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Archives 2018   

August 31st
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B. New services radioB2+ MIXX, JAM FM and RADIO POTSDAM have popped up since the last snapshot was taken.

August 31st
Snapshot added of the new ensemble for Berlin and Brandenburg, Berlin/BRBG K12D.

August 31st
In Poland, a local DAB+ trial is taking place in Warsaw on Block 10A. DABCAST WaWa currently has two services on board - Radio Kolor and MUZO.FM. RadioJazz.fm is reported to be interested in carriage also.

August 31st
In Germany, the national public-service broadcaster Deutschlandfunk is to end FM transmissions in two "model" areas. DAB+ transmitters will be brought into service on the island Helgoland and in the area Mittenwald/Krün/Wallgau in the upper Isartal on Sept. 28th and October 4th respectively. One month later in each area, FM transmissions will cease.

August 31st
In Germany, the regulator for Berlin and Brandenburg has awarded capacity on the Block 7B ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B to 93,6 JAM FM, Radio Potsdam, radio B2+ (SchlagerMIXX), Radio Germany One und TOP 100 Station. A new ensemble to cover Brandenburg as well as Berlin is to be brought into service by Media Broadcast on Block 12D, a frequency previously used in Berlin until April 2012. Transmitters at Booßen and Calau will serve Frankfurt (Oder) and Cottbus respectively. The launch is expected to coincide with Berlin's Internationale Funkausstellung. Alongside the services already awarded capacity in January 2018 should run, in due course, three additional services. Altogether, the following services will broadcast on Block 12D:- 104.6 RTL Berlins Hitradio, 105,5 Spreeradio, BB Radio, bigFM, Domradio, ERF Pop, HIT 104, STAR FM Maximum Rock, Peli One, POWER RADIO – "ICH ON AIR", radio B2, Radio Cottbus, Radio Paloma, Radio Paradiso, ROCK ANTENNE and ROCKLAND. For technical reasons, not all services on the new ensemble may launch simultaneously.

August 31st
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble in Bergen, LokalNordHordaln. Multiple changes since the previous snapshot was taken.

August 31st
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble in Stavanger, LOKALDAB RIKS II. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the service Radio Sorvest has been relabelled Ptro. The service Jærradioen has ceased. A new service Country Scansat was observed to be sharing a subchannel with the existing service Scansat. Multiple bitrate reductions.

August 29th
A new service has popped up on the Swiss minimux DIG F03 - VD. Latinos FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The service SKUIZZ VD+ has ceased. There have been bitrate changes. Most services on the ensemble now run at 72 kbit/s, a reduction from 80 kbit/s.

August 29th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, the service TOPradio is reported to have dropped to the lower bitrate of 72 kbit/s.

August 29th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, the service TOPradio is reported to have dropped to the lower bitrate of 72 kbit/s.

August 27th
A new service has popped up on the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN. NOSTALGIE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. All services on the ensemble now broadcast Slideshows, only six of which are still carried in discrete packet data subchannels. Snapshot updated.

August 26th
In the Czech Republic, the public-service broadcaster Český rozhlas is to expand the coverage of its DAB/DAB+ networks. Two frequencies are in operation - Block 12C in the west of the country and Block 12D in the east. New high-power transmitters at Trutnov – Cerná hora and Ústí nad Labem – Buková hora will be activated on Block 12C, along with lower-power sites at Beroun - vrch Děd, Divišov - Měchnov and Kácov - Zliv. New transmitters at Strážník, Křoví and Rosice are to be brought into service on the Block 12D network.

August 26th
In Germany, the radio services Kultradio.fm and radio B2 have been awarded capacity on the minimux for Freiberg in Sachsen.

August 26th
Trial Brighton snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service Juice 107.2 has ceased.

August 26th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Sussex updated. Capital Brighton and Juice sharing audio stream.

August 25th
In France, the broadcaster Radio Gazelle has been placed on formal notice by the regulator for failing to broadcast on the multiplex Marseille Block 8D on which it had been granted capacity.

August 24th
In Romania, the regulator has launched a consultation on proposals to auction a national ensemble plus either a second national ensemble or regional ensembles. Closing date for submissions is September 24th.

August 24th
In Denmark, the regulator has advertised vacant capacity on the Layer 3 regional ensembles. Licences issued as a result of this offer will expire on June 30th 2023, aligning them with those already in force. Closing date for applications is September 28th 2018.

August 24th
On the local ensemble Herts Beds Bucks, the service BOB HomeCounties has ceased. Snapshot updated.

August 22nd
Trial Norwich snapshot updated. Addition of Resonance Extra. Cessation of About Norwich.

August 22nd
Snapshots of the local ensembles Cambridge and Peteborough updated. Addition of Hits Radio.

August 22nd
Snapshot of the local ensemble Suffolk updated. Addition of Ipswich 102 and Town 102 Ipswich.

August 21st
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Zuidwest NL updated. Cessation of 8FM Breda and Puur NL Zeeland. Addition of RADIONL Zeeland.

August 20th
Snapshots added of the new ensembles in Nord-Pas-de-Calais: LILLE Etendu, Lille-Local, LILLE Local 2, Calais local and Dunkerque local.

August 19th
Snapshot of the Croatian ensemble OIV DEMO updated. Addition of packet data service containing EPG.

August 19th
Snapshot of Trial Birmingham updated. A new service has popped up since the previous snapshot. 45 Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Colourful Radio has ceased. At the time the snapshot was taken, Solar Radio and Gorgeous FM appeared to be running without audio streams.

August 19th
Snapshot of Trial Glasgow updated. Since the previous snapshot, Gaydio has switched to 128 kbit/s, Joint Stereo. Radio Saltire has ceased. At the time the snapshot was taken, Timeless Radio and YOUR Radio appeared to be running without audio streams.

August 19th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Manchester updated.

August 19th
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. IMAGINE RADIO is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Solar Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

August 18th
In France, a number of broadcasters have been placed on formal notice by the regulator for failing to broadcast on multiplexes on which they had been granted capacity. The services in question are Crooner Radio (Nice Block 11C), France Maghreb 2 (Marseille Block 7A and Nice Block 11C), Fréquence Paris Plurielle (Paris Block 9A) and PIMG Radio (Paris Block 9B).

August 17th
In Belgium, three new services have popped up on the Block 11A ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN. Qmusic non-stop, Joe 70's and Joe 80's are broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s apiece. The existing service Joe is now also running at 88 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

August 17th
In Slovenia, the national ensemble on Block 10D, formerly MULTIPLEX R1, has been relabelled Slovenia DAB+ R1. Two new services have popped up. Radio Veseljak and Radio Net FM are broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 and 56 kbit/s respectively. Snapshot updated.

August 17th
On the local ensemble Bristol, Sam FM has reappeared after a prolonged absence.

August 15th
The Swiss minimux DIG F03 - GENEVE has been relabelled DIG F03 - GE.

August 15th
On the Swiss minimux DIG I02 serving Sottoceneri and Sopraceneri, the service FARO.FM has been relabelled PhareFM+ (its original label). The service Skuizz has ceased.

August 15th
On the local ensemble Sussex, the service Capital UK has ceased. A new service has popped up. Capital Brighton is broadcasting at 128 kbit/s using "original-flavour" DAB and appears to be sharing a subchannel with Juice.

August 12th
Snapshot updated of the German local ensemble Augsburg.

August 11th
In Ireland, a new ensemble has popped up in Cork on Block 11A. eirdab is licensed for a 12 month trial and currently has two "original-flavour" DAB services on board. More will be added as they receive regulatory approval.

August 10th
In Germany, a new transmitter at Mainburg has been brought into service, transmitting the Block 11D ensemble Bayern and the Block 7D ensemble Niederbayern. The new site covers Mainburg, Attenhofen, Elsendorf, Train and Siegenburg.

August 10th
All ten UK minimuxes have had their licenses extended until March 31st, 2020.

August 10th
On the local ensemble Lincolnshire, a pop-up service is broadcasting in connection with the 1940s Weekend event taking place in Lincoln and also coincides with the 100th anniversary of the RAF. Lincs FM 1940s aims to be a simulation of how the parent service, Lincs FM, would have sounded, had it existed in those days.

August 10th
Trial Portsmouth snapshot updated. Addition of Skylab Radio.

August 9th
On the Swiss minimux DIG F03 - GENEVE, the service Skuizz GE+ is reported to have ceased. The bitrate of LA FABRIK GE+ is reported to have dropped from 80 to 72 kbit/s.

August 9th
In Germany, the website Infosat reports that the commercial broadcaster Radio/Tele FFH GmbH has decided to give up three FM frequencies following the bringing into service of the ensemble HESSEN NORD, which carries, among others, the services HIT RADIO FFH, planet radio and harmony.fm. The frequencies affected are 88.3 MHz in Eschwege, 93.2 MHz in Idstein/Glashütten and 104.5 MHz in Rotenburg/Fulda.

