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Archives 2020   

March 31st
In Germany, the small-scale pilot in Kiel has begun transmissions using Block 5A. Two services are reported to be on board currently, with others to follow later.

March 31st
In Slovenia, the closing date for the advertisement of four programme slots on the forthcoming ensemble for Ljubljana, originally set as April 8th, has been postponed until April 22nd because of the current emergency. Prospective applicants are requested to monitor the regulator's website in case further changes are made.

March 31st
Two new transmitters have been brought into service in the Czech Republic. Plzeň on Block 6D and Ostrava - Hošťálkovice on Block 7D bring the ensemble CRa DAB+ to those cities, with the same lineup of commercial services as in Prague.

March 30th
In Germany, the public-service broadcasters Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Radio Berlin Brandenburg have appointed Media Broadcast to provide them with transmission services for their DAB+ multiplexes. The corresponding contracts are valid for four years with an option for an additional two years. Media Broadcast will assume its responsibilities on April 1st, 2020.

March 28th
On the Swiss regional ensembles SMC D03 N-CH and SMC D03 BE-FR, the service VIRGIN HITS has been relabelled VIRGIN RADIO. The same is probably true also on SMC D03 N-CH, but has not yet been confirmed.

March 27th
In Bulgaria, test transmissions have resumed on Block 12B. The ensemble, now labelled BULGARIA, is reported to have sixteen audio services on board.

March 27th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Schleswig-Holstein ensemble NDR SH. R.SH is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

March 27th
In Denmark, a new packet data service has popped up on NivaaDAB. Covid-19 slides carries information about the current emergency. Those services on the ensemble that did not already have their own slideshow now point to the slideshow as a Secondary Component. Snapshot updated.

March 27th
In Sweden, the previously national ensemble SR DAB has been regionalised. The Block 12B transmission in Malmö is now labelled SR MALMÖHUS and includes the regional service SR P4 Malmöhus, broadcasting in DAB+ at 184 kbit/s. The packet data service TPEG Riks is absent from the new ensemble. Snapshot added. It remains to be seen whether the service SR P7 Sisuradio will continue to alternate in a time-shared subchannel with the nationwide service SR P4. As of this morning, the Block 12C instance in Stockholm continues to be labelled SR DAB. It already included the regional service SR P4 Stockholm.

March 26th
A new service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. Little Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 26th
On the regional ensemble Central Scotland, Pure Radio is using the tag line "your isolation station".

March 26th
Snapshot added of the Block 6C Swedish ensemble in Göteborg, NENT GROUP.

March 24th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Nordrhein-Westfalen, WDR, is broadcasting information about the Corona-Virus emergency in nine languages via its service WDRcosmo. Turkish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Arabic "and the languages of south-eastern Europe" are broadcast Mondays to Fridays, while Spanish, Kurdish and Greek are broadcast at the weekends.

March 24th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has reduced the bitrates of the online versions of its services to reduce the payload on the internet and facilitate essential services. The broadcaster's over-the air offerings, whether by DAB+, DVB-T, DVB-T2 or DVB-S, continue as before. Other online services such as YouTube and Netflix have also reduced their bitrates.

March 24th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has combined the services Bayern 2 Nord, broadcast on Oberfranken, Mittelfranken, Unterfranken and Obb/Schw, Bayern 2 Sued, broadcast on Bayern, and B5 aktuell, broadcast on Bayern, into a single service for the duration of the present emergency. The individual audio streams remain but now carry the same audio.

March 24th
In Germany, the migration of the regional ensemble Oberpfalz from Block 12D to 6C has been paused midway because of the present emergency and the ensemble is currently operating as an MFN. Altenstadt an der Waldnaab has already switched and the new sites Amberg (Stadt) and Kelheim have entered service. However, the remaining sites will remain on Block 12D for the time being.

March 24th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble Bremen K7D. Addition of krix.FM.

March 23rd
In Slovenia, RTV SLO, who were awarded the operation of the second- and third-layer ensembles at the beginning of the year, has announced that the networks are under construction and announced starting dates of August 8th 2020 for the second layer and April 17th 2020 for the third. The regulator has advertised four programme slots on the third-layer ensemble for Ljubljana. Closing date is April 8th.

March 22nd
In Sweden, the national ensemble SR DAB now broadcasts the service SR P3. The bitrates of existing services SR P3 Din Gata, SR Knattekanalen and SR P4 Stockholm have dropped to 96, 96 and 184 kbit/s respectively. Snapshots updated.

March 22nd
In France, the regulator has issued authorisations to the operators of the reorganised ensembles in Paris, Marseille and Nice. In effect, the operator on each block remains the same.
CityBlockCurrent LabelOperator
ParisBlock 6ARNT Paris 2Rmux
ParisBlock 9ARNT AssociativeLa Coopérative de Radiodiffusion
ParisBlock 9BRNT Paris 5Rmux
ParisBlock 11ARNT Paris 6Radiomux
MarseilleBlock 8ARNT Marseille 2Radiomux
MarseilleBlock 7ARNT Marseille 3Rmux
MarseilleBlock 8CSDNSDN
MarseilleBlock 8DRNT Marseille 6Rmux
NiceBlock 11ARNT Nice 1Radiomux
NiceBlock 11CRNT Nice 3Rmux
NiceBlock 8DRNT NICE 6Rmux
[This item has been updated to add subsequent information about Paris Block 11A.]

