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Archives 2016   

September 28th
The first transmissions from the new local ensemble for Suffolk have been reported on Block 10C.

September 28th
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C, improving coverage of * DAB Italia * in and around Perugia.

September 28th
Summer is over. On London 1, MAGIC SOUL SUMMR has been relabelled MAGIC SOUL.

September 26th
The UK regulator has published its Final Report into the Small-Scale DAB Trials that begin in 2015. The minimuxes participating in the trial are still on air and are licensed until 2018.

September 25th
Snapshots of the Swiss ensemble SRG SSR D01, SMC D03 N-CH and SMC D03 BE-FR updated.

September 25th
A new service has popped up on the German Block 11D ensemble Bayern. Infokanal Bayern is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

September 25th
Snapshots of the German ensembles hr Radio and DR HESSEN updated.

September 25th
Snapshots added of the Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 AARAU, DIG D04 BASEL, DIG D04 WTHUR and DIG D04 ZS. DIG D04 ZURICH snapshot updated.

September 24th
A new service has popped up on Trial Bristol. Angel Digital is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s in Mono LSF.

September 24th
Snapshots of the German ensembles DR Saarland and SWR RP updated.

September 17th
Snapshot of the Block 11A Szczecin ensemble Polskie Radio updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service Radio 94i4 has been relabelled Szczecin Extra.

September 16th
Snapshot of the German ensemble NDR NDS updated.

September 16th
A new service has popped up on South East Wales. BBC RC Mwy is broadcasting test transmissions at 64 kbit/s in mono. When launched, it will operate as a three-month trial in connection with the forthcoming 40th anniversary of BBC Radio Cymru.

September 15th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service JAMM Radio has been relabelled Test. Currently, the subchannel does not contain an audio stream.

September 15th
On the local ensemble Berks & N Hants, the service KISS has ceased. The service is already broadcast on D1 National.

September 15th
On the local ensemble Berks & N Hants, the service KISS has ceased. The service is already broadcast on D1 National.

September 14th
The operator of the forthcoming local ensemble for Suffolk, MuxCo, has announced that test transmissions will begin on September 30th. The new ensemble will use Block 10C and broadcast initially from Puttocks Hill, Mendlesham and Warren’s Heath. A further transmitter at Felixstowe is expected to be added in October.

September 14th
DR Deutschland snapshot updated. Addition of Schwarzwaldradio.

September 14th
D1 National snapshot updated. Addition of Capital UK.

September 13th
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Capital UK is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in mono.

September 13th
Snapshot of the German ensemble Radio fuer NRW updated.

September 13th
In Hong Kong, a third broadcaster has announced its intention to hand back its digital radio licence. Metro Broadcast Corporation will continue broadcasting on DAB+ until October 12th. Two of its channels will run in parallel with its FM services. The third will play continuous music until the regulator authorises the services to cease. Metro follows two other broadcasters who have returned their licences. DBC announced its move last month. Phoenix URadio ceased operating in September last year. Public-service broadcaster RTHK is the only broadcaster in Hong Kong still using DAB+.

September 11th
North West Wales snapshot updated.

September 11th
Snapshot of the Netherlands national ensemble NPO updated.

September 9th
SDL National snapshot updated. Addition of Union JACK.

September 9th
A new service has popped up on the UK's second national commercial ensemble, SDL National. Union JACK is broadcasting in DAB+ Stereo at 24 kbit/s and is the ensemble's fourth DAB+ service.

September 8th
On the Netherlands national Block 12C ensemble NPO, the services NPO Radio 1Extra and NPO Test have ceased.

September 6th
In Denmark, unused capacity on the regionally-organised third layer of coverage has been advertised for commercial radio. Thirteen regional ensembles are involved. Ten are already on air, of which one is already full. In the remaining three, it will be for licence-holders jointly to establish transmission networks. Where demand for capacity exceeds availability, a beauty contest will be held. The deadline for bids is October 16th. Uncontested licences are expected to be announced October 28th. Contested licences are expected to be announced November 28th. The licences will run until June 30th 2023.

September 6th
On Edinburgh and Glasgow, the service Capital is reported to have been relabelled Capital Scotland.

September 6th
Snapshot of the Block 10D ensemble Bayern updated.

September 6th
Hamburg K11C snapshot updated.

September 5th
Cornwall, Devon and Swansea SW Wales snapshots updated.

September 4th
Mid & West Wales snapshot updated. Nation Gold replaced by Dragon Radio. On this ensemble, the replacement is running at 112 kbit/s in Joint Stereo.

September 4th
Trial Portsmouth snapshot updated. Addition of News Radio UK.

