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Archives 2017   

August 31st
Ayr and Central Scotland snapshots updated. Cessation of Scottish Sun.

August 31st
In Germany, a new ensemble for Brandenburg has popped up on Block 10B in Cottbus. rbb BRB/BLN K10B is reported to be broadcasting eight DAB+ services from the Land's public-service broadcaster.

August 31st
In Germany, the traffic service BR Verkehr has migrated from the Land-wide Block 11D ensemble, now labelled Bayern, to the new regional ensembles.

August 31st
In Germany, the recently-migrated Block 12D transmitter network in Oberpfalz-Niederbayern has begun transmitting the new regional ensemble Nby/Opf.

August 31st
On the Netherlands Block 11C national ensemble DAB+, the service Retro Hits has ceased.

August 31st
In Germany, the recently-migrated Block 10A transmitter network in Oberbayern-Schwaben (including München) has begun transmitting the new regional ensemble Obb/Schw.

August 31st
In Germany, the Block 11D ensemble BR Bayern has been relabelled Bayern.

August 31st
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has published the latest revised on-air dates for its remaining minimuxes.
  • Chur/Sarganserland - September 2017
  • Bern - September 2017
  • St. Gallen - December 2017
  • Neuchâtel/Yverdon - December 2017
  • Glarus - December 2017
  • Fribourg - February 2018
  • Rheintal - February 2018
  • Oberwallis - April 2018
August 31st
In Germany, the service egoFM has migrated from the Bavarian local ensembles to the new regional ensembles. The Block 10D transmitter Pfänder has migreated to Block 10A in preparation for the launch of the new regional ensemble for Oberbayern-Schwaben. Other Block 10D transmitters in the region, including in München, have already migrated.

August 31st
Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire snapshots updated.

August 28th
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB trial has popped up on Block 9C in Uitgeest. DutchDABUitgeest currently has three DAB+ services on board.

August 28th
Snapshots updated of the Netherlands local DAB trials Feel Good Radio (Block 7B Rijswijk) and IMPACTAM DAB MUX (Block 5B Leiden).

August 28th
In Switzerland, a new DAB+ service has popped up on the Luzern minimux DIG D04 - ZS. sout al khaleej is broadcasting arabic music.

August 28th
Snapshots of the UK national ensemble SDL National updated. Cessation of Awesome Radio

August 28th
Snapshots of the Netherlands regional ensembles 6B Oost-Noord NL and 8A Randstad NL updated.

August 23rd
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, the service Tukker FM has ceased.

August 23rd
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB pilot is reported to have popped up on Block 7B in the Achterhoek with the services Gelre FM, Leuk.fm, Optimaal FM, Dinxper FM and TV Enschede FM onboard.

August 23rd
On Trial Norwich, the service Future Plus+ has been relabelled About Norwich and is now broadcasting in DAB+. New services have popped up. Chris Country, Classical 1 and The Beat are all broadcasting in DAB+. Snapshot updated.

August 23rd
Trial Cambridge snapshot updated. The SId of Chris Country has changed since the last snapshot.

August 23rd
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the services Ambur Radio and Black Country Radio have switched to DAB+. Of the 18 services on this minimux, only five remain in "original-flavour" DAB.

August 22nd
A new service has popped up on Trial Birmingham. Gorgeous FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

August 22nd
Snapshot added of the trial Netherlands local ensemble in Zandvoort, 5C DAB Zandvoort.

August 22nd
Snapshot updated of the trial Netherlands local ensemble in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX.

August 20th
On the trial Netherlands local ensemble in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX, the services AMW, DanceRadio, Feel Good Radio, JammFM and MidlandNL are reported to have ceased. A new service, Unity FM is reported to have popped up.

August 20th
On the trial Netherlands local ensemble in Wageningen, BROADCASTSHOP.NL, the service IMPACT AM is reported to have ceased.

August 20th
In the Netherlands, a new service, The Friday Zone, is reported to have popped up on the trial local ensemble 7C BenteloTwente.

August 19th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. Addition of Radio Diamond.

August 19th
In Switzerland, the first transmissions from the new minimux for Biel/Bienne have been reported on Block 10A.

August 19th
Bournemouth snapshot updated.

August 18th
Trial Aldershot snapshot updated.

August 17th
In Austria, two companies have applied for multiplex licences. ORS, the transmission subsidiary of public-service broadcaster ORF, has applied for a national licence. RTG Radio Technikum has applied for a regional ensemble to cover Vienna. A decision by the regulator is expected before the end of this year. The licence for the DAB trial currently operating in Vienna will expire next April. In most countries, the introduction of digital radio has usually been accompanied by a tussle with the copyright bodies. In Denmark, for example, broadcasters withdrew from a minimux until agreement could be reached. It seems Austria is no exception. The country's copyright agency, the AKM, is seeking the same fees as for analogue services, there being no agreed tarif for digital radio. The Austrian newspaper Horizont reports that a criminal case is being prepared against the AKM, alleging extortion through "absurdly high demands". A complaint is also being filed with the federal competition authorities. Wohnort suspects that somewhere between these two distant positions, as in other countries, lies a solution.

August 14th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local DAB trial DAB Ouder-Amstel updated.

August 14th
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Scrisi, in Reggio Calabria, provides coverage of * DAB Italia * in the Straits of Messina. This follows other recent transmitter activations elsewhere in Italy - in Salento and Sondrio.

August 14th
In Sweden, the Block 12B ensemble SR RIKS DAB has been relabelled SR DAB.

August 14th
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Technical Parameters reveals that three sites - Cathcart, Glasgow West Central and Market Drayton - have recently begun broadcasting the UK national ensembles BBC National DAB, D1 National and SDL National.

August 14th
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Technical Parameters reveals that new transmitters have recently been brought into service on UK local ensembles as follows:-
  • Bradfrd&Huddersf: Emley Moor
  • Cornwall: Bude
  • Glasgow: Cathcart, Glasgow West Central
  • Wolv'ton & Shrop: Market Drayton
August 13th
Snapshot added of the Netherlands Block 7B local DAB trial in Den Haag, Feel Good Radio.

August 13th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local DAB trial IMPACTAM DAB MUX updated. Among other changes, the ensemble is running with a new EId.

August 13th
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble Norkring DAB+ updated.

August 12th
In the Netherlands, Impact AM is reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial in Duivendrecht, DAB Ouder-Amstel.

August 12th
On the Netherlands local DAB trial in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX, Feel Good Radio is reported to have replaced UnityFM.

August 12th
In the Netherlands, RTV IJsselmond is reported to have popped up on the Block 10A local DAB trial in Emmeloord.

August 12th
In the Netherlands, the regulator has issued licences for three new local DAB trials.
  • Almere (Arno van Boven Consultancy) - Block 12A
  • Nunspeet (Stichting Lokale Radio Nunspeet) - Block 10B
  • Uitgeest (Omroep Stichting Uitgeest) - Block 9C
August 12th
Following recent trials in which a number of BBC local radio AM transmitters were switched off for a period, the BBC has announced that 13 transmitters will cease permanently in January 2018. As a result, BBC Radio Sussex, Surrey, Humberside, Wiltshire, Nottingham, Kent, and Lincolnshire will no longer be available on medium-wave, while BBC Devon, Lancashire and Essex will have reduced medium-wave coverage.

August 12th
On the Belgian Block 11A ensemble Norkring DAB+, the service RADIO STAD has ceased.

August 12th
In Hong Kong, the Block 11C ensemble DAB+ Hong Kong is expected to cease at midnight on September 4th. Public-service broadcaster RTHK operate the only services remaining after the commercial broadcasters Metro Broadcast, Phoenix U and Digital Broadcasting Corporation removed theirs, progressively, between 2015 and 2016. One consequence of the change is that BBC World Service, currently available 24/7 through a service of its own on the ensemble, will in future be broadcast only between 23:00 and 07:00 on RTHK Radio 4. This will be the first time since 1978 that BBC World Service has not been available continuously. The 24-hour relay of China National Radio will remain, however, being broadcast in the territory as RTHK Radio 6.

August 10th
In France, the regulator has advertised capacity on future ensembles for Rouen and Nantes. For Rouen, two local ensembles will cover the immediate vicinity of Rouen with a third local ensemble for Le Havre. A fourth ensemble will cover the greater area encompassing both Rouen and Le Havre. In Nantes, two local ensembles will serve Nantes itself. A third and fourth local ensemble will cover Saint-Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon respectively. A fifth ensemble will cover the greater area encompassing all three localities. The closing date for the advertisement is October 17th.

August 10th
In Belgium, the multiplex operator in Flanders, Norkring, has announced that broadcaster Medialaan's services Qmusic and Joe will be broadcast on the Block 11A ensemble Norkring DAB+ from September.

August 9th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Hessen has brought two new transmitters into service on Block 7B. Kreuzberg, located in neighbouring Bayern, extends and improves coverage of hr Radio in the area around Fulda as well as providing fortuitous overspill in Bayern. Hoher Meißner extends coverage in the north of Hessen. These extensions to the network follow the recent activation of a new transmitter at Biedenkopf and a power increase at Rimberg. During September, a new transmitter in Darmstadt will improve indoor coverage in the city, altogether bringing coverage of Hessen to 95% of the population.

August 9th
Snapshot added of the Netherlands local DAB trial in Wageningen, BROADCASTSHOP.NL. Neither the EId nor SIds are TS 101 756 compliant for a Netherlands ensemble nor for Netherlands services. The SIds are not unique, being used by different services on at least one other ensemble in the same country.

August 6th
In Germany, a new minimux has popped up in Rheinland-Pfalz. DAB+ Bretzenheim is broadcasting on Block 12A and has a six-month licence from the regulator. Domradio Studio Nahe will broadcast in parallel with an FM transmission on 87,9 MHz.

August 5th
MTVNL snapshots updated. Since the last snapshot, Mexico FM has ceased on the North Brabant & North Limburg ensemble. This ensemble is transmitting the same EId as the local DAB pilot in Waddinxveen, ProFMDAB+ Mux.

August 5th
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands local DAB pilot in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX. Since the last snapshot, the Ensemble Id has changed. Neither the former nor the current EId are TS 101 756 compliant for a Netherlands ensemble.

August 5th
Snapshot added of the Netherlands local DAB pilot in Waddinxveen, ProFMDAB+ Mux.

August 3rd
Trial Manchester and Trial Portsmouth snapshots updated.

August 2nd
In Germany, three new services have popped up on the regional ensemble Oberfranken. GALAXY OBERFR. is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. BAMBERG and EUROHERZ are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s each.

August 2nd
In Germany, two new services have popped up on the regional ensemble Unterfranken. AB-Galaxy and AB-Primavera are broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s each.

