbouring areas.
Snapshot updated of the Auckland/Wellington ensemble Kordia DAB+. Just one additional service is being broadcast compared with the previous snapshot six years ago. 1KDAB Radio Mix is broadcasting in DAB+ at 112 kbit/s. The ensemble is now transmitted on Block 11D in Auckland and continues to broadcast a mix of DAB+ and "original-flavour" DAB services.
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VRT, the service MNM Hits is running at the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
On the German regional ensemble Obb/Schw, the service Bayern 2 Nord is reported to have switched to Protection Level EEP-1B.
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10A. Bad Tölz extends and improves coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw.
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL, the service Radio Continu has been relabelled Continu Zuid. Snapshot updated.
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, SIMONE FM is running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s. The bitrate of SIMONE OLDIES has dropped to 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
Snapshot of the Block 12D Rome ensemble, now labelled DAB Vaticano, updated. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the DMB and "original-flavour" DAB services have ceased. Vatican Radio now uses only DAB+.
A new DAB+ service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. 100% Whatever is running at 48 kbit/s. The existing DAB+ service Mango Vibe + has switched to the higher bitrate 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
South East Wales and Trial Brighton snapshots updated.
On the local ensemble, Surrey-NSussex, the service eagle3 has been relabelled Eagle 80s.
On the Netherlands regional ensemble, D Noord-West NL, the service RADIONL FRIESLND has been relabelled RADIONL Frieslnd.
On the Netherlands regional ensemble, 6B Oost-Noord NL, the service Continu Noord has been relabelled Radio Continu. The service Continu Oost has ceased. The service RADIONL has been relabelled RADIONL Apeldrn. Other regional editions of RADIONL have popped up. RADIONL Groningn and RADIONL Twente are broadcasting at 64 kbit/s each. The service GrootNieuwsRadio has been relabelled GROOTNIEUWSRADIO. The service SIMONE FM GRN has been relabelled SIMONE OLDIES.
On the Netherlands regional ensemble, 7A Zuid NL, the service RADIONL Brabant has been relabelled RADIONL Eindhoven. Other regional editions of RADIONL have popped up. RADIONL Breda , RADIONL DenBosch and RADIONL Tilburg are broadcasting at 48 kbit/s each. A new service RADIONL KIDS has popped up, running at 64 kbit/s. The service Puur NL Brabant has ceased. Snapshot updated.
On the German ensemble, Radio Bremen, the service Nordwestradio has been relabelled Bremen Zwei. Snapshot updated.
On the Germany national ensemble, DR Deutschland, the service ENERGY has been relabelled ENERGY DIGITAL.
In France, the regulator has confirmed
that June 19th will be the launch date for seven ensembles in the north of France - Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Lille 1, Lille 2, Calais, Dunkerque, Douai-Lens and Valenciennes.
In France, the regulator has advertised
capacity on seven future ensembles to be broadcast, respectively, in Bordeaux and Toulouse. In Bordeaux two local ensembles are forseen, plus one for Arcachon, with a regional ensemble covering the greater Bordeaux area. In Toulouse, two local ensembles are on offer, plus a regional ensemble covering a wider area. The closing date for applications is June 5th 2018.
A new service has popped up on the UK ensemble SDL National. JACK 3 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
On * DAB Italia *, the service Capital Music has been relabelled Capital Funky.
On EuroDAB Italia, the service RTL Groove has been relabelled RTL Bro&Sis.
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11C. Leukerbad, Bodmen in canton Wallis (Valais) extends coverage of the ensemble SMC D03 VS in the area around Leukerbad.
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11C. Hardberg extends coverage of the ensemble DR HESSEN to the Odenwald in southern Hessen.
In Germany, a new transmitter is reported to have been brought into service on Block 10B. Calau extends coverage of the ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B in southern Brandenburg.
In Austria, the pilot transmission DAB WIEN that used Blocks 11C and 11D in Vienna has ended. An ensemble using Block 11C only has entered service as CityMUX Wien II and is Austria's first regular public service.
In Slovenia, the recent offer of capacity on the national ensemble, MULTIPLEX R1
, is reported to have been oversubscribed. Capacity for five additional services was on offer for which sixteen applications were received. The regulator is reported
to have awarded capacity to:-
RADIO NET FM
The ensemble already transmits four services from the public-service broadcaster and eight commercial services. Coverage of the ensemble is to be expanded, including in tunnels. Given the level of interest, the regulator is to give consideration to at least two regional multiplexes.
