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Archives 2019   

June 30th
On * DAB Italia *, the service * RDS Relax * has been relabelled * RDS * Relax, reversing a change made about a month ago.

June 30th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble for Nord-Troms, Lokalradio. An additional service pTro has popped up since the previous observation and is broadcasting in DAB+ at 104 kbit/s.

June 30th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble for Vestfold. Two additional services have popped up since the previous observation. METRO Buskerud and Radio MGV are broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 and 64 kbit/s respectively. The ensemble has been relabelled Vestfold.

June 28th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. 45 Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Changes to bitrates of Solent Wireless, Flash and 80s Rhythm. Snapshot updated.

June 28th
Rocksport Radio has popped up on Trial Glasgow in "original-flavour" DAB at 112 kbit/s. This service is also broadcast currently on the regional ensemble Central Scotland at 128 kbit/s. Both instances use the same SId. Another new service, Awaz FM Glasgow, has popped up in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s. The service Nation Radio has dropped to 112 kbit/s and Protection Level 2. Snapshot updated.

June 28th
Snapshot added of the new German ensemble Voralpen, currently testing from Wendelstein. One service is being transmitted. Others are expected to be added shortly.

June 28th
Snapshot updated of the local ensemble Aberdeen. Addition of original 106.

June 27th
In France, the broadcasters awarded capacity on the forthcoming national ensembles have selected their preferred multiplex operators. For the ensemble designated M1, the broadcasters Air Zen, Chérie FM, Fun Radio, Latina, M Radio, Nostalgie, NRJ, Radio Classique, Rire et Chansons, RTL, RTL 2 and Skyrock have selected "Opératrice du multiplex M1". For the ensemble designated M2, the broadcasters Radio France (France Inter, France Musique, France Culture, France Info, FIP and Mouv’), BFM Business, BFM Radio, Europe 1, RFM, RMC and Virgin Radio have appointed OpeNMux.

June 27th
In Belgium, a new service was seen briefly today on the regional ensemble NAM-LUX 1. Viva Tour was running (probably as a test) in mono DAB+ at 24 kbit/s.

June 27th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Addition of Hope FM.

June 27th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of TII.

June 26th
In Belgium, a new service has popped up on the regional ensembles BXL-BW 2 and NAM-LUX 2. BRF 2 is the second programme of the public-service broadcaster for the German-speaking community and is broadcasting on both ensembles in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The existing service BRF 1 has dropped to 48 kbit/s. Similar changes may have been made to the ensemble LIEGE 2 also.

June 26th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Aberdeen. original 106 is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s.

June 25th
In Germany, the first transmissions in preparation for the forthcoming ensemble for Voralpenland have been reported on Block 7A. Voralpen is reported to have one service on board currently - ARABELLA KULT.

June 21st
On D1 National, the service Test has been relabelled Heart Dance.

June 20th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Test B has been relabelled Passion Radio. The service Skylab Radio is now broadcasting at 48 kbit/s. The packet data service Solent Wireless is now running at 8 kbit/s.

June 19th
DAB+ transmissions have popped up in Thailand. An ensemble in Bangkok is broadcasting twelve DAB+ audio services on Block 6C. Listings added.

June 18th
The ensemble Trial Glasgow has begun transmitting TII from both sites. It is believed to be the first of the UK's Small-Scale DAB ensembles to transmit the data.

June 17th
In Switzerland, Digris has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 10C. Monte Sighignola covers the Lago di Lugano, improving reception of DIG I02 in Lugano itself and extending coverage as far as Mendrisio.

June 17th
In Germany, the media regulator in Bayern has awarded capacity on the forthcoming local ensemble in the Voralpenland for two additional services - "Alpin FM" and "Radio BUH". The new ensemble is expected to begin broadcasting in July 2019 from two sites initially - Wendelstein and Herzogstand/Fahrenbergkopf.

June 17th
In Germany, the media regulator in Bayern has awarded capacity on the local ensemble Nuernberg for two additional services - "N90…4 beat" and "Pirate Radio".

June 17th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Zwischenflüh improves coverage of SRG SSR D01 in the Diemtigtal, including Zwischenflüh and Grimmialp.

June 17th
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Test is broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

June 17th
Snapshot of the Danish ensemble DAB2 OE updated. The common subchannel used by the services DR P5 and DR Test has dropped to 80 kbit/s since the previous snapshot.

June 16th
Snapshot of the German ensemble for Hamburg NDR HH updated.

June 16th
Snapshot of the Danish ensemble DAB2 S updated. DR P5 has dropped to 80 kbit/s since the previous observation.

June 16th
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL updated. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

June 16th
Snapshot of the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG K12D updated. Addition of ERF Pop since previous observation. Radio Paradiso has switched to the greater protection level EEP 2-A.

June 16th
Hope FM has popped up on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshots updated.

June 15th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble for Hessen, hr Radio.
Most services on the ensemble have switched to the higher bitrate of 136 kbit/s since the previous observation.

June 15th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Hereford-Worcs.
Hope FM is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 112 kbit/s, Joint Stereo.

June 14th
In Germany, the public-service NDR has brought into service new transmitters in Niedersachsen and Schleswig-Holstein. Schiffdorf extends coverage the Block 12A instance of NDR NS to Nordenham, Langen, Loxstedt and Bokel, but is also of particular benefit to Bremerhaven. Morsum, on the island of Sylt, extends coverage of the Block 12B instance of NDR SH to this and the neighbouring islands of Amrum and Föhr, as well as the adjacent mainland coastline around Dagebüll.

June 14th
A DAB+ pilot is due to take place in Iran. A press announcement from Factum Radioscape relating to the supply of monitoring equipment for the pilot, reveals that Fara Afrand, a transmitter manufacturer and systems integrator for the project are to use a 4kW transmitter in Tehran.

June 14th
Snapshot updated of the Croatian ensemble OIV DEMO. Multiple changes since previous snapshot.

June 12th
Snapshot added of the new Austrian national ensemble DAB+ Austria.

June 12th
Listing added for the new Block 7B ensemble in Marbella, 7B DAB+C.del Sol.

June 11th
A second new local ensemble is reported to have popped up in Spain. A Málaga station, RRN, has announced that it is now available in DAB+ on Block 7B in Marbella and along the Costa del Sol. Coincidentally or otherwise, the new ensemble in Gran Canaria also uses Block 7B.

June 11th
Two new services have popped up on the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2.
Joe 90's and Joe Easy are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.
[Wohnort: Those who remember the Gerry Anderson series could be forgiven for hoping that Joe 90's transmissions are "within spec". Sorry!]

June 11th
Snapshot added of the Danish regional ensemble in Esbjerg, Vestjyland.

June 11th
The UK regulator has advertised local licences to cover, respectively, South-west Scotland, Cumbria and the City of Lancaster. Ofcom has made three frequencies available, including international co-ordination for 11B at Lancaster, so that applicants may choose from a number of different possible scenarios, from covering the whole of Cumbria on a single frequency to covering north and west Cumbria with one frequency and Morecambe Bay with another. An applicant may apply for one or more licences. The number of licences awarded will depend on the coverage proposals of the winning applicant(s). BBC Radio Scotland has been reserved capacity on the mux that will serve south-west Scotland. BBC Radio Cumbria is reserved capacity on the mux(es) that cover(s) Cumbria. Closing date for applications is September 11th 2019.

June 10th
Snapshot updated of the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2. Multiple changes since previous observation.

June 10th
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Gold UK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s. The service made a brief appearance on Friday and has now reappeared. There are now three DAB+ services on this ensemble, with room still for a fourth. Snapshot updated.

June 9th
Cornwall snapshot updated. Multiple changes since previous observation.

June 7th
In Australia, a new service has popped up on the Block 9A ensemble DAB+ HOBART. 7HO Classic Hits is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The existing service 7HO has been relabelled 7HO FM and has dropped to 40 kbit/s. Kix Country has dropped to 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

June 6th
On Trial Glasgow, the service Visitor Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

June 6th
In France, the regulator has launched a consultation prior to advertising 29 regional and local ensembles in 15 areas: Amiens, Angers, Brest, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Le Mans, Limoges, Metz, Montpellier, Nancy, Nîmes, Perpignan, Reims, Troyes and Rennes. The closing date for responses is June 19th 2019.

June 6th
On the Austrian ensemble CityMUX Wien II, the service EWF has reappeared after an absence of several weeks.

June 6th
On D1 National, Heart extra and Smooth Extra have switched from mono "original-flavour" DAB to stereo DAB+, becoming the first DAB+ services on the ensemble. Now, both of the UK's national commercial ensembles contain both DAB and DAB+ services. Snapshot updated.

June 6th
The operator of Trial Glasgow, Nation Broadcasting, has brought a second transmitter into operation on Block 10B. The new site at Cowcaddens improves coverage to the north and west of the city as well as in the city centre itself.

June 5th
Snapshot updated of the French ensemble RNT NICE 6. Cessation of RAJE Nice since the previous observation.

June 5th
Snapshot updated of the French ensemble RNT Nice 1. The DAB+ service Kiss FM has been relabelled KISS FM CANNES and has switched to the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s.

June 5th
Snapshot updated of the Monaco ensemble MCR2. Two additional services since the previous observation - KISS FM NICE and RADIO YACHT. All services on the ensemble are now running at 96 kbit/s.

June 4th
Swindon snapshot updated.

June 4th
In Italy, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up in Napoli on Block 10A.
CREADAB is reported to have fifteen audio services on board.

