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.
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.
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.
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+.
The Swiss minimux DIG D04 - ZURICH has migrated from Block 9A to 9D.
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.
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.
A new service has popped up on London 3. Athavan Radio is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF. Snapshot updated.
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+.
Share Radio, which broadcasts business and financial news on SDL National
that it is to close in May, "following difficulties in building sufficient revenue and in attracting external investment".
The UK regulator has approved the addition of Zest Liverpool to the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh.
The UK regulator has approved the addition of GO Radio Glasgow, currently broadcast on Trial Glasgow, to the regional ensemble Central Scotland.
The operator of Trial Portsmouth
expressions of interest in using capacity on the minimux from prospective service providers.
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.
In the Netherlands, two pilot local transmissions, at Emmeloord and Vlaardingen respectively, are reported to have ended.
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.
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.
On the local ensemble North West Wales, the service Nation Radio is running at the higher bitrate of 160 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
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.
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated. Conversion of Touch to DAB+ and addition of Colourful Radio and Radio Central.
On Trial London, CDNX has been replaced by Rainbow Radio, running at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
In Italy, a new transmitter is reported to have been brought into service in the Val d'Aosta, broadcasting the national ensemble EuroDAB Italia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 8A Randstad NL, 8FM Randstad has been replaced by RADIONL3 ZH.
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Zuidwest NL, DECIBEL RANDSTAD has been replaced by RADIONL3 ZH.
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL, DECIBEL RANDSTAD has been replaced by RADIONL2.
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.
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.
Snapshot added of the Netherlands local ensemble in Groningen, G1.
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.
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."
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.
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated.
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+.
On RNT PARIS 3, the audio service CROONER RADIO and the data service CARISON are reported to have ceased.
In Italy, a new local ensemble is reported to have popped up in Firenze on Block 11B with 9 DAB+ audio services on board.
On EuroDAB Italia, the service Radio Orbital is reported to have been replaced by Radio Test, broadcasting audio from Zeta italiana.
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.
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Technical Parameters reveals a new transmitter in operation at Armagh, broadcasting D1 National on Block 11D.
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.
On SDL National, the service heat radio has been relabelled HEAT RADIO.
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.
Snapshot added of the new Netherlands local ensemble in Duivendrecht, DAB Ouder-Amstel.
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.
On D1 National, the service BFBS Radio has ceased and been replaced by Heart 80s, which is running at 80 kbit/s in mono.
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.
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
In the Czech Republic, the service jamesdean.fm has reappeared on the ensemble RTI cz DAB, broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.
On the Block 11D French ensemble RNT Paris 7, the service LIBERADIO is reported to have ceased.
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.
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL updated. Bitrate and Protection Level changes.
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble DAB+ Vlaardingen updated, following a period of being off air. Currently one DAB+ service is being transmitted.
Snapshot of DAB Ireland Mux1 updated. RTE RnaG running at 80 kbit/s in mono.
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.
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.
Mid & West Wales snapshot updated.
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Zuidwest NL updated. Change of Protection Level and bitrate for Puur NL Zeeland.
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!
Snapshot of the Belgium ensemble Norkring DAB+ updated. The service TOPradio is running at a higher bitrate compared with the previous snapshot.
Trial Manchester snapshot updated.
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.
In the Czech Republic, the Slovak radio service BEST FM is reported
to have popped up on the ensemble RTI cz DAB
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.
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.
On the Belgian ensemble RTBF DAB, the service Pure FM is reported to have been relabelled Pure.
In the Netherlands, the regulator has licensed a low-power ensemble to operate on Block 5C in the coastal town of Zandvoort.
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.
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.
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.
On the Czech ensemble TELEKO DAB
, the services SeeJay Radio
and TIP RADIO
In Switzerland, the on air dates for the next minimuxes have slipped again, with Digris now quoting April 2017 for Sopraceneri and Sottoceneri.
Trial Aldershot snapshot updated.
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.
In Italy, the EuroDAB Italia transmissions for Milano and the surrounding area are reported to have migrated from Block 13E to 12D.
On Trial Manchester, the service Great Manchester has ceased.
Colourful Radio has popped up on Trial Manchester.
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Nation Radio is running with a changed SId.
On the local ensemble Ayr, the service Gold has ceased.
On the Block 11A ensemble RNT Paris 6, the service MUSIC BOX has been relabelled MBS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL, the service 8FM Noord & Oost has been replaced by Frysk FM.
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, the service 8FM Noord & Oost has been replaced by Grunn FM. Snapshot updated.