August 2nd
In the Netherlands, Unity FM, Unity NL, KB Radio and RTV Katwijk have popped up on the trial local ensemble in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX

August 2nd
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the trial local ensemble DAB Ouder-Amstel. MeerRadio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

August 2nd
Two new services have popped up on Trial Manchester. Flame Christian and Likwid London are broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s each. The latest changes mean that 27 audio services are currently on board.

August 2nd
The UK regulator has refused a request by the operator of the Mid & West Wales local ensemble to extend its coverage area to include Swansea. In fact, the ensemble does already reach the city by virtue of its transmitter at Kilvey Hill, but the request, if approved, would have codified what is currently technical overspill into formal coverage. The operator stated that the change would make the ensemble more attractive to potential service providers and so improve its overall financial viability. There already is a local ensemble for Swansea, whose operator argued that making the Mid & West Wales ensemble more attractive in the city would be at the expense of their own. The regulator stated that licence areas had been designed to mirror where possible the coverages of existing local analogue services to facilitate any eventual switch-off rather than match areas actually reached with a signal.

August 1st
On Trial Portsmouth, the service 100% HITS has been relabelled 100% Dragon Hits.

July 29th
In the Netherlands, SRC FM is reported to have popped up on the Block 7B local ensemble in Wageningen.

July 29th
In the Netherlands, Omroep Nijkerk is reported to have popped up on the Block 9C local ensemble NijkerkDAB.

July 29th
On the Netherlands local ensemble 6A HollandsKroon, the service Testkanaal7 has been relabelled Mix724.

July 29th
Snapshot of the Marseille ensemble SDN updated and corrected. The ensemble operates on Block 8C, not as previously listed. Other Marseille snapshots updated.

July 28th
In Germany, PRIMATON has popped up on the regional ensemble Unterfranken.

July 28th
On the German local ensemble Muenchen, the service PURE FM has been relabelled pure fm Bayern.

July 28th
In Germany, new services have popped up on the regional ensemble Oberfranken. EINS COBURG, KULMBACH P-BURG and MAINWELLE are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s each.

July 28th
In France, the regulator has launched a public consultation on proposals to accelerate the deployment of local multiplexes. The paper discusses a number of ways the multiplexes could be advertised. Closing date for responses is October 4th.

July 25th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Somerset. 100% Whatever is broadcasting at 128 kbit/s. The existing service 100% Dragon Hits is running at the increased bitrate of 128 kbit/s.

July 23rd
N. Ireland snapshot updated. Addition of U105.

July 17th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Chris Country has a new SId. The existing instance has been relabelled Retune (ChCntry). Both SIds point to the same audio stream.

July 15th
In the Netherlands, local DAB tests from Omroep Vlaardingen have reappeared, this time on Block 11A with 40 W ERP. The broadcaster conducted tests earlier this year on Block 6B with 100 W.

July 15th
Snapshot of the local ensemble North Yorkshire updated. Addition of DAB+ service TEST. This brings to five the number of local ensembles, including London 2, now carrying at least one DAB+ service.

July 14th
In Germany, the Block 10D transmitter at Amberg has migrated to Block 12D as planned. The Block 12D network, currently broadcasting the multiplex Bayern, will later this year form a new regional ensemble for Oberpfalz-Niederbayern. The next change is expected to be on 17/18th July when the transmitter at Gelbelsee is planned to migrate from Block 10D to 10A and will eventually form part of a new regional network for Oberbayern-Schwaben.

July 13th
In Germany, Radio Hashtag+ has been awarded capacity on the regional ensemble Unterfranken. The licence will expire August 1st 2025. Applications from three other broadcasters were rejected.

July 13th
In Switzerland, the first transmissions from the forthcoming minimux for the Berner Oberland, DIG D04 BO, have been reported on Block 6A. Four test services are currently on air. The ensemble is currently operating on reduced power. Full power is expected in a few days.

July 13th
In Germany, egoFM has been awarded capacity on the new regional ensembles Mittelfranken, Oberfranken and Unterfranken and the forthcoming regional ensembles Oberpfalz-Niederbayern and Oberbayern-Schwaben. Four other broadcasters had applied for the capacity. Radio Arabella, Radio TEDDY and rt.1 digital broadcast GmbH will be taken into consideration should capacity be released before July 13th 2018. An application by Dornier Medien GmbH was rejected for formal reasons. As a prerequisite for the regional capacity, egoFM must release the capacity it currently uses on the local ensembles Augsburg, Ingolstadt, München and Nuernberg.

July 13th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5C. Molbergen (5 kW) extends coverage of DR Deutschland into Emsland in Niedersachsen. Further transmitters are to be brought into service in the coming weeks. On July 26th, Brandenburg (3 kW) will improve coverage in western Brandenburg. Templin (10 kW) will improve existing coverage in the east. The most significant extension of coverage is expected on September 13th, when a new transmitter at Casekow (5 kW) will bring the ensemble into northeast Brandenburg.

July 13th
On the French ensemble RNT Marseille 3 , the service ADO has been relabelled SWIGG.

July 13th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the IRT Ensemble in München. BR-Azubi Test is running in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

July 11th
A DAB+ service TEST is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble North Yorkshire, broadcasting audio from Star Digital.

July 11th
In Germany, the media regulator in Bremen has received two applications for the role of platform operator of a multiplex for private sector broadcasters.
  • Media Broadcast GmbH
  • Stadtmusikanten Radioservices UG i.G.
The licence will be issued to the operator rather than to the individual service providers who will broadcast on the multiplex. This same format was used for the second national ensemble. The regulator is expected to announce a decision "in the autumn".

July 11th
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB pilot has popped up on Block 11A in Ravenstein with six services including a test channel currently on board.

July 11th
In Switzerland, reception of minimuxes is being made possible in tunnels. Coverage of the Luzern minimux DIG D04 - ZS includes the Tunnels Rathausen, Reussport, Sonnenberg, Schlund and Spier.

July 11th
Snapshot of Trial Glasgow updated. Addition of Antenna Radio.

July 11th
Snapshots of Ayr and Central Scotland updated. Addition of Scottish Sun to both ensembles.

July 11th
Snapshot of the local ensemble North West Wales updated. The SId of Nation Radio has changed since the last snapshot.

July 11th
Test transmissions for Trafford Sound have appeared on Trial Manchester, replacing one of the Niocast Test services and running in mono DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

July 11th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble N. Ireland. U105 is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s.

July 11th
In the Netherlands, a local DAB pilot has popped up again in Emmeloord on Block 10A. Two services are reported currently to be broadcast.

July 11th
In the Netherlands, MediaMagazine reports that the regulator has allocated Block 7C for a local DAB pilot to be operated by Broadcast Innovations in Bentelo.

July 10th
On the local ensemble Herts Beds Bucks, the service MKFM, which previously shared a subchannel with The BEAT, is now running in a subchannel of its own at 56 kbit/s, Mono LSF. Snapshot updated.

July 10th
Monaco snapshots updated. Multiple relabellings on MCR1. Since the last snapshot of MCR2 was taken, RADIO TOP SIDE has replaced PURE ELECTRO.

July 10th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, B E O+ and Canal3-D+ have been added to the ensemble and the packet data service TEST_SOHARD_SMC removed.

July 10th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 VS corrected.

July 10th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG F03 - GENEVE updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, Radio Ouest GE+ has been replaced by Radio Italia SMI.

July 10th
In the Netherlands, a local pilot is operating intermittently on Block 8A from a temporary location in north Eindhoven, pending relocation of the transmitter to a permanent home. DAB+ 4 Brainport is broadcasting ten audio services, at least one of which appears to have used "original-flavour" DAB.

July 10th
KISS FRESH has popped up on D1 National. Snapshot updated. The service has previously been broadcast on 15 local ensembles, including London 1. These instances are likely to cease shortly. All three KISS services - KISS, KISS FRESH and KISSTORY - are now available on national ensembles.

July 8th
In Ireland, the operator of the Block 12A pilot ensemble has announced that its transmissions have ceased. According to the operator's announcement, "commercial radio has opted to ignore DAB".

July 8th
Bradfrd&Huddersf and Stoke & Stafford snapshots updated.

July 8th
Signal Summer is confirmed to have appeared on Stoke & Stafford.

July 7th
Snapshots of Nice updated. A consolidation of capacity has taken place in the city. Since the last snapshots were taken, RNT Nice 6 has ceased. Three of its services - Radio Ethic, RADIO TER and RAJE - have migrated to RNT Nice 3. Three ensembles are currently receivable in the city, plus two from nearby Monaco.

July 7th
The familiar "summer" temporary services have begun popping up. Wave Summer is confirmed to have appeared on Swansea SW Wales. Similar services are expected on Bradfrd&Huddersf and Stoke & Stafford.

July 6th
In the Netherlands, Radio Emmeloord has announced that it will shortly conduct a local DAB+ pilot on Block 10A.

July 6th
In the Netherlands, the regulator has licensed Omroep Vlaardingen to conduct a local ensemble pilot on Block 11A. The broadcaster has previously conducted tests on Block 6B at a higher ERP than authorised this time.

July 6th
In the Netherlands a new pilot local ensemble has popped up on Block 9C. ProFMDAB+ Mux from Waddinxveen currently contains seven DAB+ services.

July 6th
A new service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. Antenna Radio is a simulcast of the Manchester service.

July 6th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. Addition of Asian Fever, NonStop 90s Radio and Vinejuice Radio.

July 6th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Cessation of Radio Yorkshire.

July 6th
Trial Portsmouth snapshot updated. Addition of JACK 3 Hampshire.

July 6th
In France, the regulator has selected Radio Isa to replace Impact FM among the services allocated capacity on the future ensemble known officially as "Lyon local 1".

July 6th
Snapshots added of the new Italian ensembles operating in Firenze - CR DAB Toscana, Toscana DAB and ODR_toscana-test.

July 5th
Snapshots updated of the Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - AARAU, DIG D04 - BASEL, DIG D04 - ZS and DIG D04 - ZURICH. Since the last snapshots were taken, the service Radio Industrie has been relabelled Jam On Radio.

July 5th
In Bayern, the Block 8C, 10A and 10B SFNs that previously broadcast a common multiplex BR Franken now broadcast, respectively, Mittelfranken, Unterfranken and Oberfranken. The ensemble Unterfranken includes the services CHARIVARI WUE and GONG WUERZBURG.

July 4th
On the Block 10D German ensemble Bayern, the service Radio Galaxy has ceased.

July 3rd
ANTENNE BAYERN has popped up on the Block 11D ensemble BR Bayern. The services Bayern+ and PULS have dropped to 88 kbit/s.

July 3rd
On RNT Paris 2, the service ADO has been relabelled SWIGG.

July 3rd
On the Belgian ensemble RTBF DAB, the service Test RTBF DAB + has been relabelled TARMAC.

July 3rd
In France, the regulator has cancelled the authorisation for GO On Média as a result of its failure to use capacity allocated for the service LibéRadio.