A new service has popped up on Trial Brighton. NME 1 is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service Upload Radio has ceased. It is reported to have ceased on North Yorkshire also.
On the Swiss minimux for Basel, DIG D04 - BS, the service Radio X has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 72 kbit/s.
Snapshot of the Czech ensemble RTI cz DAB updated. Cessation of Best FM.
On the local ensemble Sussex, the new service MORE RADIO has dropped from 64 kbit/s to 56 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 10A. Wallberg improves coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw around the Tegernsee.
In Germany, the regulator in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein has granted
lulu.fm permission to broadcast in both Länder. In fact, the service for the gay community is already broadcast via DAB+ in Hamburg, but the station plans to regionalise some programming and advertising for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, and so the broadcaster applied for licences for both Länder.
In Ukraine, the regulator has allocated capacity on a forthcoming multiplex in Kiev for ten services:-
Old Fashioned Radio
The First Digital
Licenses have been granted to broadcasters for a period of 7 years.
Radio Caroline has popped up on Trial London, broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
A new service has popped up on the Danish minimux NivaaDAB. Mix FM/FunkyTown is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 88 kbit/s and is running in parallel with the FM transmission on 107.5 MHz from Frederikssund.
Snapshot of the Austrian ensemble DAB WIEN updated.
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Sussex. MORE RADIO is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
Brisbane snapshots updated.
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG I02 updated. Addition of OneDanceFM.ch, removal of Onyx and other bitrate changes.
In Germany, the private-sector broadcaster MEHR! Radio would like to operate an ensemble in Düsseldorf. The service was granted permission to broadcast in Nordrhein-Westfalen using DAB+ but not allocated any capacity. In an interview
with the website Radiowoche, the broadcaster says it has selected the Funkturm in Düsseldorf-Gerresheim, designated "Düsseldorf 4", as its preferred transmission site and proposes to offer capacity to other local broadcasters.
Snapshot added of the Greek ensemble ERT DAB.
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL, the service Continu West has been relabelled Radio Continu.
On Trial Manchester, the service Antenna Radio has ceased.
On Trial London, the service NTS WWW.NTS.LIVE has been relabelled Love Talk.
In Greece, a new Block 12C transmitter is reported to have been brought into service at Mount Parnitha, to the north of Athens, broadcasting the ensemble ERT DAB and operating in an SFN with the existing site at Hymettus.
On the German local ensemble Muenchen, the service pure fm Bayern has ceased. Snapshot updated.
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, the service CLUB FM and its Secondary Component CLUB FM SLS have been relabelled ROXX and ROXX SLS respectively. Some other services are running at a higher bitrate compared with previous snapshots. Snapshot updated.
In Germany, the media regulator has received applications from radio B2 and Radio Seefunk for the capacity on the Block 11B ensemble DRS BW that was relinquished by Radio VHR in December. The regulator will announce its selection in due course.
In Australia, public-service broadcasters ABC and SBS have begun DAB+ transmissions in Hobart
. ABC services being transmitted include Double J, ABC Jazz, ABC Country, ABC Extra, ABC Grandstand, Unearthed and ABC KIDS listen. In addition, the SBS services SBS Radio1, SBS Radio2, SBS Radio3, SBS Arabic24 and music stations – SBS Chill, SBS PopDesi and SBS PopAsia are broadcast.
In Germany, the media regulator in Hessen has granted ROCK ANTENNE permission
to broadcast in Hessen using DAB+. However, the actual distribution of the service will depend on capacity being available.
Snapshot updated of the Slovak ensemble Towercom. Multiple changes, including some SIds.
Snapshot added of the Croatian pilot ensemble OIV DEMO. The service Radio Zabok has been relabelled Zagorski radio.
A new service has popped up on the Swiss minimux DIG I02. Radio Maria is broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.
A new service has popped up on the Slovenian ensemble MULTIPLEX R1. SLO 4 Test is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s. The audio is reported to originate from 202 Šport.
Snapshot of the German local ensemble Augsburg updated. Addition of RADIO GALAXY since the previous snapshot.