June 4th
A new service has popped up on the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2.
Q-Summer is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

June 4th
The closure of Switzerland's terrestrial television networks has given rise to the rather curious situation that if you happen to live in the Südtirol (Alto Adige) region of Italy, you can continue to receive Swiss television from terrestrial transmissions exactly as before - something that is no longer possible in Switzerland itself. The public-service rebroadcaster RAS transmits, in both SD and HD versions, the german-language services SRF-1 and SRF-Zwei and the italian-language service RSI La1. The RAS has recently begun transmitting DVB-T2 (with HEVC encoding) from seven sites as a pilot prior to Italy rolling out DVB-T2 from 2022 onwards. The pilot multiplex broadcasts RSI La1 in HD, along with HD versions of ARTE and ORF III plus an HD version of ORF 1 or ORF 2 broadcasting in alternation.

June 3rd
Terrestrial television broadcasting in Switzerland has ended. Regular analogue broadcasts began in 1953, following years of intermittent test transmissions since 1939. Analogue broadcasts ended in 2008, having been superceded by DVB-T, which has ended today. The public-service broadcaster estimates that finally only 2% of Swiss households received their programmes using DVB-T. Viewers of the SRG/SSR services must switch to satellite (DVB-S), cable (DVB-C) or internet streaming (IP-TV). In some parts of Switzerland, overspill reception from neighbouring countries continues to be possible. For example, Wohnort has received stable HD signals in Geneva from French broadcasters.

June 2nd
On * DAB Italia *, the service * RDS * Relax has been relabelled * RDS Relax *.

June 1st
Surrey-NSussex snapshot updated. Cyber Gold relabelled ATLANTIS. Cessation of Cyber Rock.

June 1st
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Suffolk. ATLANTIS is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The newcomer's SId matches Cyber Gold on Trial Norwich

June 1st
In Germany, the media regulator for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein has advertised capacity on two ensembles - one future and one existing. The regulator, believing that is necessary to conduct a scientific study into the public acceptance of DAB+, has proposed a three-year pilot, involving an ensemble that has been advertised as a platform and will cover three distinct small areas - the cities of Kiel and Lübeck plus the island of Sylt and the immediately-adjacent mainland. In addition, the regulator has advertised, also for three years, 54 of the Capacity Units on the existing ensemble operated by public-service broadcaster NDR for use by an existing private-sector Land-wide radio service. According to the advertisement, the NDR MFN will rise from eight to ten transmitter sites by the time the pilot begins. Closing date for applications is June 28th, 14:00.

June 1st
The great DAB measles plague (or is it smallpox?) has spread to Switzerland. The first service known to be infected has popped up on the second-layer ensemble for the Italian-speaking region, DIG I02. * RTO * (Radio Trasmissioni Ossola - an Italian local radio station for Ghiffa on Lago Maggiore, carrying many Swiss advertisements and carried on Swiss cable) is broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s.

May 31st
A new service has popped up on the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2. Q-Foute Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

May 31st
A new service has popped up on the Norwegian local ensemble for Sør-Trøndelag uten Fosen, including Trondheim, Lokalradio 1. pTro is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. The existing service Nea Radio Test has been relabelled Test NR and is now running at 128 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

May 30th
In Italy, the multiplex operator DAB Italia has brought the following transmitters into service on Block 12C during May, extending coverage of * DAB Italia * as follows:-
Poggio Nibbio (Viterbo) and the area between Tuscany and Lazio
Monte Creò (Iseo Lake, Valcamonica)
Teggiano (Sala Consilina), extending coverage on the A2 highway
Campo dei Fiori (Varese)

May 29th
In France, the regulator has published a very long list containing both sets (in the same list) of applications deemed admissable for capacity on ensembles in Paris and Marseille.

May 29th
In France, the regulator has approved an increase in power for the Block 7C local ensemble STRASBOURG+, subject to successful international co-ordination, from 2.5kW to 5kW.

May 29th
In Norway, a new local ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 11D. Fosen lokal DAB is reported to have just one service on board currently, P5 Fosen, running in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s.

May 29th
On the Austrian ensemble CityMUX Wien II, the service Radio Maria has ceased following the appearance of R.Maria on the new national ensemble.

May 29th
BBC WorldService is now available across much of Italy following its appearance on the national ensemble #EuroDab Italia, broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s and replacing #RTL groove. The DLS identifies the new service as a "Transmission TEST". Multiple changes to other services' bitrates. Snapshot updated.

May 28th
A ninth service has popped up on the new national ensemble DAB+ Austria. R.Maria is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

May 28th
The new national ensemble DAB+ Austria has entered service with eight audio services on board. The public-service broadcaster ORF is absent. On the Vienna ensemble CityMUX Wien II, the services * 88.6 *, ENERGY, ERF Plus, Rock Antenne and Technikum ONE have ceased. These services are now to be found on the national ensemble.

May 27th
It's a disease to which infants are vulnerable, but DAB+ Austria appears to have caught measles BEFORE birth. The service 88.6 has been relabelled * 88.6 *. The ensemble launches tomorrow.

May 25th
In Denmark, two temporary services have popped up on the national ensemble DK DAB1. Radio Folkemødet will broadcast in connection with the annual political event on Bornholm. Radio IoT Week is to broadcast in connection with an "Internet of Things week" in Aarhus. Both services are operating in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s but are currently silent. Snapshot updated.

May 25th
Snapshot added of the new French local ensemble Valenciennes.

May 24th
In Germany, the Administrative Court in Leipzig has overturned the award of the second national ensemble to Antenne Deutschland. The court ruled that there were "profound procedural errors" in the selection process. The winning bid, Antenne Deutschland, resulted from a joint venture agreement between two companies, Absolut Digital and Media Broadcast, who had each applied in their own right. The joint venture had not existed, however, on the closing date of the advertisement, but came into being subsequently. The court ruled that the resulting joint venture should have been treated as a new applicant and ordered the regulator to bring the process to completion without those errors. The judgement is open to appeal, but the complainant is seeking a ruling to prevent transmissions from taking place until the legal process has run its course. For its part, and despite the judgement in Leipzig, Antenne Deutschland still hopes to begin transmissions in September, in spite of the legal and economic risks. The complaining applicant, Digital Audio Broadcasting Plattform GmbH called upon the regulators to award the licence in a way that is publicly accountable.

May 24th
Trial Brighton snapshot updated. Cessation of Cyber Radio and The BEAT. Addition of Classical 1.

May 24th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Bournemouth updated.

May 23rd
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN1, the service ROXX appears to be running with a changed SId.

May 22nd
In France, a new local ensemble has popped up in Nord-Pas-de-Calais on Block 7A. Valenciennes has eight audio services on board.

May 21st
In Slovenia, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10D. Beli Križ improves coverage of Slovenia DAB+ R1 in Izola, Piran, Portorož and Lucija. Four more sites are expected to be brought into service later this year.

May 21st
In Slovenia, the advertisement of vacant capacity for two services on the national ensemble Slovenia DAB+ R1 is massively oversubscribed, with eleven applications for services being received from eight broadcasters.

May 21st
In Germany, the transmission power of the Block 11D transmitter Nordhelle has been increased from 1,5kW to 10kW, improving coverage of Radio fuer NRW in Herscheid, Attendorn and Meinerzhagen. The public-service broadcaster WDR says this is the first of a number of measures this year and next that will improve coverage in Nordrhein-Westfalen.

May 20th
In Poland, capacity has been advertised on the first of four batches of local licences. The seven licences advertised today are for
  • Toruń - Block 6C
  • Rzeszów - Block 9B
  • Warsaw - Block 10B
  • Katowice - Block 12C
  • Częstochowa - Block 12D
  • Tarnów - Block 9C
  • Poznań - Block 5C
If demand outstrips capacity, a selection process will take place. The regulator will appoint an operator for each multiplex once capacity has been awarded. The selected broadcasters will be able to indicate their preferred operator. Applications must be submitted within 45 days of the publication in Monitor Polski.
A second batch will be advertised in Q4 2019.
A national multiplex is expected to be advertised after public consultations.

May 20th
A new service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. News Radio UK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

May 20th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Test A has been relabelled News Radio UK.

May 19th
On the Austrian ensemble CityMUX Wien II, the service EWF has ceased.

May 19th
In France, the regulator has fixed July 2nd 2019 as the date of the start of transmissions of the Block 5D ensemble Nantes étendu, the Blocks 7B and 12A local ensembles for Nantes, the Block 9A local ensemble for La Roche-sur-Yon and the Block 8D local ensemble for Saint-Nazaire.

May 19th
In France, transmissions of the new Block 7A local ensemble for Valenciennes in Nord-Pas-de-Calais are expected to begin on May 22nd.

May 19th
Snapshot of the Italian ensemble CR DAB Piemonte updated. Multiple changes since the previous snapshot, including additional services and bitrate changes to existing services.

May 19th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Goldmine DAB and Test A are broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 and 32 kbit/s respectively. The existing "original-flavour" DAB services Sam FM and The Breeze have switched to DAB+, running at 40 kbit/s each. The service MetalMeyhemRadio has ceased. Multiple other changes to bitrates. Snapshot updated. There is one remaining "original-flavour" DAB service on this ensemble.