August 9th
In Paris, a reorganisation of capacity is expected by the end of September. A batch of Decisions issued by the regulator authorises the reduction of the number of ensembles, with the displaced services taking up free space on the remaining ensembles. A couple of new services are expected.

August 9th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Skylab Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Weather24/7Radio has dropped to 32 kbit/s.

August 8th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, the bitrate of the DAB+ service SIMONE FM has risen from 80 to 96 kbit/s. SIMONE OLDIES has dropped from 48 to 32 kbit/s.

August 8th
In Slovenia, A-Radio has reappeared on the ensemble MULTIPLEX R1, following an absence of over a year. The service SLO 4 Test has ceased.

August 8th
In France, the regulator has advertised local and regional ensembles in Bayonne, La Rochelle, Pau, Besançon, Dijon, Annecy, Annemasse, Chambéry, Grenoble, Saint-Étienne, Avignon, Toulon, Orléans, Poitiers and Tours. Closing date is November 7th.

August 8th
In France, the regulator has advertised two national ensembles, both of which will operate as MFNs. The selected services may appoint an operator of their choice. In the absence of agreement, the regulator will advertise for an operator. Closing date is November 21st.

August 7th
In Poland, two new services have popped up on the Polskie Radio ensemble for Kielce. Radio Kielce and Folk Radio are both broadcasting in DAB+ at 112 and 72 kbit/s respectively.

August 6th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Cambridge. Black Cat Camb and Resonance Extra are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

August 4th
In Austria, the regulator has awarded the operation of the country's first nationwide ensemble to ORS comm GmbH & Co KG. The ten-year licence comes into effect on April 2nd 2019. The platform will operate as an MFN.

WienBlock 5DWIENKahlenbergApril 2019
Liesing
DC Tower 1
SEMMERINGSonnwendsteinAutumn 2019
S. PÖLTENJauerlingEarly 2020
SteiermarkBlock 8AGRAZSchöcklAutumn 2019
BRUCK MURMugelAutumn 2020
RECHNITZHirschenstein
OberösterreichBlock 6DLINZLichtenbergAutumn 2019
WestösterreichBlock 5BSALZBURGGaisbergEarly 2020
BREGENZPfänder
INNSBRUCKPatscherkofel
KärntenBlock 6AKLAGENFURTDobratschAutumn 2020
WOLFSBERGKoralpe

The following services are expected to broadcast on the nationwide ensemble:-
  • ARBÖ Verkehrsradio
  • ERF Plus Österreich
  • Klassik Radio
  • Lounge FM
  • Radio 88.6
  • Radio Arabella
  • Radio Energy
  • Radio Maria
  • Radio Technikum
  • Radio Maxima
  • Rock Antenne
Some of these services are currently being broadcast on the Block 11C ensemble in Wien, CityMUX Wien II.

August 4th
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service in Südtirol (Alto Adige). Aberstückl is broadcasting the ensembles RAS1-DAB, DABMEDIA and RAS2-DAB on Blocks 10B, 10C and 10D respectively and extends coverage in the Sarntal.

August 3rd
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble Bayern. Most services running at EEP-1B.

August 2nd
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh. Bliss Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.

August 2nd
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern switched the Protection Level of a number of services on the Block 11D ensemble Bayern from EEP-3A to EEP-1B at the beginning of July. Since that date, posters in several online forums have reported that car radios in several VW and Audi models can no longer receive those services. The magazine PC Welt reports (in German) that VW models with the "Discover Media" entertainment system along with those using the "Composition Media" system are affected. Audi is reported to have confirmed that the issue exists with Q2, A3, A4, A5, Q5 und Q7 since 2016 KW 22/2016 using MMI Radio und MMI Radio+. The article reports that the broadcaster BR has received no similar complaints from users of portable or fixed radios nor from users of car radios in either other models from the same manufacturers, or in the cars of other manufacturers. According to the broadcaster, the change of Protection Level ought to have permitted 200,000 additional listeners to have received those services. The Protection Level EEP-1B is defined in the DAB specification and has been so for many years. It follows that for a receiver to be compliant with the specification, it should be able to decode those services.

August 2nd
Two new services have popped up on the local ensemble Suffolk. Town 102 Ipswich is reported to be broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. Ipswich 102 is reported to be broadcasting in stereo "original-flavour" DAB at 192 kbit/s.

August 1st
On London 3, the service ABN RADIO UK has ceased. Snapshot updated.

July 31st
In Germany, the transmitter at Pfänder (actually located on Austrian territory) broadcasting the ensemble SWR BW S has migrated from Block 8D to Block 8A.

July 28th
The UK regulator has invited expressions of interest from parties wishing to operate "small scale DAB" multiplexes (minimuxes) and the services that may be carried on them. Such responses will inform the regulator's preparation and planning for a permanent licensing regime once the necessary legislation is in place. The closing date for responses is September 21st 2018. The regulator intends, within four weeks of the closing date, to publish two UK-wide maps and a list of areas identified in expressions of interest, one indicating multiplex operation interest and one indicating programme service interest. The individuals or entities expressing an interest will not be identified.

July 28th
Snapshot added of the Danish regional ensemble for Nord Østjylland, Oestjyll.

July 28th
In France, the regulator has revoked the DAB+ authorisations for Radio Soleil in Paris and Marseille. The service ceased broadcasting on RNT Paris 5 and RNT Marseille 6 some time ago.

July 28th
In France, the regulator has revoked the DAB+ authorisations for Goom Radio and GOOM HITS. The services ceased broadcasting on RNT Paris 2 and RNT Paris 6 respectively some time ago.

July 28th
In France, the regulator has launched a consultation prior to advertising capacity on ensembles for Paris, Marseille and Nice. In effect, this amounts to a reorganisation of coverage that already exists. As the consultation documents note, some of the authorisations that established the current arrangements in those cities have since been withdrawn, repealed or declared obsolete. Three types of coverage are proposed - Extended, Intermediate and Local. The consultation closes on September 19th 2018.

July 25th
In France, the regulator has authorised the company Club Opérateurs RNT Mux Strasbourg 1 to operate the forthcoming local ensemble for Haguenau on Block 7A. The coverage area is defined by the towns Haguenau – Saverne – Reichshoffen – Niederbronn-les-Bains – Phalsbourg – Ingwiller – Wissembourg – Puberg. The services to use capacity on the new ensemble were announced in November 2016.

July 25th
In France, the regulator has authorised the company Club Opérateurs RNT Mux Strasbourg 1 to operate the forthcoming local ensemble for Strasbourg on Block 6C. Engineering tests were reported from the area in June, suggesting key elements of the transmission chain may already be in place. The services to use capacity on the new ensemble were announced in November 2016.

July 24th
In Germany, a new stream data service has popped up on the Block 11D ensemble Bayern. SSR Test Data is running at 8kbit/s.

July 24th
In Germany, the regulator for Bayern has awarded capacity on the local ensembles Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Muenchen and Nuernberg, plus future ensembles for Allgäu and Voralpenland. The capacity is being offered as a single item, to be used by one service across all six ensembles. That service will be given the opportunity of transferring to the Landwide ensemble as soon as capacity becomes available. The closing date is August 16th.

July 24th
In Germany, the regulator for Bayern has awarded capacity of 60 CU each on the local ensemble Augsburg to Radio Schwabmünchen and Radio Fantasy CLASSICS.

July 24th
In Switzerland, test transmissions for the forthcoming minimux for Neuchâtel have been reported on Block 10A.

July 23rd
In Germany, a special event ensemble is reported to have been operating at the weekend near Hockenheim in connection with the Formula 1. Broadcast Rental is reported to have had seven audio services on Block 5A with a variety of languages being broadcast.

July 21st
In France, the regulator has authorised the company Région Mux to operate four local ensembles in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, covering, respectively, Bourg-en-Bresse, Bourgoin, Mâcon-Cluny and Tarare.

July 21st
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 11D. Altenstadt an der Waldnaab improves coverage of the ensemble Bayern in Altenstadt a.d. Waldnaab, Neustadt a.d. Waldnaab and Weiden.

July 15th
Snapshot added of a new German regional ensemble HESSEN NORD.

July 14th
Snapshot added of a new Danish regional ensemble operating on Block 8C. While the Danish regulator advertised the area as "Nordjylland, Vest", the new ensemble is labelled Nord Vestjylland. Meanwhile, an existing ensemble that had been advertised as "Vestjylland, Nord" is labelled Vestjyll. Wohnort will continue to list the areas by the names designated by the regulator. To add to the state of confusion, the new Block 8C ensemble is transmitting the EId C123, which is not compliant with TS 101 756 for an ensemble in Denmark.

July 14th
On London 2, the recently-added service TEST has been relabelled 88.3 CENTREFORCE. Snapshot updated.