In Germany, the media regulator in Bayern has advertised
capacity on the local ensemble Augsburg
. On offer are 54 CU corresponding to a DAB+ service running at 72 kbit/s. The capacity is available for immediate use. Closing date is April 12th 2018.
Listing updated of the Malaysian ensemble operating in Kuala Lumpur, RTM DAB+.
Snapshot added of the Turkish ensemble TRT DAB+.
Snapshot updated of the Romanian ensemble operating in Bucharest, Herastrau Buc.
Snapshot updated of the Indonesian ensemble operating in Jakarta and now labelled RRI DAB+.
On the local ensemble South Hampshire, the packet data service EPG South Hants has been relabelled Station Logos. When observed, the service was still flagged as an EPG in the FIC.
In Belgium, the Flemish Government has approved the Media Minister's proposal for additional DAB+ capacity to be created by means of a third layer of coverage, to be divided into two allotments. An ensemble for East and West Flanders will be broadcast on channel 5A, while in Antwerp, Limburg and Flemish Brabant (including Brussels) Block 5D will be used.
Two new services have popped up on Trial Norwich. NME 1 and NME 2 are broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s each.
Snapshot added of the Block 11A Polish ensemble Polskie Radio operating in Bydgoszcz.
A packet data service has popped up on the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B
. TPEG iKoPA
is running at 8kbit/s. iKoPA
is an "Integrated cooperating platform for automated electric vehicles", sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Wirral Radio has ceased.
Snapshots of the Norwegian regional ensembles NRK Reg1 OsAkØs and NRK Reg2 BuTeVe updated.
On the Rome ensemble CR DAB+, the services SUBASIO, SUBASIO+ and SUBY have ceased since the last snapshot was taken. The are other changes to Service Labels and Service IDs.
On London 3, the service Love Sport has been relabelled LOVE SPORT.
Wohnort understands that the UK government has asked the regulator to extend the Small Scale DAB (minimux) licences until new licensing arrangements are in place. According to sources, the regulator would like to give the trial licensees the opportunity to extend their licences to March 31st 2020.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has announced
that the regional variations Bayern 1 Obb
and Bayern 1 Schw
will migrate on July 3rd from the Land-wide Block 11D ensemble Bayern
to the respective regional ensembles. Bayern 1 NBy/Obf
will continue to be broadcast on Block 11D. Capacity released by the change will be used to increase the Protection Levels on this ensemble.
A new ensemble has been observed in South Limburg in the Netherlands. Broadcasting on Block 5B, DAB+ PB is reported to have three audio services on board - Radio Caroline, r. paradise usa and Radio Seagull.
A new service has popped up on London 3. Love Sport is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s in mono. Snapshot updated.
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble for Haugaland, LOKALDAB DIKS II.
In France, the regulator has launched a public consultation
prior to the advertisement of capacity on forthcoming ensembles for Bordeaux and Toulouse. Seven ensembles are forseen in total - one for the greater Bordeaux area, two local ensembles for Bordeaux itself and one for Arcachon. For Toulouse, one for the greater Toulouse area and two local ensembles for the city itself. Closing date for submissions is March 14th 2018.
Snapshot of the Swedish ensemble SR DAB updated.
Snapshot updated of the Swedish ensemble TERACOM Test. Among other things, the EId and Ensemble Label have changed since the previous snapshot.
On the local ensemble North Yorkshire, Encore Radio replaces MY MUSIC RADIO.
The signals reported in the Baltic area this week on Block 10C appear to have originated from a test facility in Linköping in Sweden. Labelled Paneda, a manufacturer of DAB head end equipment, the ensemble had six services on board when observed, with the EId and SIds of all services using the country prefix C. In northern Europe, only the UK and Lithuania are allocated this prefix. As a test facility, the transmitted configuration can be expected to change frequently, and may be off air currently.
Snapshot of the German ensemble rbb Berlin K7D updated following the addition of BAYERN plus and SWR Aktuell and removal of Antenne FFO.
Snapshot of the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B updated following the migration of BAYERN plus and SWR Aktuell to rbb Berlin K7D.
Snapshot of the German ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B updated. Addition of COSMO and a packet data service rbb EPG. The service Fritz is running at a higher bitrate compared with the previous snapshot.
