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Archives 2021   

May 15th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 O-CH updated.
Cessation of SUNSHINE Radio + since the previous observation.

May 15th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH updated.
Addition of Klassik Radio, cessation of LUZERN Pop and CENTRAL2 since the previous observation.

May 15th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2, the service TOMORROWLAND has ceased. A service labelled TOMORROWLAND OWR is already broadcast on DAB+ VLAANDEREN1.

May 15th
In Belgium, a new service has popped up on DAB+ VLAANDEREN1.
NOSTA + is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. The existing service NOSTALGIE has been relabelled NOSTLGIE.

May 14th
Snapshot of the German national ensemble Antenne DE updated.
Addition of FEMOTION RADIO.

May 12th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the national ensemble Antenne DE.
FEMOTION RADIO is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

May 12th
In Germany, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 11D. Remscheid and Viersen (both 1 kW) improve coverage of Radio fuer NRW in the Niederrhein region.

May 12th
The media regulator for Nordrhein-Westfalen has awarded capacity on a forthcoming ensemble for private-sector broadcasters to audio.digital NRW GmbH. There were two other applicants. The ensemble will operate on Block 9D and is intended to cover the entire Land.

Sixteen services are expected to be broadcast:
  • Schlager Radio (Radio B2 GmbH)
  • ENERGY Nordrhein-Westfalen (Radio Energy NRW GmbH i. G.)
  • MYDIO (radio NRW GmbH)
  • Radio Paradiso (Radio Paradiso NRW GmbH i. G.)
  • Sportradio NRW (Sportradio NRW GmbH)
  • MEGA SCHLAGER NRW (TOP Media NRW GmbH)
  • Radio 21 (NiedersachsenRock21 GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Radio TEDDY NRW (Radio Teddy GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Charthitradio.nrw (Studio Gong GmbH & Co. Studiobetriebs KG)
  • Kulthitradio.nrw (Studio Gong GmbH & Co. Studiobetriebs KG)
  • Domradio
  • Radio Germany One
  • Radio Bollerwagen
  • a service from Antenne Bayern GmbH & Co KG
  • a service from Teutocast GmbH
  • a service from Kiss FM Radio GmbH & Co KG

May 11th
On the Croatian ensemble OIV Croatia DAB+, the service RADIO MARIJA has ceased.

May 11th
On London 1, the service AbsR - Moved has ceased.

May 7th
It's 21 years since the first Wohnort update was published - ironically, as things turned out, concerning the United States. What started out as a simple "change log" has gotten quite out of hand......
May 7th 2000
United States information added.

May 7th
Snapshot added of the Swiss local ensemble for St. Gallen, DIG D04 - SG.

May 5th
In France, the media regulator has fixed July 15th 2021 as the date on which the authorisations will come into effect for SAS Compagnie des multiplex DAB to operate new ensembles for Avignon and Dijon respectively. Avignon étendu will broadcast on Block 9D with two sites - Centre DOTRN, Le Pontet (7.7kW) for Avignon and Station DVRN, Vénéjan (6kW) for Vénéjan. Dijon étendu will use Block 9B from le Plain de la Montagne, Chenôve (7.5kW) for Dijon and Le Temple, Bissey-sous-Cruchaud (6.5kW) for Chalon-sur-Saône.

May 5th
In France, the media regulator has fixed July 15th 2021 as the date on which the authorisations for Opemux RNT to operate a new ensemble in Nice on Block 11B will come into effect. Two transmission sites have been authorised. Mont Leuze with 8kW for Nice, and the Centre Hélio-Marin, Vallauris will serve Cannes with 4kW.

May 5th
The UK regulator has announced another batch of Round One licences for small-scale DAB areas:
  • Cardiff - Cardiff DAB Limited
  • Edinburgh - Edinburgh DAB Limited
  • King's Lynn - North Norfolk Digital Limited
  • Leeds- Leeds Digital Limited
  • Norwich - Future Digital Norfolk Limited
Leeds was the most hotly-contested area in this round, with five applicants.

May 5th
In Germany, the media regulator for has advertised an ensemble for the Rostok area that will be operated as a platform. The coordination for the frequency is not yet complete but is expected to be Block 10A. The closing date for applications from potential operators is May 28th 2021.

May 3rd
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble South East Wales.
AspenWaite Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" mono at 80 kbit/s.

May 2nd
An additional service has popped up on the Czech ensemble CRa DAB+.
RADIO BONTON is broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s.

May 2nd
An additional service has popped up on the Swiss local ensemble for Basel, DIG D04 - BS.
PHARE FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

May 2nd
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2, the service TOMORROWLAND OWR has been relabelled TOMORROWLAND.

May 2nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble Bremen K6A updated.
Schlager RadioB2 relabelled Schlager Radio since the previous snapshot.

May 2nd
A new service has popped up on the Austrian national ensemble DAB+ Austria.
arabella HOT is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

May 2nd
A new service has popped up on the Austrian ensemble for Vienna, CityMUX Wien II.
MUSIKWELLE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

May 2nd
A new service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Devon.
MAX is broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono LSF at 56 kbit/s.

May 2nd
A new service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Bournemouth.
Hot Gold is broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono LSF at 56 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

May 2nd
A new service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Wolv'ton & Shrop.
MAX is broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono LSF at 56 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

May 2nd
Snapshot of the German local ensemble Kiel K5A updated.
Kiel FM has replaced OK Kiel.

April 28th
On London 1, the service Absolute 00s has reverted to "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s, having switched to DAB+ at the same bitrate a couple of days ago. Snapshot updated.

April 27th
On Trial Portsmouth, the overnight service Birdsong @ night has ceased and the former daytime-only configuration now runs 24h.

April 26th
An additional service has popped up on London 2.
Absolute Rad 70s is broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono at 80 kbit/s. The existing service HITS RADIO LDN has dropped into "original-flavour" Mono at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 26th
radio-tv-nederland reports that an additional service Impact AM has popped up on the local ensemble RANDTAD-ZW.

April 26th
A new service has popped up on London 1.
Absolute 10s is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The existing service AbsR - London has been relabelled AbsR - Moved and now points to the same stream as Absolute 10s. The existing service Absolute 00s is now broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in mono DAB+. Snapshot updated.

April 25th
radio-tv-nederland reports that a new service has popped up on the local ensemble 8B RegioMiddenNH. -Happy Radio- was reported to be silent currently. The website also reports that -Monique 918- is no longer to be heard on the same ensemble.

April 24th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11D.
Warburg (1 kW) improves coverage of Radio fuer NRW in and around Warburg.

April 24th
On the French ensemble Lyon-Etendu, the service Radio NOVA has been relabelled NOVA.

April 24th
In France, the media regulator has advertised vacant capacity on the following ensembles:

Lyon - Block 5B - Lyon-Local
Marseille - Block 5B - (not yet on air)
Marseille - Block 7A - RNT Marseille 3
Marseille - Block 8C - SDN
Nice - Block 8D - NICE 6
Nice - Block 9D - RNT Nice 4
Nice - Block 11C - #RNT Nice 3
Paris - Block 6A - RNT Paris 2
Paris - Block 9B - RNT Paris 5
Paris - Block 11A - RNT Paris 6

Services may apply for full- or part-time capacity.
Closing date for applications is June 1st 2021.