March 22nd
HealthInfoRadio has popped up on Trial Manchester, broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s. Snapshot updated. All the Trial ensembles now broadcast this information service apart from Bristol.

March 21st
In Austria, the information channel on CityMUX Wien II has been relabelled EWF COVID19 DT and continues to broadcast information about the current outbreak in German. Four other channels have popped up. EWF COVID19 EN has information in English, EWF COVID19 TR Turkish and EWF COVID19 RO Romanian. EWF COV BS SR HR is broadcasting announcements in Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian.
[This item has been edited to correct the languages being broadcast.]

March 21st
In France, the regulator has announced that in view of the current COVID-19 emergency, the closing date for applications for remaining capacity on the forthcoming national ensembles has been postponed indefinitely. A new closing date will be fixed when circumstances permit.

March 20th
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. Radio Africana is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

March 18th
On the French ensemble RNT Paris 5, the packet data service V-Traffic has ceased.

March 18th
On the local ensemble Lincolnshire, the service ATLANTIS has ceased.

March 18th
In France, a new service has popped up on the Block 8C Marseille ensemble SDN. Freq Mistral is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

March 18th
In France, the regulator has published a long list of broadcasters seeking capacity advertised in July 2019, whose applications have been deemed admissible. The list does not specify the area(s) in which each applicant has sought capacity, but in many cases, the area can be inferred from the identity of the applicant. Both regional and local ensembles were advertised, along with vacant capacity on existing ensembles.

March 18th
On the local ensemble Suffolk, the service ATLANTIS has ceased.

March 17th
HealthInfoRadio is reported to have popped up on Trial London, broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

March 17th
In Germany, krix.FM has popped up on Bremen K7D, broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

March 17th
HealthInfoRadio has popped up on Trial Cambridge, broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

March 16th
On Trial Birmingham, auraltime is has been relabelled HealthInfoRadio and is now running at 24 kbit/s.

March 16th
On Trial Aldershot, auraltime is has been relabelled HealthInfoRadio.

March 16th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter into service in southwest Schleswig-Holstein. Brunsbüttel extends coverage of NDR SH to an area bounded by Friedrichskoog, Itzehoe und Glückstadt.

March 16th
On Trial Norwich, auraltime is reported to have been relabelled HealthInfoRadio.

March 15th
On Trial Brighton, Auraltime is reported to have been relabelled HealthInfoRadio.

March 15th
A number of ensembles are using capacity to provide information about the current COVID-19 emergency. In the UK, services have popped up on Trial Glasgow and Trial Portsmouth with announcement loops to the effect that updated information will shortly appear on these channels. In Austria, the EWF (Emergency Warning Functionality) channel on CityMUX Wien II consists of a looped announcement with updated information and a list of emergency helplines.

March 15th
On Trial Portsmouth, auraltime has been relabelled HealthInfoRadio and is broadcasting at the increased bitrate of 32 kbit/s. Skylab Radio has dropped from 48 to 40 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 15th
A new service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. HealthInfoRadio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 15th
Ayr, Edinburgh, Glasgow, N. Ireland, Central Scotland and Trial Glasgow snapshots updated.

March 13th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12A. Pizzo Castello extends coverage of SRG SSR I01 to an area including Maggia, Gordevio and Aurigeno.

March 13th
In Germany, the media regulator in Bayern has advertised two programme slots on the Block 8B ensemble Allgäu. Two existing services are to relinquish their capacity and it is this that is being offered. The coverage area of the ensemble is to be expanded from mid-2020 with the addition of a transmitter on the Pfänder, in Austrian territory. The resulting very interesting coverage area will therefore have an international character, including as it will the Austrian city Bregenz, and the areas of Baden-Württemberg and Bayern to the north of the Bodensee as well as parts of Switzerland along the southern shore. The licence will be renamed from "Allgäu 8B" to "Allgäu-Donau Iller 8B". How that will look in an Ensemble Label remains to be seen. The coverage area will be expanded still further in mid-2024 with the addition of a transmitter in Ulm. The closing date for the advertisement is April 17th 2020.

March 12th
In the Netherlands, the regulator has begun the process by which capacity on 22 local allotments will be distributed. Until April 7th, each applicant may apply for only one slot per allotment. After that date, applicants will be able to apply for one or more of any slots remaining on each allotment. Capacity is to be divided between commercial and non-commercial broadcasters on the basis of six slots each per allotment. Either sector will be able to apply for any capacity remaining after September 11th 2020. The licences issued will be valid until August 31st, 2022. A map is available for download, showing the allotments being advertised.

March 12th
Snapshot updated of the Danish ensemble NivaaDAB. The channel time-shared by Jazzkanalen and Radio Humleborg is currently running with greater protection.

March 12th
Snapshot of the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh updated. Addition of Radio Wirral.