July 3rd
In Germany, the Block 12C transmitter at Wittenberg, broadcasting the ensemble S-ANHALT, has migrated to Block 11C. The Block 12C transmissions from Naumburg and Zeitz are reported to have ceased, marking the end of the legacy network in Sachsen-Anhalt.

July 3rd
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 11D. Rattenberg extends and improves reception of BR Bayern in the northern part of Landkreis Straubing-Bogen together with the southern part of Landkreis Cham. Further extensions of coverage are planned for the autumn.

July 3rd
In Germany, the media regulator for Berlin/Brandenburg has received 24 applications for DAB+ capacity. Of these, 15 were interested in capacity in Brandenburg. As a result, the regulator is to consider whether a further ensemble should cover Berlin or Berlin and Brandenburg.

July 3rd
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service Cyber Hot Hits has switched to DAB+ and is now available in stereo. Snapshot updated. Three of the eleven services on this ensemble now use DAB+.

July 3rd
In the Netherlands, the regulator has authorised Bissels Elektra to operate a local DAB pilot on Block 11A from Ravenstein.

July 3rd
The BBC has announced it will operate a pop-up service, Radio 1 Vintage, in September to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Radio 1.

June 30th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. JACK 3 Hampshire is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

June 27th
Leicestershire snapshot updated/corrected.

June 26th
In the Netherlands, the regulator has authorised Pro FM Broadcast to operate a local DAB pilot on Block 9C from Waddinxveen.

June 25th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Oxfordshire updated. All three JACK services broadcasting in mono.

June 25th
Snapshot of the local ensemble North Yorkshire updated. Vale Radio is now STAR Digital.

June 24th
In the Netherlands, two new services have popped up on the pilot local ensemble on Block 7B in Wageningen. RTVTotaal and RTVRijnstreek are each reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

June 23rd
In the Netherlands, a new pilot local ensemble has popped up on Block 9C, broadcasting from Nijkerk with eight DAB+ audio services on board.

June 23rd
In the Netherlands, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 7B, broadcasting from Wageningen with eight DAB+ audio services on board.

June 23rd
BBC Wales has announced that a second Welsh-language service, BBC Radio Cymru 2, is to be launched, providing an alternative to the main service between 7am and 10am on weekday mornings.

June 22nd
In the Netherlands, DTBS is reported to have popped up in DAB+ on the local ensemble IMPACTAM DAB MUX, broadcasting in Leiden on Block 5D.

June 22nd
In the Netherlands, Hollands Palet has popped up on the local ensemble Den Haag 10D, broadcasting in DAB+ at 144 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

June 22nd
In Norway, the latest step in the country's FM Shutdown has taken place. FM transmitters of the public-service broadcaster NRK were switched off yesterday in Hordaland, Rogaland, Sogn and Fjordane and in both Agder counties. Commercial broadcasters in those areas - P4, Radio Norway, P5 Stavanger, NRJ Stavanger, Radio Sandnes, P5 Bergen and NRJ Bergen - will follow on September 15th. NRK has not been shy in reporting the various downsides to the switchover as well as the ups. The broadcaster reports that there are 1100 road tunnels in Norway but that only 335 of them have so far been equipped with DAB. In the district of Vest, 95% of police patrol cars are not equipped with DAB. The broadcaster has also reported on the understandable reluctance of listeners to dispose of working FM radios that have served them well for many years. The next phase of the FM shutdown will include the capital. NRK FM sites will close in Østfold, Vestfold, Oslo and Akershus on September 20th, with the commercial broadcasters in those areas following on December 8th. The final step will see FM transmitters in Troms and Finnmark closed on December 13th. Even after this date, however, it is reported that 189 local radio stations will continue to use FM until 2021.

June 21st
Snapshot of the local ensemble Suffolk updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, Chris Country has dropped to Mono LSF at 64 kbit/s.

June 21st
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Lincolnshire. Lincs Show Radio is broadcasting in Joint Stereo at 128 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

June 21st
Snapshot updated of the Belgian ensemble RTBF DAB. The service Test Pure + has been relabelled Test RTBF DAB +.

June 21st
Trial Norwich snapshot updated. Some Protection Level changes. Addition of Cambridge 105. Cessation of CDNX.

June 21st
Trial Cambridge snapshot updated. Since the previous snapshot, Core Radio, Encore and MY MUSIC RADIO have ceased.

June 21st
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL. Tukker FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. The service RADIONL3 TWENTE has ceased.

June 20th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Hessen is to bring a new transmitter into service on Block 7B. Biedenkopf will extend coverage of hr Radio in Marburg-Biedenkopf from June 27th. Meanwhile, the existing transmitter at Rimberg is now operating at double the previous ERP, improving reception in Vogelsbergkreis.

June 20th
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated. Addition of Sangam Radio. The Component Label of this service is Radio Sangam. Unity FM has switched to DAB+ since the previous snapshot.

June 20th
Leicestershire snapshot updated. Addition of LRB Digital.

June 20th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble DAB Ouder-Amstel updated. Changes to Protection Levels and addition of Olympia-Radio.

June 19th
In the Netherlands, Groeistad Radio has popped up on the local pilot ensemble on Block 5D in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX. Snapshot updated.

June 19th
In Italy, a new local ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 10A in Tuscany. MugDAB+ in Mugello is reported to have ten audio services on board, some with test tones.

June 19th
In Italy, new transmitters are reported to have been brought into service on Block 12C. Montecucolli provides coverage of * DAB Italia * along the autostrada between Bologna and Firenze. San Benedetto del Tronto extends coverage on the Adriatic coast. Vitulano extends coverage in Campania, north east of Napoli.

June 19th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of Radio Sangam. Cessation of Celtic Music.

June 19th
In Italy, the public service broadcaster Rai has launched five new services - Rai R Classica, Rai R Techete', Rai Radio Kids, Rai Radio Live and RaiTuttaItaliana. DAB+ RAI snapshot updated. Multiple changes, many of which are technically relabellings of existing services.

June 19th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. All services are now broadcasting in DAB+, the UK's second all-DAB+ ensemble after Trial Brighton. With 21 services on board, it is the UK's most populated ensemble. Chris Country is now running at the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s.

June 18th
Paris snapshots updated.

June 15th
Two new services, Antenna Radio and BFBS UK, are reported to have popped up on Trial Aldershot.

June 14th
In Switzerland, the first test transmissions of the new minimux for Sopraceneri have been reported on Block 10C.

June 14th
In Denmark, the annual temporary service Folkemoedet has popped up on DAB2 OE, DAB2 N and DAB2 S to coincide with the Folkemødet event taking place on Bornholm.

June 14th
In Slovakia, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12A. Žilina/Krížava is broadcasting the ensemble Towercom.

June 13th
In Switzerland, the first test transmissions of the new minimux for Sottoceneri, DIG I02 - STC, have been reported on Block 10C.

June 13th
In Germany, the test transmission IRT Ensemble, broadcast in München on Block 12A, is reported to have resumed with the same configuration as before it ceased in May.

June 13th
In Germany, the regulator in Bayern advertised capacity in May for one service (48 CU/64kbit/s) that would achieve Land-wide coverage by being broadcast on each of the regional ensembles - Unterfranken (10A), Oberfranken (10B), Mittelfranken (8C), Oberpfalz-Niederbayern (12D) and Oberbayern-Schwaben (10A). Five applications have been received. In addition, on the regional ensemble for Unterfranken (10A), capacity for one service (54 CU/72kbit/s) was on offer. The regulator received four applications. The regulator expects to make an award at its next meeting on July 13th 2017.

June 13th
In Poland, two new services, Radio 7 from Mława and RDN Małopolska, have popped up on the Block 10A ensemble in Rzeszów, TRANSMISJA.

June 13th
A new service has popped up on Trial London. LRB Digital is broadcasting in mono at 64 kbit/s.

June 13th
In Germany, the transmitter at Hoher Bogen, broadcasting the ensemble Bayern on Block 10D is reported to have migrated to Block 12D as planned.

June 13th
In Germany, the gay music station lulu.fm will soon be broadcast in two additional areas. The service has been broadcast in Berlin and Hamburg since October and was added to the Rhein-Main area in February. A new ensemble for the Rhein-Neckar area is expected on air in late summer from the Odenwald with lulu.fm on board. Similarly, a new minimux for Leipzig has been licensed and is expected on air in the autumn.

June 13th
In Austria, two companies have applied to operate forthcoming ensembles. The ORS has applied to operate the national ensemble with 11 services. RTG Radio Technikum GmbH has applied to operate a regional ensemble for the Vienna conurbation. The pilot transmission in Vienna currently broadcasts 15 services.

June 12th
In France, the regulator has launched a public consultation as a prelude to advertising capacity on future ensembles. Altogether, nine prospective ensemble are under consideration. Regional ensembles around Nantes and Rouen, and seven local ensembles to cover, respectively, Nantes (two), St.Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon on the one hand and Rouen (two) and Le Havre on the other. The closing date for submissions is July 6th 2017.

June 12th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern is to bring a new transmitter into service on June 16th. Coburg will extend coverage of the Block 10B ensemble BR Franken in Oberfranken.

June 10th
In the Netherlands, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 5D. IMPACTAM DAB MUX is currently broadcasting six DAB+ audio services. The SIds on this ensemble have also been used for different services on the local ensemble 6A Achterhoek NL. The EId was also used by the local ensemble in Vlaardingen, which has since ceased. Snapshot added.

June 8th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Leicestershire. LRB Digital is broadcasting in mono at 64 kbit/s.

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June 7th
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Technical Parameters reveals new transmitters in operation as follows:
BBC National DAB - Aylesbury, Bungay Manor Farm, Caister Pump Lane, Newtonards, Pin Green, Spalding Drove
D1 National - Aylesbury, Caister Pump Lane, Malmesbury Water Tower, Newtonards, Pin Green, Spalding Drove
SDL National - Aylesbury
Berks & N Hants - Ibthorpe
Herts Beds Bucks - Pin Green
Humberside - Buckton Barn
Kent - Charing Hill
Leicestershire - Waltham
London 1 - Pin Green
London 2 - Pin Green
London 3 - Pin Green
Norfolk - Caister Pump Lane
N Ireland - Newtonards
Oxfordshire - Woodcote
Peterborough - Spalding Drove
Swindon - Malmesbury Water Tower
Tyne & Wear - Peppermore Farm
UK TII table updated.

June 7th
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Cheesy FM has ceased. Snapshot updated.

June 6th
In Germany, the media regulator for Bremen has advertised for a platform operator to operate a multiplex for private sector broadcasters. The licence will be issued to the operator rather than to the individual service providers who will broadcast on the multiplex. This same format was used for the second national ensemble. Closing date for applications is July 6th 2017.