April 23rd
In Germany, the media regulator in Berlin-Brandenburg has advertised capacity on the Block 12D ensemble Berlin/BRBG K12D. Capacity is on offer for at least three services. Should capacity be awarded to a service already broadcasting on Berlin/BRBG 7B, the advertisement will then be extended to include the capacity that will be released on Block 7B. Closing date for Block 12D is May 27th 2021.

April 23rd
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11B.
Ravensburg-Höchsten extends and improves coverage of the regional ensemble for Baden-Württemberg, OAS BW.

April 22nd
On the French ensembles Lyon-Etendu, Rouen-Etendu and Toulouse-Etendu, the service Oüi FM has been relabelled OUI FM.

April 22nd
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12B. Marnitz extends and improves coverage of the regional ensemble for Schwerin, NDR MV SN, in an area that includes Parchim, Lübz, Neustadt-Glewe and Grabow.

April 21st
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble Bayern.
Cessation of BR EPG since the previous observation.

April 21st
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble for Baden-Württemberg, OAS BW. Addition of EPG and bitrate reduction of anna.FM since the previous observation.

April 21st
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble for Südtirol (Alto Adige), DABMEDIA.
An additional service Radio 80 DAB has popped up since the previous observation.

April 20th
On Trial Glasgow, Boom Radio has been replaced by POP DAB, with the former still available on SDL National. Snapshot updated.

April 18th
Snapshot of the German regional ensemble Niederbayern updated. Addition of BAYERN 1 Main since the previous observation. Cessation of BR EPG.

April 18th
On the German ensembles Bayern, Bayern, Mittelfranken, Oberfranken, Unterfranken, Niederbayern, Oberpfalz and Oberbay/Schwaben, the packet data services BR EPG have ceased.

April 17th
In Poland, a competition is underway for the operation of seven local ensembles. The multiplexes will include, among others, services from Radio MUZO.FM, Radio Safe Travel, Radio Profeto, Open FM and Radio Bielsko.
  • Katowice - Block 12C
  • Częstochowa - Block 12D
  • Poznań - Block 5C
  • Rzeszów - Block 9B
  • Toruń - Block 6C
  • Tarnów - Block 9C
  • Warsaw - Block 10B
Entities that have previously been awarded frequencies but failed to pay the required fees, or who were awarded frequencies but then relinquished them are disqualified from applying. Each applicant must submit at least one letter of intent from one of the services that have been awarded capacity on that multiplex. The closing date for applications is May 24, 2021.

April 16th
On the Danish ensemble DAB2 OE (and probably therefore the other two as well), the service R4DIO has been relabelled RADIO4. Snapshot updated.

April 16th
An additional service has popped up on the Danish regional ensemble MUX3-OSTSJ.
PLANET ROCK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. Today's addition means there are now three "Rocks" on this ensemble - BM myRock, Classic Rock KBH and the newcomer. Snapshot updated.

April 16th
On London 1, the service Absolute Radio has been relabelled AbsR - London.

April 16th
Update: On the Croatian ensemble OIV Croatia DAB+, all the audio services are now running at 72 kbit/s, an increase on what they were earlier in the day.

April 16th
On the Croatian ensemble OIV Croatia DAB+, all the audio services are now running at the reduced bitrate 64 kbit/s, compared with the previous listing.

April 15th
radio-tv-nederland reports that an additional service, VIB Radio, has popped up on the local ensemble Achterhoek NL.

April 15th
Three additional services have popped up on the French local ensemble CALAIS.
CHANTE FRANCE, Delta + and RCD (Radio Calais Détroit) are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

April 15th
Two additional services have popped up on the French local ensemble DUNQUERQUE.
Delta + and Playloud Littoral are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

April 15th
An additional service has popped up on the French local ensemble Valenciennes.
Phare FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

April 15th
In France, following the launch of the new ensemble Paris-Etendu, the instances of CHANTE FRANCE, EVASION and VOLTAGE that had been broadcast on RNT Paris 2 have ceased. Similarly, the instance of GENERATIONS that had been broadcast on RNT Paris 6 has ceased. All these services are now available from the new ensemble.

April 14th
In the Netherlands, two additional services have popped up on the national ensemble MTVNL. BG Radio and GLXY home of rap are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

April 14th
In France, an additional service has popped up on Rouen Local 1.
VOLTAGE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

April 14th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Derbyshire updated.
Addition of Peak Radio.

April 14th
In January, the French regulator authorised FRANCE MAGHREB 2 to transfer from the Block 5B ensemble Lyon-Local to the Block 11B ensemble LYON 6. The broadcaster and multiplex operators were given until February 1st 2021 to make the change. As of today, more than two months beyond that date, there is still an instance of FRANCE MAGHREB 2 on Lyon-Local. With both instances having the same SId, there is likely to be unpredictable switching between them as a receiver moves through the coverage area.

April 14th
In France, with the appearance of BLEU PARIS on the new ensemble Paris-Etendu, the instance France Bleu on the Block 9D Parisian ensemble towerCast has ceased.

April 13th
In France, the new ensemble for the greater Paris region, Paris-Etendu, has launched on Block 11B with thirteen services on board.

April 11th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Test Service has been relabelled Hot Gold and has dropped from 48 to 24 kbit/s. The existing service has similarly dropped from 48 to 24 kbit/s. In its overnight state, this ensemble now broadcasts 32 services using 31 streams. Snapshots updated.

April 11th
On Trial Brighton, the service 11disco has been relabelled 10-fi.com. The service URF has dropped to 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 10th
A new service is reported to have popped up on the UK local ensemble Derbyshire.
Peak Radio is reported to be broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB Mono LSF at 56 kbit/s.

April 7th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Test Service shares a subchannel with Hot Radio. The addition of Birdsong @ night in the overnight config means that during those hours, 32 services are being broadcast using 30 streams. Snapshots updated.

April 6th
On the Polish ensemble in Warsaw, DABCAST WaWa, the service Radio Profeto is reported to have ceased.

April 5th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Tyne & Wear updated. The service BBC R Sunderland has ceased. BBC Newcastle has reverted to 128 kbit/s, Joint Stereo.

April 4th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL, the service RADIOJND is reported to have a new SId.

April 4th
radio-tv-nederland reports that a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 6A in an area known as the Achterhoek and corresponding to local area 33. Four audio services are reported to be broadcasting, each in DAB+ at 9t kbit/s.

April 3rd
On the UK local ensemble Wolv'ton & Shrop, the service BBC Wolv'hampton has reverted to its former label BBC Radio WM. Snapshot updated.

April 3rd
On the UK local ensemble Bradfrd&Huddersf, the service BBC Radio Bradfd (CC34) has been relabelled BBC Radio Leeds and is now running at 128 kbit/s, while the original instance of BBC Radio Leeds (CE34) has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 2nd
The website radio-tv-nederland reports that the Block 7D transmitters at Lelystad and Markelo broadcasting the national ensemble MTVNL have had their transmitted powers increased to 10kW and 6kW respectively.

April 2nd
On the German local ensemble Muenchen, the service 106.4 TOP FM is reported to have been relabelled TOP FM.