March 12th
On the UK ensemble D1 National, Capital UK has switched to DAB+ and is now running at 40 kbit/s. The services Heart extra and Smooth Extra have been relabelled Heart UK and Smooth UK respectively and are now running at 40 kbit/s each. Snapshot updated. Of the twenty audio services broadcast on this ensemble, twelve now use DAB+.

March 11th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh. Radio Wirral is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

March 10th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 8A Randstad NL, the service Maximum has been relabelled Qmusic Non-stop. An existing service with that name is currently broadcast on the national ensemble DAB+.

March 10th
On Trial Cambridge, the service Atlantis has ceased.

March 10th
In Germany, a proposed ensemble for commercial broadcasters in Saarland has received a setback. The planning for the new ensemble, awarded to Divicon Media Holding, assumed a Block 11C allocation using, among others, an existing antenna at Saarbrücken Schoksberg. The operator's application to the federal spectrum regulator (BNetzA) has resulted in a response that Block 11C was unlikely to receive international co-ordination from that site with the power level that was intended. The much reduced power level likely to be authorised would, according to the Land's media regulator (LMS), not be sufficient even to cover the city of Saarbrücken. The regulator and the Saarland State Chancellery are to approach the BNetzA to seek a solution that allows a Land-wide ensemble to operate. The LMS considers it unacceptable that the Saarland should be disadvantaged for frequency resources, compared with other areas, because of its proximity to the frontier.

March 10th
In France, the regulator has revoked authorisations issued in 2018 relating to a local ensemble for Tarare which never began broadcasting. Today's announcement concerns the operator Region Mux and three services - Radio Val de Reins, Radio Scoop and Radio Orient.

March 7th
In Serbia, the commercial broadcaster HIT FM has announced that it is "Coming soon to the new digital national radio network!".

March 7th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Leeds updated. Addition of Magic Musicals since the previous observation.

March 7th
In Croatia, a new transmitter has been brought into service at Srđ, extending coverage of OIV DEMO to Dubrovnik. Two further sites are expected to be added during this month.

March 7th
In France, the regulator has authorised Cmux to operate the forthcoming local ensemble for Arcachon. The ensemble will use Block 11C.

March 6th
The local radio station Radio Wirral has announced that it will launch on DAB (sic) on March 12th at 6pm.

March 6th
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble 8A Randstad NL. Maximum is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

March 6th
In Spain, a group AMSC, associated with a radio service Gran Vía Radio, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support its efforts. Among its aims is the establishment of DAB+ in Catalonia and Madrid. The group has already announced its intention to begin transmissions in those areas "soon". The service is already broadcast on Block 9C in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

March 6th
In Austria, the regulator has authorised for ten years a service Radio RU to broadcast on CityMUX Wien II, predominantly in Russian, German and English.

March 6th
In Germany, the regional ensemble Oberpfalz is to migrate from Block 12D to Block 6C. Existing sites will switch between March 17th and April 4th and two new transmitters will be brought into service during that time.
Altenstadt an der Waldnaab17.03.2020Migration
Kelheim19.03.2020New Transmitter
Amberg (Stadt)19.03.2020New Transmitter
Amberg Hirschau24.03.2020Migration
Dillberg26.03.2020Migration
Hohe Linie31.03.2020Migration
Hoher Bogen31.03.2020Migration
Ochsenkopf07.04.2020Migration

March 5th
In Switzerland, Radio Inside is reported to have popped up on the Block 5D digris ensemble for Aarau-Olten.

March 5th
In Switzerland, diis Radio is reported to have popped up on the Block 9D digris ensemble for Oberwallis.

March 5th
A new service has popped up on the Czech ensemble CRa DAB+. Classic Praha is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

March 5th
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL. Team FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

March 5th
On the Swiss ensemble SMC_D02, the service RADIO INSIDE+ has been replaced by RADIO MELODY+.

March 4th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster rbb has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 10B. Belzig (10 kW) improves reception of rbb BRB/BLN K10B in Potsdam-Mittelmark.

March 4th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN1, the service NOSTALGIE has been relabelled NOSTALGIE VL.

March 3rd
Snapshot updated of the Italian regional ensemble RADIODIG TO CN. Three new services have popped up since the previous snapshot: R. BIRIKINA DAB, RADIO BRUNO and R VIVA TORINO. All services are now running at 72 kbit/s, compared with 96 kbit/s in January.

March 2nd
Snapshot of the local ensemble Oxfordshire updated.

March 2nd
On the regional ensemble Central Scotland, the service Sunoh Radio is reported to have ceased.

March 2nd
In Poland, a new service is reported to have popped up on the Block 10B Szczawnica ensemble, RDN MUX. Trendy Radio replaces Radio eM Kielce.

March 2nd
In Germany, a new service has popped up on Bremen K7D. Rad. Weser.TV HB is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s, as are now all the other services on the ensemble.

March 2nd
On the local ensemble Plymouth, Radio Plymouth has reappeared after around a decade's absence.

March 2nd
On the UK ensemble SDL National, the service ForcesRadio BFBS has been relabelled BFBS UK. Snapshot updated.