September 4th
Bristol, Gloucestershire, NE Wales W Chesh, Somerset and South East Wales snapshots updated.

September 3rd
The first transmissions from the new national ensemble for Slovenia have been reported on Block 10D with four services from public-service broadcaster RTVSlo on board and a test channel.

September 1st
A new service has popped up on the German ensemble Hamburg K11C. R.SH - Hamburg is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The service FSK 93.0 Hamburg is reported to have ceased.

September 1st
On the German Block 10D ensemble Bayern, the services PN EINS DANCE and Bayern 1 Main have ceased.

September 1st
The local ensemble Humberside has migrated from Block 11B to 10D as planned.

September 1st
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. News Radio UK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

September 1st
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, Nation Gold has been relabelled Dragon Radio.

September 1st
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the national ensemble DR Deutschland. Schwarzwaldradio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

August 29th 2016
MDR SACHSEN snapshot updated. Addition of MDR SCHLAGERW SN.

August 29th 2016
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Weather24/7Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated. Of the 18 services on this minimux, 11 are using DAB+.

August 29th 2016
With so many DAB+ services already on the air in the UK, and more to come, it's now more important than ever to be careful when purchasing a "digital radio". A Tesco own brand DAB radio may look attractive for GBP 19, but if you use one in or near Manchester, up to nineteen services could be completely inaudible. Perhaps not a bargain after all? Checking the Tesco website today, Wohnort counted 14 own brand models, none of which made mention of DAB+. If DAB+ isn't mentioned in the radio's blurb, then it probably won't receive it. Things look rather better at Sainsbury's. Two models on their website now explicitly mention DAB+ reception - the SR3 and the SR5. There are other models in the own brand range, however, that will not receive DAB+. Caveat emptor!

August 29th 2016
Surrey-NSussex snapshot updated, showing JACK Surrey and JACK 2 Surrey using DAB+.

August 29th 2016
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated, showing Switch Radio, Solar Radio, Starpoint Soul and Radio Caroline using DAB+. Addition of Angel Digital in Mono LSF and Like Radio in Mono, both "original-flavour" DAB.

August 29th 2016
In Germany, a new service has popped up on each of the ensembles MDR SACHSEN, MDR S-ANHALT and MDR THUERINGEN. MDR SCHLAGERW SN, MDR SCHLAGERW ST and MDR SCHLAGERW TH are broadcasting on their respective ensembles in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s. MDR Schlagerwelle launches its programmes on September 2nd.

August 28th 2016
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. Addition of Antenna Radio, Blast, Heritage Radio and Timeless Radio. This minimux now broadcasts 19 services, 14 of which use DAB+.

August 27th 2016
The BBC has recently brought into service new transmitters on Block 12B as follows:-
West Lynn (0.1kW)
Blackpool Princess Street (2.4kW)
Shilbottle (0.95kW)
Kenley (0.05kW)
Letchworth (0.6kW)

August 26th 2016
NE Wales W Chesh snapshot updated.

August 26th 2016
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. A new DAB+ service has popped up since the last snapshot. Blast 106 is running at 32 kbit/s. AsianFX Radio and Pulse 98.4 FM have ceased.

August 24th 2016
In Germany, two new SFNs have been brought into service on Blocks 8C and 10A. Both are transmitting the ensemble BR Franken that has been broadcast on Block 10B from Ochsenkopf since November last year. Block 10A serves Unterfranken from transmitters at Alzenau, Kreuzberg, Miltenberg, Pfaffenberg and Würzburg. Block 8C covers Mittelfranken from Büttelberg. The services on BR Franken are being broadcast with the maximum level of Error Protection. From September 1st, the regional service Bayern 1 Main will cease to be broadcast on the Land-wide Block 10D ensemble Bayern.

August 24th 2016
In Slovakia, a new service has popped up on the Block 11C Nitra ensemble AVIS. New Model Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 120 kbit/s. A YouTube video uploaded by "frekvencia_hu fmdx_hu" on August 8th appears to show this ensemble and the Block 12C Bratislava ensemble DAB using the same EId (5001).

August 24th 2016
In Germany, lulu.fm, a service for the LGBT community, has been awarded capacity in Hamburg and Berlin. Already available as an internet service, lulu.fm is expected to begin broadcasting on the ensembles Hamburg K11C and Berlin/BRBG 7B on October 1st.

August 23rd 2016
In Italy, the multiplex operator in Südtirol (Alto Adige) has brought two new transmitters into operation. Antholz-Mittertal and Pragsertal extend coverage of RAS 1-DAB and RAS2-DAB to the Antholzer- and Pragsertal.