April 2nd
A new service is reported to have popped up on the German local ensemble in Rheinland-Pfalz, DAB+ Mux Bad KH. Antenne Bad KH is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 2nd
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 7A. Isen extends and improves coverage of the regional ensemble Voralpen in an area that includes Erding and Mühldorf.

April 2nd
In Switzerland, an additional service has popped up on the regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH. Klassik Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

April 2nd
An additional service has popped up on the Block 12B Monaco ensemble MCR2.
Hits 1 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

April 2nd
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations to five additional services - Contact FM, Delta +, NRJ Nord Littoral, Playloud Flandres-Maritime and Radio Uylenspiegel - to be broadcast on the local ensemble DUNKERQUE.

April 2nd
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations to five additional services - Chérie FM, Melody, NRJ Valenciennes, Phare FM and Radio Condé Macou - to be broadcast on the local ensemble Valenciennes.

April 2nd
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisation to an additional service - Contact FM - to be broadcast on the Block 7C ensemble Lille-Local.

April 2nd
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations to six additional services - Chante France, Delta +, NRJ Nord Littoral, Radio Pitchoun and Hello Le Nord (previously known as Tourism Info) - to be broadcast on the local ensemble CALAIS.

April 2nd
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations to two additional services - Antinéa Radio and Radio Campus - to be broadcast on the local ensemble for Lens-Douai, BLAD.

April 2nd
An additional service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth.
Nation Radio 70s is broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s. The bitrates of three existing services have dropped - Nation Radio 80s, HITS RADIO PORTS and Nation Radio UK. Snapshot updated.

April 2nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble Voralpen updated. Addition of Radio ISW.

April 2nd
On Trial London, the service ATLANTIS has been replaced by TEST 02, running at the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 2nd
A new service has popped up on London 2.
THC Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 2nd
In Ireland, a new ensemble is reported to be operating intermittently on Block 5B in the north east near the border with Northern Ireland. NORTH EAST is reported to have six audio services on board. Snapshot added. (Block 5B was previously used in this area by another ensemble - Free-DAB N & NE).

April 2nd
Snapshot added of the Irish ensemble ONLYMUX IRL, broadcasting in Cork on Block 5C.
Ten audio services are on board currently.

April 2nd
Update: In Ireland, the operator Free-DAB has contacted Wohnort to state that it is not connected with the new ONLYMUX IRL transmissions that have been spotted in Cork on Block 5C.
Free-DAB Cork previously broadcast on Block 5A but is reported not to be on air at the moment, nor are the other previously-reported Free-DAB muxes.

April 2nd
Update: In Ireland, while transmitters in some parts of the country ceased broadcasting DAB Ireland Mux1 altogether (in Cork, for example, the transmissions are reported to have ended several days ago), in others, the multiplex is reported still to be on air but with silent or almost-silent services whose DLS reports that "This service is closed". One poster in an Irish forum reports that as a result, he is now unable to listen to RTE Radio 1 at all on his car radio, as the receiver automatically switches away from FM to the silent DAB version.

April 1st
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations for transmitters at 27 sites across France that will broadcast the forthcoming second national ensemble, to be operated by OpeNMux.

April 1st
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations for transmitters at 26 sites across France that will broadcast the forthcoming first national ensemble, to be operated by Opératrice du multiplex M1.

April 1st
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations to additional services that will broadcast on Rouen Local 2 - Chérie FM, Nostalgie, NRJ and Hello Normandie (previously known as Tourism Info).

April 1st
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations to additional services that will broadcast on Rouen Local 1 - Crooner Radio, Inrocks Radio, Paname and Voltage.

April 1st
In Germany, an additional service has popped up on the Bavarian ensemble Voralpen.
Radio ISW is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

March 31st
The UK regulator has announced Small Scale DAB licence awards for four more areas:
Cambridge - Cambridge Digital Radio Limited
Inverclyde - UK DAB Networks Limited
Sheffield & Rotherham - Shefcast Digital Limited (‘Shefcast’)
Winchester - UK DAB Networks Limited

March 31st
In Germany, the media regulator for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein has received three applications for the operation as a platform of a second private-sector ensemble in Hamburg. The regulator expects to announce its selection from Media Broadcast GmbH, Divicon Media Holding GmbH or Uplink Network GmbH in August 2021.

March 31st
In France, the regulator has issued formal authorisations for an additional services to broadcast on the existing local ensemble for Bourgoin-Jallieu - CapSao, Hot Radio and Phare FM.

March 31st
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisation for an additional service to broadcast on the existing local ensemble for Bourg-en-Bresse - FC Radio.

March 31st
In France, the regulator has issued formal authorisations to additional services to broadcast on the existing local ensemble for Mâcon - CapSao, Chérie FM and Sol FM.

March 29th
In Austria, the "hash rash" has returned in the manner of a second wave and has now spread to the national ensemble. On CityMUX Wien II, the service Technikum CITY has been relabelled #Technikum CITY. On DAB+ Austria, the service Technikum ONE has been relabelled #Technikum ONE.

March 28th
radio-tv-nederland reports that a new service has popped up on the Block 5A ensemble in Apeldoorn, Stedendriehoek. Kerkradio is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

March 28th
Trial Cambridge snapshot updated.
RELEASE has replaced Crackers Radio since the previous observation.

March 28th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Cambridge updated.
Addition of Star Radio (Cam) since the previous observation.

March 28th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Peterborough updated.
Addition of Star Radio (PB) since the previous observation.

March 28th
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated.
Podcast Radio has replaced BOOM RADIO UK since the previous observation.

March 28th
In France, the regulator has issued a formal authorisation to an additional service to broadcast on the existing local ensemble for Colmar - Radio Dreyeckland Libre.

March 28th
In France, the regulator has issued formal authorisations to additional services to broadcast on the existing local ensemble for Mâcon - Nostalgie Mâcon and Antinéa Radio.

March 28th
In France, the regulator has issued formal authorisations to services to broadcast on a future local ensemble for Haguenau. This area was advertised in June 2016 and an operator (Club Opérateurs RNT Mux Strasbourg 1) was announced in July 2018, but the ensemble never appeared on the air. The coverage requirements are less strict than the original allocation and now it looks as though this ensemble might actually launch.

March 28th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Stoke & Stafford updated. Addition of Kerrang! since the previous observation.

March 26th
In the Netherlands, radio-tv-nederland reports that the low-power transmitter at Maastricht, broadcasting the Block 7D ensemble MTVNL has been replaced by a 2kW transmitter at Eys, improving and extending coverage in southern Limburg.

March 26th
Bulgaria listings updated. The test transmission in Sofia, BULGARIA, is reported to have ended in Jan/Feb.

March 24th
On the German ensemble for Baden-Württemberg, OAS BW, the service Schlager RadioB2 has been relabelled Schlager Radio.

March 23rd
In Germany, the transmitters at Aurich and Steinkimmen have had their transmitted powers increased, improving coverage of the Block 8D ensemble NDR NDS OL in Emden, Leer, Norden and Bad Zwischenahn as well as on the Ostfriesischen Inseln.

March 23rd
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service at Gemünden am Main, improving coverage of Bayern on Block 11D and Unterfranken on Block 10A over an area along the Main valley between Karlstadt am Main, Gemünden am Main and Lohr am Main.