March 2nd
A new service has popped up on Trial Cambridge. Radio Caroline is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

March 1st
On Trial Glasgow, the service Gaydio has switched to DAB+ and is now broadcasting at 48 kbit/s. Two "original-flavour" DAB services remain on this ensemble. Snapshot updated.

March 1st
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the local ensemble in Sachsen, DAB+ Freiberg. Krix.FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s.

February 28th
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the Block 6B regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL. TUKKER FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. The existing instance of Radio Continu 1 has been relabelled Radio Continu 3. A new instance of Radio Continu 1 has popped up. Both services are running at 64 kbit/s.

February 28th
In Austria, a packet data service EPG ORS has popped up on the national ensemble DAB+ Austria.

February 26th
In France, AFRICA RADIO, KISS FM and RADIO MARIAFR have popped up on RNT Marseille 3 (Block 7A). Phare FM and RADIO PITCHOUN are now broadcasting on RNT Marseille 5 (Block 8D). Some services have been relabelled on RNT Marseille 2 (Block 8A).

February 26th
In France, Chante France is reported to have popped up on RNT Nice 1 (Block 11A).

February 26th
In France, the planned massive expansion and reorganisation of services in Paris appears to have begun, with changes to three ensembles. LOVELY and RADIO MARIAFR have popped up on RNT Paris 3 (Block 6D). MBS has migrated to RNT Paris 3 from RNT Paris 6 (Block 11A). CAUSE COMMUNE has appeared on RNT Associative (Block 9A). RADIO PITCHOUN is now broadcasting on RNT Paris 5 (Block 9B).

February 26th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Nordrhein-Westfalen, WDR, has brought a new 10 kW transmitter into service on Block 11D. Eggegebirge extends and improves coverage of Radio fuer NRW in an area that includes Höxter, Marsberg and Paderborn.

February 25th
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble Sunnmøre.

February 24th
New transmitters have recently been brought into service in Switzerland as follows:
SRG SSR F01 (Block 12A): Troistorrents Morgins; Delémont/Delsberg; Les Hauts-Geneveys, Route de la République; Bourrignon Les Ordons; Soyhières
SMC_D02 (Block 7D: Willisau Ankenloch
SMC D03 N-CH (Block &A): Willisau Ankenloch

February 24th
On the local ensemble Coventry, the service BBC Cov & Warks has been relabelled BBC CWR. Snapshot updated.

February 23rd
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in south-west Germany, SWR, has announced that the twice yearly Sun Outage may affect its digital radio transmissions between 12:43 and 12:50 CET from February 28th until March 3rd. According to the announcement, the following sites may be affected: Alf-Bullay (Block 11A), Diez an der Lahn (11A), Bitburg-Stahl (11A), Hillschied (11A), Memmingen (8A), Weingarten (8A), Schramberg (8D), Baiersbronn (8D), Lahr (8D), Bad Urach (8D), Sigmaringen (8D), Villingen-Schwenningen (8D), Murgtal (9D) and Buchen (9D)

February 23rd
In the Netherlands, the Ministry for Economic Affairs has announced the application procedure for 22 forthcoming temporary local allotments. Each ensemble will have space for twelve audio services and licences will run until August 31st 2022. During the first four weeks of the contest, each broadcaster may apply for only one slot per multiplex. This is to ensure that all broadcasters in an area have an equal chance of being granted capacity. After the first four weeks, broadcasters may apply to use any remaining capacity for additional services. A map showing the areas to be advertised is included in the revised frequency plan for the local allotments.

February 23rd
In France, the regulator has announced that Topaz Radio will be replaced by the following services on forthcoming ensembles as follows:
  • Annemasse = Radio Pitchoun
  • Chambéry = Sequence FM
  • La Rochelle = AMI
  • Orléans = Alouette
  • Poitiers = AMI
Formal authorisations have not yet been issued for these ensembles.

February 23rd
In Spain, the regional news website Valencia Plaza has continued its reporting of the licensing situation in the country. Prospective digital radio operators have sought assistance from the courts in the face of "administrative silence" in an effort to compel the regional governments to conduct public tenders.

Regional frequency planning for DAB took place in 1999 and local planning in 2001. The governments argue that the allotments have expired as they were allocated more than ten years ago. The prospective operators counter that the frequency allocations were affirmed in the revised national frequency plan (which, incidentally, abandoned L-band for the use of DAB) that was published last year and is still in force.

The Valencia Plaza has summarised the current state of the various legal processes in each region:

Asturias: Final decision in favour of the prospective operators. The government has yet to call a contest.
Galicia: Situation pending resolution in the regional court.
Basque Country: Government refused to conduct a contest. Court ruled in favour of the government. Case now with the Supreme Court.
Navarra: Court ruled in favour of the prospective operators. The government has advertised the capacity.
Aragon: Situation pending resolution in the regional court.
Catalonia: Capacity was advertised and awarded years ago. Prospective operators have sought to have the abandonded licenses readvertised.
Castilla y León: Situation pending resolution in the regional court.
Castilla-La Mancha: Situation pending resolution in the regional court.
Valencia: Situation pending resolution in the regional court.
Murcia: Situation pending resolution in the regional court.
La Rioja: Regional court ruled in favour of the prospective operators. The government has appealed to the Supreme Court.
Andalusia: Situation pending resolution in the regional court.
Extremadura: The government is considering the request. No contest has yet been called.
Balearic Islands: Capacity was advertised and awarded years ago. Prospective operators have sought to have the abandonded licenses readvertised.
Canary Islands: The government refused to call a contest. The regional court ruled in favour of the operators. The government has appealed to the Supreme Court.
Cantabria: Situation pending resolution in the regional court.
Madrid: The regional court ruled in favour of the prospective operators. It is understood that the government has time to appeal to the Supreme Court.