August 23rd 2016
The local ensemble Humberside is to migrate from Block 11B to 10D overnight August 31st/September 1st.

August 21st 2016
A new service, Capital Cymru, has popped up on the local ensemble North West Wales.

August 19th 2016
On the Netherlands Block 11C ensemble DAB+, RADIO 538, 538 NON STOP and Efteling Kids have been relabelled 538-Radio 538, 538-538 Non Stop and 538-538 Top 40 respectively.

August 17th 2016
The operator of the local ensemble Lincolnshire, MuxCo, has announced that a new transmitter will be brought into service next month at High Hunsley.

August 17th 2016
The operator of the local ensemble North West Wales, MuxCo, has announced that new transmitters are being brought into service this month at Holyhead South Stack Road, Amlwch, Llanddona, Gwaenysgor (S) and Penmaen Rhos.

August 17th 2016
The operator of the local ensemble Hereford-Worcs, MuxCo, has announced that new transmitters are being brought into service this month at Hereford and Kidderminster.

August 15th 2016
On the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - ZURICH, the service RADIO ITALIA SMI has been replaced by COUNTRY RADIO SW.

August 13th 2016
The Austrian regulator has authorised the addition of Radio Big City Live to the pilot ensemble DAB WIEN.

August 12th 2016
UK TII table updated. Multiple additions.

August 11th 2016
The operator of DR Deutschland, the national ensemble in Germany, has announced that transmitters further sites are being brought into service on Block 5C, including Landshut and Amberg. Brotjacklriegel, Edenkoben, Büttelberg and Münster are already in service. Grünten is imminent. Calau bei Cottbus and Bremerhaven-Schiffdorf are expected to be activated at the end of this month.

August 10th 2016
New transmitters have been brought into service recently,
extending and improving reception of UK local ensembles as follows:-
Birmingham: Sedgley Beacon Lane
Bristol: Backwell, Pur Down, Siston
Cambridge: Cheveley
Devon 11C: Brixham, Kingswear Dartmouth
Devon 10C: Braunton, Ilfracombe
Edinburgh: Athelstaneford
Glasgow: Millburn Muir, Rothesay
Inverness: Knockmore
Kent: Tolsford Hill
Lancashire: Darwen
Manchester: Littleborough
N. Ireland: Camlough, Newcastle
Northampton: Wellingborough Irthlingborough Road
Peterborough: Wisbech
South East Wales: Abertillery, Heolgerrig, Pontypool, Rhondda, Rhymney
South Hampshire: Freeth Allotments
Tyne & Wear: Newton
West Wiltshire: Westwood
Wolv'ton & Shrop: Sedgley

August 10th 2016
The BBC has recently brought into service new transmitters on Block 12B as follows:-
Beccles (0.05kW)
Blythburgh (1.2kW)
Caterham Oldpark Wood (2.4kW)
Freeth Allotments (0.03kW)
Nebo South (0.6kW)
Newton (1.0kW)
Siston (0.02kW)
Wellingborough Irthlingborough Road (0.02kW)

August 9th 2016
On RNT Paris 7, the service ZEBRadio has ceased.

August 9th 2016
The UK regulator has authorised the services JACK and JACK 2 on the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex to switch to DAB+.

August 9th 2016
In Hong Kong, the multiplex operator and broadcaster DBC has informed the government of its intention to hand back its licence after five years in operation. (The Standard)

August 6th 2016
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C to serve the city of Siena and surrounding area and improve coverage of * DAB Italia * along the superstrada Siena - Firenze and along the autostrada Siena - Val di Chiana.

August 6th 2016
The local ensemble Sussex Coast has been relabelled Sussex. Snapshot updated. Norwich is reported to have been relabelled Norfolk.

August 6th 2016
A second DAB+ service has popped up on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh. Love 80s Lpool is broadcasting in stereo at 32kbit/s.

August 5th 2016
On the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - BASEL, the service RUNDFUNK has ceased.

August 5th 2016
On NE Wales W Chesh, Nation Radio is running with a changed SId.

August 4th 2016
On NE Wales W Chesh, the service Capital has been replaced by Capital NW (different SId).

August 3rd 2016
On the Belgian ensemble VRT DAB, the service nieuws+ is reported to have been relabelled VRT NWS.

August 2nd 2016
A new service has popped up on Gloucestershire. Glow Radio is reported to be broadcasting in mono at 80 kbit/s.

August 2nd 2016
A new service has popped up on NE Wales W Chesh. Nation Gold is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in "original-flavour" DAB. Nation Radio has switched to DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The DAB+ service Chris Country has ceased.

August 1st 2016
On Trial Manchester, the service Max has been relabelled Max 80s.