March 23rd
A new service has popped up on Trial Cambridge.
RELEASE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The service Crackers Radio has ceased.

March 23rd
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Stoke & Stafford. Kerrang! is reported to be using "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.

March 21st
Trial Manchester snapshot updated.
Nation Radio UK has replaced Boom Radio since the previous observation.

March 21st
In Italy, the recent additions to the ensembles covering Torino mean that over 100 audio services are now available on DAB+ in the city. 104 to be precise.

March 20th
Two new services have popped up on the Italian ensemble CRDAB Piemonte.
G.R.P. *MELODY* and G.R.P. TRE are broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s apiece. The existing service MARGHERITA has been relabelled RADIO MARGHERITA. The bitrate of G.R.P. TRE increased to 72 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 19th
Five new services have popped up on the Italian ensemble MediaDAB Torino.
GIORNALE RADIO, GO-BIMBO, RADIO K55, R. RICORDI DAB and *TO-SV* are all broadcasting in DAB+.
GO-CLASSICA has been relabelled FunkyCornerRadio.
RADIO YACHT has been relabelled YACHT.
TheCoast by R.C. has been relabelled R. Citta' Torino.
The service GO-JAZZ has ceased. Snapshot updated.

March 19th
On the French ensemble RNT Paris 3, the SId of BONHEUR is reported to have changed yet again, having already changed twice last month.

March 18th
Listing updated of the Block 11D ensemble in Kiev, now labelled CONCERN RRT.
Nine services are reported to be broadcasting currently.

March 18th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11D.
Hallenberg-Bollerberg (1 kW) improves coverage of the Nordrhein-Westfalen ensemble
Radio fuer NRW, particularly in Hallenberg and Medebach.

March 18th
In Germany, an EPG has popped up on the Block 11B ensemble for Baden-Württemberg, OAS BW. The bitrate of the existing audio service anna.FM has dropped to 64 kbit/s.

March 18th
Trial Aldershot snapshot updated. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

March 16th
On the Austrian ensemble CityMUX Wien II, the service #TechnikumCITY has made a speedy recovery and is back to its healthy former self - Technikum CITY.

March 15th
On the Italian ensemble DAB Sardegna, the service Radio 4 You has been relabelled Radio City4You. The service RADIO CARBONIA has been relabelled MEGARADIO.

March 15th
Trial London snapshot updated. The service Desi Radio is running at a lower bitrate compared with the previous observation.

March 14th
Snapshot of the national ensemble * DAB Italia * updated. The service Kc2Test has switched to a higher Protection Level.

March 14th
In France, the regulator has reissued an authorisation to Club Opérateurs RNT Mux Strasbourg 1 to operate a local ensemble for an area designated "Haguenau - Saverne - Reichshoffen - Niederbronn-les-Bains - Phalsbourg - Ingwiller - Wissembourg - Puberg" (referred to on Wohnort simply as Haguenau). The new authorisation is less stringent than the original version in terms of coverage and the rollout timetable, making it more likely that the ensemble should eventually launch. The original authorisation was issued in December 2017, but the ensemble never made it to air.

March 14th
On the UK local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Radio Wirral has ceased. Snapshot updated and listing corrected.

March 14th
SDL National snapshot updated. Addition of Boom Radio UK.

March 13th
Deprived of birdsong during the hours of darkness?
Trial Portsmouth now has Birdsong @ night for you between 00:00 and 07:00. (DAB+ 24 kbit/s) Snapshots updated.

March 13th
The ability of the DAB "hash rash" to leap across international boundaries is well known and well documented. On the Austrian ensemble CityMUX Wien II, the service Technikum CITY has become infected #TechnikumCITY.

March 12th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service V2 Radio is now running 24h.
The service Boom Radio has ceased following its appearance on SDL National.

March 12th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble SDL National.
Boom Radio UK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s.

March 12th
The website digitalbitrate has added a receiver at Brighton, including reception of Trial Brighton.

March 12th
Swansea SW Wales and Mid & West Wales listings corrected.

March 12th
In Switzerland, an additional service has popped up on SRG SSR I01.
SRF 2 Kultur+ is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. Some other services have changed bitrates. Snapshot updated.

March 10th
In Cyprus, the government has launched a competetive tender process for a study into the introduction of DAB+. That study will then inform the government's deliberations on the technical and regulatory framework to be used for the operation of DAB+ in Cyprus. The closing date is March 26th 2021.

March 10th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 7A. Wildberg Tössegg improves coverage of the regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH in an area that includes Turbenthal, Wildberg, Zell and Wila.

March 7th
Snapshot of the German regional ensemble Oberfranken updated.
Multiple changes to Protection Levels.

March 7th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11B. Raichberg extends and improves coverage of the Baden-Württemberg ensemble OAS BW over an area to the south of Stuttgart, Pforzheim and Ulm, including the important A81 route.

March 6th
Snapshot updated of the UK local ensemble South Hampshire.
Addition of Trickstar Radio since the previous observation.

March 6th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. Boom Radio has replaced Goldmine DAB. The new service is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

March 5th
Proving that DAB services can recover from "label measles", on RADIODIG TO CN, the service * RADIO BRUNO * is now running as RADIO BRUNO DAB with a changed SId.

March 5th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble CRDAB Piemonte.
Multiple changes since the previous observation, including the migration of JUKEBOX and RADIO ALFA to MediaDAB Torino.

March 5th
Four new services have popped up on the Italian ensemble MediaDAB Torino.
#PLAYTAG and TOradio are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.
RADIO JUKEBOX and RADIO ALFA (both migrations from CRDAB Piemonte) are broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. GO-ALBANIA and GO-ROMANIA have ceased.
Snapshot updated. Previous snapshot corrected.

March 5th
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Surrey-NSussex.
Unity DAB is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 4th
In Poland, an additional service is reported to have popped up on the Warsaw trial, DABCAST WaWa. Radio Jasna Góra is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 136 kbit/s.

March 4th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Berks & N Hants updated.
Addition of Country Hits and cessation of The Breeze since the previous observation.

March 4th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Swindon updated.

March 4th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble West Wiltshire updated.
Addition of Radio Bath since the previous observation.

March 4th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Bristol updated.
Sam FM relabelled Sam Bristol and running at higher bitrate since the previous observation.

March 4th
On the Belgian regional ensembles BXL-BW 2, HAINAUT 2 and NAM-LUX 2 (and probably therefore also LIEGE 2), the service Chérie is reported to have been relabelled Cherie.

March 4th
In Poland, two additional services have popped up on the Wrocław ensemble LokalDAB.
Radio Elka Głogów and Radio Elka Leszno are reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. Other changes are assumed to have taken place compared with the last snapshot to create the capacity for the newcomers.

March 4th
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble South Hampshire.
Trickstar Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 56 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

March 4th
In the Czech Republic, the last remaining L-band transmission is reported to have ceased. The transmissions in Prague on Block LI had resumed inexplicably in April last year.

March 4th
A new service has popped up on the Czech ensembles RTI cz DAB1 and RTI cz DAB2 updated. Radio ZAPAD is broadcasting on both using DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. The two ensembles have the same lineup of services, with the exception of Hlas Prahy, which exists only on RTI cz DAB2.

