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January 3rd, 2020

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Archives 2020   

January 10th
On the Danish regional ensemble DAB2 OE, the service DR P7 Mix has ceased. The existing service DR P5 has been relabelled DR P5 København. The previous instance of DR P5 København has ceased. Many of the remaining services are now running at higher bitrates. Snapshot updated. It is likely that similar changes have happened on the other two regional ensembles.

January 9th
In the Republic of Ireland, the multiplex operator dbdb has invited expressions of interest from prospective service providers for capacity on a forthcoming commercial multiplex in the Republic that will cover Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford. Capacity will exist for up to 10 services, each of which will be carried in both DAB and DAB+. The country's public-service broadcaster RTÉ has announced that it will withdraw from DAB. The operator seeks expressions of interest by February 14th 2020.

January 9th
In the Czech Republic, two new transmitters have been brought into service. Karlovy Vary, on Block 5A, and Javornik, on Block 7A, extend coverage of RTI cz DAB.

January 9th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, the service Continu Noord is reported to have been relabelled Radio Continu 1. On the regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL, Continu Zuid is reported to have been relabelled Radio Continu 3. On the regional ensemble 8A Randstad NL, Continu West is reported to have been relabelled Radio Continu 3. All three instances appear to have the same SId.

January 8th
In Spain, the regional government in Navarra has advertised capacity on a future ensemble for the region, designated FU-Nav. The ensemble will use Block 11D. Applications will be evaluated by means of a scoring system, which is described in the advertisement. "Original-flavour" DAB is still the approved system in Spain and therefore the advertisement is for six programme slots. Simultaneously, the government has advertised a total of 72 licences across 12 ensembles, each of which will have local coverage. Scoring systems will be applied to each of these offers. The deadline for applications to both offers is two months from today's date.
FU-NavNavarroBlock 11D
CL01NAPamplonaBlock 10A
CL02NAPamplonaBlock 11C
CL03NATudelaBlock 10D
CL04NAEstellaBlock 9B
CL05NAAlsasuaBlock 8B
CL06NABaztanBlock 11A
CL07NALesakaBlock 9A
CL08NALarraunBlock 9D
CL09NAIsabaBlock 10B
CL10NATafallaBlock 9A
CL11NABloodyBlock 8D
CL12NAOrbaitzetaBlock 9B

January 7th
In Denmark, the regional ensemble MUX3-OSTSJ is reported to have reverted to Transmission Mode I, following several days using Transmission Mode II. Snapshot updated.

January 7th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN1, the service Joe 70's has been relabelled Joe 60's & 70's. Snapshot updated.

January 7th
In Germany, the media regulator for Thüringen has received seven applications for capacity on a forthcoming ensemble for private-sector broadcasters. Four applications were received for capacity for services, from
  • KRIX.fm UG
  • B&R KLASSIK-UNION GmbH
  • radio B2 GmbH
  • egoFM RADIO NEXT GENERATION GmbH & Co. KG
Three applications were received for a platform operation
  • DIVICON MEDIA HOLDING GmbH
  • Media Broadcast GmbH
  • Digital Radio Thüringen GbR
The regulator expects to reach a decision in the first half of this year, assuming the spectrum regulator is able to provide clarity on available frequencies.

January 6th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble Innlandet. Multiple changes since the previous snapshot.

January 6th
A new service, Spitalradio LuZ, is reported to have popped up on the Swiss ensemble for Luzern, Zug und Nidwalden, DIG D04 - ZS. The existing service RaBe is reported to have ceased.

January 6th
On the Czech ensemble TELEKO DAB, the services of public-service broadcaster Český Rozhlas are now being broadcast at 48 kbit/s, Protection Level EEP-3A. The private-sector services on the ensemble are now carried at 80 kbit/s, EEP-1A. Snapshot updated. The Český Rozhlas services are expected to cease in a couple of weeks.

January 6th
In the Czech Republic, the RTI cz DAB transmissions in Prague have migrated from Block LD to Block 5A.

January 6th
On the local ensemble Essex, the service Radio Essex has switched to the higher bitrate of 128 kbit/s and Joint Stereo.

January 5th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. Radio Dead is deceased since the previous snapshot.

January 5th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Post-Christmas config.