May 17th
In Germany, the regulator for Saarland advertised capacity on a future ensemble for private-sector broadcasters and advertised for a platform operator. bigFM, CityRadio Saarland, Krix.FM, Saarfunk 1 and Saarfunk 2, RADIO SALÜ and CLASSIC ROCK RADIO, Kuschel.fm and Kraftpaket - das Radio have sought capacity. DIVICON MEDIA HOLDING and MEDIA BROADCAST have applied to operate a platform. The regulator's decision is expected to be made on September 12th.

May 16th
On the local ensemble Cornwall, Smooth Cornwall is reported to have replaced Capital UK.

May 16th
In Austria, the first transmissions have been reported additionally from Graz-Schöckl on Block 8A in preparation for the launch of the national ensemble DAB+ Austria. Four DAB+ audio services are currently being broadcast.

May 16th
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble broadcast in Solør Hedmarken and Østerdalen, now labelled HO lokal. Multiple changes since the previous listing.

May 16th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian regional ensemble broadcast in Agder/Rogaland, including Stavanger and Kristiansand, NRK Reg3 SørRog. Multiple changes since the previous snapshot.

May 16th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble broadcast in Jæren Dalane and Ryfylke, Lokale kanaler. A mix of "original-flavour" DAB and DAB+ services is broadcast. The recent additions use DAB+.

May 16th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 8B. Garz on the island of Rügen, improves coverage of the regional ensemble for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern NDR MV on the south of the island, including Samtens, Gingst, Trent, Altenkirchen, Sagard, Binz, Sellin and Göhren.

May 16th
Snapshots updated of the Italian regional ensembles Umbria DAB, DIGILOC UMBRIA and C.R. DAB UMBRIA. Multiple changes on all three.

May 15th
In Switzerland, the unsuccessful applicant for the newly-awarded fourth-layer ensemble for Suisse Romande, Romandie Médias SA, is reported to have announced its intention to challenge the regulator's decision in court. The legal process appears likely to delay the start of work to build the new network.

May 15th
In Switzerland, the multiplex operator Digris has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 8B. Brambrüesch extends and improves coverage of DIG D04 - CS in Chur. The new site is considered to be under test currently and may be liable to interruptions or periods of reduced power.

May 14th
In Switzerland, the regulator has awarded a concession to operate a new fourth-layer ensemble in Suisse Romande, the French-speaking region, to a new entrant, DABCOM AG. There were two applicants, the operator of the existing second layer, Romandie Médias SA being the other. The new network is expected to operate on Block 10C.

May 14th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Glasgow. BFBS Scotland and RadioRamadhan365 are broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 and 24 kbit/s respectively. The existing DAB+ service YOUR Radio has switched to "original-flavour" DAB and is now broadcasting at 112 kbit/s, Joint Stereo. The service Cyber Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

May 12th
In France, the regulator has published further authorisations for the services selected to broadcast on the forthcoming national ensembles (referred to as M1 and M2). The latest batch includes commercial services selected to operate on M2.

May 11th
In Poland, a new service has popped up on the Polskie Radio ensemble broadcast on Block 5B in Gdańsk. Radio Gdańsk EN is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

May 10th
In Austria, the test transmissions taking place for the forthcoming national ensemble, previously labelled MUX DAB+ ORS1, have been relabelled DAB+ Austria.

May 10th
In France, the regulator has published the authorisations for the services selected to broadcast on the forthcoming national ensembles (referred to as M1 and M2), including those of the public-service broadcaster Radio France, all of which have been allocated capacity on M2. All of the commercial services published today have been awarded capacity on M1. (see update on May 12th)

May 10th
A new service has popped up on the Danish regional ensemble DAB2 OE. DR Test currently points to the same audio stream as DR P5.

May 10th
On the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1, the services _ENERGY NRJ and _Classic Rock have been relabelled ENERGY (NRJ) and Classic Rock respectively.

May 10th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter into service in Schleswig-Holstein. Husum, operating on Block 12B, extends coverage of NDR SH over an area from Bredstedt to Langenhorn, including the Halligen Süderoog, Hooge, Langeneß, Oland, Gröde, Habel, Hamburger Hallig and Nordstrandischmoor.

May 8th
The UK regulator has announced that it plans shortly to advertise two new local ensembles. One will cover Morecambe Bay while the other will serve North and West Cumbria and Southwest Scotland.

May 8th
In Australia, following over eight years operating as a trial, the commercial services in Darwin have migrated from Block 10B to 9A and are now considered to be in official service from a 20kW transmitter at Shoal Bay.

May 8th
In the Czech Republic, the TELEKO DAB transmitter Velemín - Milešovka in Northern Bohemia has migrated from Block 10A to Block 6D.

May 7th
The operator of the German national ensemble has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 5C. The Pfänder, on Austrian territory, illuminates the Bodensee region with DR Deutschland, adding to an already rich DAB environment. The regional ensembles of two German Länder are already broadcast from the site as are Swiss ensembles. Later this month, the new Austrian national ensemble is expected to begin transmissions from the Pfänder also.

May 7th
In Gran Canaria, a new service "Do You Remember Radio" is reported to have popped up on the new pilot ensemble broadcasting in Maspalomas and Playa Ingles.

May 7th
In the Czech Republic, a new service is reported to have popped up on the public-service broadcaster's ensemble CRo DAB+. CRo RZ Sport is reported to be broadcasting a continuous loop, announcing the start of programmes on May 10th.

May 6th
On the local ensemble Lancashire, the service Capital Lancs. has ceased. The newer instance Capital Lancs continues. Both instances had pointed to the same audio stream.

May 5th
In Poland, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 8D in Andrychów with two services on board - Radio Andrychów and Radio Profeto. Each is reported to be broadcasting at 192 kbit/s.

May 5th
In Germany, a new service is reported to have popped up on the ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B. _RadioGermanyOne is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

May 5th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. Since the previous observation, the service MCR Live, which had been running without an audio stream, has been replaced by Cyber Radio.

May 4th
In the Netherlands, the service GNR 2 is reported to have ceased on the Block 11A instance of MTVNL broadcast in Noord-Holland. According to the same reports, the service is still broadcast on the other instances of MTVNL on which is was also present.

May 2nd
On the local German ensemble Nuernberg, the service that was at 96 kbit/s has dropped to 88 kbit/s, while some of the service that were at 80 have risen to 88. Of the eleven services on this ensemble, six are now at 88 kbit/s, five are running at 80.

May 2nd
In Belgium, a new service has popped up on the second commercial ensemble in Vlaanderen, DAB+ VLAANDEREN2. RTBF MIX is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s and makes available to listeners in the Flemish-speaking region the services of the public-sector broadcaster for the French-speaking region, according to the following schedule:-
05:00 - 10:00 La Première
10:00 - 20:00 Classic 21
20:00 - 24:00 VivaCité:
00:00 - 05:00 Classic 21

May 2nd
On the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL, the service LXCLASSIX is reported to have ceased.

May 2nd
In Poland, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up in Gdańsk on Block 5D. DABCAST is reported to be broadcasting four audio services.

May 2nd
A new service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. Revival 93FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

May 1st
A new service has popped up on the German ensemble Bremen K7D. 90.vier is broadcasting in DAB+ at 144 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

May 1st
A new service has popped up on Trial Bristol. Classic Hits is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

April 28th
Snapshots of the Swiss ensembles DIG D04 - BS, DIG D04 - BE, DIG D04 - ZS, DIG D04 - WS and DIG D04 - ZH updated. Multiple changes since the previous observations.

April 26th
Snapshots of the Swiss ensembles DIG D04 - AG and DIG D04 - BISO updated. Multiple changes since the previous observations.

April 26th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 VS. Freundes-Dienst+ has replaced iischers Radio since the previous observation.

April 26th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster SWR has brought a new Block 9D transmitter into service in northern Baden-Württemberg. Murgtal (Draberg) improves coverage of the ensemble SWR BW N in the Murgtal between Gernsbach and Baiersbronn.

April 26th
On those instances of the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL on which it appeared, the service HOTRADIO Hits has ceased. The service continues to be broadcast on the regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL. It is reported that each instance of MTVNL now has a unique EId, but that the Ensemble Label remains common to all instances.

April 26th
On the Danish ensemble NivaaDAB, the DAB+ service Rockkanalen is running at the higher bitrate of 128 kbit/s. Retro Millennium has switched to Protection Level EEP 3-A. Snapshot updated.

April 26th
Snapshot updated of the Danish regional ensemble Oestjyll. Addition of ALFA GOLD since the previous observation. The service Radio Silkeborg is running at a higher bitrate. The service EA1 has ceased.

April 25th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. The service MCR Live has been without an audio stream for a number of days.

April 25th
Snapshot updated of the German local ensemble Ingolstadt. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

April 25th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Cessation of the subchannel carrying x Retune, which was the former instance of Nation Radio.

April 24th
In Austria, the first signals have been reported on Block 5D in Vienna in preparation for the launch on May 28th of the country's first national ensemble.

April 23rd
In Austria, a new service has popped up on the Vienna ensemble CityMUX Wien II. EWF is broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

April 23rd
Ayr snapshot updated. Country Hits replaces Absolute C Rock.

April 23rd
Edinburgh snapshot updated. Addition of Country Hits.

April 23rd
Snapshots updated of the local ensembles Tayside, Teesside and Tyne & Wear. Magic Chilled and Country Hits.

April 23rd
Snapshots updated of the local ensembles Humberside and Lincolnshire. Migration of KCFM from the latter to the former.