The Valencia Plaza article has further information and background.

It is worth noting that some small-scale commercial ensembles are currently operating in areas where no contests have been called. For example, one group has announced that it is operating an ensemble in Tenerife and that it plans to launch ensembles in Madrid and Barcelona "soon".

February 21st
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2, the service N R J has been relabelled N R J VL.

February 21st
On the Paris ensemble towerCast, the annual temporary service Salon Radio has ceased.

February 20th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought two new transmitters into service in Niedersachsen. Cuxhaven-Altenwalde on Block 8D extends and improves coverage of NDR NDS in a region including Dorum, Nordholz, Otterndorf and Bad Bederkesaand. Rosengarten on Block 9B serves an area that includes Stelle, Hanstedt, Schneverdingen, Heeslingen and Neu Wulmstorf.

February 20th
In Spain, the regional news website Valencia Plaza reports that the government in the autonomous province may be obliged by a court decision to advertise capacity for digital radio broadcasting. The situation is similar to one in Navarra, where capacity was advertised last month, and to another in Asturias, although the government there has not yet opened a public tender.

February 20th
A packet data service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. muxcast.com is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

February 17th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service formerly labelled Birdsong has been relabelled Teseuteu and is now running at 40 kbit/s. The service formerly labelled Birdsong +1 has been relabelled Birdsong. The existing service Atmosphere.Radio is now at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

February 17th
On the Swiss ensemble SMC_D02, the service LUNA+ has been relabelled SCHLAGER RADIO.

February 16th
Snapshot updated of the Danish regional ensemble Oestjyll. Addition of Radio Vinyl since the previous snapshot.

February 16th
Snapshot updated of the Danish regional ensemble Viborg-Skive. Multiple changes since the previous snapshot.

February 16th
On the Belgian regional ensembles, Chérie FM is now simply Chérie.

February 16th
In France, the regulator has issued authorisations to multiplex operator Opémux RNT for the ensembles Bordeaux étendu, Bordeaux Local 2, Toulouse étendu and Toulouse Local 2.

February 14th
In Spain, a group AMSC has announced that ensembles will begin operation in Madrid and Barcelona "soon".

February 13th
In France, the regulator has published authorisations for the operators of local ensembles in Bordeaux and Toulouse:
Bordeaux Local No. 1: Block 7A: La Coopérative de Radiodiffusion
Toulouse Local No. 1: Block 7C: Coméquip

February 13th
In France, the regulator has revoked the authorisations for certain services on the Marseille multiplexes where they are currently broadcast, in anticipation of their migration to other multiplexes as follows:
Radio Star: RNT Marseille 3 ---> "Marseille étendu"
Sud Radio: RNT Marseille 3 ---> "Marseille étendu"

February 13th
In France, the regulator has revoked the authorisations for certain services on the Nice multiplexes where they are currently broadcast, in anticipation of their migration to other multiplexes as follows:
Nice Radio: RNT NICE MUX 5 ---> RNT Nice 1
Sud Radio: RNT Nice 3 ---> RNT Nice 1
RCF Nice Azur: RNT NICE MUX 5 ---> RNT Nice 3

February 13th
In France, the regulator has revoked the authorisations for certain services on the Paris multiplexes where they are currently broadcast, in anticipation of their migration to other multiplexes as follows:
CHANTE FRANCE: RNT Paris 2 ---> "Paris étendu"
EVASION: RNT Paris 2 ---> "Paris étendu"
VOLTAGE: RNT Paris 2 ---> "Paris étendu"
GENERATIONS: RNT Paris 6 ---> "Paris étendu"
MBS: RNT Paris 6 ---> RNT PARIS 3

February 13th
On the German ensemble MDR THUERINGEN, services have been relabelled as follows:
MDR THÜR ERFURT ---> MDR THÜR Mitte-W
MDR THÜR GERA ---> MDR THÜR Ost
MDR THÜR HEILIGN ---> MDR THÜR Nord
MDR THÜR SUHL ---> MDR THÜR SÜd

February 13th
In France, the regulator has issued the first set of authorisations for forthcoming ensembles covering Toulon - three services so far on Block 9A and six on Block 11C. Further authorisations are expected.

February 13th
In France, the regulator has advertised still-vacant capacity on the forthcoming national ensemble M1. 66 CU are on offer, corresponding to a service running at 88 kbit/s at EEP-3A. Closing date for applications is March 25th 2020.

February 11th
On the local ensemble Hereford-Worcs, the service ATLAS RADIO has ceased.

February 11th
A new service has popped up on the ensembles Surrey-NSussex and Trial London. Podcast Radio is broadcasting on both in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshots updated.