July 13th
Snapshot added of the Danish regional ensemble serving Nord Nordjylland, including Aalborg, MUX3-NJYN. This Band III ensemble appears to be using Transmission Mode II.

July 12th
In Austria, two new services have popped up on CityMUX Wien II. * 88,6 * and Rock Antenne are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

July 11th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 7A. Sibbesse, near Hildesheim, extends coverage of NDR NDS to a region including Bad Salzdetfurth, Bockenem, Diekholzen, Gronau and Holle as well as Hildesheim itself.

July 11th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 7A. Sibbesse, near Hildesheim, extends coverage of NDR NDS to a region including Bad Salzdetfurth, Bockenem, Diekholzen, Gronau und Holle as well as Hildesheim itself.

July 11th
A new service has popped up on London 2. TEST is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. A former London pirate Centreforce Radio has announced that it will launch on DAB on July 14th.

July 10th
On RNT PARIS 3, the service Antinea Radio has ceased.

July 9th
In Germany, the regulator in Baden-Württemberg has allocated capacity on the Bock 11B ensemble DRS BW to radio b2 and Radio Seefunk RSF.

July 9th
In France, the regulator has authorised a number of services to broadcast on a future ensemble in Nice to be operated on Block 8D by RMux. Some of the services are already broadcast on other ensembles in Nice, suggesting a re-organisation of capacity may be imminent.
Urban Hit
PopUPRadio
Radio Ethic
Radio Lenga d'Oc
Radio Oxygène
Radio Tèr
RAJE

July 9th
On the Polish ensembles Polskie Radio, the pop-up service Radio Literatura has ceased, following the end of the festival with which it was associated.

July 8th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. United DJs is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

July 7th
Snapshot added of the new German ensemble Bremen K7D.

July 6th
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has published revised launch dates for its remaining areas:
Neuchâtel-Yverdon - July 2018
St. Gallen - December 2018
Oberwallis - December 2018
Rheintal - March 2019
Fribourg - May 2019
Glarus - May 2019

July 6th
On SDL National, the service Sunrise National has been relabelled Sunrise Radio UK.

July 6th
Snapshot updated of the German local ensemble Muenchen. Cessation of the packet data service TPEG-SAFARI.

July 4th
In the Netherlands, the service KBC, formerly broadcast on the regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL has popped up on at least some of the instances of the MFN MTVNL.

July 4th
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL. CYBER GOLD is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. The service that was formerly time-shared between KBC and Radio Seagull appears to have ceased.

July 2nd
In Germany, the division of the former Nby/Opf network into two separate ensembles, Niederbayern and Oberpfalz, has taken place. Snapshots added.

July 1st
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex. Cyber Gold is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32kbit/s. The service Eagle 70s has ceased. The existing service Eagle 80s has switched from DAB+ to "original-flavour" DAB and is now running at 112 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

June 30th
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 8A Randstad NL. Relabelling of the three regional variations of RADIONL.

June 29th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 9C. Hühnerberg (7.1 kW) improves coverage of the local ensemble Augsburg between Donauwörth and Nördlingen.

June 29th
In Germany, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 10A. Untersberg and Wasserburg improve coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw.

June 29th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11D. Wasserburg improves coverage of the ensemble Bayern.

June 28th
On the Croatian ensemble OIV DEMO, the service Soundset Trsat has been relabelled Laganini. Snapshot updated.

June 27th
In Germany, the new ensemble for private-sector broadcasters in Bremen has popped up on Block 7D. Bremen K7D is reported to have five DAB+ audio services on board.

June 25th
On London 2 the service Thames Radio has been relabelled Nation Radio.

June 24th
In Slovenia, a new transmitter is reported to have been brought into service on Block 10D. Malič Laško extends coverage of the national ensemble MULTIPLEX R1.

June 23rd
Snapshot of the Swedish pilot ensemble TERACOM Test updated. A new service has popped up since the previous snapshot was taken. Star FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. Other services on the ensemble have had their bitrates adjusted.

June 23rd
Snapshot of the Italian ensemble CRDAB Piemonte updated. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the service Radio Informa has been relabelled Hot Block Radio.

June 23rd
Snapshot of the national Italian ensemble DAB+ RAI updated. Addition of Rai Radio1 Sport and Rai Radio2 Indie. The packet data services EPG and TPEG were not running when this snapshot was taken.

June 23rd
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 10A. Reit im Winkl improves coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw.

June 22nd
In Italy, transmissions in Napoli on Block 12D have ceased. The ensemble CR DAB Campania is understood to be in the process of migrating to Block 10D.

June 22nd
In Italy, two new transmitters has been brought into service on Block 12A. Selvapiana (BS) improves coverage of EuroDAB Italia in the province of Brescia near the Lago di Garda. Albosaggia (SO) improves coverage in the area of Sondrio and Valtellina.

June 22nd
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Grossetto improves coverage of * DAB Italia * on the coast of Toscana, across the plain of the Ombrone river.

June 22nd
In France, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Economy and Finance have launched a consultation on a government proposal to delete DMB-R (aka DMB-A) from the national specification, leaving DAB+ as the sole system authorised for use in France. In practice, DMB-R has already be abandoned by the broadcasting industry. A test ensemble in Rambouillet operated by the automobile manufacturer Continental includes in its line-up the last remaining instances of DMB-R in France. Closing date for responses to the consultation is July 13th.

June 22nd
In Germany, the regulator for Bremen has announced that the commercial ensemble will launch on June 27th. ENERGY Bremen, Nordseewelle, Radio B2, radio ffn and RADIO ROLAND are expected to be broadcast on Block 7D.

June 22nd
In France, the regulator has launched a consultation prior to advertising national multiplexes. According to documentation published to accompany the consultation, two layers of coverage are foreseen, comprising 22 and 17 allotments respectively. The closing date for responses is July 10th.

June 22nd
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been activated on Block 9D. Zuerich Escher Wyss should be considered to be under test at the moment but once in full service will improve reception of the minimux DIG D04 - ZH in the city centre.

June 22nd
In Poland, a temporary service has popped up on the Polskie Radio ensembles. Radio Literatura is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s and coincides with the 18th Festival of Theatre of TVP (Polish Television) & Theatre of Polish Radio "Two Theatres" in Sopot which takes place from 25th June to 8th July. Snapshot updated.

June 22nd
In Italy, two new transmitters have recently been brought into service on Block 12C. Saint-Vincent in Valle D'Aosta improves coverage of * DAB Italia * between Fenis and Arnad. Carini serves the coast of Sicily from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo.

June 21st
In Italy, a new service, Rai Radio2 Indie, is reported to have popped up on DAB+ RAI.

June 20th
In Poland, the website wirtualnemedia reports some interesting attitudes to DAB+ among commercial broadcasters in the country. The remarks come against a backdrop of the National Broadcasting Council preparing to advertise as many as 34 local multiplexes in the second half of this year. Each ensemble would be able to accomodate up to 12 stations. The article uses the word "deadly" to describe costs associated with switching to digital. Andrzej Matuszyński, president of the Eurozet group, believes that "digitization of the radio can be very harmful for this medium in Poland". He continues, "Today we are talking more about digital multiplexes and radioplayer solutions (BBC technology solution - note). It is a platform that integrates all broadcasters and under the control of those participants of a given market. Such commercial solutions have been in existence for a few years and almost every major broadcaster has a tool that integrates its station in one place." The article quotes Maciej Brzozowski, director of public relations at Bauer Media: "in our opinion, DAB+ technology has no future. We have repeated this many times"

June 20th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new transmitter into service at Pfronten, improving coverage of the Block 10A ensemble Obb/Schw.

June 19th
In France, the regulator has licensed Rmux to broadcast on Block 8D. The operator previously used Block 7B to broadcast the ensemble RNT Nice 6, but this ceased in 2017 and three of its services migrated to RNT Nice 3.

June 19th
In France, the first test transmissions from one of the future ensembles for Strasbourg have been reported on Block 6C, with thirteen audio services on board. No date has yet been announced for the official start of service.

June 19th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, the service TOPradio has returned to its previous bitrate.

June 19th
In France, new ensembles have been launched in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The first to enter service cover Lille. Further local ensembles are expected to enter service officially in Calais and Dunkerque by the end of this month, and in Lens-Douai and Valenciennes by "the end of the summer".

June 19th
The public-service broadcaster in the French-speaking region of Belgium, RTBF, has reduced the number of hours transmitted by medium-wave sites. Wavre (621 kHz, transmitting La Première and Houdeng en Hainaut (1125 kHz, transmitting VivaCité) now broadcast from 06:00 to 20:00 (previously 05:00 to 24:00).

June 19th
In Denmark, the annual temporary service service Folkemøde has ceased, following the end of the political event on Bornholm. The existing service 24syv has returned to its normal bitrate.

June 18th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, the service TOPradio is now running at the lower bitrate of 72 kbit/s.