March 3rd
Snapshot of the German ensemble Hamburg K10D updated.
ENERGY HAMBURG and KLASSIK Radio replace 80s80s and Radio Paradiso.

March 3rd
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Somerset updated.
The Breeze relabelled Grt Hits Somerst since the previous observation.

March 3rd
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble South East Wales updated.
The service BBC R Cymru 2 is no longer also flagged as a Secondary Component of relabelled BBC Radio Cymru but simply exists as a full service.

March 3rd
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Gloucestershire updated.
The Breeze relabelled Grt Hits Glos since the previous observation.

March 3rd
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Hereford-Worcs updated.
Addition of Youthcomm Radio since the previous observation.

March 2nd
In Ireland, the public-service broadcaster RTÉ has announced that the transmission of its services by DAB/DAB+ will cease on March 31st.

March 2nd
In Belgium, the first of the local ensembles in the French-speaking region has popped up on Block 12B. Hainaut Ouest is broadcast in Tournai from Mont-Saint-Aubert with five services on board.

March 2nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble rbb Berlin K7D updated.
Bayern 2 has dropped to 88 kbit/s since the previous observation

March 1st
In Germany, a new service has popped up on Kiel K5A.
ENERGY HAMBURG is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

March 1st
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth.
Nation Radio 80s is broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s.
The existing service Retune has ceased. Daytime and overnight snapshots updated.

February 27th
In France, the regulator has revoked the authorisation of Radio Club Paris & Ile-de-France to broadcast on the Block 9B ensemble RNT Paris 5.
The service was authorised in February 2020 but never made use of the capacity awarded.

February 26th
A new service has popped up on the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2.
TOMORROWLAND OWR is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

February 26th
On the Austrian ensemble CityMUX Wien II, the service NJOY has been relabelled Radio RADIESCHEN.

February 26th
Trial Portsmouth daytime snapshot updated.
60s broadcasts in its own subchannel between 07:00 and 00:00.

February 25th
In France the regulator has authorised Compagnie des multiplex DAB to operate the forthcoming ensembles for Loire & Haute-Loire (except Brioude), officially known as "Saint-Étienne étendu" (Block 6C), Pays de Savoie, officially known as "Annecy étendu" (Block 7C) and Isère & Haute-Alpes, officially known as "Grenoble étendu" (Block 5D).

February 25th
Trial Portsmouth overnight snapshot updated.
V2 Radio broadcasts on this ensemble 00:00 to 07:00.

February 25th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth
V2 Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s.
The service Overnight Test has ceased.

February 24th
On the French ensemble RNT Paris 3, the SId of BONHEUR is reported to have changed yet again. Yesterday's SId is now being used by URBAN HIT.

February 24th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5D. Molbergen extends and improves coverage of the national ensemble Antenne DE is the region of Cloppenburg in Niedersachsen.

February 24th
In Italy, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 12D.
CRDAB Liguria is broadcasting in and around Genoa with ten services on board.

February 23rd
In France, the services Vivre FM on RNT Paris 2, BONHEUR and LOVELY on RNT Paris 3 and EMOTION on RNT Paris 6 all have new SIds.

February 23rd
A new service has popped up on the French ensemble RNT Marseille 3.
DIVA FM is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

February 22nd
Snapshot updated of the UK local ensemble Lincolnshire.
The service Grt Hits Lincs has switched to 128 kbit/s Joint Stereo from Mono since the previous observation.

February 21st
A new service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Essex.
Blitzkids is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 56 kbit/s, Mono LSF.
The packet data service EPG Essex has ceased. Snapshot updated.

February 21st
On the Italian ensemble broadcast in Calabria and Sicilia, _ADN DAB, the service _NEWS ITALY is reported to have been relabelled _LaC Radio.

February 21st
The Ibiza ensemble 7B DAB+ has not been received for several days and may have ceased.
It is not known whether this is permanent.

February 20th
Trial Portsmouth now has thirty audio services on board, with the addition of a service Overnight Test. Overnight snapshot updated.

February 18th
The Australian ensemble DAB+ HOBART now has thirty audio services on board. You're probably wondering what they sound like.
Snapshot updated.

February 18th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service 60s now points to the same subchannel as Flash between 00:00 and 07:00 but runs in its own subchannel at other times.

February 18th
On the Swiss local ensemble for Basel, DIG D04 - BS, the service SPOON RADIO BS+ has been relabelled SPOON ROCK.

February 18th
On RNT Paris 6, the service Sanef 107.7 IDF has a new SId.

February 18th
A new service has popped up on the new Italian ensemble MediaDAB Torino.
RADIO YACHT is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.
The service RADIO CITTA has been relabelled TheCoast by R.C..
The service RADIO NEWS has switched from 48 to 64 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

February 18th
The UK regulator has announced the first batch of licences for small-scale DAB areas:
  • Derry/Londonderry - Foyle DAB Limited
  • Glasgow - Nation Digital Investments Limited
  • Salisbury - Muxcast One Limited
  • Tynemouth & South Shields - Mux One Limited
  • Welsh Valleys - GTFM (South Wales) Limited
In each of these areas, there was only one applicant. Muxcast Four Limited had withdrawn its application for the Tynemouth & South Shields area prior to a licence award decision being made, so was therefore not considered. Ofcom will announce further licence awards for the remaining 20 areas advertised in Round One over the coming weeks.

February 17th
On the national ensemble * DAB Italia *, the service M DUE O has switched from 48 to 64 kbit/s. The service Deejay 30 Songs has switched from 48 to 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

February 15th
In Poland, a new service has popped up on DABCAST Katowice.
Radio IMPERIUM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 136 kbit/s.

February 14th
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on DIG I02.
#RMB-TICINO is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. All services on the ensemble now broadcast at this bitrate. The existing service SPOON RADIO TS+ has been relabelled SPOON ROCK. Snapshot updated.

February 14th
Page added for Oman, where an ensemble is reported to be operating on Block 11B in the capital Muscat and the nearby city of Barka. Four audio services are reported to be on board.

February 13th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 8C. Castel San Pietro extends and improves coverage of SMC_I03 in an area that includes Chiasso and Mendrisio.

February 13th
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the local ensemble for Winterthur and Schaffhausen, DIG D04 - WS. GDS.FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

February 12th
In Germany, the media regulator for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein has advertised for a platform operator for a second private-sector ensemble in Hamburg. The frequency to be used by the new ensemble is not mentioned in the advertisement, which closes on March 24th.

February 12th
A packet data service has popped up on the Swedish regional ensemble SR MALMÖHUS. SPI is running at 16 kbit/s. Snapshot updated. The service (same SId) has been running for some time in Stockholm. The bitrate of the existing service P1 SverigesRadio now drops to 168 kbit/s during the daytime, returning to 192 kbit/s at night. Snapshots updated.

February 11th
On the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1, the service MTV Radio has ceased.
Snapshot updated.

February 11th
A new service has popped up on Trial Bristol.
Starpoint Soul is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

February 9th
In Italy, a new ensemble has popped up in Torino. MediaDab Torino is broadcasting on Block 10C and has ten audio services on board. Snapshot added.

February 9th
A new service has popped up on RNT Paris 3 and RNT Marseille 5.
MCD (Monte Carlo Doualiya = Monte Carlo International) is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s on each ensemble.