April 23rd
Snapshot of the Swiss local ensemble in Bas Valais, DIG F03 - BVS, updated. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

April 22nd
In Serbia, a second ensemble is reported to have popped up. The new Block 11B transmissions have been reported to originate from Crveni Cot in northern Serbia and with different parameters to the existing Block 11A transmission in Belgrade.

April 22nd
Snapshot of the Swiss local ensemble in Lausanne, DIG F03 - VD, updated. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

April 22nd
Snapshot of the Swiss local ensemble in Geneva, DIG F03 - GE, updated. Addition of ALTAMEGA. Phare FM+ relabelled Radio R.

April 20th
Snapshot of the German ensemble Hamburg K11C updated. Multiple changes since the previous snapshot.

April 20th
Snapshot of the Danish ensemble DAB2 S updated. Bitrate changes to the P4 services. Addition of packet data service DR Logoer.

April 18th
In Australia, the service 4TAB 2 on DAB+ Brisbane 1 has been relabelled 4TAB -4IP Easter for the holidays.

April 18th
In Italy, a new ensemble has popped up with test transmissions on Block 10C from Monte Serpeddi. RIA SARDEGNA has twelve audio services on board.

April 18th
On those instances of the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL on which it appears, the service GNR Test is reported to have been relabelled GNR 2.

April 18th
In Austria, the operator of the city ensemble in Vienna has advertised capacity that is either free already or will become free when the national ensemble is launched in May. In total, some 300 Capacity Units are on offer. Some of the services currently carried have been allocated capacity on the forthcoming national ensemble and are expected to relinquish their capacity on the city mux.

April 18th
In Austria, the latest iteration of the national ensemble roll-out timetable reveals that the Pfänder transmitter at the eastern end of the Bodensee should now be brought into service this year at the same time as other sites at Wien-Kahlenberg, Wien-Liesing, Wien-DC Tower, Semmering-Sonnenwendstein, Graz-Schöckl and Linz-Lichtenberg. Previously, the Pfänder had been scheduled for 2020. The German national ensemble is expected to begin transmitting from the Pfänder at the same time, providing quite a kick to the DAB+ platform in the Bodensee region.

April 18th
In Germany, the media regulator in Saarland has advertised capacity on a Land-wide ensemble for private-sector broadcasters. The ensemble will be operated by Media Broadcast GmbH and operate on Block 11C. The deadline date for applications is 12:00 May 16th, 2019.

April 17th
A new service is reported to have popped up on Trial Brighton. Mi-House is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

April 17th
The UK regulator has advertised a local ensemble to cover the Channel Islands. Capacity is reserved for BBC Radio Guernsey and BBC Radio Jersey. The new ensemble will operate on Block 12A, unless clearance proves problematic, in which case 11C would be used. Closing date for applications is July 17th 2019.

April 17th
Snapshot updated of the German test and development ensemble in Erlangen, LIKE_IIS. Multiple changes, as is to be expected, since the previous observation.

April 17th
Snapshot of the German regional ensemble Oberpfalz updated. RADIO TEDDY replaced KULT RADIO since the previous observation.

April 17th
Snapshot of the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1 updated. Addition of _ENERGY NRJ and _Classic Rock.

April 16th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 9D. Buchen improves coverage of the ensemble SWR BW N in the area Buchen - Hardheim - Walldürn.

April 15th
In Denmark, two new services have popped up on the national ensemble DK DAB1. In keeping with the "house style", both services' labels begin with an underscore. _ENERGY NRJ and _Classic Rock are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s each. Snapshot to follow.

April 14th
In Germany, the media regulator in Bayern has granted the temporary use of capacity on the Block 8B regional ensemble Allgäu to the service * RADIO SMU *. The addition of the service is expected to coincide with the activation of a new transmitter at Markt Wald in May. This will enable better coverage in Radio Schwabmünchen's home town. The same site will also be used from next year for a new transmitter for the Block 9C local ensemble Augsburg, on which the service is already broadcast. At that point the capacity on Block 8B will lapse.

April 13th
Snapshot updated of the German regional ensemble Allgäu. Addition of ARABELLA KULT since the previous observation. RSA Radio OA has switched to a higher Protection Level.

April 12th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss ensemble for Chur and Sargans, DIG D04 - CS. MAXXIMA and toxic.fm have lower bitrates than in the previous observation.

April 12th
Snapshot added of the Strasbourg ensemble SXBLOCAL+.

April 11th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss ensemble DIG D04 - BO, relabelled in a subtle but important way since the previous observation. Sunradio - BiM replaces IP music. Some of the other services have switched to lower bitrates.

April 10th
Snapshot updated of the French ensemble STRASBOURG+ (relabelled since the previous observation). AFRICA N°1 relabelled AFRICA RADIO.

April 10th
Snapshot updated of the French ensemble ALSACE+ (relabelled since the previous observation). Addition of Skyrock.

April 9th
The short trial in Belarus has begun. DAB+ Minsk is broadcasting on Block 5B and has sixteen services on board.

April 9th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss ensemble DIG F03 NY, relabelled since the previous observation. Multiple other changes.

April 9th
RNT PARIS 3 snapshot updated. Fewer services on the ensemble compared with the previous observation.

April 9th
Glasgow snapshot updated. Country Hits replaces KISS FRESH.

April 8th
Snapshots of the Belgian regional ensembles BXL-BW 2, LIEGE 2 and NAM-LUX 2 updated.

April 7th
A packet data service has popped up on the Danish ensembles DAB2 OE and DAB2 N. DR Logoer is running at 16 kbit/s. On DAB2 N, all P4 versions are now running at 80 kbit/s. Snapshots updated.

April 6th
Snapshot of the German ensemble Radio Bremen updated. NDR Info has been relabelled NDR Info HB.

April 6th
In Germany, the small-scale DAB ensemble in Bretzenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, is reported to have resumed broadcasting on Block 12A. Four audio services are reported to be onboard currently.

April 6th
On the Drenthe instance of the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL, the service De Vrije Radio is reported to have ceased. When the ensemble was last observed in January, this was one of only two audio services running.

April 6th
In Belarus, Radio Radius FM has announced that the short DAB+ trial will take place in Minsk from April 8th to 19th. In addition, the telecommunications, bank and office technologies trade fair "Tibo" will demonstrate the DAB+ standard from April 9th to 12th.

April 6th
On the local ensembles Birmingham, Lancashire, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester, the SIds of the new service Country Hits have changed and now match the London 1 instance. Instances on other ensembles are likely to have changed also.

April 6th
On London 2, the service Panda Radio has been relabelled SPECTRUM RADIO.

April 6th
In Switzerland, the service RADIO 74 GE+ on DIG F03 - GE has been relabelled Lifestyle 74. It is likely that the instances in Vaud, Bas Valais and Zürich have been relabelled also. In France, where the service is broadcast on FM, the regulator authorised the name change this week. The name Radio 74 disappears after 37 years on the French and Swiss airwaves. The station began in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois in early 1982 in the Haute-Savoie, but unashamedly serving the English-speaking international community in Geneva. The number 74 signifies, among other things, the number of the Département.

April 6th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk has brought into service a new transmitter on Block 7B. Gelnhausen improves coverage of hr Radio in the Region Kinzigtal, in particular along the Autobahn A66 from Hanau to Schlüchtern. A further transmitter at Gießen-Dünsberg is planned for the second quarter of 2019.

April 5th
On the local ensemble Somerset, 100% Dragon Hits and 100% Whatever are reported to have ceased.

April 5th
A packet data service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Solent Wireless is running at 8 kbit/s.

April 5th
In the Netherlands, the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and Climate has reported to Parliament on the deliberations of a task force created to ensure the best use of spectrum for digital radio. Following the task force's deliberations, the MTVNL layer and the regional layer are expected to swap frequencies. As a result, a new national layer can be created for national commercial broadcasting. The resulting new regional layer will comprise smaller areas and be better suited to the business models of non-national commercial broadcasters reliant on local advertising. The new areas will also correspond more closely to the provincial borders, to the benefit of the regional public-service broadcasters. Spectrum for local broadcasting is to be released prior to final international co-ordination on the understanding that some allocations may need to change upon completion of the co-ordination process. According to the report, the local sector has been informed and accepted this proviso.

April 5th
Snapshots updated of the German ensembles NDR MV, NDR NDS and NDR SH. Some services relabelled since previous observation.

April 4th
Snapshot of the German ensemble S-ANHALT updated. The separated regional versions of radio SAW were running at 72 kbit/s when observed.

April 4th
On the Swedish ensembles SR DAB and TERACOM Test, the TPEG services are running with changed SIds. The changes have the appearance of typo corrections.

April 4th
On #EuroDab Italia, the DAB+ service RVaticana Ita + has dropped to 32 kbit/s and is now in mono.

April 3rd
In France, the regulator has taken notice of the government's request to prioritise access for the services of the public-service broadcaster Radio France. Accordingly, the regulator has issued amendments for regional and local ensembles across France, including those already broadcasting in Paris, Marseille and Nice. These amendments concern primarily the various local versions of France Bleu and the external service RFI. No timetable is mentioned for the appearance of those services on ensembles that are already in operation.

April 3rd
In France, the regulator has revoked the authorisations granted to a number of broadcasters who had been awarded capacity on new ensembles in Nord-Pas-de-Calais but who have failed to use that capacity. The decisions refer to Néo (Lille-Local), RBM Radio (BLAD) and Radio Scarpe Sensée (BLAD).

April 3rd
In Germany, the ensemble HESSEN SÜD has migrated as planned from Block 11C to 12C.