June 17th
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Upload Radio has ceased.

June 15th
In Italy, a new service, Rai Radio1 Sport, has popped up on the ensemble DAB+ RAI, coinciding with the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

June 15th
DAB+ transmissions have begun in Ukraine. A pilot ensemble operated by Концерн РРТ (BRT Concern) is reported to be on air in Kiev, with seven services on board.

June 14th
On the Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - AG, formerly DIG D04 - AARAU and DIG D04 - BS, the service Radio Smash has been relabelled MultiKulti Radio.

June 14th
In Denmark, the annual temporary service service Folkemøde has popped up as usual on the regional ensembles, coinciding with the political event on Bornholm and running at 24 kbit/s in mono DAB+. The existing service 24syv is running at a lower bitrate to accomodate the newcomer.

June 14th
A new service has popped up on Trial Norwich. 45 Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Since the last snapshot was taken, Jazz FM Norwich has switched to DAB+. There are now 20 services on this city's minimux, only two of which remain in "original-flavour" DAB.

June 13th
On Trial Manchester, the service Flame Christian is reported to have ceased.

June 12th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Hessen has announced that new high-power antennas have entered service at Rimberg and Habichtswald, improving coverage of the Block 7B ensemble hr Radio in Nordhessen. A new transmitter at Gießen-Dünsberg is to be brought into service in the second-half of 2018 which will improve coverage in Mittelhessen.

June 12th
In Germany, the media regulator in Hessen has granted Radio/Tele FFH Gruppe permission to broadcast "FFH-Rock" and "planet radio – black beats" via DAB+.

June 10th
In Germany, one of the services on the ensemble DR HESSEN, harmony.fm, has announced that four additional transmitters will be brought into service on July 1st, extending coverage to Nord-, Mittel- and Osthessen.

June 8th
On the German ensemble hr Radio in Hessen, hr4 is now running as three regional services. The existing instance has been relabelled hr4 Sued, while hr4 Mitte and hr4 NORD have popped up as new services.

June 8th
In Switzerland, the public-service broadcaster SRG/SSR has announced that TPEG will enter official service in 2019. Test transmissions have been taking for some time on the SRG/SSR ensembles, but these are liable to interruptions until the test phase is complete.

June 8th
In Italy, new transmitters on Blocks 10B, 10C and 10D have been brought into service at Ratschings, improving coverage of the two RAS ensembles and DABMEDIA in the Ratschingstal.

June 7th
In the Czech Republic, the Director General of the public-service broadcaster, Český Rozhlas, has announced plans to extend coverage of the broadcaster's ensemble this year and next. A main transmitter at Jihlavě would extend coverage to Vysočinu, with additional smaller sites ensuring unbroken coverage along the D1 motorway. In 2019, the intention is to provide coverage along the D7 and D11 motorways.

June 7th
In Germany, a court in Leipzig has upheld a complaint by an unsuccessful candidate for the second national multiplex that the process violated the principle of equal opportunities for applicants. The immediate effect of the ruling is that the ensemble, which was licensed in November 2017, cannot go on air as planned until the dispute has been resolved.

June 7th
On the German ensemble DR HESSEN, the service interviewRadio is reported to have ceased.

June 6th
In France, the regulator has launched no fewer than thirteen consultations on proposals to introduce DAB+ services in Annecy, Avignon, Bayonne, Besançon, Dijon, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Orléans, Pau, Poitiers, Saint-Etienne, Toulon and Tours. Twenty eight ensembles are under discussion. The closing date is June 27th 2018.

June 5th
Snapshot added of the Danish regional ensemble for Midt Nordjylland, Viborg-Skive.

June 5th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Norwich since the last snapshot. Zack FM and Panda Radio are both broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 and 48 kbit/s respectively. The service Antenna Radio has ceased.

June 4th
On the local ensemble Liverpool. The Hits has been relabelled Hits Radio.

June 4th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Lancashire. Hits Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. The service The Hits has ceased.

June 4th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Manchester. Absolute C Rock is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. Key 103 has been relabelled Hits Radio Manc. Key 2 has been relabelled Key Radio. The service The Hits has ceased.

June 3rd
Snapshot updated of the Danish national ensemble, DK DAB1.

June 3rd
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble for Vest-Agder, Agder Lokalradio.

June 3rd
Snapshot added of the Block 12D ensemble operating in the Stockholm area and now labelled Bauer Media.

June 1st
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of Delite Radio, Matryoshka Radio, Asian Star and LGreekR. Cessation of Antenna Radio, Blast!, Starpoint Soul, YOUR Radio and Radio Telstar. Since the previous snapshot, Timeless Radio has switched to DAB+.

May 30th
In Switzerland, the regulator has advertised a fourth layer of coverage for Suisse Romande, the French-speaking region. The new ensemble is expected to use Block 10C, be on air by the end of 2019 and to achieve coverage of the entire linguistic region by the end of 2022. Closing date for applications is July 27th 2018.

May 30th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new Block 10A transmitter at Hohenpeissenberg into service, improving coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw in the region Weilheim-Schongau.

May 30th
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands national ensemble NPO. Changes to the bitrates of some services.

May 30th
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated. Cessation of Timeless Radio and addition of The Beat. Since the previous snapshot, Like Radio has switched to DAB+.

May 30th
On Trial Manchester, the services Colourful Radio and NonStop90s Radio have ceased. Snapshot updated. Some other services have increased bitrates compared with the previous snapshot.

May 30th
Tayside snapshot updated. Addition of Absolute Rad 70s and Kerrang!. Since the last snapshot was taken, the services Tay FM and Tay 2 have dropped to Protection Level 3.

May 29th
Ayr snapshot updated. Addition of Hits Radio.

May 29th
In Denmark, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble for Øst- og Nordsjælland (including Koebenhavn), MUX3-OSTSJ. Nord FM is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. Four of the seven services on the ensemble have switched to EEP 1-A. Snapshot updated.

May 26th
N. Ireland snapshot updated. Addition of Hits Radio.

May 26th
London 2 snapshot updated. Addition of Hits Radio, removal of Absolute Rad 70s and Kerrang!.

May 26th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss minimux in Lausanne, now labelled DIG D04 - VD. SKUIZZ VD+ has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 48 and is now running at Protection Level EEP 4-A.

May 26th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss minimux in Basel, DIG D04 - BS. Radio Smash has switched to mono DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Other, lesser, bitrate reductions since the previous snapshot.

May 26th
In Belgium, one of the broadcasters on the second-layer ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, ROXX, has announced that a new transmitter has been brought into service at Turnhout. This follows other transmitters commissioned in recent weeks at Overpelt, Sint-Truiden, Tongeren and Waasland.

May 25th
Wolv'ton & Shrop snapshot updated. Addition of Hits Radio.

May 25th
On SDL National, the service JACK 3 has been relabelled JACK 3 (UK).

May 25th
On Trial Bristol, the services Angel Vintage, BFBS Gurkha and Hub Radio have switched to DAB+. New services have popped up. Sam FM is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB. Cyber Hot Hits, Cyber Rock and Resonance Extra are broadcasting in DAB+. BFBS Beats has ceased. Today's changes mean that all of the UK trial minimuxes now include DAB+ services.

May 25th
Snapshots of the local ensembles Birmingham, Coventry, Derbyshire, Essex, Kent, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire updated. Addition of Hits Radio.

May 25th
Snapshots of the local ensemble Oxfordshire updated. Addition of Hits Radio. Since the previous snapshot, the service JACK 3 Oxford has been relabelled JACK 3 & Chill.

May 24th
Snapshots of the local ensembles South Hampshire and Sussex updated. Addition of Hits Radio.

May 24th
On the local ensemble Birmingham, the service Magic Soul is reported to have ceased.

May 24th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Gloucestershire updated. Addition of Like Radio Glos, running in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s.

May 24th
In Ireland, the regulator has granted a company called Viamux Ltd a licence to operate in Cork. Viamux hopes to be on air in August.

May 24th
A new service is reported to have popped up on Ayr, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Berks & N Hants, Cambridge, Cornwall, Coventry, Derbyshire, Devon, Essex, Herts Beds Bucks, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, N. Ireland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, South East Wales, South Hampshire, Sussex, Swindon, West Wiltshire and Wolv'ton & Shrop. Hits Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. The service has also popped up on London 2, running there at 128 kbit/s, Joint Stereo.

May 24th
On London 2, the services Absolute Rad 70s and Kerrang! have ceased.

May 23rd
Snapshot updated of the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - CS.

May 22nd
Snapshot added of the test ensemble Continental operated in Rambouillet. This is believed to be the last remaining instance of DMB-R (aka DMB-A) being transmitted in France.

May 22nd
On NE Wales W Chesh, the service ZEST LIVERPOOL has been relabelled ZEST.

May 19th
In the Netherlands, a new service, Roparunradio, is reported to have popped up on all instances of MTVNL.