February 6th
Snapshot added of the French local ensemble D+ BORDEAUX L2.

February 6th
A new service has popped up on Trial Bristol.
Eruption Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

February 6th
In Italy, the website L'Italia in Digitale reports that in Campania, MediaDab exists as three distinct ensembles. Each instance has its own EId but uses the same Ensemble Label. Each has its own particular lineup of Services. The Napoli ensemble broadcasts on Block 10C. The version for Salerno is transmitted on Block 7C. In Abellino and Benevento, the local ensemble occupies Block 7B.

February 6th
In Germany, the media regulator in Saarland has received renewed expressions of interest from Media Broadcast in operating a private-sector ensemble. Divicon Media Holding GmbH had been awarded the operation of a platform but withdrew at the end of 2020. Now, the regulator has decided to resume the allocation procedure and continue the concept of operating as a platform with the mutual agreement of all the applicants.

February 4th
In Slovakia, the website satelitnav.sk reports that the Towercom network has been divided and that three regional ensembles are now transmitted. In Western Slovakia, the ensemble retains the existing EId 5001. In Central Slovakia, the new EId is reported to be 5002 and in Eastern Slovakia, the new regional ensemble is reported to use 5003. As a consequence of this change, the AVIS ensemble has switched EId to a reported new value 5010.

February 4th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 6B. Zeitz improves coverage of the ensemble MDR S-ANHALT in Görlitz and the surrounding area.

February 4th
In Germany, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 9A. Fichtenhöhe improves coverage of the ensemble MDR SACHSEN in Görlitz and the surrounding area. Zittau improves coverage in the south-east corner of Sachsen, near the tripoint with Poland and the Czech Republic.

February 4th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12A. Niedersgegen improves coverage of the Rheinland-Pfalz ensemble SWR RP in the western part of the Eifel near the border with Luxemburg.

February 3rd
On the German national ensemble DR Deutschland, the service Radio Horeb has been relabelled radio horeb. The service ERF Plus has dropped to 64 kbit/s since the previous observation. Snapshot updated.

February 3rd
Trial Portsmouth snapshot updated. Addition of POP DAB.

February 2nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble Hamburg K10D updated. Addition of delta radio.

February 2nd
In France, the migration of FRANCE MAGHREB 2 from the Block 5B ensemble Lyon-Local to LYON 6 on Block 11B is underway.

February 2nd
On the Netherlands national ensemble MTVNL, the service KBC has ceased.

February 1st
In Croatia, a new service has popped up on the ensemble OIV Croatia DAB+.
CMC Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

February 1st
In Slovakia, a new service has popped up on the ensemble Towercom.
Radio Regina is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

February 1st
In Switzerland, the service RSO+ (Radio Suedostschweiz) has migrated from the Block 12A ensemble SRG SSR I01 to SMC_I03 on Block 8C. The new instance is running at 64 kbit/s DAB+ Stereo, an increase over its previous location. Snapshots of both ensembles updated.
[This story has been updated]

February 1st
In Germany, delta radio has popped up in DAB+ on Hamburg K10D.

February 1st
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble for Baden-Württemberg, OAS BW. anna.FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

February 1st
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the national ensemble, Antenne DE. Klassik R. Movie is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
[This story has been updated]

February 1st
A new service has popped up on London 3. Boom Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB Mono at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 31st
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated. BOOM RADIO UK replaced Starpoint Soul since the previous observation.

January 31st
Trial Cambridge snapshot updated. Addition of Radio Sangam and Rubix Radio and switch of Star Radio to DAB+ since the previous observation.

January 31st
An additional service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. Nation Radio 80s is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The existing service 45 Radio has dropped to 32 kbit/s. The packet data service muxcast.com has dropped to 16 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 31st
The Swiss ensemble DIG I02 has caught the "hash rash". A new service #TiRock has popped up, broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The existing service MAXXIMA has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 31st
Snapshot updated of the now-relabelled German ensemble Oberbay/Schwaben.

January 30th
Youthcomm Radio has popped up on the UK local ensemble Hereford-Worcs, broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 112 kbit/s.

January 29th
On London 3, the service Sout Al Khaleej has dropped from 80 kbit/s Mono to 64 kbit/s Mono LSF. Snapshot updated.

January 28th
In Germany, the Block 10A regional ensemble for Oberbayern and Schwaben, Obb/Schw, has been relabelled Oberbay/Schwaben.

January 28th
In Poland, the two instances of Radio Kaszëbë, one at 112 kbit/s and the other at 184 kbit/s, that were broadcast on the Block 5D BCAST ensemble in Gdansk, are reported to have ceased. Five services remain.

January 28th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12A. Avegno Cimetta extends and improves coverage of SRG SSR I01 in an area that includes Locarno and Tegna.

January 28th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 9C. Neumünster extends and improves coverage of the regional ensemble for Kiel, NDR SH KI in an area that includes Bordesholm, Bornhöved, Boostedt, Hohenlockstedt, Hanerau-Hademarschen and Nortorf.

January 27th
A new packet data service has popped up on the French ensemble RNT Paris 5.
teria is running at 8 kbit/s. Teria is a service for increasing the accuracy of global positioning in real time. [This story has been updated with additional detail.]

January 27th
On the Austrian national ensemble DAB+ Austria, the SId of WELLE 1 has changed. The former SId had previously been used by ENERGY, and is reported to have resulted in the latter's logo being displayed from receiver memory rather than that of the current broadcaster.

January 27th
A new service has popped up on the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG K12D.
ENERGY BERLIN is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

January 26th
On the French ensemble LILLE Local 2, the SId of J A Z Z Radio has changed.

January 26th
Snapshots of the UK local ensembles Derbyshire, Herts Beds Bucks, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire updated.

January 22nd
Snapshot of the regional ensemble Central Scotland updated. The service Virgin Groove has dropped to 80 kbit/s Mono since the previous observation.

January 22nd
On the UK local ensemble Ayr, the service Virgin Groove has dropped to 80 kbit/s Mono since the previous observation. Snapshot updated.

January 22nd
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Re-ordering of CUs since the previous observation.

January 22nd
In Germany, the media regulator for Nordrhein-Westfalen has announced the results of the advertisement of capacity on a forthcoming ensemble for private-sector broadcasters. The ensemble will operate on Block 9D and is intended to cover the entire Land. The offer was oversubscribed, with applications for 13 services being received from 12 prospective broadcasters and three applications for the entire capacity being received from prospective platform operators. The regulator will proceed to determine which applications meet the criteria and then "initiate a mutual agreement procedure" among those who fulfill the requirements.