April 3rd
Snapshots of the Czech ensembles CRo DAB+ and TELEKO DAB updated. Multiple changes since previous observations.

April 3rd
In Australia, the regulator has announced its draft plans for the next five years. Among the projects being considered, the ACMA proposes to
  • complete engineering for, and consult on and finalise the digital radio channel plans for the licence areas where a commercial licensee has committed to starting up around 2020. This is likely to include Bathurst, Goulburn, Cooma and Warragul
  • further consult on whether variations to the Brisbane digital radio channel plan are appropriate to improve digital coverage
  • re-consult on the Gold Coast digital radio channel plan taking into account the completion of frequency allotment planning and the result of a proposed propagation trial
  • consult on and determine whether specified community radio licence areas should be deemed to be the same as the Bathurst RA1, Cooma RA1, Goulburn RA1 and Warragul RA1 commercial radio licence areas for the purpose of digital radio
April 3rd
Two broadcasters, Holland FM and Radio Primavera, have announced on their websites that they are broadcasting in Gran Canaria using DAB+. According to their web pages, a pilot project is taking place on Block 7B and is receivable mainly in Maspalomas. Six audio services are being carried.

April 1st
A new service has popped up on the Swiss ensemble DIG I02 in Ticino. CENTRAL is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 1st
On N. Ireland, Greatest Hits replaces KISS FRESH.

April 1st
In Germany, a new DAB+ transmission site has been brought into service with transmitters operating on Blocks 10B and 11D. Ludwigsstadt-Ebersdorf improves coverage of the ensembles Bayern and Oberfranken in and around Ludwigsstadt.

April 1st
Birmingham, Humberside, Lancashire, Leeds, Liverpool, London 1, Manchester and Sheffield snapshots updated. Country Hits replaces KISS FRESH. Similar changes are expected to have taken place in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Tayside, Teesside and Tyne & Wear. Country Hits is anticipated in Ayr also. On London 1, Magic Soul has dropped to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

April 1st
Snapshot added of the new Australian commercial ensemble for Hobart. Six DAB+ audio services are being transmitted at 48 kbit/s each.

March 31st
In France, the media regulator has announced the reasoning behind the decision to drop T-DMB. The review, signed and dated December 12th 2018, was finally published yesterday in the Journal Officiel.

March 31st
Snapshot updated of the German regional ensemble Obb/Schw. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

March 31st
Trial Brighton snapshot updated. Addition of MetalMeyhemRadio since the previous observation. At the time the observation was made, The BEAT was reported to be silent. URF was reported to be running without an audio stream.

March 30th
Snapshot updated of the Italian regional ensemble CRDAB Piemonte. The SId of Hot Block Radio has changed since the previous observation.

March 30th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble Lokale kanaler that is broadcast in Jæren Dalane on Block 11C and Ryfylke on Block 10A. The bitrate of JærRadioen has increased since the previous observation.

March 30th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble in Sør-Trøndelag uten Fosen, Lokalradio 1. Nea Radio Test replaces Radio Trondheim.

March 30th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble in Oslo and Akershus, Lokalradio. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

March 30th
In Germany, the operator of the forthcoming second national ensemble, Antenne Deutschland - a consortium of Absolut Digital and Media Broadcast - has announced that it expects transmissions to begin in the 4th quarter this year, with test transmissions expected to coincide with the annual Internationale Funkaustellung taking place in Berlin in September.

March 30th
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble in Nord-Troms, Lokalradio. Three audio services are broadcast, all using "original-flavour" DAB with high bitrates.

March 30th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble in Haugaland, LOKALDAB RIKS II. Multiple changes since the previous observation, including additional services and changes to Protection Levels of existing services. Among the services broadcast, there are four pairs where both services in each pair point to the same audio stream.

March 30th
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble in Vestfold, Lokale kanaler. Two audio services are broadcast, one in DAB+, the other in "original-flavour" DAB.

March 30th
On the French ensemble RNT PARIS 3, the service Africa Nº1 has been relabelled AFRICA RADIO.

March 29th
On the local ensemble Lancashire, a new service Capital Lancs (C57C) is pointing to the same 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo stream as the service formerly labelled 2BR (CCDA) but now relabelled Capital Lancs.. The service Capital Manc (C671) has ceased. A new service Gold is running at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

March 29th
Snapshots updated of the German regional ensembles Niederbayern, Mittelfranken and Oberfranken and local ensembles Augsburg and Nuernberg. Multiple changes since previous snapshots.

March 29th
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands regional ensemble 8A Randstad NL. Multiple changes since previous snapshot.

March 29th
Trial Portsmouth snapshot updated.

March 28th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble HESSEN NORD. Addition of Absolut-HOT and radioB2 SCHLAGER since previous snapshot.

March 28th
Snapshot added of the Austrian ensemble CityMUX Wien II. Since the snapshot was taken, the service Big City Life has been relabelled CITY23.

March 28th
Snapshots updated of the Polish local ensembles in Wrocław, DABCAST Wroclaw and LokalDAB.

March 27th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. 80s Rhythm is running in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s. The existing service Test Channel has been relabelled Test A. A Test B has popped up, also running at 24 kbit/s DAB+. Atmosphere.Radio has dropped to 48 kbit/s.

March 27th
Trial Norwich snapshot updated. Addition of Crackers Radio and Skylab Radiosince previous observation.

March 27th
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated. Addition of Fresh since previous observation.

March 25th
In Poland, four new services have popped up on the Block 11A Wrocław ensemble LokalDAB. Mega Radio, Disco Radio, Radio Nuta and Radio LEM.fm are broadcasting in DAB+ at 112 kbit/s each. The other services on the ensemble are reported to have switched to 112 kbit/s.

March 24th
Melbourne snapshots updated. Multiple changes on the commercial ensembles since the previous observations.

March 24th
In Australia, the media regulator has set the formal switch on date for Darwin and Hobart as April 1st. Prior to that date, the current trials in Darwin will change frequency. The Hobart transmissions will be on the permanent frequency from the outset. The switch on date for Canberra has been set as July 1st.

March 23rd
Snapshot added of the Polskie Radio ensemble in Łódź.

March 22nd
Gibraltar snapshots updated. Two ensembles are transmitted in the territory, each with two audio services.

March 22nd
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2 updated.

March 22nd
Snapshot added of the Polskie Radio ensemble in Rzeszów. The ensemble TRANSMISJA, that had operated on Block 10A, was not seen and is assumed to have ceased.

March 22nd
Snapshot added of the Polish ensemble RB MUX, operating on Block 5B in Szczawnica with seven DAB+ audio services on board.

March 21st
DAB+ transmissions have returned to South Africa. A new trial in Johannesburg and Pretoria (Gauteng Province) has been licensed for eight months with the possibility of a six-month extension.

March 20th
Snapshot updated of the Australian ensemble DAB+ Brisbane 1. Since the previous snapshot, taken last month, the service 4TAB ONE has been relabelled Radio TAB. The service 4TAB TWO has been relabelled 4TAB 2 and running at half the previous bitrate. A 4TAB 3 has popped up, running at 32 kbit/s in DAB+ and making use of the capacity released by the other service.

March 19th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Portsmouth. CelticMusicRadio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s. A new Test Channel has popped up, running in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s. The service that had previously been labelled Test Channel has been relabelled Weather24/7Radio. The existing service 60s has dropped from 64 to 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated. The number of services on this ensemble is expected to rise to 24 in the near future.

March 19th
According to an announcement on the website of broadcaster FFH, the German ensemble HESSEN SÜD is expected to migrate from Block 11C to 12C on April 2nd at 13:00.

March 19th
Snapshots of the Danish ensembles DAB2 OE and NivaaDAB updated.

March 18th
On the Monaco ensemble MCR1, the service R.MARIA FRANCE is running with a changed SId and has dropped to 56 kbit/s mono DAB+.

March 18th
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has approved the digital access rights undertakings given by Joint Venture Companies in respect of forthcoming commercial multiplexes that they will operate in Canberra, Darwin and Hobart respectively. The ACCC's role in this is to ensure that broadcasters are granted access to digital radio multiplex transmission services on reasonable terms and conditions and ensure that licensees do not discriminate anti-competitively between broadcasters. The Decision Paper reveals that the trial licences for Canberra and Darwin are being extended to July 31st 2019. New transmission equipment for Canberra is expected to be delivered in June with a planned start-up date of July 1st. Darwin was expected to begin testing mid-March. The trial licence extensions permit a comfortable overlap between the trial broadcasts and the forthcoming official public service. Hobart has recently completed testing. Darwin and Hobart are expected to be ready to begin broadcasting once the media regulator has set a start-up date.

March 18th
On Trial Bristol, the services Cyber Hot Hits and Cyber Rock have ceased. At the present time, Cyber Gold is still broadcasting on Trial Norwich.

March 18th
On the Danish ensemble DAB2 OE, the services DR P4 Fyn and DR P4 København have switched to the lower bitrate of 80 kbit/s. Now all five versions of DR P4 on this ensemble are running at the same bitrate.

March 18th
On the Danish ensemble NivaaDAB, the DAB+ service NRJ DK has been relabelled ENERGY (NRJ) and is now running at the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s.

March 17th
In France, the media regulator has published the formal announcement modifying the advertisement of capacity on the two forthcoming national ensembles. Priority is to be granted to the services of national public-service broadcaster Radio France and its services France Inter, France Culture, France Info, France Musique, FIP and Mouv'.