May 19th
A new service has popped up on the Block 7C instance of MTVNL in Drenthe. De Vrije Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

May 19th
On Trial Portsmouth, the services Nonstop90s Radio and Timeless Radio have ceased. The service Weather24/7Radio is now running at EEP 1-A. Snapshot updated.

May 17th
A new service, P24-7 MIX, has popped up on the Norwegian national ensemble Riks. The service RADIO SOFT has ceased.

May 17th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought two new transmitters into service on Block 7D. Pfarrkirchen and Rattenberg are currently broadcasting the ensemble Nby/Opf. In July, these transmitters, along with some others currently operating on Block 12D, will begin broadcasting an ensemble for Niederbayern. The remaining Block 12D transmitters, plus some new ones yet to enter service, will then broadcast an ensemble dedicated to Oberpfalz.

May 17th
Digital listening in the UK has reached a new record share of 50.9%, up from 47.2% a year ago. This means that the government's 50% digital listening threshold has now been met. The government is expected to assess digital radio progress and determine next steps in due course.

May 15th
In Croatia, the ensemble OIV DEMO has popped up on Block 9C from Martinska, coinciding with a conference being held in nearby Vodice. It is not yet known whether the transmission is temporary or whether it will outlast the conference.

May 14th
In Paris, a rationalisation of capacity appears to be underway, with changes on RNT Paris 2, RNT Paris 5, RNT Paris 6 and RNT Paris 7. The changes appear to remove obsolete place-holders, reduce the capacity used for some services, reduce Protection Levels and remove non-contiguous unused capacity. Wohnort wonders if this is more than just spring cleaning? As currently configured, the same number of services could be accomodated on fewer multiplexes. If the number of multiplexes were to be reduced, any transmitters released could be relocated to improve the coverage of those remaining. Similar changes have also taken place on RNT Marseille 3.

May 13th
Sydney snapshots updated. When observed, the service Zed on DAB+ Sydney 2 did not appear to have an audio stream.

May 12th
Snapshot of the German ensemble MDR SACHSEN updated. MDR SCHLAGERW SN relabelled MDR SchlagerW SN.

May 12th
Snapshot of the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh updated.

May 11th
On Trial Manchester, the services Asian Fever, Likwid London and Rainbow Radio have ceased. Snapshot updated.

May 11th
In Slovenia, the media regulator has proposed 22.02.2022 as the palendromic date by which the main Slovenian radio stations should have switched to digital.

May 10th
In Germany, the media regulator for Bremen has announced that the commercial ensemble is now expected to be launched in June. The on-air date was originally planned for this month.

May 10th
On the Croatian ensemble OIV DEMO, the packet data service Data has ceased. Snapshot updated.

May 10th
On the German ensemble MDR THUERINGEN, the service MDR SCHLAGERW TH has been relabelled MDR SchlagerW TH. Snapshot updated.

May 10th
Snapshot updated of the Block 11D ensemble in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Radio fuer NRW. Most services running at higher bitrates compared with the previous snapshot.

May 10th
On the Block 10B regional ensemble Oberfranken, the service EXTRA-RADIO-HOF is reported to be running with a changed SId. Snapshot updated (addition of EUROHERZ).

May 10th
Snapshot updated of the Block 13B Danish ensemble DAB2 N. Multiple changes since previous snapshot.

May 10th
Snapshot updated of the Block 11C Netherlands ensemble DAB+. Multiple changes since previous snapshot.

May 10th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Removal of MY MUSIC and Upload Radio. Addition of Encore Radio.

May 9th
In Germany, the media regulator in Sachsen has advertised capacity on the pilot minimux for Freiberg. On offer are 92 CUs, equivalent to up to two audio services or data services.

May 9th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 10A. Eichstätt improves coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw.

May 8th
In Ukraine, the regulator is reported to have invited applications for the four remaining places on an ensemble in Kiev that is due to enter service this year. Closing date is June 15th, with the results expected to be announced on August 14th.

May 8th
A new service has popped up on the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B. RADIO TEDDY is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The service FG_CHIC has ceased. Snapshot updated.

May 8th
Snapshot of the Greek ensemble ERT DAB corrected.

May 6th
There are reports of a new ensemble, possibly originating in Luxembourg, broadcasting on Block 7D. Currently, only one service is on board.

May 6th
In Greece, there are reports of one or more new ensembles, each labelled Sigmacom DAB+. One, received in Thessaloniki on Block 12B had thirteen services on board. Another received off the west coast on Block 7D, appeared to have a different line-up of services.

May 6th
Snapshot added of the new ABC/SBS ensemble in Canberrra, CA ABC&SBS RADIO. Commercial stations in the capital continue to broadcast on the Trial ensemble DAB+ CBR Trial on Block 10B.

May 5th
In Germany, the regional network Nby/Opf in Bayern is to be split into two in July, serving, respectively, Niederbayern and Oberpfalz. The public-service broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk has announced the steps that will be taken before then to prepare two networks ready for the split.
May 8th: Transmitter Landshut will migrate from Block 12D to 7D
May 17th: New Block 7D transmitters to be brought into service at Rattenberg and Pfarrkirchen
May 17th: Transmitter Brotjacklriegel will migrate from Block 12D to 7D
May 29th: Transmitter Passau will migrate from Block 12D to 7D
June 21st: Transmitter Deggendorf will migrate from Block 12D to 7D
July 3rd: New Block 12D transmitter to be brought into service at Ochsenkopf

May 5th
On the Slovak ensemble AVIS, the services Radio Best FM and RockováRepublik are reported to have ceased.

May 5th
On EuroDAB Italia, the bitrates of the services reduced at the end of April have returned to their previous values, with the exception of Radio Padania and RVaticana Ita +, which are now broadcasting at 56 kbit/s.

May 1st
Snapshot added of the new ABC/SBS ensemble in Darwin, DA ABC&SBS RADIO. Snapshot updated of the existing ensemble DAB+ Darwin. The latter continues to operate on the frequency allocated to the trial broadcasts that began in August 2010, Block 10B.

April 30th
Snapshots of the Swiss regional ensembles SMC D03 N-CH and SMC D03 O-CH updated - both now with VIRGIN HITS, VIRGIN ROCK and ENERGY HITS+.

April 30th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR updated. ARGOVIA-Hitmix and RADIO24-Charts become VIRGIN HITS and VIRGIN ROCK respectively. RADIO DEL MAR+ becomes ENERGY HITS+.

April 29th
UK TII table updated.

April 29th
Perth, Western Australia snapshots updated. The Block 9B ensemble DAB Perth has 27 DAB+ services on board.

April 28th
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has published revised on-air dates for its six remaining areas. The next new minimux is now scheduled to be launched for Neuchâtel and Yverdon in June 2018. The remaining areas are now slated for October 2018.

April 28th
On EuroDAB Italia, the bitrates of nine of the twelve services have been reduced, typically from 72 or 56 to 48 or from 96 to 72. No use has yet been made of the capacity released.

April 28th
On Trial Birmingham, the service Big City Radio is reported to have fallen silent. Its FM transmission is also reported to have ceased.

April 28th
In Germany, an annual special event service has popped up on the Baden-Württemberg ensemble SWR BW S. SWRMaimarktradio is running at 96 kbit/s using DAB+. As usual, other services on the ensemble are running at reduced bitrates to accomodate the newcomer. Snapshot updated. Similar changes are likely to have been made to the ensemble SWR BW N also.

April 27th
On Trial London, the service Resonance has switched to DAB+. A new DAB+ service, Resonance Extra, has popped up. Both services are running at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated. Of the fourteen services on this minimux, only four remain in "original-flavour" DAB.

April 27th
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the services Dragon Radio and Nation Radio have switched to DAB+. Both services are running at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 27th
Adelaide snapshots updated.

April 26th
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has announced the beginning of installation works for a new transmitter at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, which will improve reception of DIG D04 - ZH in the city.

April 25th
Melbourne snapshots updated.

April 25th
Snapshot added of the new ensemble in Hobart, Tasmania, HO ABC&SBS RADIO.

April 21st
In France, CROONER RADIO has reappeared on RNT Paris 2 after several years absence. The service is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

April 21st
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster SWR has brought a new Block 8D transmitter into service in Baden-Württemberg. Villingen Schwenningen improves coverage of SWR BW S in Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg and neighbouring areas.

April 21st
Snapshot updated of the Auckland/Wellington ensemble Kordia DAB+. Just one additional service is being broadcast compared with the previous snapshot six years ago. 1KDAB Radio Mix is broadcasting in DAB+ at 112 kbit/s. The ensemble is now transmitted on Block 11D in Auckland and continues to broadcast a mix of DAB+ and "original-flavour" DAB services.

April 21st
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VRT, the service MNM Hits is running at the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 20th
On the German regional ensemble Obb/Schw, the service Bayern 2 Nord is reported to have switched to Protection Level EEP-1B.