On the Czech ensemble RTI cz DAB, Best FM is reported to have ceased.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster for Berlin-Brandenburg, rbb, has brought
a new transmitter into service on Block 10B. Berlin Scholzplatz extends coverage of the existing ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B
to the nation's capital. The rbb service COSMO
has migrated from the Block 7D ensemble rbb Berlin K7D
to Block 10B. The services SWR Aktuell
and BAYERN plus
are to migrate from the Block 7B ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B
to Block 7D. Following these changes, further transmitters at Calau and Casekow are scheduled to enter service on March 27th.
Snapshot added of the new minimux in Sachsen, DAB+ Freiberg.
On London 2, the service SPECTRUM SINO has been relabelled Panda Radio. Snapshot updated.
Snapshot of the South Korean Block ROK 11A ensemble in Cheongju and Daejeon MY MBC updated. my MBC11 has switched to EEP-3B since the previous snapshot was taken.
Snapshot of the South Korean ensemble TJB u updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the DMB service HYUNDAI Homeshop has ceased.
On the French ensemble RNT Associative, the service AYP is running at the lower protection level of EEP-3A. All other services on the ensemble remain at EEP-2A currently.
In Ireland, the public-service broadcaster RTÉ has announced its strategy
for the next five years. Among other things, it says that FM is expected to continue to be "the primary means" of radio consumption in Ireland. The broadcaster's long-wave service will be phased out, and there are plans to introduce a DAB station in the UK for the Irish diaspora.
In Australia, the service ABC Extra on the ABC&sbs Radio ensembles has been relabelled ABC KIDS listen.
In Germany, the current Block 12D regional ensemble for Oberpfalz-Niederbayern, Nby/Opf
, will operate as two separate ensembles from July 3rd 2018, covering, respectively, Niederbayern on Block 7D, while the transmitters in Oberpfalz will continue to operate on Block 12D. The media regulator in Bayern has advertised the one remaining programme slot in Niederbayern
and two remaining programme slots in Oberpfalz
. Closing date is March 23rd 2018.
On the Italian ensemble EuroDAB Italia, the service RTL Lounge has been relabelled RTL Romeo&Juliet.
On the Spanish ensemble MF1, the service EL MUNDO has been relabelled esRadio.
Sydney listings updated.
In Norway, the local ensemble for Oslo/Akershus, Lokalradio, is now being broadcast on Block 7B in the neighbouring Region 8, Kongsberg Drammen Eiker. The overspill from the 13B transmitters means the new transmission effectively extends the coverage of Region 3.
In the Czech Republic, a temporary service from the public-service broadcaster Český Rozhlas has popped up for the Winter Olympics. On TELEKO DAB, RADIOZURNAL-OH is running at 64 kbit/s. On RTI cz DAB, R-ZURNAL OH uses 56 kbit/s. On Český Rozhlas' own ensemble, CRo DAB+, R-ZURNAL OH test uses 48 kbit/s.
Two new services, Asian Star Radio and Matryoshka Radio, are reported to have popped up on Trial Glasgow. Antenna Radio, Blast! and Starpoint Soul are reported to have ceased.
On the Swiss minimux in Basel, DIG D04 - BS, the service IP music BS+ has ceased.
A pilot DAB+ transmission is reported to have popped up in Algeria, broadcasting from Tamentfoust on Algiers Bay. Four services are reported to be on board currently.
Trial Brighton snapshot updated. Addition of The Beat.
The first DAB+ service on Trial Cambridge has popped up. Zack FM is running at 48 kbit/s.
In Poland, a new minimux is reported to have popped up in Wrocław on Block 11A, operating as an SFN from three sites. Public-service broadcaster Radio Wrocław is on board with three services, the catholic diocese service Radio Rodzina and a university service Radio Luz.
The UK regulator has launched a consultation
on a proposal by Bauer Radio to reduce the coverage of its AM service Absolute Radio. It is proposed to reduce by 3dB the power transmitted by the five largest sites
- Brookmans Park - London, Hertfordshire, Essex, South Bedfordshire
- Droitwich - West Midlands
- Moorside Edge - North West and Yorkshire
- Westerglen - Central Scotland
- Washford - South Wales, Avon, Somerset
and to close twelve filler sites
- Plymouth MF
- Hull MF
- Redruth MF
- Greenside Scalp
- Pirbright (Guildford)
- Chesterton Fen
- Rodbourne Sewage (Swindon)
- Sheffield MF
If implemented, the changes would amount to a 5% reduction in coverage. Closing date for responses in March 2nd, 2018.