June 6th
In Germany, the regional variation for Stuttgart, SWR4 S, has reappeared on the ensemble SWR BW S.

June 6th
In Germany, the forthcoming second national ensemble has been awarded to Antenne Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG., who will run the multiplex as platform operator. No regionalisation is expected, as sufficient capacity exists in the Länder.

June 6th
In Germany, the transmitter at Hohe Linie broadcasting the regional ensemble Bayern is reported to have migrated today as planned from Block 10D to 12D.

June 6th
In the Netherlands, the regulator has allocated frequencies for further local DAB+ tests:
  • 5D Leiden
  • 6A Doetinchem
  • 6A Lichtenvoorde
  • 7B Doetinchem
  • 7B Groenlo (formerly 6A)
  • 7B Neede
  • 7B Ruurlo
  • 7B Vethuizen
  • 7B Vragender
  • 7B Enschede
  • 10C Urk
June 6th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Awaaz FM Radio in broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

June 3rd
On the German Block 10D ensemble Bayern, the services KULTRADIO, ROCK ANTENNE and Radio Galaxy are running at the lower Protection Level 2. Snapshot updated. In the regions Niederbayern and Oberpfalz, the services on Block 10D will migrate to Block 12D as the first step in a restructuring of the Bavarian networks that will be completed in September 2017. From June 6th/7th, the transmitter Hohe Linie will begin transmitting on Block 12D. Landshut will follow on June 7th/8th. Hoher Bogen June 13th/14th. Brotjacklriegel June 20th/21st. On June 21st, Passau Dommelstadl (2) will cease and Passau Kühberg will take over. The regions Oberfranken, Mittelfranken and Unterfranken will be restructured in July.

June 3rd
On the local ensemble North Yorkshire, Vale Radio has been relabelled Star Digital.

June 1st
In the Netherlands, Roparunradio is broadcasting in DAB+ on the Block 5B instance of MTVNL at 64 kbit/s.

June 1st
South Hampshire snapshot updated. Capital S Coast, Heart Hampshire and Smooth Hampshire now running at 128 kbit/s - up from 112.

June 1st
Snapshot added of the Czech Block 12C ensemble, now launched today as a public service and relabelled CRo DAB+.

May 31st
In Italy, new consortia have been formed under the umbrella of AERANTI-CORALLO to serve, respectively, the regions Emilia Romagna and Veneto.

Emilia Romagna
  • Lattemiele Emilia Romagna
  • Modena Radio City
  • Punto Radio
  • Radiostella News
  • Radio Bologna International
  • Radio Bologna Uno
  • Radio Bruno
  • Radio Budrio
  • Radio Città Del Capo Popolare Network
  • Radio Gamma
  • Radio Icaro
  • Radio Italia Anni 60
  • Radio Modena 90
  • Radio Nettuno
  • Radio Pico
  • Radio Pico Classic
  • Radio Reggio
  • Radio Studio Delta
Veneto
  • Radio 80
  • Radio Asiago
  • Radio Bellla e Monella
  • Radio Birikina
  • Radio Company
  • Radio Cortina
  • Radio Gelosa
  • Radio Marilù
  • Radio Onda Sette
  • Radio Piave
  • Radio Piterpan
  • Radio Sorrriso
  • Radio Valbelluna
  • Stella Fm
  • Radio Verona
  • Radio Vita

May 31st
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the local ensemble DAB Ouder-Amstel. Olympia-Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. Testkanaal 3 and Musicboxz have dropped to Protection Level 2, accomodating the newcomers.

May 31st
In the Czech Republic, the public service broadcaster Český rohzlas has been operating a pilot on Block 12C which ends today. The ensemble will enter official service on June 1st. Other sites will be added around the country by the end of November:
  • Plzeň - Radeč - Block 12C / 10 kW / vertical polarization
  • Brno - Hády - Block 12D / 5 kW / vertical polarization
  • Ostrava - Hošťálkovice - Block 12D / 10 kW / vertical polarization
The configuration is expected to change on June 1st, with services running at Protection Level 2.

May 31st
In Germany, the regulator in Baden-Württemberg has awarded capacity on DRS BW to antenne 1, Regenbogen Zwei and Rock Antenne. Schwarzwaldradio is now broadcast on the national ensemble and will release its capacity, enabling the regulator to award an additional third new slots.

May 31st
On the local ensemble Lincolnshire, the service Radio Newark has switched to DAB+ and is reported to be running at 48 kbit/s.

May 30th
In Denmark, the minimux NivaaDAB is to migrate on June 1st from Block 9B to 9D.

May 29th
Listings updated of the Block 12B ensemble in Istanbul, relabelled TRT DAB+ since the last info.

May 29th
In the Netherlands, Mexico FM, which was broadcast on the MTVNL ensemble in North Brabant and North Limburg has stopped broadcasting.

May 29th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Manchester. Mi-Soul radio and Radio Sangam are broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 and 32 kbit/s respectively. The existing DAB+ service Antenna Radio has switched to the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s. The service Dragon Radio has ceased.

May 28th
On Trial Norwich, the service CDNX has ceased.

May 26th
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has announced revised on-air dates for future areas. The next minimuxes are now expected to go on air in June 2017 in Sopraceneri and Sottoceneri, followed by Bern and the Berner Oberland in July.

May 26th
Listings added for the new DAB+ trials in Sofia. 16 DAB+ audio services are currently being broadcast on BG DAB+, each broadcasting a short audio loop.

May 22nd
In Germany, the regulator in Sachsen received 13 applications for capacity on a forthcoming minimux pilot in Leipzig and 10 for a minimux in Freiberg. The regulator is currently check that each application meets the conditions of the offer. As there is sufficient capacity for all the applicants, a decision is expected to be made shortly.

Leipzig
  • 1/Deutsch
  • 90s90s Radio
  • Absolut HOT
  • apollo radio
  • detektor.fm Wort
  • egoFM
  • ENERGY Sachsen
  • LEIPZIG EINS - 100% von hier
  • LEIPZIG 2
  • lulu.fm
  • MEGA News
  • MEGA 80's
  • mephisto 97.6
  • ROCKLAND
  • SecondRadio
Freiberg
  • 1/Deutsch
  • 90s90s Radio
  • Absolut HOT
  • apollo radio
  • detektor.fm Wort
  • egoFM
  • ENERGY Sachsen
  • ERZGEBIRGE 2
  • InPulz Dein Stadtradio für Freiberg
  • MEGA News
  • MEGA 80's
  • Radio Erzgebirge
  • SecondRadio

May 22nd
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands local ensemble 6A HollandsKroon. Olympia-Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

May 22nd
The operator of Trial Manchester has announced the following services are to be added to the minimux, which will bring the services total to 28.
  • Radio Diamond
  • Trafford Sound Radio
  • Radio Sangam
  • Likwid
  • NonStop90s Radio
  • Vine Juice
  • Flame CCR
  • Fever 107.3

May 19th
On Trial Portsmouth, Antenna Radio now has a DAB+ stereo audio stream. Snapshot updated.

May 19th
According to reports in a Bulgarian radio forum, DAB+ test transmissions have popped up on Block 12B in Sofia with 16 test loops running.

May 19th
On Trial Portsmouth, the services News Radio UK and Cheesy FM have ceased. A new service Antenna Radio has popped up but is currently without an audio stream.

May 18th
The regulator for Berlin and Brandenburg has advertised capacity on a new ensemble. All 864 CU are on offer. The regulator will decide whether the ensemble should cover Berlin alone or Berlin and Brandenburg together, based on the applications received. Closing date for applications for capacity is June 23rd 2017.

May 18th
On the Slovakia ensemble AVIS, Radio Europa 2 has been replaced by Radio Aktual. New Model Radio is now running at 80 kbit/s.

May 18th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble DR HESSEN. Protection Level on all services reduced from 1 to 2 since the previous snapshot. Additional services.

May 18th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble Radio fuer NRW. Bitrate changes since the previous snapshot. The packet data service WDR-INFO has ceased.

May 18th
Listing updated of the Netherlands local ensemble DAB Ouder-Amstel. Changed SIds.

May 18th
In Slovenia, the regulator has invited expressions of interest from broadcasters in obtaining capacity on the ensemble MULTIPLEX R1. If sufficient interest is shown, the regulator may proceed to tender. Closing date for expressions of interest is May 25th 2017.

May 17th
Listing updated of the Slovak ensemble DAB. Addition of ANTENA ROCK, Radio Jemne and Radio VLNA.

May 17th
Listing updated of the Slovak ensemble AVIS. Addition of Radio Best FM, Radio Europa 2 and Radio Patria / RSI.

May 17th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble in Haugaland, LOKALDAB RIKS II. Multiple changes.

May 16th
A new service is reported to have popped up on Trial Glasgow. Radio Central is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The Short Label for this service (Central) is the same as the Short Label for the (different) service 103.1 Central FM being broadcast on the ensemble Central Scotland and therefore receivable in the same area. GO Radio Glasgow has ceased on Trial Glasgow and is migrating to Central Scotland.

May 16th
Three new services have popped up on Trial Portsmouth. 60s, sleepyhead radio and Timeless Radio are all broadcasting in DAB+ stereo, at 32, 48 and 32 kbit/s respectively. The service Gaydio has switched to DAB+ and is now broadcasting in stereo. Every station on this minimux is now available in stereo. Snapshot updated.

May 16th
In Germany, the regulator for Bayern has advertised capacity on the regional ensemble in Unterfranken (10A). On offer are 54 CU for a DAB+ audio service running at 72 kbit/s. The new service is expected to be on air by October 11th 2017. Closing date of the advertisement is June 12th 2017. Currently, the three ensembles Unterfranken (10A), Oberfranken (10B) and Mittelfranken (8C) broadcast the same multiplex. In the narrative of the advertisement, the regulator states that 5 or 6 local FM services will be broadcast on Unterfranken and Oberfranken and that two local services will be broadcast on Mittelfranken. Services currently broadcast on the Land-wide Block 10D ensemble Bayern will migrate either to the Land-wide Block 11D ensemble BR Bayern or to the regional ensembles. The three regional ensembles are each expected to begin broadcasting a unique multiplex during the summer.

May 16th
A new service EXE is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble Devon.

May 16th
In Germany, the regulator for Bayern has advertised capacity on three existing regional ensembles in Unterfranken (10A), Oberfranken (10B) and Mittelfranken (8C) and two new regional ensembles Oberpfalz-Niederbayern (12D) and Oberbayern-Schwaben (10A) that will begin broadcasting later this year. On offer are 48 CU for a DAB+ audio service running at 64 kbit/s. The capacity should by the end of 2019 at the latest be increased to 54 CU (72 kbit/s). Closing date of the advertisement is June 12th 2017.