April 20th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10A. Bad Tölz extends and improves coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw.

April 20th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL, the service Radio Continu has been relabelled Continu Zuid. Snapshot updated.

April 20th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, SIMONE FM is running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s. The bitrate of SIMONE OLDIES has dropped to 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 19th
Snapshot of the Block 12D Rome ensemble, now labelled DAB Vaticano, updated. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the DMB and "original-flavour" DAB services have ceased. Vatican Radio now uses only DAB+.

April 17th
A new DAB+ service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. 100% Whatever is running at 48 kbit/s. The existing DAB+ service Mango Vibe + has switched to the higher bitrate 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 15th
South East Wales and Trial Brighton snapshots updated.

April 14th
On the local ensemble, Surrey-NSussex, the service eagle3 has been relabelled Eagle 80s.

April 13th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble, D Noord-West NL, the service RADIONL FRIESLND has been relabelled RADIONL Frieslnd.

April 13th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble, 6B Oost-Noord NL, the service Continu Noord has been relabelled Radio Continu. The service Continu Oost has ceased. The service RADIONL has been relabelled RADIONL Apeldrn. Other regional editions of RADIONL have popped up. RADIONL Groningn and RADIONL Twente are broadcasting at 64 kbit/s each. The service GrootNieuwsRadio has been relabelled GROOTNIEUWSRADIO. The service SIMONE FM GRN has been relabelled SIMONE OLDIES.

April 13th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble, 7A Zuid NL, the service RADIONL Brabant has been relabelled RADIONL Eindhoven. Other regional editions of RADIONL have popped up. RADIONL Breda , RADIONL DenBosch and RADIONL Tilburg are broadcasting at 48 kbit/s each. A new service RADIONL KIDS has popped up, running at 64 kbit/s. The service Puur NL Brabant has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 13th
On the German ensemble, Radio Bremen, the service Nordwestradio has been relabelled Bremen Zwei. Snapshot updated.

April 13th
On the Germany national ensemble, DR Deutschland, the service ENERGY has been relabelled ENERGY DIGITAL.

April 13th
In France, the regulator has confirmed that June 19th will be the launch date for seven ensembles in the north of France - Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Lille 1, Lille 2, Calais, Dunkerque, Douai-Lens and Valenciennes.

April 9th
In France, the regulator has advertised capacity on seven future ensembles to be broadcast, respectively, in Bordeaux and Toulouse. In Bordeaux two local ensembles are forseen, plus one for Arcachon, with a regional ensemble covering the greater Bordeaux area. In Toulouse, two local ensembles are on offer, plus a regional ensemble covering a wider area. The closing date for applications is June 5th 2018.

April 8th
A new service has popped up on the UK ensemble SDL National. JACK 3 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

April 8th
On * DAB Italia *, the service Capital Music has been relabelled Capital Funky.

April 8th
On EuroDAB Italia, the service RTL Groove has been relabelled RTL Bro&Sis.

April 8th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11C. Leukerbad, Bodmen in canton Wallis (Valais) extends coverage of the ensemble SMC D03 VS in the area around Leukerbad.

April 5th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11C. Hardberg extends coverage of the ensemble DR HESSEN to the Odenwald in southern Hessen.

April 5th
In Germany, a new transmitter is reported to have been brought into service on Block 10B. Calau extends coverage of the ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B in southern Brandenburg.

April 5th
In Austria, the pilot transmission DAB WIEN that used Blocks 11C and 11D in Vienna has ended. An ensemble using Block 11C only has entered service as CityMUX Wien II and is Austria's first regular public service.

April 3rd
In Slovenia, the recent offer of capacity on the national ensemble, MULTIPLEX R1, is reported to have been oversubscribed. Capacity for five additional services was on offer for which sixteen applications were received. The regulator is reported to have awarded capacity to:-
RADIO NET FM
RADIO MAXI
RADIO VESELJAK
RADIO UNIVOX
RADIO STUDENT
The ensemble already transmits four services from the public-service broadcaster and eight commercial services. Coverage of the ensemble is to be expanded, including in tunnels. Given the level of interest, the regulator is to give consideration to at least two regional multiplexes.

April 3rd
A new service has popped up on Trial Brighton. NME 1 is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

April 2nd
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service Upload Radio has ceased. It is reported to have ceased on North Yorkshire also.

April 2nd
On the Swiss minimux for Basel, DIG D04 - BS, the service Radio X has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 72 kbit/s.

March 31st
Snapshot of the Czech ensemble RTI cz DAB updated. Cessation of Best FM.

March 31st
On the local ensemble Sussex, the new service MORE RADIO has dropped from 64 kbit/s to 56 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 30th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 10A. Wallberg improves coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw around the Tegernsee.

March 30th
In Germany, the regulator in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein has granted lulu.fm permission to broadcast in both Länder. In fact, the service for the gay community is already broadcast via DAB+ in Hamburg, but the station plans to regionalise some programming and advertising for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, and so the broadcaster applied for licences for both Länder.

March 30th
In Ukraine, the regulator has allocated capacity on a forthcoming multiplex in Kiev for ten services:-
Radio Maria
Old Fashioned Radio
Zemlya
Hype Radio
Krayina FM
The First Digital
Ukrainian Radio
Radio Promin
Radio Culture
Radio Meydan
Licenses have been granted to broadcasters for a period of 7 years.

March 30th
Radio Caroline has popped up on Trial London, broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 29th
A new service has popped up on the Danish minimux NivaaDAB. Mix FM/FunkyTown is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 88 kbit/s and is running in parallel with the FM transmission on 107.5 MHz from Frederikssund.

March 28th
Snapshot of the Austrian ensemble DAB WIEN updated.

March 27th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Sussex. MORE RADIO is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 26th
Brisbane snapshots updated.

March 26th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG I02 updated. Addition of OneDanceFM.ch, removal of Onyx and other bitrate changes.

March 25th
In Germany, the private-sector broadcaster MEHR! Radio would like to operate an ensemble in Düsseldorf. The service was granted permission to broadcast in Nordrhein-Westfalen using DAB+ but not allocated any capacity. In an interview with the website Radiowoche, the broadcaster says it has selected the Funkturm in Düsseldorf-Gerresheim, designated "Düsseldorf 4", as its preferred transmission site and proposes to offer capacity to other local broadcasters.

March 23rd
Snapshot added of the Greek ensemble ERT DAB.

March 23rd
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL, the service Continu West has been relabelled Radio Continu.

March 23rd
On Trial Manchester, the service Antenna Radio has ceased.

March 23rd
On Trial London, the service NTS WWW.NTS.LIVE has been relabelled Love Talk.

March 23rd
In Greece, a new Block 12C transmitter is reported to have been brought into service at Mount Parnitha, to the north of Athens, broadcasting the ensemble ERT DAB and operating in an SFN with the existing site at Hymettus.

March 22nd
On the German local ensemble Muenchen, the service pure fm Bayern has ceased. Snapshot updated.

March 22nd
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, the service CLUB FM and its Secondary Component CLUB FM SLS have been relabelled ROXX and ROXX SLS respectively. Some other services are running at a higher bitrate compared with previous snapshots. Snapshot updated.

March 21st
In Germany, the media regulator has received applications from radio B2 and Radio Seefunk for the capacity on the Block 11B ensemble DRS BW that was relinquished by Radio VHR in December. The regulator will announce its selection in due course.

March 21st
In Australia, public-service broadcasters ABC and SBS have begun DAB+ transmissions in Hobart. ABC services being transmitted include Double J, ABC Jazz, ABC Country, ABC Extra, ABC Grandstand, Unearthed and ABC KIDS listen. In addition, the SBS services SBS Radio1, SBS Radio2, SBS Radio3, SBS Arabic24 and music stations – SBS Chill, SBS PopDesi and SBS PopAsia are broadcast.

March 21st
In Germany, the media regulator in Hessen has granted ROCK ANTENNE permission to broadcast in Hessen using DAB+. However, the actual distribution of the service will depend on capacity being available.

March 19th
Snapshot updated of the Slovak ensemble Towercom. Multiple changes, including some SIds.

March 19th
Snapshot added of the Croatian pilot ensemble OIV DEMO. The service Radio Zabok has been relabelled Zagorski radio.

March 19th
A new service has popped up on the Swiss minimux DIG I02. Radio Maria is broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

March 19th
A new service has popped up on the Slovenian ensemble MULTIPLEX R1. SLO 4 Test is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s. The audio is reported to originate from 202 Šport.

March 19th
Snapshot of the German local ensemble Augsburg updated. Addition of RADIO GALAXY since the previous snapshot.

March 19th
In Germany, the media regulator in Bayern has advertised capacity on the local ensemble Augsburg. On offer are 54 CU corresponding to a DAB+ service running at 72 kbit/s. The capacity is available for immediate use. Closing date is April 12th 2018.