In Germany, the regulator in Bayern has allocated capacity on the local ensemble Augsbyrg for the simulcast of the existing FM service Hitradio RT1 Nordschwaben.
On London 3, the service Ahomka Radio UK has been relabelled GN RADIO UK.
Snapshot of the South Korean ensemble YTN DMB in Gangwon updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the DMB service HYUNDAI Homeshop has ceased.
Snapshot of the local ensemble Gloucestershire updated. Addition of Total Star, cessation of Upload Radio.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter in Schleswig-Holstein into service on Block 11B. Heide/Welmbüttel brings coverage of NDR SH to the region between Süderhastedt und Friedrichstadt, including Tönning, Erfde, Albersdorf, Meldorf und Wesselburen.
In Germany a new service has popped up on the local ensemble Muenchen. RADIO GALAXY is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex. Cyber Rock is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
On the Danish minimux NivaaDAB, the services Halsnaes/Stina and PartyZone/HLR have been relabelled HalsnaesSendenet and PartyZone respectively. The service 10FM/Country/Gbl has ceased.
A new service is reported to have popped up on Trial Brighton. The Beat is reported to be broadcasting mono source audio through a DAB+ channel configured for stereo at 48 kbit/s.
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Delite Radio is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The service sleepyhead has ceased. Snapshot updated.
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Absolute Rad 90s is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s.
A third transmitter is reported to have been brought into service for Trial London. According to sources, the new transmitter is operating from Notting Hill. Posters on DigitalSpy report improved signal levels.
In Germany, the first transmissions have been reported from the new minimux in Freiberg, Sachsen. DAB+ Freiberg initially had one audio service on board. Snapshot added.
Two new services have popped up on Trial Portsmouth. MetalMeyhemRadio and NonStop90s Radio are broadcasting in DAB+ with 48 kbit/s each. The placeholder Retune to SamFM has ceased. Snapshot updated.
On the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH, the services RADIO 24-Charts and ARGOVIA-HitMix have been relabelled VIRGIN ROCK and VIRGIN HITS respectively. This change has likely taken place on the other regional ensembles also.
In Germany, the temporary service SWR Messeradio on the SWR ensembles has ceased.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR is scheduled to bring a new transmitter into service today on Block 10A. Lingen-Damaschke will extend coverage of the ensemble NDR NDS to the region between Meppen and Schüttorf.
A new service has popped up on SDL National. ForcesRadio BFBS is broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s.
BBC R Cymru 2 has popped up on NE Wales W Chesh, broadcasting Monday-Friday 0630-0830, Saturday 0700-0900 and Sunday 0800-1000, and running as both a Secondary Component of BBC Radio Cymru and as a service in its own right. The existing BBC services run at lower bitrates while the newcomer is on the air.
In Germany, the media regulator in Baden-Württemberg had advertised
54 CU capacity on the Block 11B ensemble DRS BW
. Closing date for applications is February 28th 2018.
The Greek regulator has published an Invitation to Tender
for regional and national layers of DAB+ coverage. Closing date is April 17th 2018.
On the Swiss minimux DIG I02, the services Onyx and SPOON RADIO have ceased.
In Switzerland, the bitrates of the service Skuizz are known to have dropped from 80 kbit/s to 48 on DIG F03 - GENEVE, DIG D04 - BS and DIG I02. Other Digris minimuxes are likely to have followed suit.
Snapshot of the German ensemble NDR MV updated.
Snapshot added of the Block 5B Polish ensemble in Gdańsk, Polskie Radio.
Snapshot added of the Block 11B Polish ensemble in Olsztyn, Polskie Radio.
In Belgium, the ensembles DAB DG Belgien, RNI+ Bruxelles and RNI+ Bruxelles are reported to have ceased.
In Norway, the Block 8C ensemble MiniTV1 has ceased. There are no longer any DMB transmissions in this country. The Block 11C ensemble MiniTV2 ceased in 2013.
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated.
