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Archives 2019   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 29th
Trial Portsmouth snapshot updated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 4th
Snapshot updated of the Danish ensemble NivaaDAB.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 28th
Kuwait DAB1 snapshot updated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 9th
RNT Marseille 2 snapshot updated.

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

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

January 9th
Lyon-Local snapshot corrected.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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