March 17th
Snapshots updated of the ensembles operating in the Seoul Metropolitan Area. Multiple changes.

March 17th
In Switzerland, the multiplex operator Digris has revised the expected on-air dates of its forthcoming ensembles as follows:-
  • St. Gallen - August 2019
  • Oberwallis - August 2019
  • Glarus - October 2019
  • Fribourg - November 2019
  • Rheintal - November 2019
March 16th
In France, the media regulator has licensed the company Grand Ouest Mux to operate the forthcoming local ensembles in Rouen, which will operate on Blocks 9C and 10C, and the local ensemble for Le Havre, which will operate on Block 10D.

March 15th
In Germany, the media regulator for Nordrhein-Westfalen is to seek frequencies for two layers of coverage. One is intended to cover the whole of the Land, while the other will provide Land-wide coverage divided into either six or five regions. The Land's government will issue a Statement of Need to the federal spectrum regulator.

March 15th
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the trial ensemble RNN 9B DAB+ Test. JOY RADIO 32 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

March 15th
In Belgium, a new service had popped up on the Block 5D ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2. N R J is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

March 15th
Three new services have popped up on #EuroDab Italia. #RTL news salute, #RTL rewind and SUBASIO XL are broadcasting in DAB+ at 24, 24 and 48 kbit/s respectively. #RTL Guardia Cost has been relabelled #RTL club. #ZETA DAB has been relabelled #ZETA dab. Its bitrate has dropped to 64 kbit/s. Multiple other bitrate changes and relabellings. Snapshot updated.

March 13th
Central Scotland snapshot updated. Addition of Sunoh Radio.

March 11th
The public-service broadcaster in northern Germany, NDR, has announced that the appropriate Land suffix (SH, MV, NDS, HH) will be added to the labels of the respective versions of NDR 2 at 13:00 tomorrow.

March 10th
Leeds and Sheffield snapshots updated. Addition of Magic Chilled.

March 8th
On the Block 9D ensemble in Paris, towerCast, the temporary service Salon Radio has finally ceased after falling silent some time ago.

March 8th
A DAB+ trial is expected to being next month in Vietnam. Announced at the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Kuala Lumpur and reported by WorldDAB, the trial will involve 2.5kW transmitters in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

March 8th
A DAB+ trial is expected to being next month in Thailand. The 20-month trial, announced at the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Kuala Lumpur and reported by WorldDAB, will take place in Bangkok and is expected to involve 11 services.

March 8th
WorldDAB, citing a Turkish website shiftdelete.net, reports that the national public-service broadcaster in Turkey "aims to improve the quality of digital radio broadcasts by moving to DAB+ broadcasting model". However, TRT has been broadcasting exclusively in DAB+ for at least a year, on its ensemble labelled (even a year ago) TRT DAB+. (See Wohnort's snapshot dated 18.03.2018).

March 8th
In Germany, new transmitters have been brought into service at Memmingen, on Blocks 8B, 10A and 11D, improving coverage of the ensembles Allgäu, Obb/Schw and Bayern in western Unterallgäu.

March 7th
In Belgium, the transmission provider Broadcast Partners has taken over the operation of the Block 12A transmitter network broadcasting the Flemish public-service broadcaster's ensemble DAB+ VRT, following a competitive tender process. Broadcast Partners is using different sites compared with the previous provider Norkring, so coverage will differ in places compared with previously. Norkring continues to operate the Block 11A ensemble and will operate the forthcoming Blocks 5A/5D commercial ensemble.

March 7th
DAB+ transmissions are expected to begin in Belarus next month. A pilot ensemble is expected to operate from the transmission site RTPS Kalodziščy (Калодзішчы), which should provide good coverage of the capital Minsk.

March 6th
Could DAB+ be coming to North America? (and it's still not April 1st!).
Today's announcement by the French regulator regarding the forthcoming national ensembles predicts that transmissions should begin in the first quarter of 2020, beginning in the most densely-populated areas. Thereafter, coverage will be extended to cover the less-populated areas of France. The regulator has announced that planning will then begin for the deployment of DAB+ overseas, meaning the Départements and Territoires Outre-Mer. One such overseas collectivity is Saint Pierre et Miquelon, near the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. The collectivity returns one député to the French National Assembly and one senator to the French Senate. DAB+ in North America? An intriguing possibility!

March 6th
In France, the media regulator has announced the services selected for inclusion on the forthcoming national ensembles. As previously reported, the national public-service broadcaster Radio France has been reserved capacity for six services. A seventh is to be reserved capacity on the "Étendu" local ensembles. The selected broadcasters now have two months in which to decide on an operator for the multiplex. The regulator expects transmissions to begin in the first quarter of 2020. Some of the selected broadcasters are already making use of capacity on the local ensembles. Some rationalisation is to be expected once the national ensemble reaches areas already covered by the local ones.
  • France Inter
  • France Culture
  • France Musique
  • France Info
  • FIP
  • Mouv'
  • Air Zen
  • BFM Business
  • BFM Radio
  • Chérie
  • Europe 1
  • Fun Radio
  • Latina
  • M Radio
  • Nostalgie
  • NRJ
  • Radio Classique
  • RFM
  • Rire et Chansons
  • RMC
  • RTL
  • RTL 2
  • Skyrock
  • Virgin Radio
March 6th
In Germany, the media regulator for Bayern has advertised capacity for two services on the forthcoming ensemble for the Voralpenland. The new ensemble is expected to begin broadcasting on Block 7A from Wendelstein on July 1st and services are expected to use protection level EEP-2A. Applicants may choose between 72, 80, 88 and 96 CU, which at that protection level would correspond to a bitrate of 72, 80, 88 or 96 kbit/s. Two additional transmitters are scheduled to enter service later in the year, with further sites planned for 2020. Closing date for applications in April 1st 2019.

March 5th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VRT, the Slideshow associated with the service VRT NWS is no longer running in its own separate sub-channel. The Secondary Component VRT NWS SLS has ceased. The overall bitrate of VRT NWS's sub-channel has increased as a consequence. Snapshot updated.

March 5th
The national public-service broadcaster Radio France is to participate in DAB+ (finally, and it's not April 1st!). The culture minister Franck Riester, speaking this morning on France Culture, announced that capacity is to be reserved on the forthcoming national ensembles for all six of the broadcaster's national services. He also announced that capacity will be reserved on the "Étendu" ensembles for the local version of Radio France's France Bleu. [Wohnort: Some adjustment to the existing capacity usage will be necessary to accomodate this additional service.] The French regulator is expected formally to announce this new development tomorrow, March 6th.

March 5th
On the local ensemble Swansea SW Wales, the recently-added services talkRADIO, talkSPORT 2 and Virgin Radio have ceased.

March 5th
On Trial Norwich, United DJs has replaced Cyber Rock. The newcomer is broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s.

March 5th
Brisbane snapshots updated. Multiple changes since previous snapshots.

March 4th
On the local ensemble Berks & N Hants, the service Sam FM has been replaced by The Breeze, running at the lower bitrate of 56 kbit/s, in "original-flavour" DAB.

March 4th
Humberside snapshot updated. Addition of Magic Chilled.

March 4th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Cessation of Rathergood Radio.

March 4th
On the French regional ensemble LILLE Etendu, the service CROONER RADIO is reported to be running with a changed SId. The new SId matches other instances broadcast elsewhere.

March 4th
In Australia, the commercial ensemble for Hobart has been licensed from March 1st and is expected on air soon. Intermittent tests are reported to have taken place on Block 9A during February, but the official public service has not yet begun. The ABC/SBS ensemble for Hobart began broadcasting a year ago.

March 3rd
In Belgium, following the appearance of the new Block 5D ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2, the existing Block 11A ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN has been relabelled DAB+ VLAANDEREN1.

March 3rd
Trial Bristol snapshot updated. Multiple changes since the previous snapshot, including some services having switched to DAB+. All the Trial ensembles now include DAB+ services.

March 3rd
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL. COASTLINE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

March 3rd
A new service has popped up on the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH. LUZERN Pop is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

March 1st
In Belgium, the new third-layer ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2 has popped up with test transmissions on Block 5D and with two DAB+ audio services on board. Snapshot added.

February 26th
Snapshot of the Sydney ensemble SY ABC&sbs RADIO updated. The service ABC Classic FM has been relabelled ABC Classic since the previous snapshot.

February 26th
Snapshots updated of the Korean ensembles for Gangwon (including Chuncheon and Gangneung) updated. Since the last Block ROK13C snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been relabelled G1. The service SBS u TTI has ceased. On the Block ROK13A ensemble MY MBC, the stream data service GS SHOP has ceased since the previous snapshot.

February 26th
Snapshots updated of the Korean ensembles for Cheongju and Daejeon updated. Since the last Block ROK11C snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been relabelled TJBu. The service SBS ROADi has ceased. On the Block ROK11A ensemble MY MBC, the stream data service GS SHOP has ceased since the previous snapshot.

February 25th
Snapshots updated of the Korean ensembles for Daegu and North Gyeongsang updated. Since the last Block ROK7C snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been relabelled TBCu. The services HYUNDAI HOME and SBS Roadi have ceased. On the Block ROK7A ensemble myMBC, the stream data service GS SHOP has ceased since the previous snapshot.

February 25th
In France, the Ministry of Culture has announced in the Journal Officiel that DMB-A (aka DMB-R) has been removed from the national specification for digital radio, leaving DAB+ as the sole system authorised for use in France.