Service Applications:
  • Radio B2 GmbH
  • Radio Energy NRW GmbH i. G.
  • radio NRW GmbH
  • Radio Paradiso NRW GmbH i. G.
  • Sportradio NRW GmbH
  • TOP Media NRW GmbH
  • The Radio Group GmbH
  • Funk & Fernsehen Nordwestdeutschland GmbH & Co. KG
  • NiedersachsenRock21 GmbH & Co. KG
  • Radio Teddy GmbH & Co. KG
  • Studio Gong GmbH & Co. Studiobetriebs KG (for two services)
  • Bildungswerk der Erzdiözese Köln e.V.
Platform Applications:
  • audio.digital NRW GmbH
  • DIVICON MEDIA HOLDING GmbH
  • UPLINK Network GmbH
January 21st
In the Netherlands, the regulator has advertised capacity on a new national ensemble that will broadcast on Block 9C except in South Limburg, where another channel may be used pending co-ordination. Capacity for 12 services is being offered, equivalent to 96 kbit/s per service. If, as anticipated, the capacity is oversubscribed, the process will proceed to auction. Once the services have been selected, they will have 12 weeks to appoint a multiplex operator. The new ensemble must be launched within nine months of the authorisations being issued.

January 21st
On the German ensemble rbb Berlin K7D, the service Bayern Plus has been relabelled BR Schlager. Here the playlist is classified as Oldies Music, whereas in Bayern it is considered Easy Listening.

January 21st
On the Block 9A Parisian ensemble RNT Associative, the SId of Radio TER has changed.

January 21st
On the German ensemble Bayern, the service Bayern plus has been relabelled BR Schlager. Snapshot updated. [This story has been updated to add a snapshot.]

January 21st
On the UK local ensemble Essex, the service Actual Radio has switched to 24 kHz sampling.

January 21st
In France, the regulator has announced that the licences of the new national ensembles will enter into force on July 15th 2021. The first phase of the roll-out will see the major axis Paris-Lyon-Marseille covered. Before then, the new Block 11B ensemble for Paris is due to launch on April 13th. Local and regional ensembles to cover Annecy, Annemasse, Avignon, Chambéry, Dijon, Grenoble, Saint-Étienne and Toulon will follow later in the year. [This story has been updated to correct the ensemble launch dates and to add precision to the CSA announcement concerning the national ensembles.]

January 21st
In the Netherlands, an additional service DANCERADIO is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble Almere DAB.

January 21st
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11D. Casekow extends and improves coverage of the public-service broadcaster NDR's ensemble for Pasewalk, NDR MV PW in an area that includes Penkun, Krackow, Grambow and Nadrensee.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on the Czech ensembles RTI cz DAB2 and TELEKO DAB2. Hlas Prahy is broadcasting on both ensembles in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. Despite their differing content, the ensembles RTI cz DAB1 and RTI cz DAB2 use the same EId, as do TELEKO DAB1 and TELEKO DAB2.

January 19th
On the Swiss local ensemble for Basel, DIG D04 - BS, the service BASELMAX has ceased.

January 19th
On RNT Paris 5, the service Mouvement UP has ceased.

January 19th
In Austria, a new service has popped up on the national ensemble DAB+ Austria.
WELLE 1 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The audio content is reported to differ from the FM equivalent. Snapshot updated.

January 18th
In Switzerland, two additional services have popped up on the Ticino ensemble SMC_I03. RADIO TOP + and TOP TWO+ are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 18th
A new service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Tyne & Wear. BBC R Sunderland is broadcasting in Mono LSF "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s. The existing service BBC Newcastle has dropped to 64 kbit/s Mono LSF. Snapshot updated.

January 18th
On London 3, the service Dilse Radio has been relabelled DilSe Radio. LYCA RADIO 1458 has been relabelled Lyca Radio. Snapshot updated.

January 17th
Listing added of a Block 7B ensemble operating in Ibiza - 7B DAB+. Six audio services were being broadcast, one of which was silent when observed.

January 17th
In France, the regulator has authorised Monte Carlo Doualiya (MCD) to broadcast on RNT Paris 3 and the Marseille ensemble SDN.

January 16th
Christmas is finally over in Belgium. On DAB+ VLAANDEREN2, the service Joe Christmas has ceased.

January 15th
On the Austrian ensemble for Vienna, CityMUX Wien II, the services High Live Radio and Vienna HoodMusic have ceased.

January 15th
In France, the regulator has authorised Compagnie des multiplex DAB to operate the forthcoming Block 11B ensemble for the greater Paris region, known officially as "Paris étendu", from two sites - Paris Étoile (Hyatt Regency) (10 kW) and Bagnolet (Tour Mercuriales Ouest) (14 kW). The launch date has been announced as April 13th, 2021.

January 15th
On the UK local ensemble Wolv'ton & Shrop, the service BBC Radio WM, which has a different SId to the Birmingham instance, has been relabelled BBC Wolv'hampton and now carries separate programming at certain times of the day. Snapshot updated.

January 14th
On the Swiss local ensemble for Geneva, DIG F03 - GE, the service IP music GE+ has ceased since the last observation.

January 14th
In France, the regulator has authorised FRANCE MAGHREB 2 to transfer from the Block 5B ensemble Lyon-Local to the Block 11B ensemble LYON 6. The broadcaster and multiplex operators have until February 1st 2021 to make the change.

January 14th
On the Danish ensemble MUX3-OSTSJ, the services mix 7 and PopFM 80'er have been relabelled mix 7. and PopFM 80'er., distinguishing them from the instances that are broadcast on the national ensemble DK DAB1. Snapshots updated.

January 14th
On the UK local ensemble Suffolk, the service Reselect G Hits has ceased.

January 14th
Snapshot added of the new German regional ensemble for Pasewalk, NDR MV PW.

January 13th
RNT Marseille 3's "hash rash" appears to have cleared up. The service #MISTRAL FM has been relabelled MISTRAL FM. It is not yet known if this has also happened on #RNT Nice 3, where the infection was obviously much worse.

January 13th
On RNT Paris 6 and RNT Marseille 2, the service RADIO EMOTION has been relabelled EMOTION. This change may also have taken place on #RNT Nice 3 but is not yet confirmed.

January 13th
In Germany, the transmitters at Aurich, Steinkimmen und Wilhelmshaven broadcasting the regional ensemble for Oldenburg on Block 12A have switched as planned to Block 8D. NDR NDS OL now operates as an SFN with the existing Block 8D sites at Cuxhaven and Schiffdorf. The EId is reported to have changed since the last snapshot was taken.

January 12th
In Tenerife, the Block 9C transmitters broadcasting DIGI-CAN are now reported to broadcast the same ensemble to both parts of the island. Previously, separate multiplexes were reported in the north and south respectively. Sixteen audio services are reported on air.

January 11th
A new service has popped up on Trial Bristol. BOOM RADIO UK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

January 10th
In Switzerland, IP music and MAXXIMA are reported to have popped up on the local ensembles for Luzern, Zug and Nidwalden, DIG D04 - ZS, and Winterthur and Schaffhausen, DIG D04 - WS. On the local ensemble for Basel DIG D04 - BS, where MAXXIMA BS+ was already broadcasting, IP music BS+ has popped up.

January 9th
On the Block 10B Polish ensemble in Tarnów, the service OFF Radio Kraków is reported to have ceased.

January 8th
On Trial Manchester, the service Radio Africana has reverted to its previous SId.

January 8th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has announced that the three sites Aurich, Steinkimmen und Wilhelmshaven broadcasting its regional ensemble for Oldenburg on Block 12A will switch to Block 8D on January 13th. NDR NDS OL will then operate as an SFN with the existing Block 8D sites at Cuxhaven and Schiffdorf.

January 8th
On Trial Manchester, the SId of Radio Africana has recently changed from CEDC to CDCE. The new SId is also used currently by Heat Radio on Inverness.