July 31st 2016
A second ensemble is reported to have popped up in Slovakia on Block 12B. Four DAB+ services are reported to be being broadcast in the country's second city Košice from a 2kW transmitter at Heringeš.

July 31st 2016
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. Antenna Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ Stereo at 48 kbit/s. Two existing services have switched from "original-flavour" DAB to DAB+. Chris Country and Unity Radio are each broadcasting at 48 kbit/s in Stereo. Of the 16 services broadcast on the minimux, 11 are now using DAB+.

July 30th 2016
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Cheesy FM is broadcasting in DAB+ Stereo at 32 kbit/s, accompanied by a slideshow. Snapshot updated. Of the 17 services on the minimux, 10 are in DAB+ and 15 have slideshows.

July 30th 2016
In France, some broadcasters allocated capacity on ensembles to be operated in Paris, Marseille and Nice failed to agree on the appointment of a multiplex operator. The French regulator has withdrawn the authorisations to operate digital services from those broadcasters. The CSA Decision concerns one ensemble to have operated in Paris, two ensembles in Marseille and two in Nice.

July 30th 2016
The Germany media website Satellifax reports that the recent DAB+ Call for Expressions of Interest issued by the Austrian regulator received a response from the Italian transmission and multiplex operator RAS. Operating in the largely German-speaking region of Südtirol (Alto Adige) in northern Italy, RAS broadcasts services from the neighbouring German-speaking countries German, Austria and Switzerland. According to the report, RAS is seeking to transmit both of its ensembles from Patscherkofel, enabling reception in Innsbrück and along the Inntal- and Brenner autobahns - the strategically important transit routes between Germany and Italy. If approved, Innsbrück would become the third Austrian city - alongside Bregenz and Salzburg - to be able to receive DAB+ services from neighbouring countries.

July 30th 2016
In Switzerland, two new minimuxes have popped up in Basel and Luzern/St. Gallen respectively. DIG D04 - BASEL is reported to be broadcasting twelve services on Block 10A. DIG D04 - LZSG has twelve services on Block 5D.

July 29th 2016
The UK regulator has approved the addition of Absolute Radio 00s and Absolute Radio 60s to the local ensemble Tayside. Both services are already broadcast on the local ensemble Inverness.

July 16th 2016
In Belgium, a new service has popped up on the Block 11A ensemble Norkring DAB+. ZEN FM Test is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s, accompanied by a Slideshow ZEN FM Test SLS carried in a separate subchannel.

July 15th 2016
A new DAB+ service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Starpoint Soul is broadcasting in stereo at 32 kbit/s. Radio Caroline has switched to stereo at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

July 14th 2016
The media regulator in Bavaria has granted capacity on the local ensemble Augsburg to "rt1 in the mix" and on the local ensemble Ingolstadt to "PN Eins Urban".

July 14th 2016
Radio France is broadcasting in DAB+. Four audio services of the public-service broadcaster have popped up on the Block 9D ensemble in Paris, towerCastMux. France Inter, France Culture and France Bleu are in stereo DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. France Info is in mono DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. digitalbitrate reports three other unlabelled DAB+ have also popped up. Bonne fête du 14-Juillet!

July 14th 2016
A new service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. Sunrise Radio is broadcasting in mono at 96 kbit/s. Snapshot updated. When the snapshot was taken, the subchannel for AsianFX Radio did not contain an audio stream. Since the previous snapshot, the bitrate of Radio Saltire has risen to 128 kbit/s, Joint Stereo.

July 12th 2016
Edinburgh and Glasgow snapshots updated.

July 12th 2016
Teesside and Tyne & Wear snapshots updated.

July 12th 2016
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Nuernberg. PN EINS URBAN is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s using DAB+. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service Radio ENERGY Nbg has been relabelled ENERGY NUERNBERG.

July 10th 2016
On Trial Norwich, the service Solar Radio has switched to DAB+.

July 9th 2016
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Addition of Great Yorkshire.

July 9th 2016
Mid & West Wales and North West Wales snapshots updated.

July 8th 2016
A new radio station, Glow Radio, has announced that it will begin broadcasting on August 1st. The service is expected to be carried on the local ensemble Gloucestershire

July 8th 2016
The UK regulator has granted approval for the service Gold to be removed from Central Scotland. According to the Multiplex Variation Request, the change was expected to take place at 23:59 on July 4th, but the service was still broadcasting as of the evening of the 8th.

July 7th 2016
In the Netherlands, the first of the new local ensembles has popped up on Block 7B. Four services are reported to be being broadcast from a transmitter at Vlagtwedde in the province of Groningen. Additional transmitters are planned later this year to increase coverage.