February 25th
On the Paris ensemble towerCast, the service Salon Radio is reported to have falled silent.

February 25th
Snapshots updated of the Korean ensembles for Busan, Changwon and Ulsan updated. Since the last Block ROK12C snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been relabelled KNNu. The services HYUNDAI Homeshop and SBS ROADi have ceased. On the Block ROK12A ensemble Busan MBC, the stream data service GS Shop has ceased since the previous snapshot.

February 24th
Snapshot added of the French ensemble RNT NICE 6, following its migration from Block 7B to 8D.

February 23rd
Snapshot updated of the Australian ensembles DAB+ Sydney 1 and DAB+ Sydney 2. On the first, the service MMM MODERN has been relabelled MMM AUSSIE since the previous snapshot. The service that was 2000 Languages has been relabelled 2TripleO 985. Kinderling Kids has been relabelled URBAN HITS while a new service labelled Kinderling Kids is now running on DAB+ Sydney 2. On the latter ensemble, the service that was Zed has been relabelled Zig.

February 23rd
On SDL National, the service SCALA_RADIO has been relabelled Scala Radio (with leading spaces - at least there isn't a hash).

February 23rd
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL. Cessation of Continu Oost and GrootNieuwsRadio since the previous snapshot.

February 22nd
Snapshot updated of the Belgian regional ensemble BXL-BW 2. Addition of EPG.

February 22nd
A new service has popped up on the Danish ensemble NivaaDAB. NRJ DK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

February 22nd
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B. The service Fritz has been relabelled It's Fritz since the previous snapshot. Additional regional versions of Antenne.

February 22nd
Snapshot updated of the Polskie Radio ensemble broadcast in Szczecin. Addition of Chopin and Journaline services since the previous snapshot.

February 22nd
Snapshot updated of the Monaco ensemble MCR2. Multiple changes since the previous snapshot.

February 22nd
On the Swiss ensemble DIG I02, the service PhareFM+ has been relabelled Radio R The bitrate of Radio Italia SMI has dropped from 80 to 72 kbit/s. The service IP music has ceased. Snapshot updated.

February 21st
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble Radio fuer NRW. Three regional versions of WDR 3 are now broadcast.

February 20th
A new service has popped up on SDL National, SCALA_RADIO is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 112 kbit/s. The DAB+ service Fun Kids UK has dropped to 24 kbit/s. The place-holder services Retune receiver and Retune receiver. have ceased.

February 17th
The public-service broadcaster in northern Germany has brought two new transmitters into service on Block 8B. Wustrow (aka Ahrenshoop) extends coverage of NDR MV to a region including Ribnitz-Damgarten, Ahrenshoop, Prerow, Zingst and Barth. Greifswald extends and improves coverage in the northern Greifswalder Umland.

February 16th
On the Block 9C instance of the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL, the service RADIOJND has ceased. The only service remaining on this ensemble is a packet data TPEG service.

February 16th
London 1 snapshot updated. Addition of Magic Chilled, broadcasting in DAB+. The existing "original-flavour" DAB service KISS FRESH has dropped to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

February 16th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Gloucestershire updated. Cessation of Total Star since the previous snapshot.

February 16th
On the local ensemble Bristol, the service SoulTrain Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

February 16th
Two new services have popped up on #EuroDab Italia. RadioMonteCarlo and Virgin radio are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s each. Multiple other changes, including Protection Levels. Snapshot updated.

February 13th
D1 National and SDL National snapshots updated. Migration of KISSTORY and Magic Chilled.

February 12th
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lancashire, Liverpool and Manchester snapshots updated. Addition of Magic Chilled.

February 12th
In Belgium, EPGs have popped up on the new regional ensembles, HAINAUT 1, HAINAUT 2, NAM-LUX 1, NAM-LUX 2, etc.

February 8th
On the new French ensemble for Mulhouse, RNT MULH 18, the service Radio ECN has been relabelled ECN.

February 5th
In Sweden, the website Radionytt reports that the launch of the forthcoming NENT ensemble has been postponed until no later than June 30th.

February 4th
The D1 National and local ensemble instances of ABS90 OLD have ceased, completing the migration of Absolute Rad 90s to SDL National. Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester and D1 National snapshots updated. On Manchester, Magic Soul continues to be broadcast at Protection Level 4.

February 4th
On the Danish regional ensemble MUX3-OSTSJ, the service Nord FM has ceased.

February 4th
On the German ensembles rbb Berlin K7D and rbb BRB/BLN K10B, the service radioBERLIN 88,8 has been relabelled rbb 88.8

February 4th
Snapshot updated of the Danish ensemble NivaaDAB.

February 4th
Lancashire, Liverpool and Manchester snapshots updated. Addition of Magic Soul. On Manchester, the new service is being broadcast at Protection Level 4.

February 4th
The migration of Absolute Rad 90s to SDL National has begun. The service has popped up at the same bitrate and with the same SId as the existing D1 National and local ensemble instances. These have been relabelled ABS90 OLD. You'd like to think that in such a migration scenario, it could be guaranteed that a receiver would always store the new version. However, with the same SId being used for the new and both of the old instances, and receivers being presented with all three during a rescan, it will depend on the tuning strategies of individual receivers as to which one gets stored.

February 4th
On SDL National, the service HEAT RADIO has ceased. Snapshot updated.

February 2nd
In Sweden, the services of public-service broadcaster Sveriges Radio are no longer carried on the Stockholm ensemble TERACOM Test. SR P2 Musik, SR P3 and SR P4 Stockholm have ceased.

February 2nd
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 8A Randstad NL, the services RADIO DECIBEL NH and RADIO DECIBEL ZH have been relabelled RADIO ROYAAL NH and RADIO ROYAAL ZH respectively.

February 2nd
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL, the bitrate of Continu Zuid has dropped from 96 to 64 kbit/s.

February 2nd
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL, the bitrate of Continu West has dropped from 96 to 64 kbit/s.

February 2nd
In France, the new local ensemble in Mulhouse has been relabelled yet again. Today's label is RNT MULH 18.

February 2nd
In Belgium, the TPEG service TPEG BeMobile running on the first regional ensembles, HAINAUT 1, NAM-LUX 1, etc., are running with a changed SId.

February 1st
In France, the EId of the local ensemble for Lens-Douai, BLAD, is reported to have changed from F025 to F017, ending the clash with the new local ensemble MULHOUSE MUX 18.

February 1st
On the Norwegian local ensemble for Sør-Trøndelag uten Fosen, Lokalradio 1, the service Radio Trondheim has ceased following the failure of the company behind the broadcasts.

January 31st
In Belgium, an EPG is reported to have popped up on the new regional ensemble for Brussels, BXL-BW 1. EPG 7 is broadcasting at 8 kbit/s. The "7" in the service label matches the SId and also ties in with the ensemble's EId.

January 31st
In Switzerland, two new services have popped up on the Digris ensemble for Luzern, Zug and Nidwalden, DIG D04 - ZS. Radio Lozärn and Radio Luzern Pop, from different broadcasters, appear to be going head-to-head in this market.

January 31st
On the German ensembles Berlin/BRBG K12D and Hamburg K11C, the service PELI ONE is reported to have returned after a short absence.

January 31st
On the Slovakia ensemble Towercom, the service Radio Patria has been relabelled Radio RSI.

January 30th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Baden-Württemberg ensemble DRS BW. Seefunk is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

January 30th
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the Block 11C ensemble DAB+. KINK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s.

January 29th
In the Netherlands, the SIds being used by the ensemble RNN 9B DAB+ Test are not TS 101 756 compliant.

January 29th
On the Swiss ensemble SMC_D02, the service LUNA POP+ has been relabelled LUNA+.

January 29th
In Australia, two new services have popped up on DAB Perth. MMM AUSSIE and MMM COUNTRY are broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s each. The bitrates of some of the existing services have been reduced.

January 29th
A new service has popped up on Trial Norwich. Skylab Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The service Cyber Radio has ceased.

January 28th
Kuwait DAB1 snapshot updated.

January 27th
On the German ensembles Berlin/BRBG K12D and Hamburg K11C, the service PELI ONE is reported to have ceased.

January 25th
A new service is reported to have popped up on Slovenia DAB+ R1. Radio Ekspress is reported to be broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 24 kbit/s. The services Radio Ognjisce and Radio Veseljak are reported to have raised their bitrates from 40 to 48 kbit/s.

January 25th
On the German ensemble HESSEN SÜD, the service Radio TEDDY is reported to have ceased.

January 25th
On the Block 7C instance of the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL broadcast in Drenthe, the service GigantFM is reported to have ceased.

January 25th
In the Netherlands, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 9B. RNN 9B DAB+ Test has three audio services on board and is understood to be a trial of the Small-Scale DAB model.

January 25th
In France, the new ensemble MULHOUSE has been relabelled MULHOUSE MUX 18.

January 25th
In France, the forthcoming ensembles for Nantes and Rouen are scheduled to launch in June and September respectively.