May 14th
DAB Dumping Alert
Amazon in the UK has begun listing (as of this month) a large number of "new" models from someone called MAJORITY and with English-sounding names like Barton, Castle, Girton, Heston, Huntingdon, Petersfield, Shelford. Not one of them mentions DAB+ in their descriptions and they are all dirt cheap. Remember Wohnort's rule - If it doesn't say DAB+ on the box, it probably isn't DAB+ in the box. Without DAB+, many or most services - the MAJORITY even - on minimuxes in Brighton, London, Manchester, Portsmouth and elsewhere (and most of Europe by the way) simply won't be audible. Caveat emptor!

May 14th
In the Netherlands, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 6A. 6A HollandsKroon is broadcasting six DAB+ audio services from Hippolytushoef.

May 14th
On Trial Manchester, the service Penky Wind-Ups has switched to DAB+. The existing DAB+ service Timeless Radio is now broadcasting in stereo. Business Radio has reappeared, having ceased in June 2016. There are currently 20 services broadcasting on this minimux. Snapshot updated.

May 12th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Oxfordshire. JACK 3 Oxford is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The existing service JACK 2 has dropped to 80 kbit/s in Mono.

May 10th
In Germany, the regional variation for Stuttgart of SWR 4 has ceased on the ensemble SWR BW S. The service SWRMaimarktradio, which appeared at the same time as SWR4 S, has also ceased.

May 9th
In Germany, a new packet data service has popped up on the local ensemble Muenchen. TPEG-SAFARI is reported to be running at 24 kbit/s.

May 9th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster for Saarland has announced a ten-point savings plan, in response to the broadcaster's financial situation. Among the proposals, consideration is to be given to reducing the number of FM transmission sites.

May 9th
In the Republic of Ireland, there are currently three instances of RTE Lyric being broadcast. On DAB Ireland Mux1, RTE LYRIC is in Joint Stereo, "original-flavour" DAB at 160 kbit/s. On DAB Ireland Mux2, RTE Lyric is in discrete Stereo, "original-flavour" DAB at 256 kbit/s. On the same ensemble, RTE Lyric+ is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s. Snapshots updated.

May 9th
Mid & West Wales snapshot updated.

May 6th
A new ensemble has popped up in Sardinia on Block 10A. DAB Sardegna has eight audio services on board.

May 6th
On the Baden-Würtemberg ensemble SWR BW S, the regional variation for Stuttgart, SWR4 S has popped up alongside the existing four. All five are running at 96 kbit/s in DAB+.

May 6th
On SDL National, the service Share Radio has ceased.

May 6th
On Surrey-NSussex, the service Golden Radio has been relabelled Cyber Hot Hits.

May 6th
Gloucestershire and NE Wales W Chesh snapshots updated. Addition of Upload Radio.

May 4th
Multiplex operator MuxCo is reported to have called for a third multiplex to be licensed for Birmingham. The city is currently served by a local ensemble operated by Bauer Media and in the north east a Minimux operated by Switch Radio. MuxCo made a similar call in December for an additional multiplex to be licensed in Manchester.

May 4th
The German website Radiowoche reports that of the four applicants for the forthcoming second national German multiplex, two have joined forces, reducing the number of applicants to three. According to the report, Neue Welle und Media Broadcast are to participate in a joint venture. Despite discussions involving all four, the other two applicants, LIVIA Group and Leipziger Immobilien-Manager Steffen Göpel, are to continue with their separate applications.

May 3rd
Snapshot updated of the Block 9C ensemble in North Brabant & Limburg MTVNL.

May 3rd
A new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11B. Rhosfach Farm extends coverage of Wolv'ton & Shrop in northwest Shropshire, including the town of Oswestry. A further site at Market Drayton, in the northeast of the county, is expected to be brought into service in the coming weeks.

May 3rd
On the Netherlands regional and MTVNL ensembles on which it appears, the service Radio JND is reported to have been relabelled RADIOJND.

May 3rd
On the Block 11C Netherlands ensemble DAB+, the service Radio 10 Gold has been relabelled Radio 10 60s&70s.

May 1st
Snapshots of the German regional ensemble BR Bayern and the test ensemble in München IRT Ensemble updated.

May 1st
Snapshots of the German local ensembles Ingolstadt and Muenchen updated.

May 1st
On Trial Portsmouth, the services Test and Unforgettable have ceased. Snapshot updated.

May 1st
On the German national ensemble DR Deutschland, three of the services from the public-service broadcaster Deutschlandradio have been relabelled as follows in line with new branding from May 2017:-
Deutschlandfunk ---> Dlf
DKultur ---> Dlf Kultur
DWissen ---> Dlf Nova
The label of DRadio DokDeb is currently unchanged.

April 30th
DMB Vaticano snapshot updated.

April 30th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. Forever FM replaced by Radio Dead.

April 29th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. GO Radio Glasgow was running without an audio stream. The UK regulator had approved the addition of this service to the regional ensemble Central Scotland with a requested implementation date of April 17th. As of yesterday's observations, this had not happened.

April 28th
Sound Digital, the operator of the UK's second national commercial ensemble SDL National is seeking expressions of interest from prospective service providers to use the space soon to be vacated by Share Radio. A replacement does not need to be in the same genre as the one that is closing. On offer is capacity for a mono service running at 64 kbit/s.

April 28th
A Private Members' Bill, "Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill 2016-17" received the Royal Assent this week. It permits the UK regulator to create a licensing regime for future minimuxes. Trials are currently being conducted in ten areas in England and Scotland. One of these became the UK's first all-DAB+ ensemble earlier this year. [Each territory has its own term for such ensembles. The UK regulator calls them "Small-Scale DAB". Switzerland refers to them as "digital islands". Wohnort uses the term "minimux" for brevity and because it translates well for an international readership.]

April 28th
Snapshots updated of the Italian ensembles Trentino DAB1, MUX DAB+ TAA and DAB+ TAA DIG.

April 27th
Snapshot updated of the local ensemble in Oslo, Lokalradio.

April 27th
In the Netherlands, LOA Ameland has popped up on the regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL.

April 27th
In Norway, the main FM transmitters in Hedmark and Oppland have closed. Some local services will continue to use FM. In Trøndelag/Møre and Romsdal, commercial broadcasters closed their FM transmitters on April 21st, following the NRK shutdown on February 8th.

April 27th
In Norway, two new services have popped up on the local ensemble for Trondheim Lokalradio 1. Kristenradio and Radio 3,16 (a reference to John's gospel, chapter 3 verse 16) are broadcasting in DAB+ with 64 kbit/s each.

April 27th
On Trial Manchester, Radio Dead has, somewhat poetically, replaced Forever FM.

April 25th
In Slovakia, a new service is reported to have popped up on the ensemble DAB (sic) broadcast on Blocks 12C, 12A and 12B in Bratislava, Banská Bystrica and Košice respectively. Radio Lumen is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+.

April 25th
The public-service broadcaster for southwest Germany, SWR, has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 11A. Bad Marienberg, extends and improves coverage of SWR RP in the north of Rheinland-Pfalz, particularly in the Westerwald, in the Siegtal and in the Rheinland-Pfälzischen Hintertaunus. The new site is also likely to provide fortuitous overspill to the city of Siegen in neighbouring Nordrhein-Westfalen.

April 25th
Snapshot of the German ensemble DR Saarland updated.

April 25th
Snapshot added of an ensemble operating on Block 12D in Umbria. C.R. DAB is broadcasting eight audio services and differs from two other CR DAB ensembles operating in Napoli and Roma respectively.

April 25th
Snapshots added of the Italian ensembles Umbria DAB and Digitale Umbria.

April 25th
Snapshots updated of the Südtirol (Alto Adige) ensembles RAS1-DAB, RAS2-DAB and DABMEDIA.

April 25th
On the local ensemble Suffolk, the service Smooth has been relabelled Smooth Suffolk.

April 24th
A new service has popped up on Gloucestershire, Surrey-NSussex and NE Wales W Chesh. Upload Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s Mono. Surrey-NSussex snapshot updated.

April 23rd
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. Forever FM is broadcasting in DAB+ Stereo at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 22nd
A new service has popped up on London 2. Fix Radio, aimed at the construction trades, is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

April 18th
In the Czech Republic, CRo-Radio Retro is now broadcasting just a promotional loop. On TELEKO DAB, the bitrate has been reduced to 24 kbit/s. According to the Teleko website, the released capacity has been used to increase protection of other services. The same change is also reported to have taken place on RTI cz DAB.

April 17th
In the Netherlands, RTV Seaport is now broadcasting on the local ensemble 5C DAB Zandvoort. All services on the ensemble are now at 128 kbit/s in DAB+.

April 17th
In Germany, the media regulator for Sachsen has advertised for service providers for pilot minimuxes to operate in Leipzig and Freiberg. The pilots will initially last one year with a possible extension of one year thereafter. Should the pilots be successful, the regulator intends to transform them into a fully-licensed service and to offer participants in the pilot a transfer into the full service. Closing date for applications is May 4th 2017.

April 17th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh. ZEST LIVERPOOL is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 16th
In Switzerland, the packet data service SRG_SPI that appeared on SRG SSR D01 in March has now popped up on SRG SSR F01 also (same SId).

April 16th
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Zuidwest NL. Radio JND is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. DECIBEL BRABANT has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 16th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Herts Beds Bucks. The BEAT is currently sharing a subchannel with MKFM, which it is expected to replace. Snapshot updated.

April 15th
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL. Radio JND is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. DECIBEL BRABANT has ceased. The 8FM services are running with increased protection. Snapshot updated.

April 14th
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the local ensemble 6A Achterhoek NL. TV Enschede FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

April 14th
In the Netherlands, a special event service will broadcast on Saturday April 15th to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of former international broadcaster Radio Nederland Wereldomroep. Former employees will broadcast a special programme from the Automuseum Schagen from 11:00 to 18:00 CET, to be transmitted on mediumwave, shortwave and on the regional ensemble 8A Randstad NL.

April 13th
In Italy, the public-service broadcaster Rai is to launch on June 12th a new radio service aimed at children and to be broadcast in DAB+.

April 10th
The Swiss minimux DIG D04 - ZURICH has migrated from Block 9A to 9D.

April 10th
On the Slovenia ensemble MULTIPLEX R1, the service A-Radio, which had been running without an audio stream for some time, has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 8th
In Switzerland, a new data service is reported to have popped up on the regional ensemble SMC D03 O-CH. Smart LetterBox is reported to be running in packet data mode at 8 kbit/s with a slideshow.

April 8th
A new service has popped up on London 3. Athavan Radio is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF. Snapshot updated.

April 7th
In the Netherlands, the two stations broadcasting on the local ensemble Den Haag 10D are reported to be running at the higher bitrate of 144 kbit/s each, both in DAB+.

April 7th
Share Radio, which broadcasts business and financial news on SDL National has announced that it is to close in May, "following difficulties in building sufficient revenue and in attracting external investment".