A new service has popped up on the UK minimux Trial London. Zone 1 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Germany, the service SWRinfo on the Baden-Württemberg ensembles SWR BW N and SWR BW S has been relabelled SWR Aktuell.
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.
On the UK minimux Trial Norwich, the service Angel Digital has been relabelled Angel Vintage.
Snapshot of the Slovenian ensemble MULTIPLEX R1 updated.
Sussex snapshot updated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Germany, a Block 7B transmitter has entered service as expected at Schiffdorf (in Niedersachsen), extending coverage of Radio Bremen to Bremerhaven.
On the UK minimux Trial Brighton, the service Angel Digital has been relabelled Angel Vintage.
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.
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.
The DAB/DAB+ specification has received a dust-down and reissued in updated form. The new versions have been published by ETSI
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
The UK regulator has authorised the addition of a new service, Fix Radio, to London 2.
The UK regulator has authorised the removal of the service Gold from the local ensemble Ayr.
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.
On the Slovenian ensemble MULTIPLEX R1, the service Glasbeni Radio is reported to be running at the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s.
On the local ensemble Sussex, the service Oldies Sussex has been replaced by Juice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10C. Felixstowe extends coverage of the local ensemble Suffolk.
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.
Latvian listing updated. Eleven DAB+ services are currently broadcasting on the Block 12D pilot ensemble LVRTC-DAB.
On Trial Portsmouth, the service 100% HITS has switched to stereo, broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
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.
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.
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.
On the Block 10B Swiss ensemble RMS F02, the service RADIO MARIA F is reported to have a new SId.
In Paris, a new service has popped up on the Block 9D ensemble towerCast. Salon Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s.
The operator of Trial Glasgow
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."
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.
On London 2, the service Chris Country is reported to have reverted to its previous SId.
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble RTBF DAB updated. Since the previous snapshot, the service VivaBruxelles has been relabelled VivaCité.
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.
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.
On London 2, the service Chris Country is running with a new SId.
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.
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.
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.
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL.
Berks & N Hants and Plymouth snapshots updated.
On the local ensemble Cornwall, the service NJoy Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.
Snapshot of the German ensemble NDR SH updated.
UK TII table updated.
On the Czech ensemble TELEKO DAB, the service SPORT is reported to have ceased.
South East Wales, Swindon and West Wiltshire snapshots updated.
Snapshot added of the Danish local ensemble Fyn lokal DAB+.
In Germany, a new service, MAXX FM, has popped up on the ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B.
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.
Snapshot of the Oslo ensemble MiniTV1 updated. Three DMB services are being broadcast currently.
Snapshots updated of the Norwegian local ensembles LokalØstfold, LokalAkershus and LOKALDAB RIKS II (Haugaland).
Snapshots updated of the Norwegian regional ensembles following the recent reconfigurations.
In Denmark, a new service has popped up on the minimux NivaaDAB. Retro Millennium is broadcasting in DAB+ at 144 kbit/s.
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.
On London 2, the service Radio Sputnik has ceased.
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian regional ensemble NRK Reg2 BuTeVe following the recent reconfigurations.
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.
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+.
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.
DAB+ Hong Kong snapshot updated. Five services are currently being broadcast, all of them in DAB+.
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.
Northamptonshire snapshot updated following post-Christmas relabelling.
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.
In Norway, all services of the public-service broadcaster NRK are using DAB+ from today.
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated following post-Christmas relabelling.
Central Scotland snapshot updated following the cessation of Gold and ScottishSunXmas.
Bayern snapshot updated following the cessation of B1 Franken.
Kuwait snapshot updated. Fifteen services are broadcasting on the Block 11B ensemble Kuwait DAB1, all of them using DAB+.
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.
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.
The operator of the UK minimux Trial Norwich
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.
On Trial Manchester, the service Cathedral Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.
On Central Scotland, the services Gold and ScottishSunXmas have ceased.
In the Czech Republic, a new service has popped up on TELEKO DAB. CRo-Regina DAB is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.
On Trial Glasgow, YOUR Xmas has reverted to being labelled Timeless Radio.
On South East Wales, the pop-up service BBC RC Mwy has ceased.
Cambridge 105 has popped up in DAB+ on Trial Norwich.
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.
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)
On London 2, the service Chris Country has dropped to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.
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.
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.
On NE Wales W Chesh, SANTAgrounder has become SANDGROUNDER once more. Snapshot updated.
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Cessation of Signal Xmas.
On Trial Manchester, the service Crackers Radio has been relabelled Delite Radio. Snapshot updated.
On the German ensemble S-ANHALT, the service Rockland S-A has been relabelled ROCKLAND S-A.
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.
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+.
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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