January 25th
On Trial Glasgow the service Mi-Soul has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 24th
In Austria, the operator of the forthcoming national ensemble, ORS, has announced a three-phase rollout.
Phase 1: May 28th, 2019: Activation of transmitters at Wien-Kahlenberg, Wien-Liesing, Wien-DC Tower, Semmering-Sonnenwendstein, Graz-Schöckl, Linz-Lichtenberg, providing coverage in Vienna, Niederösterreich, Burgenland, Steiermark und Oberösterreich.
Phase 2: March 31st, 2020: Addition of transmitters at Bregenz-Pfänder, Innsbruck-Patscherkofel, Salzburg-Gaisberg und St. Pölten-Jauerling
Phase 3: September 22nd, 2020: Addition of transmitters at Bruck an der Mur-Mugl, Klagenfurt-Dobratsch, Rechnitz-Hirschenstein und Wolfsberg-Koralpe, bringing coverage to Kärnten and extending coverage in Steiermark and Burgenland.

January 24th
In France, the regulator has transferred the licence to operate the Block 6D ensemble RNT PARIS 3 from France Multiplex to Rmux. [Wohnort: Franck Langrand is President of both companies and on the board of TDF.]

January 20th
On the instances of the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL broadcast in Flevoland, Friesland, Overijssel, Zuid Holland and Zuid-Limburg, the packet data service dabdata has ceased.

January 20th
In France, a temporary service has popped up on the Block 9D ensemble in Paris, towerCast. Salon Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s to coincide with the Salon de la Radio event being held in the Grande Halle de la Villette on the 24th, 25th and 26th January.

January 20th
In Belgium, the packet data service with SId E0600000 and labelled TPEG has migrated from the 2nd-layer regional ensembles BXL-BW 2, HAINAUT 2, NAM-LUX 2, etc. to the 1st-layer ensembles BXL-BW 1, HAINAUT 1, NAM-LUX 1, etc. where it is now labelled labelled TPEG BeMobile.

January 20th
In France, the new local ensemble MULHOUSE is broadcasting the same EId (F025) as the existing local ensemble for Lens-Douai, BLAD. The two ensembles differ in the services they transmit. Wohnort speculates that the fact that both ensembles use Block 11D may be significant.

January 19th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Wolv'ton & Shrop updated. The bitrate of Free Radio WOLV has dropped to 112 kbit/s since the previous snapshot.

January 18th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Oxfordshire updated, showing Greatest Hits.

January 18th
In France, the new local ensemble MULHOUSE is reported to have popped up on Block 11D with thirteen DAB+ services on board.

January 18th
Edinburgh and Glasgow snapshots updated. The services Forth 1, Forth 2, Clyde 1 and Clyde 2 have dropped to 112 kbit/s since the previous snapshot.

January 17th
Snapshots of the Belgian regional ensembles BXL-BW 2, HAINAUT 2 and NAM-LUX 2 updated. TPEG services added since previous snapshots. One service relabelled on BXL-BW 2.

January 17th
Snapshot of the Italian national ensemble DAB+ RAI updated.

January 17th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Leeds updated, showing Greatest Hits.

January 15th
Following the conclusion of Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl's 50th birthday, the D1 National service Radio Grohl has reverted to being Radio X once more.

January 14th
Snapshot of the German regional ensemble Unterfranken updated. Addition of RADIO HASHTAG+ since previous snapshot.

January 14th
Snapshot of the German ensemble HESSEN SÜD updated. Addition of TPEG service C-Roads Test. Multiple other changes since previous snapshot.

January 14th
Snapshot of the German ensemble SWR RP updated.

January 14th
Snapshots updated of the Swedish ensemble SR DAB, following the cessation of the Christmas services.

January 14th
Snapshot updated of the regional ensemble for eastern Switzerland, SMC D03 O-CH. Cessation of CLASSIX RADIO+.

January 14th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss minimuxes for Lausanne and Valais respectively, DIG F03 - VD and DIG F03 - BVS. Multiple changes on each.

January 14th
On D1 National, the service Radio X has been relabelled Radio Grohl.

January 13th
In Belgium, the Block 12B ensemble RTBF DAB has ceased, completing the migration of the RTBF services, and the introduction of private-sector services onto two layers of regionally-organised coverage. The ensemble had been on the air since 1997.

January 13th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble RAS1-DAB. The bitrates of Rai Radio1 TAA and Rai Radio2 TAA have been reduced since the previous snapshot.

January 13th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble Toscana Dab. Bitrates reduced since the previous snapshot. Same number of services.

January 13th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble RadioDigiToscana, relabelled since the previous snapshot. Multiple other changes since then. The Ensemble ID received was not TS 101 756 compliant.

January 13th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble CR DAB TOSCANA. Fewer services compared with previous snapshot.

January 13th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble C.R.DAB Campania, relabelled since the previous snapshot. Additional services. Most existing services running with reduced bitrates compared with previous snapshot.

January 13th
Snapshot of the Rome ensemble CR DAB+ updated. All services running at higher bitrate compared with previous snapshot. Service changes and some relabellings. Previous snapshot corrected.

January 11th
On Trial Glasgow and Trial Portsmouth, the DAB+ service Chris Country is currently running at 128 and 56 kbit/s respectively. Both snapshots updated.

January 11th
Snapshot added of the Block 10B Italian ensemble Digitale Nap Cas. Of the fifteen audio services received, six appeared to have SIds that were not TS 101 756 compliant. Two of the services appeared to have been infected with the previously-documented "Italian hash rash", possibly to place them top of receiver service lists. Wohnort's sort order places them last.

January 11th
Malta snapshots updated. Multiple changes across all three ensembles. The Ensemble IDs received on Blocks 6A and 12A were not TS 101 756 compliant.

January 11th
Cambridge and Peterborough snapshots updated. Addition of Greatest Hits.

January 10th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Cessation of MincePie NonStop and Coast & County.

January 10th
Humberside snapshot updated. Viking 2 relabelled Greatest Hits and bitrate reduced. Viking FM bitrate reduced.

January 10th
Sheffield snapshot updated. Hallam 2 relabelled Greatest Hits and bitrate reduced. Hallam FM bitrate reduced.

January 10th
Norfolk snapshot updated. Addition of Greatest Hits.

January 9th
Suffolk snapshot updated. Cessation of Fun Kids since the previous snapshot.

January 9th
On Swansea SW Wales, the services Swansea Sound, 96.4 FM The Wave and Wave 80s are reported to have dropped to 112 kbit/s.

January 9th
RNT NICE MUX 5 snapshot updated. The service AYP FM has ceased since the previous snapshot.

January 9th
RNT Nice 3 snapshot updated. The services Radio Ethic, RADIO TER and RAJE have ceased since the previous snapshot. The empty services . and ... have also ceased since the previous snapshot.

January 9th
RNT Nice 1 snapshot updated. One service relabelled since the previous snapshot.

January 9th
RNT Marseille 2 snapshot updated.

January 9th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR updated. neo1 MEIN RADIO replaces CLASSIX RADIO+.

January 9th
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. Fix Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF. Snapshot updated.

January 9th
Lyon-Local snapshot corrected.

January 9th
West Wilts snapshot updated. Addition of Greatest Hits.

January 7th
On the local ensemble North Yorkshire, the service Coast & County is reported to have ceased at the start of the year.

January 7th
On the Netherlands Block 11C ensemble DAB+, the service 538TOP40 has been relabelled 538TOP50.

January 7th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, the service GROOTNIEUWSRADIO has ceased.

January 7th
Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester and Wolv'ton & Shrop snapshots updated. The services Rock FM 2, Radio City 2, Key Radio and Free Radio 80s have been relabelled Greatest Hits and have dropped to 112 kbit/s, except in Manchester, where the service is now mono at 80 kbt/s. The services Rock FM, Radio City and Hits Radio Manchester have dropped to 112 kbit/s. Similar changes have been reported elsewhere.

January 5th
On the Swiss minimux for Aarau, DIG D04 - AG, the service James FM is reported to have ceased.

January 5th
On the Block 11B ensemble in Baden-Württemberg, DRS BW, the service ROCK ANTENNE has been relabelled ROCK ANTENNE BW.

January 4th
A new service is reported to have popped up on the Turkish ensemble TRT DAB+. +Arapca is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

January 4th
On the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1, the service Ekstra Bladet has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 4th
talkRADIO, talkSPORT 2 and Virgin Radio have popped up on the local ensemble Swansea SW Wales.

January 2nd
On London 1, the service Gold has switched to DAB+, running at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated. Two of the three local ensembles for London (not counting the minimux) now have one or more DAB+ services.

January 1st
In France, the regulator has announced the appointment of Opemux RNT as the operator of the forthcoming Block 12A local ensemble for Nantes.

January 1st
In France, the regulator has published a list of the applications considered admissable for capacity on forthcoming ensembles for
Bayonne étendu
- Bayonne local
La Rochelle étendu
- La Rochelle local
Pau étendu
- Pau local
Besançon étendu
- Besançon local
Dijon étendu
- Dijon local
Annecy étendu
- Annecy local
- Annemasse
- Chambéry
Grenoble étendu
- Grenoble local
Saint-Etienne étendu
- Saint-Etienne local
Avignon étendu
- Avignon local
Toulon étendu
- Toulon local
Orléans étendu
- Orléans local
Poitiers étendu
- Poitiers local
Tours étendu
- Tours local

The applicants are listed by type, rather than the areas for which they have sought capacity, although in many cases, the identities of the applicants are sufficient to identify the areas.

January 1st
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL. HOTRADIO Hits is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. The second instance of Radio JND that popped up over a week ago but shared the audio stream of the existing instance has ceased.

January 1st
On the Netherlands ensemble DAB+, the service Sublime You is reported to have ceased. The service 100% NL is reported to have dropped from 104 to 96 kbit/s.




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