April 6th
The UK regulator has approved the addition of Zest Liverpool to the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh.

April 6th
The UK regulator has approved the addition of GO Radio Glasgow, currently broadcast on Trial Glasgow, to the regional ensemble Central Scotland.

April 6th
The operator of Trial Portsmouth is seeking expressions of interest in using capacity on the minimux from prospective service providers.

April 5th
In Austria, the licence for the pilot ensemble DAB WIEN has been renewed. Radio U1 Tirol has popped up, broadcasting in DAB+. The services LoungeFM and SoundTraxx have ceased.

April 4th
In the Netherlands, two pilot local transmissions, at Emmeloord and Vlaardingen respectively, are reported to have ended.

April 4th
Two new transmitters were brought into service on Block 12B during January. Pin Green improves coverage of BBC National DAB in Stevenage and the surrounding area. Newtownards improves coverage in and around the Northern Ireland town.

April 3rd
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Nation Radio has switched from DAB+ back to "original-flavour" DAB and is running in mono at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 3rd
On the local ensemble North West Wales, the service Nation Radio is running at the higher bitrate of 160 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 2nd
In Poland, a new ensemble popped up in Rzeszów during March. TRANSMISJA on Block 10A is broadcasting three audio services in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s each. Snapshot added.

April 1st
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated. Conversion of Touch to DAB+ and addition of Colourful Radio and Radio Central.

April 1st
On Trial London, CDNX has been replaced by Rainbow Radio, running at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 31st
In Italy, a new transmitter is reported to have been brought into service in the Val d'Aosta, broadcasting the national ensemble EuroDAB Italia.

March 31st
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble Hamburg K11C. Hamburg Zwei HH is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

March 31st
In Germany, the media regulator in Bayern has awarded capacity on the local ensemble Ingolstadt to HITRADIO RT1 Altbayern (working title). The capacity is linked to the licensing of two FM frequencies - 101.2 MHz in Neuburg and 94.6 MHz in Schrobenhausen. There were three applicants for this capacity, Radio IN and Funkhaus Ingolstadt being the other two. HITRADIO RT1 Altbayern plans local content for Ingolstadt between 12:00 and 14:00 on weekdays and between 09:00 and 12:00 on Saturdays. At other times, the service is planned to relay Hitradio rt1 from Augsburg.

March 30th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble Hamburg K11C. Radio Hamburg HH is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

March 30th
In Hong Kong, the government has announced that digital radio broadcasting is to cease. The public-service broadcaster RTHK, now the only service provider on the territory's ensemble DAB+ Hong Kong, is expected to terminate transmissions within six months. Currently, five services are broadcast, including one in Putonghua and a relay of BBC World Service. Three commercial broadcasters, one of which was unique to the digital platform, previously broadcast services on the ensemble but have retreated in quick succession.

March 30th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 8A Randstad NL, 8FM Randstad has been replaced by RADIONL3 ZH.

March 30th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Zuidwest NL, DECIBEL RANDSTAD has been replaced by RADIONL3 ZH.

March 30th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL, DECIBEL RANDSTAD has been replaced by RADIONL2.

March 29th
In Slovenia, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10D. Ljubljana Šance, located at Ljubljana castle, results in good indoor reception in the city centre of MULTIPLEX R1.

March 29th
In Switzerland, a new packet data service has popped up on the Block 12C ensemble SRG SSR D01. SRG_SPI is running at 24 kbit/s.

March 28th
Snapshot added of the Netherlands local ensemble in Groningen, G1.

March 28th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service labelled Test has ceased. The service 60s has been relabelled Test and is currently running without an audio stream. Snapshot updated.

March 28th
South Korean snapshots updated. A number of ensembles each contain a new "HD" service, requiring suitably-equipped "HD DMB" devices which have only recently become available. Generally, the bitrates of existing services on those ensembles have been reduced to accomodate the HD newcomers. The broadcasters MBC and SBS surprised the market last year by announcing they would not be participating in the introduction of "HD DMB". The broadcasters had recently launched a paid internet video service "Pooq", whereas DMB and HD DMB are free to air. The terrestrial DMB licences include an element of public service, including disaster recovery. One comment published at the time by iPnomics described the decision as an "abandonment of public responsibility."

March 26th
Two new services have popped up on the Netherlands local ensemble DAB Ouder-Amstel. Musicboxz and Radio Aalsmeer are both broadcasting at 96 kbit/s in DAB+. Testkanaal 2 and Testkanaal 4 have been relabelled RickFM and RTV Amstelveen respectively. Snapshot updated.

March 24th
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated.

March 24th
Two new DAB+ services have popped up on Trial Birmingham. Colourful Radio and Radio Central are each running at 32 kbit/s. The service Touch has switched to DAB+, running at 48 kbit/s. Starpoint Soul is running at the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s. The latest changes mean that half of the services on this minimux are now using DAB+.

March 23rd
On RNT PARIS 3, the audio service CROONER RADIO and the data service CARISON are reported to have ceased.

March 23rd
In Italy, a new local ensemble is reported to have popped up in Firenze on Block 11B with 9 DAB+ audio services on board.

March 23rd
On EuroDAB Italia, the service Radio Orbital is reported to have been replaced by Radio Test, broadcasting audio from Zeta italiana.

March 22nd
In Germany, the four applicants for the role of platform operator for the second national ensemble are to be offered the opportunity to consolidate their applications into one or more joint applications. Should there still be more than one application remaining at the end of April, a selection process will take place. The four groups that applied were:
Digital Audio Broadcasting Plattform DABP GmbH, Leipzig
Absolut Digital GmbH & Co. KG, Nürnberg
MEDIA BROADCAST Digital Radio GmbH, Köln
Radi/o digital GmbH, München.

March 22nd
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Technical Parameters reveals a new transmitter in operation at Armagh, broadcasting D1 National on Block 11D.

March 22nd
In Austria, the advertisement for a platform operator is open until June 12th. Four organisations have already expressed interest in the role, according to Gernot Fischer of Digitalradio Österreich.

March 17th
On SDL National, the service heat radio has been relabelled HEAT RADIO.

March 17th
In the Netherlands, a new pilot local ensemble has popped up on Block 5C in Zandvoort. Operated by Euro-Sound, the transmissions include the former pirate service Amsterdams Most Wanted.

March 16th
Snapshot added of the new Netherlands local ensemble in Duivendrecht, DAB Ouder-Amstel.

March 15th
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated. The service RTL ItalianStyle has ceased. Some services are running at higher protection levels than in the previous snapshot. All audio services are now running at 72 kbit/s, but some are better protected than others.

March 14th
On D1 National, the service BFBS Radio has ceased and been replaced by Heart 80s, which is running at 80 kbit/s in mono.

March 8th
The temporary service BBC R2Country has popped up on BBC National DAB, running at 64 kbit/s in mono. The service will run from March 9th to 12th.

March 8th
In Germany, the website Radiowoche reports that two additional services, Radio Hamburg and HAMBURG ZWEI, are expected to appear at the end of the month on Hamburg K11C.

March 7th
In the Czech Republic, the service jamesdean.fm has reappeared on the ensemble RTI cz DAB, broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

March 7th
On the Block 11D French ensemble RNT Paris 7, the service LIBERADIO is reported to have ceased.

March 7th
In Germany, the media regulator for Sachsen is to advertise capacity on two future minimuxes in Leipzig and Freiberg respectively. The regulator requires a minimum of five applicants for each before commencing with the build. A parallel offer will seek operators for the two minimuxes. The regulator believes the new minimuxes could begin transmissions this summer.

March 6th
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL updated. Bitrate and Protection Level changes.

March 6th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble DAB+ Vlaardingen updated, following a period of being off air. Currently one DAB+ service is being transmitted.

March 6th
Snapshot of DAB Ireland Mux1 updated. RTE RnaG running at 80 kbit/s in mono.

March 6th
On the Block 12C Swiss ensemble SRG SSR D01, the DAB+ service RTS-1ERE+ has dropped back to 72 kbit/s after running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s since January.

March 6th
On the Block 12A Swiss ensemble SRG SSR F01, the DAB+ service RTS-1ERE+ has dropped back to 72 kbit/s after running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s since January.

March 5th
Mid & West Wales snapshot updated.

March 4th
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Zuidwest NL updated. Change of Protection Level and bitrate for Puur NL Zeeland.

March 4th
Snapshot of the Slovenia ensemble MULTIPLEX R1 updated. Four services are running at the reduced bitrate of 24 kbit/s, one of them without any audio data. In the case of three services on this ensemble, each one occupies no more space than the EPG!

March 4th
Snapshot of the Belgium ensemble Norkring DAB+ updated. The service TOPradio is running at a higher bitrate compared with the previous snapshot.

March 4th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated.

March 3rd
On Trial Brighton, the service Juice 107.2 has switched to DAB+ and is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s. Totally Radio is now running at 64 kbit/s. Trial Brighton thus becomes the UK's first all-DAB+ ensemble in regular service.

March 2nd
In the Czech Republic, the Slovak radio service BEST FM is reported to have popped up on the ensemble RTI cz DAB.

March 1st
In Italy, the first of two new transmitters for Sicily has been brought into service on Block 12C, which will extend coverage of * DAB Italia *, respectively, to the areas of Messina and coastal areas of Reggio Calabria, and Catania.

March 1st
In the Netherlands, BBC WORLDSERVICE has popped up on the Block 5B ensemble MTVNL, broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The service Radio JND has ceased on 5B but continues on 9C. 5B Snapshot updated.

March 1st
On the Belgian ensemble RTBF DAB, the service Pure FM is reported to have been relabelled Pure.

March 1st
In the Netherlands, the regulator has licensed a low-power ensemble to operate on Block 5C in the coastal town of Zandvoort.

March 1st
In the Netherlands, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 7B in Duivendrecht. DAB Ouder-Amstel currently has four DAB+ audio services on board.

March 1st
On the Block 9A Paris ensemble RNT Associative, the service AYP appears to have reverted to Protection Level EEP 3-A, having spent a period at EEP 2-A. The other services on the ensemble all use EEP 3-A.

March 1st
In Switzerland, the transmitter for the regional ensemble SMC D03 O-CH at Valzeina is reported to have migrated from Block 9D to 9B, matching other sites transmitting this ensemble. Valzeina has also begun transmitting the regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH on Block 7A.

March 1st
On the Czech ensemble TELEKO DAB, the services SeeJay Radio and TIP RADIO have ceased.

March 1st
In Switzerland, the on air dates for the next minimuxes have slipped again, with Digris now quoting April 2017 for Sopraceneri and Sottoceneri.

February 27th
Trial Aldershot snapshot updated.