February 9th
In the Czech Republic, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 9C. Klínovec is broadcasting the ensemble RTI cz DAB for the Karlovy Vary region and replaces the L-Band transmitter at that site. According to published data, the country has just one L-Band site still in operation. Barvičová is transmitting TELEKO DAB1 for Brno on Block LE, but probably not for much longer.

February 5th
In Poland, the new service Radiu Bezpieczna Podróż is reported to be broadcasting in Gdansk and Warsaw, in addition to the previously-reported Wroklaw.

February 5th
On the local ensemble Suffolk, the service Town 102 Ipswich is reported to have been relabelled Town 102.

February 4th
In Austria, the service Mein Kinderradio is reported to have migrated from the Vienna ensemble CityMUX Wien II to the national ensemble DAB+ Austria. The service has a different SId and is broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s.

February 4th
On the Polish ensemble DABCAST Wroklaw, the service Radio RAM is reported to have been replaced by Radiu Bezpieczna Podróż, broadcasting at 112 kbit/s in DAB+.

February 4th
In France, the regulator has revoked the authorisation granted to Neo to broadcast on LYON 6 as a result of its failure to make use of the capacity awarded.

February 3rd
In Ireland, there is a FreeDAB ensemble operating in Sligo. There are reported to be eleven services on board, although some are currently silent.

February 3rd
On the French ensemble LILLE Local 2, the service G. LILLE INFO has been relabelled BFM GRAND LILLE.

February 3rd
On the local ensemble Herts Beds Bucks, the service MKFM has switched from Mono LSF to Joint Stereo and is now running at 112 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

February 3rd
On the Danish ensemble MUX3-OSTSJ, the service RADIO TEST LW has ceased after only a few days. Snapshot updated.

02.02.2020
On the Swiss ensemble DIG I02, the service JazzAscona has been relabelled FineJazz Gumbo. Snapshot updated.

02.02.2020
A new service is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble Berks & N Hants. 210 - 80s & 90s is reported to be broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 56 kbit/s.

February 1st
The service Hits Radio, carried on many local ensembles in the UK, has been relabelled HITS RADIO UK, with the exception of London 2, where it has been relabelled HITS RADIO LDN.

February 1st
On Trial Norwich, Cossoro Radio replaces TEST01 that popped up a few days ago.

February 1st
In Italy, a new service has popped up on RadioDigiToscana. R.ZAINET is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

February 1st
In France, the authorisations to operate the forthcoming national ensembles have been published in the Journal Officiel. The ensembles are expected to launch in November.

February 1st
In Germany, an out of court settlement has been agreed between the media regulator for Sachsen (the SLM) and Digital Audio Broadcasting Plattform GmbH (DABP). The SLM was the designated regulator responsible for advertising and awarding the second national multiplex. DABP was the unsuccessful applicant. Antenne Deutschland, who were awarded the licence, was formed by a merger of two other applicants, Absolut Radio Digital and Media Broadcast. The merger took place after the closing date of the competition and one of DABP's objections was that the licence had been awarded to an applicant that did not exist at the time of the competition. The Leipzig Administrative Court partially upheld DABP's complaint. The SLM appealed to the Federal Administrative court in September last year. The out of court settlement clears the way for a second national ensemble with up to 16 services.

February 1st
On the Australian ensemble DAB Perth, the service Macquarie Sports has been relabelled Magic Perth.

January 31st
A new service has popped up on Trial London since the last snapshot. CDNX is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The existing service RINSE FM is reported to have dropped from Protection Level EEP-2A to EEP-3A. Zone 1 is reported to have ceased.

January 31st
Edinburgh and Glasgow snapshots updated. Addition of Magic Musicals.

January 31st
Malta snapshots updated.

January 31st
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Sachsen ensemble DAB+ Freiberg. RADIO OSTROCK is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 30th
In the Czech Republic, the two Teleko ensembles DAB1 and DAB2 are reported to have been relabelled TELEKO DAB1 and TELEKO DAB2 respectively.

January 30th
A new service has popped up on the Danish regional ensemble MUX3-OSTSJ. RADIO TEST LW is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 29th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster WDR has increased the power of its transmitter at Oelde, improving reception of Radio fuer NRW in an area including Gütersloh, Soest and Warendorf.

January 29th
In the Republic of Ireland, a "FreeDAB" ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 5A in Waterford. According to a reception report from the area, the line-up of stations being broadcast appears to include a "Jazz FM". According to posts in Irish radio forums, a FreeDAB transmission popped up in Sligo several days ago.

January 29th
In Croatia, the public-service broadcaster HRT has popped up on the ensemble OIV Croatia DAB+ with three services - HRT-HR1, HRT-HR2 and HRT-HR3. All services on the ensemble, including the newcomers, are broadcasting DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

January 29th
Snapshot of the Danish regional ensemble DAB2 N updated following the cessation of DR P7 Mix.

January 29th
On the French ensemble RNT Paris 5, the service RAJE has been relabelled Mouvement UP.

January 28th
Magic Musicals is reported to have popped up on the local ensembles Edinburgh, Glasgow and Tyne & Wear.