January 5th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble for Oslo & Akershus, Lokalradio. Multiple changes since the previous snapshot.

January 5th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble LokalØstfold. This ensemble now carries just three services.

January 5th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian national ensemble Riks. The service RADIO1 has been relabelled P24-7 KOS since the previous snapshot. P8 Pop has been relabelled P8 Pop 80s & 90s. The ensemble now carries two EPGs. Two services have dropped from 64 kbit/s to 56, releasing the capacity for the second EPG.

January 5th
Snapshot updated of the German local ensembles Augsburg and Ingolstadt. Multiple changes on both since the previous snapshots were taken.

January 5th
Snapshot updated of the German local ensemble Allgäu. Since the previous snapshot was taken, RT1 SÜDSCHWABEN has been relabelled RT1 MEMMINGEN. Addition of RADIO SCHWABEN and RSA Radio OAL.

January 4th
Snapshot updated of the Block 10D ensemble in Piemonte, CRDAB Piemonte. Addition of COMPANY. Cessation of Hot Block Radio, which has migrated to the Block 12D ensemble.

January 4th
In Italy, the Block 12D ensemble in Piemonte, R DIGILOG TO CU has been relabelled RADIODIG TO CN and has a new EId since the previous snapshot. Snapshot updated. Addition of Hot Block Radio. Cessation of RadioSavonaSound.

January 3rd
In the Netherlands, the last remaining instance of 8FM - 8FM Den Bosch - has ceased on the regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL.

January 3rd
In Italy, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 10C in Campania. MediaDab is reported to have seven services on board currently, labelled MediaDab Test 01, etc.

January 3rd
In Italy, two additional services have popped up on the Block 13F ensemble in Rome, CR DAB+. M100 and COMPANY are broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

January 3rd
N. Ireland snapshot updated.

January 3rd
Snapshot updated of the local ensemble Ayr. Addition of Virgin Groove. Cessation of talkSPORT Scot.

January 3rd
In Slovenia, three new licences - two regional and one local - appear to have been awarded to RTV Slovenia, which already holds the nationwide licence. The areas covered are, respectively, West Slovenia, East Slovenia and Ljubljana. No announcement appears to have been made so far, but the ten year licences are already recorded on the regulator's website.

January 3rd
On the Croatian pilot ensemble OIV DEMO, which has been relabelled OIV Croatia DAB+, the service City Radio is reported to have ceased. Another service Radio Banovina was reported to have ceased in early December.

January 3rd
On the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1, the service _Radio Klassisk has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 2nd
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated.

January 2nd
Snapshot updated of the regional ensemble Central Scotland. Multiple changes since the previous snapshot.

January 2nd
In Norway, three of the NRK regional ensembles have been relabelled, reflecting a controversial reorganisation of local government that came into effect on January 1st:
NRK Reg1 OsAkØs --> NRK Reg1 OsloVik
NRK Reg2 BuTeVe --> NRK Reg2 VeTeVik
NRK Reg4 HoSoFj --> NRK Reg4 Vest
The naming convention of the EPG, TPEG and "Trafikk" services has changed and now follows the pattern NRK TRAFIKK x, NRK EPG Reg x and NRK TPEG Reg x (or NRK TPEG Regx), where x is the Region number. NRK SÁMI RADIO has been relabelled NRK SÁPMI. The regional snapshots have been updated.

January 2nd
On the Italian national ensemble DAB+ RAI, the service Rai R Classica has been relabelled Rai R3 Classica. Snapshot updated.

January 2nd
In Germany, a new service has popped up on rbb Berlin K7D. WDR 5 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. The existing services WDR2 and MDR JUMP have ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 1st
On the Danish ensemble NivaaDAB, the service PartyZone has ceased. The existing service Retro Millennium is running with greater Protection. Snapshot updated.

January 1st
On the local ensemble Cornwall, the service Pirate Xmas has ceased. The existing services Pirate FM and Pirate 80s have returned to 128 and 112 kbit/s respectively.

January 1st 2020
Snapshot updated of the Australian ensemble DAB+ HOBART. The service OLDSKOOL HITS has been relabelled Hit Oldskool. Bitrate changes (upwards!) for 7HOFM, Kix Country and 7HO Classic Hits.




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