February 24th
In Germany, there are four applicants for the role of platform operator for the second national multiplex:-
  • Digital Audio Broadcasting Plattform DABP GmbH, Leipzig
  • Absolut Digital GmbH & Co. KG, Nürnberg
  • MEDIA BROADCAST Digital Radio GmbH, Köln
  • Radi/o digital GmbH, München
Evaluation of the applications will begin March 7th. An award could follow later in the first half of this year.

February 23rd
In Italy, the EuroDAB Italia transmissions for Milano and the surrounding area are reported to have migrated from Block 13E to 12D.

February 23rd
On Trial Manchester, the service Great Manchester has ceased.

February 23rd
Colourful Radio has popped up on Trial Manchester.

February 22nd
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Nation Radio is running with a changed SId.

February 21st
On the local ensemble Ayr, the service Gold has ceased.

February 18th
On the Block 11A ensemble RNT Paris 6, the service MUSIC BOX has been relabelled MBS.

February 18th
In Paris, a new service has popped up on the relabelled Block 9A ensemble RNT Associative. ALIGRE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

February 17th
In the Czech Republic, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Beroun, south-west of Prague operates in an SFN with the existing transmitter at Praha-Žižkov and broadcasts the ensemble CRa-CRo DABPraha.

February 17th
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR. B E O+ is broadcasting Radio BeO in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

February 17th
In the Netherlands, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 10D. Den Haag 10D is broadcasting from Rijswijk with two DAB+ services services on board, each running at 128 kbit/s. Snapshot added.

February 17th
In Germany, a joint IRT-Bayerischer Rundfunk transmission to test the components for a likely future minimux has popped up in München on Block 8A. IRT-Radio-Test is currently carrying two DAB+ services. Various configurations, including different bitrates, protection levels and ancilliary services are likely to be tested.

February 16th
In the Czech Republic, a new service has popped up on the ensemble TELEKO DAB. PIGY RADIO is broadcasting programmes for children in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

February 14th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL, the service 8FM Noord & Oost has been replaced by Frysk FM.

February 14th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, the service 8FM Noord & Oost has been replaced by Grunn FM. Snapshot updated.

February 14th
A new service has popped up on the UK minimux Trial London. Zone 1 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

February 10th
In the Netherlands, the regulator has allocated Block 6A for a local pilot in Hippolytushoef. Block 8A has been allocated for a local pilot in Eindhoven.

February 10th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Baden-Württemberg Block 11B ensemble DRS BW. RADIO TEDDY is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

February 8th
In Slovakia, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12A. Laskomer extends coverage of the ensemble DAB to Banská Bystrica in the heart of the country, Slovakia's sixth largest municipality. In Bratislava, the ensemble is broadcast on Block 12C, in Košice on Block 12B.

February 8th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL, services have been relabelled as follows:
Radio 8FM Mi-Bra --> 8FM Tilburg
Radio 8FM No-Bra --> 8FM Den Bosch
Radio 8FM We-Bra --> 8FM Breda
Radio 8FM Zo-Bra --> 8FM Eindhoven
The protection level on 8FM Den Bosch has been reduced to EEP 4-A. The bitrate remains 48 kbit/s. The service RADIONL2 BRABANT has ceased.
On 9D Zuidwest NL, Radio 8FM We-Bra has been relabelled 8FM Breda. The protection level has been reduced to EEP 4-A. The bitrate has been increased to 96 kbit/s.
Snapshots updated.

February 8th
In Germany, the service SWRinfo on the Baden-Württemberg ensembles SWR BW N and SWR BW S has been relabelled SWR Aktuell.

February 8th
In Norway, NRK's FM transmitters serving Trøndelag/Møre og Romsdal close today, February 8th 2017. Commercial broadcasters in the region will close their FM transmitters on April 21st. The first Norwegian FM transmitters were shut down in Nordland, which includes Bodø, at 11:11:11 on January 11th. The last network FM transmitters to close will be in Troms and Finnmark on December 13th 2017. Some local services will continue to use FM after this date.

February 6th
On the UK minimux Trial Norwich, the service Angel Digital has been relabelled Angel Vintage.

February 5th
Snapshot of the Slovenian ensemble MULTIPLEX R1 updated.

February 5th
Sussex snapshot updated.

February 4th
In Switzerland, three transmitters in canton Graubünden are to switch from the ensemble for the Italian-speaking region SRG SSR I01 on Block 12A to the Graubünden ensemble SRG SSR R01 on Block 12D. Brusio and Poschiavo will switch on March 15th. Vicosoprano will switch on March 16th. In Poschiavo, the change will mean the loss of three Italian-language services in an area where 90% speak Italian (2000 census) and one French-language service, to be replaced by four German-language services where under 8% are German speakers.

February 4th
In France, the regulator has granted a request by public service broadcaster Radio France and France Médias Monde to have capacity for the service FIP on forthcoming local ensembles in Lille and Lyon; for its service Mouv' on a forthcoming ensemble in Strasbourg; and for the service RFI on local ensembles in Lille, Lyon and Strasbourg.

February 4th
On the Block 12C ensemble in Bratislava, DAB, the service Radio Pyramida has been replaced by Radio Patria RSI. The external service Radio Slovakia International is time-sharing the capacity with sister station Radio Patria and broadcasts in six languages in rotation from 18:00 to 06:00.

February 3rd
In France, the temporary service Salon Radio has ceased on the Block 9D Paris ensemble towerCast following the end of Salon de la Radio 2017.

February 3rd
In Germany, a Block 7B transmitter has entered service as expected at Schiffdorf (in Niedersachsen), extending coverage of Radio Bremen to Bremerhaven.

February 3rd
On the UK minimux Trial Brighton, the service Angel Digital has been relabelled Angel Vintage.

February 3rd
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 8B. Langnau i.E. extends coverage of the regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR in the Emmental, including Langnau. Further new sites are expected to enter service shortly.

February 2nd
Varied or Varied Speech? One matter not addressed by the updated Registered Tables is the inherent contradiction in the definition of Programme Type 9. In the new tables TS 101 756 V2.1.1, this continues to be defined as "Varied". A service such as BBC Radio Scotland is indeed varied. Its weekly schedule comprises news, current affairs, discussions, phone-ins, sport, folk music, pop music, classical music... and bagpipes. Other BBC local and regional services are of a similar character. Without the bagpipes. But the 16-character and 8-character "abbreviations" of the Programme Type continue to be defined as "Talk", which for substantial portions of the broadcast week, Radio Scotland is not and it is ludicrous to see the word "Talk" during a bagpipes recital. A service broadcasting a range of musical styles but with little speech might wish to describe itself as "Varied", only for the word "Talk" to pop up on the receiver display. Instead, the only correct option would be to use the cop-out definition "Other Music", as for practically every service on the Swiss minimuxes. One reason, perhaps, why most of the DAB+ radio services broadcast in Paris use no PTy at all? Because the word "Talk" clearly qualifies "Varied" to be a speech-based service, Wohnort continues to use the term "Varied Speech" in its listings.

February 2nd
The DAB/DAB+ specification has received a dust-down and reissued in updated form. The new versions have been published by ETSI as follows:

EN 300 401 V2.1.1: DAB system standard
TS 101 756 V2.1.1: Registered Tables
TS 103 466 V1.1.1: DAB audio
TS 102 563 V2.1.1: DAB+ audio
TS 102 980 V2.1.1: DL Plus

Transmission Modes II, III and IV have been discarded as obsolete. WorldDAB says that for many broadcasters, the changes will have few impacts because the aim was to make sure that changes were mostly compatible with the way that DAB is actually used. However, to make the system work better, some changes need to be made to the multiplexing equipment of all broadcasters, while other changes will only be needed if certain features are used.

A fuller description of the changes has been published by WorldDAB.

February 2nd
The UK regulator has authorised the addition of a new service, Fix Radio, to London 2.

February 2nd
The UK regulator has authorised the removal of the service Gold from the local ensemble Ayr.

February 1st
In Austria, the regulator has advertised a national multiplex, to be known as MUX I. The advertisement runs in parallel with the offer of local/regional ensembles, to be known as MUX II. The national multiplex is expected to operate as a Multi Frequency Network, with two potential frequency scenarios on offer, both described in the advertisement. In the first scenario, the country is divided into three super-regions. The second is organised more or less according to the Länder boundaries. The regulator is willing to work with the licence holder to adapt either model if necessary. The offer is open to both would-be platform operators and/or licensed broadcasters wishing to operate ensembles themselves. A successful applicant may also turn over the technical operation of a licensed multiplex to a third party provider.The licence to operate a multiplex does not include permission to provide the programme services themselves. Should demand exceed the capacity of one multiplex, the regulator says it is willing to move to the advertisement of a further multiplex. Closing date for applications is June 12th 2017.

February 1st
On the Slovenian ensemble MULTIPLEX R1, the service Glasbeni Radio is reported to be running at the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s.

February 1st
On the local ensemble Sussex, the service Oldies Sussex has been replaced by Juice.

February 1st
In Germany, the regulator in Baden-Württemberg, the LFK, has advertised capacity equivalent to two services occupying 54 CU each on the Block 11B ensemble DRS BW. The award will run from July 1st 2017 until September 30th 2026. Closing date for applications with the LFK is March 10th 2017.

February 1st
On the Block 9A Paris ensemble RNT Associative, the service AYP has switched to Protection Level EEP 2-A, matching the other services on the ensemble. Previous snapshot corrected.

February 1st
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh. Cheesy FM is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 31st
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Block 7B ensemble Radio Bremen. NDR INFO is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. Coverage of the ensemble is to be extended to include Bremerhaven on February 3rd, with the bringing into service of a transmitter at Schiffdorf, located just over the border in Niedersachsen.

January 31st
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the MTVNL ensembles, with the exception of Drenthe 7C and mid-Brabant 9C. LXClassics is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

January 31st
UK TII table updated. The latest iteration of Ofcom's Technical Parameters reveals new transmitters in operation on UK local ensembles as follows:
Ayr - Girvan
Berks & N Hants - Dorking Cobbetts Lane
Cornwall - Gulval
Leicestershire - Bardon Hill
Northamptonshire - Towcester Potcote Farm; Ecton Hall Estate
N. Ireland - Bangor
Peterborough - Holbeach; Kirkby Underwood
Somerset - Coker Hill
Teesside - Constantine Farm
Wolv'ton & Shrop - Rhosfach Farm

January 31st
In Italy, the switch of digital radio services in Südtirol (Alto Adige) from "original-flavour" DAB to DAB+ has taken place. A new service has popped up on the Block 10D ensemble RAS2-DAB. RAS DRWissen, from the German public-service broadcaster DeutschlandRadio, is broadcasting at 96 kbit/s. RAS RSI Rete 2 has migrated from RAS 1-DAB to RAS2-DAB.