January 28th
Absolute Rad 80s and Absolute Rad 90s are reported to have popped up on the local ensemble Inverness. According to reports, both are running in Mono at 80 kbit/s.

January 28th
In Germany, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up in Schleswig-Holstein. Lübeck K9D is reported to be carrying four DAB+ audio services currently. This is part of a trial of the small-scale DAB model. Another ensemble is expected on-air in Kiel in March.

January 27th
In Switzerland, a new service is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble for Basel, DIG D04 - BS. Lifestyle 74 is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

January 27th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Teesside. Magic Musicals is broadcasting in Mono at 80 kbit/s. The existing service BBC Tees has been relabelled BBC Radio Tees.

January 26th
On Trial Norwich, TEST01 is reported to have replaced Crackers Radio.

January 26th
On #EuroDab Italia, the service #RTL 102.5 rewind is reported to have been relabelled #RTL 102.5 napulè.

January 26th
Snapshot of the Danish regional ensemble DAB2 S updated following the cessation of DR P7 Mix.

January 26th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble Hamburg K11C. The service ffn Hamburg has been relabelled ffn since the previous observation. TIDE.radio is now running at 64 kbit/s with Protection Level EEP 2-B.

January 26th
In France, the Radios Associatives Numériques reports that the two national ensembles should launch in November 2020. New authorisations for the Paris, Marseille and Nice ensembles are expected to be issued by the end of February 2020.

January 26th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble for Naples, Digitale Nap Cas. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

January 24th
Snapshot updated of the Rome ensemble CR DAB+. Addition of COMPANY and M100 since the previous observation. All services now run at 72 kbit/s.

January 24th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss ensemble for the French-speaking part of canton Valais, DIG F03 - BVS. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

January 24th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss ensemble for Lausanne and canton Vaud, DIG F03 - VD. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

January 24th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble for Rheinland-Pfalz, SWR RP. Addition of Rockland Radio since the previous observation.

January 24th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 O-CH. Addition of Radio-Munot+ since the previous observation.

January 24th
Snapshot updated of the German local ensemble Nuernberg. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

January 24th
Snapshots updated of the German regional ensembles Mittelfranken and Unterfranken. Both egoFM and ROCK ANTENNE are now running at 72 kbit/s.

January 24th
Snapshot updated of the Belgian regional ensemble NAM-LUX 1. Addition of 1RCF Belgique and Sud Radio BE since the previous observation.

January 24th
Snapshot updated of the Belgian regional ensemble LIEGE 2. Addition of Jam. since the previous observation.

January 24th
Snapshots updated of the Netherlands regional ensembles 6B Oost-Noord NL and 7A Zuid NL following the addition of Arrow C R to both and the removal of the 8FM services from the latter.

January 23rd
Snapshot updated of the French local ensemble CALAIS, relabelled since the previous observation.

January 23rd
Snapshot updated of the local ensemble Cambridge. Addition of Dubai Now and Radio Maria Eng since the previous observation.

January 23rd
Snapshot updated of the Swiss ensemble for Geneva, DIG F03 - GE. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

January 23rd
Snapshot updated of the French local ensemble RNT Marseille 2. One service label no longer contains a typo as transmitted and addition of SWIGG since the previous observation.

January 23rd
Snapshot updated of the French local ensemble LYON 6, relabelled and with the addition of SOL FM since the previous snapshot.

January 22nd
Snapshots updated of the small-scale DAB trials in Wrocław - DABCAST Wroclaw and LokalDAB. Multiple changes on both ensembles since the previous snapshots.

January 22nd
Snapshots updated of the French ensembles Nantes5D and NANTES LOCAL. Re-ordering of CUs on both.

January 22nd
Snapshot of the local ensemble Hereford-Worcs updated.

January 22nd
Snapshot added of the French regional ensemble Rouen-Etendu.

January 22nd
Snapshots added of the French local ensembles Le Havre Local 1 and Rouen Local 2.

January 22nd
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensembles 6B Oost-Noord NL and 7A Zuid NL. On both ensembles, Arrow C R is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. On 6B Oost-Noord NL, the existing service Grunn FM has dropped from 64 to 48 kbit/s.

January 21st
Snapshot added of the Tunisian ensemble ONT.

January 21st
Snapshots added of the French local ensembles Bourg-en-Bresse, Bourgoin-Jallieu and Macon-Cluny.

January 20th
In Germany, the media regulator for Sachsen has awarded capacity on the local ensembles for Leipzig and Freiberg. In Leipzig, 60 CU is awarded to "Radio Leipzig". In Freiberg, 60 CU is awarded to "Krix.fm - Radio für dich". Both licences last for ten years.

January 20th
In Switzerland, the website of the multiplex operator Digris now lists its network in Ticino (Tessin) as broadcasting two separate ensembles - one for Sopraceneri and another for Sottoceneri. According to reports from the reception area, only a single ensemble is currently being transmitted (EDIT: same EId), but the separate listings on the website suggest a change may be imminent. The website also announces additional transmitters to be brought into service during 2020 that will extend coverage of the Sopraceneri area as far north as Airolo, at the southern end of the Gotthard tunnel:
  • Grono Gambader - March 2020
  • Locarno Cardada - April 2020
  • Gionico Catto - June 2020
  • Airolo del Buco - June 2020

January 19th
In Australia, a new service has popped up on DAB+ HOBART. 7HO River is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s and with EEP-2A Protection. The existing services 7HOFM, 7HO Classic Hits and Kix Country are also running now at the higher protection level and at 48 kbit/s each. Snapshot updated.