January 7th
In some countries, leaving Christmas decorations up after Twelfth Night is thought to bring bad luck. On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2, the service Joe Christmas is still running. Perhaps they are following the older tradition whereby the decorations stay up until Candlemas (February 2nd)? Any date in between is sure to be tempting fate!

January 5th
On the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B, the service .MEGARADIOmix.de has a new SId. The service Top100 Station has ceased. Radio Paradiso has migrated to Berlin/BRBG 7B from Berlin/BRBG K12D.

January 5th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble CRDAB Piemonte. A new service has popped up since the previous observation. RADIO 80 DAB is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The service RADIO NEWS 24 has ceased. The existing service ENERGY has been relabelled ENERGY DIGITAL R. The existing service DIM SUONO *SOFT* has a new SID.

January 5th
In Switzerland, 105 DJ Radio is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble for the Berner Oberland, DIG D04 - BO.

January 5th
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the local ensemble for Sottoceneri and Sopraceneri, DIG I02. 105 DJ Radio TS is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Grt Hits Ports has been relabelled Retune. A looped announcement advises listeners to retune to the service Grt Hits S Coast broadcast on the local ensemble South Hampshire.

January 5th
In Switzerland, a new service is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble for Chur and Sargans, DIG D04 - CS. 105 DJ Radio CS is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

January 5th
Snapshot updated of the UK local ensemble Bradfrd&Huddersf. Addition of BBC Radio Bradfd.

January 4th
Trial Brighton snapshot updated. Totally Radio relabelled Slack City.

January 4th
A new service has popped up on the UK local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh. Nation Radio UK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The existing services Nation Radio and Dragon Radio - each with their own stream - have each dropped from 48 to 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 4th
A new service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Bradfrd&Huddersf. BBC Radio Bradfd is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF. The existing instance of BBC Radio Leeds on this ensemble has dropped to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF. The instance of BBC Radio Leeds on the Leeds ensemble continues as before.

January 4th
A new service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Sussex. V2 Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB. Snapshot updated.

January 4th
A new service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Essex. Unity DAB is broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono LSF DAB at 56 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 3rd
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble Bayern. The service B5 plus has dropped from 96 to 64 kbit/s since the previous observation.

January 3rd
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble for Baden-Württemberg, OAS BW. Ensemble relabelled and cessation of ROCK ANTENNE since the previous observation.

January 3rd
Snapshot updated of the German local ensemble Augsburg. The SId of RT1 Nordschwaben has changed since the previous observation.

January 3rd
Snapshot updated of the German regional ensemble Allgäu. The service RADIO 7 has switched from 72 to 80 kbit/s since the previous observation.

January 2nd
On the Italian national ensemble #EuroDab Italia, the DAB+ service RADIO KISSKISS has dropped to 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 2nd
A new service has popped up on the Swiss ensemble DIG I02. Radio Tell is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The existing services CENTRAL (which has migrated to SMC_I03) and Radio R have ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 1st, 2021
On the Swiss local ensemble for Bern, DIG D04 - BE, the services 2you-best music and Radio X are reported to have ceased.

January 1st, 2021
A new service, Radio Tell, is reported to have popped up on the Swiss local ensemble for Bas Valais, DIG F03 - BVS. The existing services GlobalSport VS+ and MAGIC RADIO VS+ are reported to have ceased.

January 1st, 2021
On the Swiss local ensemble for Luzern, DIG D04 - ZS, the services Radio X and Stadtfilter are reported to have ceased.

January 1st, 2021
On the Swiss local ensemble for Zürich, DIG D04 - ZH, the service COUNTRY RADIO is reported to have ceased.

January 1st, 2021
On the Swiss local ensemble for Biel and Solothurn, DIG D04 - BISO, the services 3FACH and Kanal K are reported to have ceased.

January 1st, 2021
On the Swiss local ensemble for Aarau and Olten, DIG D04 - AG, the services Positiv and RaBe are reported to have ceased.

January 1st, 2021
On the Swiss local ensemble for Lausanne, DIG F03 - VD, the service GlobalSport VD+ is reported to have ceased.

January 1st, 2021
A new service - FonikRadio - is reported to have popped up on the Swiss local ensemble for Neuchatel and Yverdon, DIG F03 - NY. The existing services GlobalSport and MAGIC RADIO NY+ are reported to have ceased.

January 1st, 2021
Two new services - Radio Vaanam and UCB Geneva - are reported to have popped up on the Swiss local ensemble for Geneva, DIG F03 - GE. The existing service GlobalSport CH is reported to have ceased.

January 1st, 2021
On the UK local ensemble Bournemouth, the service Serenade Radio has ceased.

January 1st, 2021
On the UK local ensemble Bournemouth, the service Serenade Radio has ceased.

January 1st, 2021
On the Swiss local ensemble for the Berner Oberland, DIG D04 - BO, no fewer than four services - 2you-best music, 3FACH, Kanal K and Positiv - are reported to have ceased.

January 1st, 2021
A new service, Sout Al Khaleej, is reported to have popped up on the Swiss local ensemble for Winterthur and Schaffhausen, DIG D04 - WS. The services 3FACH, COUNTRY RADIO, Radio Munot and Radio X are reported to have ceased since the previous update.

January 1st, 2021
On the Swiss ensemble for Chur and Sargans, DIG D04 - CS, 3FACH and Positiv are reported to have ceased since the previous observation.

January 1st, 2021
In Switzerland, a new service is reported to have popped up on the Block 10A local ensemble for Basel, DIG D04 - BS. Radio Tell is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The existing service RaBe has ceased.

January 1st, 2021
In Poland, a new service is reported to have popped up on the Block 5C Polskie Radio ensemble for Łódź. Radio Lodz EXTRA is reported to be broadcasting at 64 kbit/s using DAB+. The existing service Radio Łódź is reported to have dropped to 96 kbit/s.

January 1st, 2021
In Germany, a new Block 11B transmitter for OAS BW at Freiburg-Schönberg replaces the previous installation at Freiburg-Vogtsberg. The new site is operating at 10kW ERP rather than the previous 1kW.

January 1st, 2021
In the Netherlands, the transformation of the MTVNL network from a number of separate and distinct ensembles operating on different frequencies into a single ensemble operating on one frequency is believed to be complete. The last transmissions to have ceased are understood to be have been Amersfoort on Block 12B, Emmen on Block 7C and Eindhoven on Block 9C. The new national ensemble is broadcasting on Block 7D. Block 9A may be used in Zeeland in the future, depending upon the outcome of efforts to co-ordinate a Block 7D allocation there.

January 1st, 2021
On Trial Norwich, the service Totally Radio has been relabelled Slack City Radio. On Trial Portsmouth, Totally Radio has been relabelled Slack City.

January 1st, 2021
A new service has popped up on Trial Norwich. Rubix Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

January 1st, 2021
A new service has popped up on Trial Cambridge. Rubix Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

January 1st, 2021
On the UK ensemble SDL National, the service Love SPORT has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 1st, 2021
Christmas is over in Pompey. On Trial Portsmouth, the service Christmas Radio has ceased. The secondary component of Weather24/7Radio - Test Channel - has also ceased.




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