March 19th
Listing updated of the Malaysian ensemble operating in Kuala Lumpur, RTM DAB+.

March 19th
Snapshot added of the Turkish ensemble TRT DAB+.

March 19th
Snapshot updated of the Romanian ensemble operating in Bucharest, Herastrau Buc.

March 19th
Snapshot updated of the Indonesian ensemble operating in Jakarta and now labelled RRI DAB+.

March 14th
On the local ensemble South Hampshire, the packet data service EPG South Hants has been relabelled Station Logos. When observed, the service was still flagged as an EPG in the FIC.

March 12th
In Belgium, the Flemish Government has approved the Media Minister's proposal for additional DAB+ capacity to be created by means of a third layer of coverage, to be divided into two allotments. An ensemble for East and West Flanders will be broadcast on channel 5A, while in Antwerp, Limburg and Flemish Brabant (including Brussels) Block 5D will be used.

March 11th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Norwich. NME 1 and NME 2 are broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s each.

March 9th
Snapshot added of the Block 11A Polish ensemble Polskie Radio operating in Bydgoszcz.

March 9th
A packet data service has popped up on the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B. TPEG iKoPA is running at 8kbit/s. iKoPA is an "Integrated cooperating platform for automated electric vehicles", sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

March 9th
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Wirral Radio has ceased.

March 8th
Snapshots of the Norwegian regional ensembles NRK Reg1 OsAkØs and NRK Reg2 BuTeVe updated.

March 8th
On the Rome ensemble CR DAB+, the services SUBASIO, SUBASIO+ and SUBY have ceased since the last snapshot was taken. The are other changes to Service Labels and Service IDs.

March 7th
On London 3, the service Love Sport has been relabelled LOVE SPORT.

March 6th
Wohnort understands that the UK government has asked the regulator to extend the Small Scale DAB (minimux) licences until new licensing arrangements are in place. According to sources, the regulator would like to give the trial licensees the opportunity to extend their licences to March 31st 2020.

March 6th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has announced that the regional variations Bayern 1 Obb and Bayern 1 Schw will migrate on July 3rd from the Land-wide Block 11D ensemble Bayern to the respective regional ensembles. Bayern 1 NBy/Obf will continue to be broadcast on Block 11D. Capacity released by the change will be used to increase the Protection Levels on this ensemble.

March 5th
A new ensemble has been observed in South Limburg in the Netherlands. Broadcasting on Block 5B, DAB+ PB is reported to have three audio services on board - Radio Caroline, r. paradise usa and Radio Seagull.

March 5th
A new service has popped up on London 3. Love Sport is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s in mono. Snapshot updated.

March 5th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble for Haugaland, LOKALDAB DIKS II.

March 4th
In France, the regulator has launched a public consultation prior to the advertisement of capacity on forthcoming ensembles for Bordeaux and Toulouse. Seven ensembles are forseen in total - one for the greater Bordeaux area, two local ensembles for Bordeaux itself and one for Arcachon. For Toulouse, one for the greater Toulouse area and two local ensembles for the city itself. Closing date for submissions is March 14th 2018.

March 4th
Snapshot of the Swedish ensemble SR DAB updated.

March 4th
Snapshot updated of the Swedish ensemble TERACOM Test. Among other things, the EId and Ensemble Label have changed since the previous snapshot.

March 3rd
On the local ensemble North Yorkshire, Encore Radio replaces MY MUSIC RADIO.

March 3rd
The signals reported in the Baltic area this week on Block 10C appear to have originated from a test facility in Linköping in Sweden. Labelled Paneda, a manufacturer of DAB head end equipment, the ensemble had six services on board when observed, with the EId and SIds of all services using the country prefix C. In northern Europe, only the UK and Lithuania are allocated this prefix. As a test facility, the transmitted configuration can be expected to change frequently, and may be off air currently.

March 2nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble rbb Berlin K7D updated following the addition of BAYERN plus and SWR Aktuell and removal of Antenne FFO.

March 2nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B updated following the migration of BAYERN plus and SWR Aktuell to rbb Berlin K7D.

March 2nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B updated. Addition of COSMO and a packet data service rbb EPG. The service Fritz is running at a higher bitrate compared with the previous snapshot.

March 2nd
On the Czech ensemble RTI cz DAB, Best FM is reported to have ceased.

March 2nd
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster for Berlin-Brandenburg, rbb, has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 10B. Berlin Scholzplatz extends coverage of the existing ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B to the nation's capital. The rbb service COSMO has migrated from the Block 7D ensemble rbb Berlin K7D to Block 10B. The services SWR Aktuell and BAYERN plus are to migrate from the Block 7B ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B to Block 7D. Following these changes, further transmitters at Calau and Casekow are scheduled to enter service on March 27th.

March 2nd
Snapshot added of the new minimux in Sachsen, DAB+ Freiberg.

March 1st
On London 2, the service SPECTRUM SINO has been relabelled Panda Radio. Snapshot updated.

February 28th
Snapshot of the South Korean Block ROK 11A ensemble in Cheongju and Daejeon MY MBC updated. my MBC11 has switched to EEP-3B since the previous snapshot was taken.

February 28th
Snapshot of the South Korean ensemble TJB u updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the DMB service HYUNDAI Homeshop has ceased.

February 23rd
On the French ensemble RNT Associative, the service AYP is running at the lower protection level of EEP-3A. All other services on the ensemble remain at EEP-2A currently.

February 23rd
In Ireland, the public-service broadcaster RTÉ has announced its strategy for the next five years. Among other things, it says that FM is expected to continue to be "the primary means" of radio consumption in Ireland. The broadcaster's long-wave service will be phased out, and there are plans to introduce a DAB station in the UK for the Irish diaspora.

February 23rd
In Australia, the service ABC Extra on the ABC&sbs Radio ensembles has been relabelled ABC KIDS listen.

February 22nd
In Germany, the current Block 12D regional ensemble for Oberpfalz-Niederbayern, Nby/Opf, will operate as two separate ensembles from July 3rd 2018, covering, respectively, Niederbayern on Block 7D, while the transmitters in Oberpfalz will continue to operate on Block 12D. The media regulator in Bayern has advertised the one remaining programme slot in Niederbayern and two remaining programme slots in Oberpfalz. Closing date is March 23rd 2018.

February 22nd
On the Italian ensemble EuroDAB Italia, the service RTL Lounge has been relabelled RTL Romeo&Juliet.

February 22nd
On the Spanish ensemble MF1, the service EL MUNDO has been relabelled esRadio.

February 14th
Sydney listings updated.

February 17th
In Norway, the local ensemble for Oslo/Akershus, Lokalradio, is now being broadcast on Block 7B in the neighbouring Region 8, Kongsberg Drammen Eiker. The overspill from the 13B transmitters means the new transmission effectively extends the coverage of Region 3.

February 17th
In the Czech Republic, a temporary service from the public-service broadcaster Český Rozhlas has popped up for the Winter Olympics. On TELEKO DAB, RADIOZURNAL-OH is running at 64 kbit/s. On RTI cz DAB, R-ZURNAL OH uses 56 kbit/s. On Český Rozhlas' own ensemble, CRo DAB+, R-ZURNAL OH test uses 48 kbit/s.

February 17th
Two new services, Asian Star Radio and Matryoshka Radio, are reported to have popped up on Trial Glasgow. Antenna Radio, Blast! and Starpoint Soul are reported to have ceased.

February 16th
On the Swiss minimux in Basel, DIG D04 - BS, the service IP music BS+ has ceased.

February 16th
A pilot DAB+ transmission is reported to have popped up in Algeria, broadcasting from Tamentfoust on Algiers Bay. Four services are reported to be on board currently.

February 13th
Trial Brighton snapshot updated. Addition of The Beat.

February 12th
The first DAB+ service on Trial Cambridge has popped up. Zack FM is running at 48 kbit/s.

February 11th
In Poland, a new minimux is reported to have popped up in Wrocław on Block 11A, operating as an SFN from three sites. Public-service broadcaster Radio Wrocław is on board with three services, the catholic diocese service Radio Rodzina and a university service Radio Luz.

February 9th
The UK regulator has launched a consultation on a proposal by Bauer Radio to reduce the coverage of its AM service Absolute Radio. It is proposed to reduce by 3dB the power transmitted by the five largest sites
  • Brookmans Park - London, Hertfordshire, Essex, South Bedfordshire
  • Droitwich - West Midlands
  • Moorside Edge - North West and Yorkshire
  • Westerglen - Central Scotland
  • Washford - South Wales, Avon, Somerset
and to close twelve filler sites
  • Plymouth MF
  • Redmoss
  • Hull MF
  • TorbayMF
  • Redruth MF
  • Hoo
  • Greenside Scalp
  • Wallasey
  • Pirbright (Guildford)
  • Chesterton Fen
  • Rodbourne Sewage (Swindon)
  • Sheffield MF
If implemented, the changes would amount to a 5% reduction in coverage. Closing date for responses in March 2nd, 2018.