January 19th
Snapshot updated of the Czech ensemble RTI cz DAB, following the removal of the Český Rozhlas services.

January 19th
In Italy, a new service DOT RADIO has popped up on the ensemble RADIODIG UMBRIA.

January 19th
In Italy, a new service Cusano Campus has popped up on the ensemble C.R. DAB UMBRIA.

January 19th
In Italy, a new service RADIO ITALIACINA has popped up on the ensemble CR DAB TOSCANA.

January 19th
In Italy, a new service RLB RADIOATTIVA has popped up on the Calabria ensemble _ADN ITALIA DAB.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on the Croatian ensemble OIV Croatia DAB+. Domaći radio NG is broadcasting in DAB+ at 112 kbit/s.

January 19th
On the French ensemble for Lens-Douai, BLAD, the service J A Z Z Radio is reported to be running with a new SId.

January 18th
On the French ensemble RNT Paris 5, the service LCF has ceased.

January 16th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Glasgow. Coroso Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s. Passion Radio is running at 32 kbit/s. The existing service Paisley is now running at 24 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 16th
Snapshots updated of the Free-DAB ensembles in Ireland. Since the previous snapshots, the ensembles in Cork and Dublin have been relabelled and have changed their EIds. The Dublin ensemble is now reported to be operating on Block 5A. Multiple other changes. A new ensemble has popped up in the North East of the country, around County Louth. Free-DAB N & E is reported to have eighteen services on board.

January 16th
A new service has popped up on the Block 9D ensemble towerCast. Salon Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s.

January 15th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2, the service Joe Christmas has ceased.

January 15th
In the Czech Republic, the former TELEKO DAB network has been split. There are now two ensembles in operation. DAB2 operates in Prague and Olomouc, while DAB1 is broadcast elsewhere. The Český Rozhlas services previously broadcast by Teleko have ceased and are now to be found only on CRo DAB+. Two new CRo services have popped up on both ensembles. CRo-SEVER and Cro-H.KRALOVE are running in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s each. PIGY RADIO is now broadcast only on DAB2 and also at 96 kbit/s but with less protection. Snapshots updated.

January 15th
In the Czech Republic, the Block 12C network in Bohemia and the Block 12D network in Moravia, which previously carried the same Český Rozhlas multiplex, have been split, and now the public-service broadcaster operates a separate ensemble in each region. Unfortunately, although the two ensembles now differ in content from each other, BOTH ensembles appear to be labelled CRo DAB+ and using the same EId. Snapshots updated. The instances of the broadcaster's services that had been broadcast on the Teleko and RTI ensembles have ceased.

January 14th
In some cultures, it is considered unlucky to leave your Christmas decorations up beyond twelfth night. On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2, the service Joe Christmas is still running as of today's date.

January 14th
On the local ensemble Derbyshire, the service Smooth East Mids is running with a new SId.

January 14th
In France, the regulator has announced two temporary services to broadcast in Paris in connection with the Salon de la Radio event. Radio du Salon de la Radio is authorised to broadcast on Block 6C. ConnectOnAir is authorised to broadcast on Block 9D (towerCast).

January 13th
London 2 snapshot updated. Virgin Groove bitrate increased to 64 kbit/s.

January 12th
In Germany, the regular pop-up service SWR Messeradio has appeared on the SWR ensembles in Rheinland-Pfalz and Baden-Württemberg.

January 12th
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL. Radio Continu 2 is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. The existing service COASTLINE has ceased.

January 12th
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service in Südtirol (Alto Adige). Hühnerspiel on Block 10B is broadcasting the ensemble RAS1-DAB and its combination of services from Italy, Switzerland and Germany. With its very high elevation and fortuitous outlook, the Hühnerspiel was an important FM site in the 1980s, before the liberalisation of broadcasting in Germany and Austria. In those days, Italian-based commercial broadcasters were able to reach listeners in Austria and parts of southern Bayern, where at the time only public-sector broadcasts were available. According to reception reports from the region, the Hühnerspiel is providing excellent DAB+ coverage in Innsbruck, including the centre of the city, its Bahnhof and also surrounding areas. It is also possible that the ensemble may be receivable in favourable locations in southern Bayern. With transmissions from Austria's own national multiplex having begun in December, this new site in Italy more than doubles the number of services available in Innsbruck.

January 12th
London 2 snapshot updated. Multiple changes since previous snapshot.

January 12th
Northamptonshire snapshot updated. Gold Northampton replaced Smooth Northants and Radio Up replaced Connect FM since last year's snapshot.

January 12th
Coventry snapshot updated. Addition of Smooth Country since last year's snapshot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 3rd
N. Ireland snapshot updated.

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

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

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

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

January 2nd
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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