January 31st
In Austria, the regulator has advertised for operators of local and/or regional multiplexes. The offer is open to both would-be platform operators and/or licensed broadcasters wishing to operate ensembles themselves. A successful applicant may also turn over the technical operation of a licensed multiplex to a third party provider. The licence to operate a multiplex does not include permission to provide the programme services themselves. The advertisement includes a provisional list of frequencies for the new ensembles. Closing date for applications is June 12th 2017.

January 31st
New transmitters have recently been added to the D1 National network on Blocks 11D and 12A, including Earls Hill, serving the Stirling area of Scotland, North Hessary Tor, serving Princetown and surrounding area of Devon, and Coker Hill, serving the area around Yeovil, Somerset. UK TII table updated.

January 31st
In Germany, the role of platform operator for the second national ensemble has been advertised. A regionalisation is not expected, as sufficient capacity exists for regional services in the individual Länder. The closing date is February 24th with applications to be sent to the regulator in Sachsen, the SLM, acting on behalf of all the Landesmedienanstalten.

January 30th
The operator of the local ensemble Mid & West Wales has requested that the regulator expand the licence area to include Swansea. In fact, the ensemble already covers the city, thanks largely to its transmitter at Kilvey Hill, but in its application MuxCo says that adding Swansea to the licence will make the ensemble more attactive to broadcasters and help MuxCo to finance new transmitters that are planned at Carmarthen and Fishguard. Ofcom has begun a public consultation on MuxCo's proposal. The closing date is February 28th.

January 30th
A new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10C. Felixstowe extends coverage of the local ensemble Suffolk.

January 30th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10A. Damme extends coverage of NDR NDS to an area from Bramsche to Vechta and between Quakenbrück und Diepholz.

January 27th
Latvian listing updated. Eleven DAB+ services are currently broadcasting on the Block 12D pilot ensemble LVRTC-DAB.

January 27th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service 100% HITS has switched to stereo, broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

January 26th
In Germany, a new service is reported to have popped up on the Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN. lulu.fm is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s.

January 25th
On the Block 12C Swiss ensemble SRG SSR D01, the DAB+ service RTS-1ERE+ is reported to be running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s.

January 25th
On the Block 12A Swiss ensemble SRG SSR F01, the DAB+ service RTS-1ERE+ is reported to be running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s.

January 25th
On the Block 10B Swiss ensemble RMS F02, the service RADIO MARIA F is reported to have a new SId.

January 25th
In Paris, a new service has popped up on the Block 9D ensemble towerCast. Salon Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s.

January 22nd
The operator of Trial Glasgow has confirmed that the minimux is currently inoperative as a result of an IP circuit failure. "Telecom company engineers are attempting to repair the physical fault which is believed to be in a local street cabinet."

January 20th
In Austria, as a preliminary step towards the forthcoming advertisement of DAB+ capacity, the regulator has published the selection criteria to be used during the awards process.

January 20th
On London 2, the service Chris Country is reported to have reverted to its previous SId.

January 19th
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble RTBF DAB updated. Since the previous snapshot, the service VivaBruxelles has been relabelled VivaCité.

January 19th
According to reception reports from the transmission area, the Swiss minimux serving the French-speaking area of Valais, DIG F03 - BAS VS, has been off air since January 15th.

January 19th
On the Block 10D German ensemble Bayern, the packet data services EPG BR and BR Journaline have ceased. The Bayerischer Rundfunk's ensemble on Block 11D has its own EPG.

January 19th
On London 2, the service Chris Country is running with a new SId.

January 18th
The BBC recently brought into service a new transmitter in Northern Ireland. Bangor improves coverage of BBC National DAB in Bangor (Co. Down) and the surrounding area.

January 18th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, the services Radio Continu and Radio Continu O have been relabelled Continu Noord and Continu Oost respectively. Snapshot updated.

January 18th
Snapshot updated of the Stockholm ensemble Teracom Test. Many SIds have changed since the last snapshot was taken. An EPG is now running on the ensemble.

January 18th
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL.

January 18th
Berks & N Hants and Plymouth snapshots updated.

January 18th
On the local ensemble Cornwall, the service NJoy Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 18th
Snapshot of the German ensemble NDR SH updated.

January 18th
UK TII table updated.

January 18th
On the Czech ensemble TELEKO DAB, the service SPORT is reported to have ceased.

January 18th
South East Wales, Swindon and West Wiltshire snapshots updated.

January 18th
Snapshot added of the Danish local ensemble Fyn lokal DAB+.

January 16th
In Germany, a new service, MAXX FM, has popped up on the ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B.

January 16th
In Germany, the special event service SWR Messeradio has popped up on the Baden-Württemberg ensembles SWR BW N and SWR BW S, broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

January 16th
Snapshot of the Oslo ensemble MiniTV1 updated. Three DMB services are being broadcast currently.

January 16th
Snapshots updated of the Norwegian local ensembles LokalØstfold, LokalAkershus and LOKALDAB RIKS II (Haugaland).

January 16th
Snapshots updated of the Norwegian regional ensembles following the recent reconfigurations.

January 15th
In Denmark, a new service has popped up on the minimux NivaaDAB. Retro Millennium is broadcasting in DAB+ at 144 kbit/s.

January 15th
In Germany, a new packet data service has popped up on the Blocks 11C/12C ensemble S-ANHALT. Test is running at 8 kbit/s and contains a Slideshow. Other changes to Protection Levels and Bitrates have taken place. Snapshot updated.

January 14th
On London 2, the service Radio Sputnik has ceased.

January 14th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian regional ensemble NRK Reg2 BuTeVe following the recent reconfigurations.

January 13th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Flash has been relabelled Test and is currently running without an audio stream. The service 60s is running at the higher bitrate of 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 13th
Snapshots updated of the Norwegian national ensemble Riks and the regional ensemble NRK Reg1 OsAkØs following the recent reconfigurations. All NRK services are now broadcast in the regional ensembles and use DAB+.

January 13th
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR. Radio Canal3-D+, a commercial broadcaster in Biel, is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

January 13th
DAB+ Hong Kong snapshot updated. Five services are currently being broadcast, all of them in DAB+.

January 12th
In Italy, a new service has popped up on EuroDAB Italia. Radio KissKiss is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. The services Radio Freccia and RTL 102.5 + are running at the lower Protection Level EEP-3A. Snapshot updated.

January 11th
Northamptonshire snapshot updated following post-Christmas relabelling.

January 11th
In Norway, the first FM closures have taken place in Nordland (including Bodø). The FM networks will be shut down progressively by region, ending with Troms and Finnmark in December.

January 11th
In Norway, all services of the public-service broadcaster NRK are using DAB+ from today.

January 11th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated following post-Christmas relabelling.

January 10th
Central Scotland snapshot updated following the cessation of Gold and ScottishSunXmas.

January 10th
Bayern snapshot updated following the cessation of B1 Franken.

January 10th
Kuwait snapshot updated. Fifteen services are broadcasting on the Block 11B ensemble Kuwait DAB1, all of them using DAB+.

January 9th
In Switzerland, the on-air dates for the next Minimuxes have slipped back. Sopraceneri and Sottoceneri, scheduled for December 2016 have been moved back to March 2017. Bern is now expected on air in May 2017 and Biel in June 2017. St. Gallen is now due in June 2017.

January 9th
On Trial London, the service RINSE FM has switched to DAB+ and is running at 96 kbit/s with Protection Level EEP-1A. NTS WWW.NTS.LIVE has switched to DAB+ and is running at 48 kbit/s with Protection Level EEP-2A. Snapshot updated.

January 7th
The operator of the UK minimux Trial Norwich has announced that further "original-flavour" DAB services will switch to DAB+ "over the coming weeks" and invited expressions of interest from broadcasters wishing to use the released capacity.

January 7th
On Trial Manchester, the service Cathedral Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
On Central Scotland, the services Gold and ScottishSunXmas have ceased.

January 4th
In the Czech Republic, a new service has popped up on TELEKO DAB. CRo-Regina DAB is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

January 4th
On Trial Glasgow, YOUR Xmas has reverted to being labelled Timeless Radio.

January 4th
On South East Wales, the pop-up service BBC RC Mwy has ceased.

January 4th
Cambridge 105 has popped up in DAB+ on Trial Norwich.

January 4th
In Belgium, a new service has popped up on the Block 11A ensemble in Vlaanderen, Norkring DAB+. EVERGREEN TEST is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. A slideshow is running as a secondary component in its own discrete subchannel. Snapshot updated.

January 4th
The Ukraininan regulator has submitted a proposal for the frequency band 174-230 MHz to be allocated to digital radio, following a study of the experience of other European countries. According to the regulator's website, the National Council's chairman, Yuriy Artemenko, said this gives a clear signal to the industry: "If you want to develop digital radio, you have the frequency." (Google translation)

January 4th
On London 2, the service Chris Country has dropped to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

January 4th
In the Netherlands, an additional service has popped on the new local ensemble DAB+ Vlaardingen. Hollands Palet is broadcasting at 96 kbit/s using DAB+. Snapshot updated.

January 3rd
In Norway, the new local licences auctioned in early 2016 came into effect on January 1st. A single licence was offered in each of 37 areas and only 7 remain unallocated. The existing trial licences lapse. The new operators are expected to begin broadcasting during 2017. In the areas Haugaland and Sunnhordland, the auctions were won by a local football club, FK Haugesund, who have teamed up with the power company Haugaland Krafft to operate the new ensemble(s). Norway page updated with new licence holders. Some frequencies have changed compared with the trial licences.

January 3rd
On NE Wales W Chesh, SANTAgrounder has become SANDGROUNDER once more. Snapshot updated.

January 3rd
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Cessation of Signal Xmas.

January 3rd
On Trial Manchester, the service Crackers Radio has been relabelled Delite Radio. Snapshot updated.

January 3rd
On the German ensemble S-ANHALT, the service Rockland S-A has been relabelled ROCKLAND S-A.

January 2nd
In Norway, the interim ensemble covering Trondheim on Block 11A has ceased, following the coverage extension of of the licenced local ensemble for the area.

January 2nd
In the Netherlands, two additional services have popped up on the new local ensemble DAB+ Vlaardingen. Feel Good Radio and Stadsradio Delft are each broadcasting at 96 kbit/s using DAB+.

January 2nd
On the German ensemble Radio fuer NRW, FUNKHAUS EUROPA has been relabelled WDRCosmo.

January 1st 2017
Trial London snapshot updated.

January 1st 2017
Christmas is over in the Netherlands. On the Block 11C ensemble DAB+, Sky Radio Xmas has been relabelled Sky Radio Hits.

January 1st 2017
On the Swiss ensemble SMC_D02, LANDLIEBE RADIO+ has been relabelled LUNA RADIO+.

January 1st 2017
On Trial Brighton, all services are now broadcasting using DAB+ apart from one, which is using "original-flavour" DAB at 192 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.




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