February 9th
In Germany, the regulator in Bayern has allocated capacity on the local ensemble Augsbyrg for the simulcast of the existing FM service Hitradio RT1 Nordschwaben.

February 3rd
On London 3, the service Ahomka Radio UK has been relabelled GN RADIO UK.

February 2nd
Snapshot of the South Korean ensemble YTN DMB in Gangwon updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the DMB service HYUNDAI Homeshop has ceased.

February 2nd
Snapshot of the local ensemble Gloucestershire updated. Addition of Total Star, cessation of Upload Radio.

February 2nd
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter in Schleswig-Holstein into service on Block 11B. Heide/Welmbüttel brings coverage of NDR SH to the region between Süderhastedt und Friedrichstadt, including Tönning, Erfde, Albersdorf, Meldorf und Wesselburen.

February 2nd
In Germany a new service has popped up on the local ensemble Muenchen. RADIO GALAXY is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

February 1st
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex. Cyber Rock is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 31st
On the Danish minimux NivaaDAB, the services Halsnaes/Stina and PartyZone/HLR have been relabelled HalsnaesSendenet and PartyZone respectively. The service 10FM/Country/Gbl has ceased.

January 31st
A new service is reported to have popped up on Trial Brighton. The Beat is reported to be broadcasting mono source audio through a DAB+ channel configured for stereo at 48 kbit/s.

January 31st
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Delite Radio is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The service sleepyhead has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 29th
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Absolute Rad 90s is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s.

January 26th
A third transmitter is reported to have been brought into service for Trial London. According to sources, the new transmitter is operating from Notting Hill. Posters on DigitalSpy report improved signal levels.

January 26th
In Germany, the first transmissions have been reported from the new minimux in Freiberg, Sachsen. DAB+ Freiberg initially had one audio service on board. Snapshot added.

January 25th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Portsmouth. MetalMeyhemRadio and NonStop90s Radio are broadcasting in DAB+ with 48 kbit/s each. The placeholder Retune to SamFM has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 24th
On the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH, the services RADIO 24-Charts and ARGOVIA-HitMix have been relabelled VIRGIN ROCK and VIRGIN HITS respectively. This change has likely taken place on the other regional ensembles also.

January 24th
In Germany, the temporary service SWR Messeradio on the SWR ensembles has ceased.

January 24th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR is scheduled to bring a new transmitter into service today on Block 10A. Lingen-Damaschke will extend coverage of the ensemble NDR NDS to the region between Meppen and Schüttorf.

January 24th
A new service has popped up on SDL National. ForcesRadio BFBS is broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s.

January 23rd
BBC R Cymru 2 has popped up on NE Wales W Chesh, broadcasting Monday-Friday 0630-0830, Saturday 0700-0900 and Sunday 0800-1000, and running as both a Secondary Component of BBC Radio Cymru and as a service in its own right. The existing BBC services run at lower bitrates while the newcomer is on the air.

January 22nd
In Germany, the media regulator in Baden-Württemberg had advertised 54 CU capacity on the Block 11B ensemble DRS BW. Closing date for applications is February 28th 2018.

January 22nd
The Greek regulator has published an Invitation to Tender for regional and national layers of DAB+ coverage. Closing date is April 17th 2018.

January 22nd
On the Swiss minimux DIG I02, the services Onyx and SPOON RADIO have ceased.

January 22nd
In Switzerland, the bitrates of the service Skuizz are known to have dropped from 80 kbit/s to 48 on DIG F03 - GENEVE, DIG D04 - BS and DIG I02. Other Digris minimuxes are likely to have followed suit.

January 21st
Snapshot of the German ensemble NDR MV updated.

January 21st
Snapshot added of the Block 5B Polish ensemble in Gdańsk, Polskie Radio.

January 21st
Snapshot added of the Block 11B Polish ensemble in Olsztyn, Polskie Radio.

January 21st
In Belgium, the ensembles DAB DG Belgien, RNI+ Bruxelles and RNI+ Bruxelles are reported to have ceased.

January 18th
In Norway, the Block 8C ensemble MiniTV1 has ceased. There are no longer any DMB transmissions in this country. The Block 11C ensemble MiniTV2 ceased in 2013.

January 17th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated.

January 17th
Central Scotland snapshot updated. Addition of Scot Sun 80s, Scot Sun Gr8s and Scot Sun Hits.

January 17th
On EuroDAB Italia, the service RTL Groove has ceased.

January 16th
Trial Cambridge snapshot updated. Cambridge 105 relabelled Camb 105 Radio since the previous snapshot.

January 16th
Trial Norwich snapshot updated. Of the seventeen services on this ensemble, only three are still using "original-flavour" DAB.

January 16th
Suffolk snapshot updated, showing Chris Country in DAB+.

January 16th
Northamptonshire and Peterborough snapshots updated. Removal of Connect FM.

January 16th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Cessation of festive service MincePie NonStop. MY MUSIC RADIO back in Joint Stereo at 112 kbit/s.

January 16th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Total Access and Pulse 80s replace Radio Yorkshire and Pulse Xmas.

January 14th
In Italy, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 10D in Turin/Torino. CRDAB Piemonte has ten DAB+ audio services on board. Snapshot added.

January 9th
The Beat has popped up on Trial Birmingham, broadcasting in DAB+.

January 9th
On EuroDAB Italia, the services that had dropped to 56 kbit/s recently appear to have returned to the prior configuration - 72 kbit/s.

January 8th
In Norway, a new EPG has popped up on the national ensemble Riks. Snapshot updated.

January 8th
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated. All but four of the services on this ensemble are now running at the lower bitrate of 56 kbit/s.

January 7th
On the local ensembles Northamptonshire and Peterborough, the service Connect FM has ceased. The service is still broadcasting on Herts Beds Bucks.

January 6th
On the German ensemble Muenchen, pure fm Bayern has reappeared following an absence of several days.

January 5th
In Greece, the public-service broadcaster ERT has begun DAB+ transmissions on Block 12C. Seven services are being broadcast from Hymettus, about 15km east of Athens.

January 5th
Trial Brighton and Trial Portsmouth snapshots updated following recent changes.

January 4th
The UK government has launched a consultation on its proposals for a licensing regime for small scale DAB radio multiplexes. The government says it will endeavour to have the new arrangements in place by the end of 2018. Ten trial minimuxes have been operating in the UK since 2015. The government says it will ask Ofcom to extend the trial licences until the new arrangements come into effect. There has been concern that the minimuxes offer a route to existing broadcasters to reduce their transmission costs by migrating from the existing local ensembles. Such broadcasters would always be able to outbid community services yet still achieve savings. Among other things, the consultation asks whether some minimux capacity should be reserved for community broadcasters as a means of securing their carriage. The government is minded to allow the BBC to use capacity on minimuxes, but only where this would result in additional coverage for its network or local services. Cumbria, for example, is an area where a conventional local licence is considered uneconomic, but the minimux model might be able to provide BBC Radio Cumbria with a route onto DAB. The consultation document reveals that Ofcom will consult separately on a detailed spectrum plan for minimuxes and will simultaneously address a shortage of capacity on existing local ensembles in areas such as Manchester and South Yorkshire, potentially with new local ensembles. The closing date for submissions is February 28th.

January 4th
The French regulator has published a roadmap for the DAB+ roll-out over the next three years. The next advertisements should take place in 2018.

January 4th
The online coverage map of Italian multiplex operator EuroDAB Italia has been updated. For comparison, an online coverage map of multiplex operator DAB Italia is also available.

January 4th
On the Swiss minimux for Chur/Sargans, DIG D04 - CS, the services OPENBROADCAST and SPOON RADIO are reported to have dropped from 80 kbit/s to 72.

January 4th
On the Swiss minimux in Zürich, DIG D04 - ZH, the service RUNDFUNK has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 24. The service SPOON RADIO has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 72.

January 3rd
On Trial Brighton, the service Smile Sussex has ceased.

January 2nd
On the German Block 11C ensemble Muenchen, the service pure fm Bayern has ceased.

January 2nd
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service SANDgrounder has switched to DAB+, running at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 2nd
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service RadioMarsdenXmas has ceased.

January 1st
On Trial Portsmouth, the services JACK 2 Hampshire and JACK 3 Hampshire have ceased. Sam FM has been relabelled Retune to SamFM. JACK Hampshire has been relabelled Sam FM. Both point to the same audio stream. The services 60s, sleepyhead and Weather24/7Radio are now running at 64 kbit/s each.

January 1st
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the services JACK Surrey and JACK 2 Surrey have ceased.

January 1st
On the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B, the services niceradio.de and pure fm Berlin have ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 1st 2018
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH. Central2 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.




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