Central Scotland snapshot updated. Addition of Scot Sun 80s, Scot Sun Gr8s and Scot Sun Hits.
On EuroDAB Italia, the service RTL Groove has ceased.
Trial Cambridge snapshot updated. Cambridge 105 relabelled Camb 105 Radio since the previous snapshot.
Trial Norwich snapshot updated. Of the seventeen services on this ensemble, only three are still using "original-flavour" DAB.
Suffolk snapshot updated, showing Chris Country in DAB+.
Northamptonshire and Peterborough snapshots updated. Removal of Connect FM.
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Cessation of festive service MincePie NonStop. MY MUSIC RADIO back in Joint Stereo at 112 kbit/s.
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Total Access and Pulse 80s replace Radio Yorkshire and Pulse Xmas.
In Italy, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 10D in Turin/Torino. CRDAB Piemonte has ten DAB+ audio services on board. Snapshot added.
The Beat has popped up on Trial Birmingham, broadcasting in DAB+.
On EuroDAB Italia, the services that had dropped to 56 kbit/s recently appear to have returned to the prior configuration - 72 kbit/s.
In Norway, a new EPG has popped up on the national ensemble Riks. Snapshot updated.
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated. All but four of the services on this ensemble are now running at the lower bitrate of 56 kbit/s.
On the local ensembles Northamptonshire and Peterborough, the service Connect FM has ceased. The service is still broadcasting on Herts Beds Bucks.
On the German ensemble Muenchen, pure fm Bayern has reappeared following an absence of several days.
In Greece, the public-service broadcaster ERT has begun DAB+ transmissions on Block 12C. Seven services are being broadcast from Hymettus, about 15km east of Athens.
Trial Brighton and Trial Portsmouth snapshots updated following recent changes.
The UK government has launched a consultation
on its proposals for a licensing regime for small scale DAB radio multiplexes. The government says it will endeavour to have the new arrangements in place by the end of 2018. Ten trial minimuxes have been operating in the UK since 2015. The government says it will ask Ofcom to extend the trial licences until the new arrangements come into effect. There has been concern that the minimuxes offer a route to existing broadcasters to reduce their transmission costs by migrating from the existing local ensembles. Such broadcasters would always be able to outbid community services yet still achieve savings. Among other things, the consultation asks whether some minimux capacity should be reserved for community broadcasters as a means of securing their carriage. The government is minded to allow the BBC to use capacity on minimuxes, but only where this would result in additional coverage for its network or local services. Cumbria, for example, is an area where a conventional local licence is considered uneconomic, but the minimux model might be able to provide BBC Radio Cumbria with a route onto DAB. The consultation document reveals that Ofcom will consult separately on a detailed spectrum plan for minimuxes and will simultaneously address a shortage of capacity on existing local ensembles in areas such as Manchester and South Yorkshire, potentially with new local ensembles. The closing date for submissions is February 28th.
The French regulator has published a roadmap
for the DAB+ roll-out over the next three years. The next advertisements should take place in 2018.
The online coverage map
of Italian multiplex operator EuroDAB Italia has been updated.
For comparison, an online coverage map
of multiplex operator DAB Italia is also available.
On the Swiss minimux for Chur/Sargans, DIG D04 - CS, the services OPENBROADCAST and SPOON RADIO are reported to have dropped from 80 kbit/s to 72.
On the Swiss minimux in Zürich, DIG D04 - ZH, the service RUNDFUNK has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 24. The service SPOON RADIO has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 72.
On Trial Brighton, the service Smile Sussex has ceased.
On the German Block 11C ensemble Muenchen, the service pure fm Bayern has ceased.
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service SANDgrounder has switched to DAB+, running at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service RadioMarsdenXmas has ceased.
On Trial Portsmouth, the services JACK 2 Hampshire and JACK 3 Hampshire have ceased. Sam FM has been relabelled Retune to SamFM. JACK Hampshire has been relabelled Sam FM. Both point to the same audio stream. The services 60s, sleepyhead and Weather24/7Radio are now running at 64 kbit/s each.
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the services JACK Surrey and JACK 2 Surrey have ceased.
On the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B, the services niceradio.de and pure fm Berlin have ceased. Snapshot updated.
January 1st 2018
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH. Central2 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.
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