July 6th 2016
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Bassano extends coverage * DAB Italia * to Brenta and part of ‪Veneto‬, including the cities of ‪Vicenza‬, ‪Padova‬, ‪‎Mestre‬ and ‪Venezia‬.

July 6th 2016
In Germany, the media regulator for Baden-Württember has advertised capacity on the Block 11B ensemble DRS BW. 54 CU are on offer for a DAB+ service. Closing date is August 31st, 2016.

July 5th 2016
On the NDR ensembles in northern Germany, the service NDR Traffic has been relabelled NDR Plus.

July 5th 2016
A new temporary service has popped up on the Danish minimux NivaaDAB. VigFestivalRadio is broadcasting at 88 kbit/s in DAB+ in parallel with 99.0 MHz FM in connection with an event Vig Festival, which takes place from July 7th to 9th.

July 4th 2016
On the Block 9D Paris ensemble towerCastMux, the packet data subchannel Skyrock is now running as a Secondary Component of the audio service Skyrock_IP rather than as a service in its own right.

July 4th 2016
MAGIC SOUL SUMMR has popped up on the local ensemble Glasgow.

July 4th 2016
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Indulgence has been relabelled Indulge Pop Up.

July 4th 2016
The various instances of Magic ABBA around the UK are reported to have been relabelled MAGIC SOUL SUMMR.

July 4th 2016
A new service has popped up on Surrey-NSussex. Airshow is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s in Mono LSF in parallel with an FM transmission on 106.6 MHz for the Farnborough Airshow.

July 3rd 2016
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. Addition of Love 80's.

July 2nd 2016
On London 1, the service Heart London has sprouted a Secondary Component. Heart slides shares a packet data subchannel with Capital slides and EPG+Slideshow.

July 2nd 2016
On the Block 6D ensemble RNT PARIS 3, the service Phare FM is reported to have ceased.

July 2nd 2016
French and German public-service broadcasters Radio France, the ARD and DeutschlandRadio have urged their national governments to make DAB+ capability obligatory on all new receivers.

July 2nd 2016
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. Love 80's is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

July 2nd 2016
In Germany, a new service has popped up on Hamburg K11C. Antenne Sylt is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

July 2nd 2016
A new service is reported to have popped up on North Yorkshire. Great Yorkshire is reported to be broadcasting in mono at 64 kbit/s. Programmes launch on Monday 4th.

June 29th 2016
In Austria, multiplex operator and transmission provider ORS has published an interim report following the first year of operation of the trial ensemble in Vienna.

June 29th 2016
London 2 snapshot updated. Addition of Thames Radio and removal of UCB 2.

June 28th 2016
Snapshots updated of the Netherlands regional ensembles 7A Zuid NL and 9D Zuidwest NL.

June 28th 2016
In the Netherlands, MTVNL appears to be operating as three distinct ensembles serving, respectively, Drenthe & Groningen, North Brabant & North Limburg and the rest of the Netherlands. Snapshot added of the ensemble covering North Brabant & North Limburg. Snapshot updated of the ensemble serving the rest of the Netherlands.

June 28th 2016
On London 2, the bitrate of Thames Radio has increased to 80 kbit/s, Mono.

June 28th 2016
Lancashire snapshot updated. Addition of 2BR.

June 27th 2016
NE Wales W Chesh snapshot updated. Addition of SANDGROUNDER.

June 26th 2016
A new service has popped up on London 2. Thames Radio is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF. The service RETUNE (formerly UCB 2) has ceased.

June 26th 2016
Snapshot added of the new Danish regional ensemble for Øst- og Nordsjælland (including Copenhagen), MUX3-OSTSJ.

June 25th 2016
Ayr snapshot updated. Cessation of Pop Up Radio.
Glasgow snapshot updated. Cessation of Clyde Rocks.

June 25th 2016
In Denmark, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 6C. The Øst- og Nordsjælland third-layer ensemble serves Copenhagen and the surrounding region. Seven DAB+ audio services are being broadcast. An additional ensemble is reported to have popped up on 12A serving Fyn from a site in Svendborg.

June 25th 2016
On the Block 11C ensemble Muenchen, MKR-Kirchenradio, which previously time-shared an SId and subchannel with RADIO MUENCHEN, now exists with an SId and subchannel of its own, running at 80 kbit/s.

June 22nd 2016
On London 2, the service Spectrum has been relabelled SPECTRUM SINO.

June 22nd 2016
In Germany, the ZAK, a committee of the regional media regulators, has allocated capacity on the national ensemble DR Deutschland to Schlagerparadies GmbH (42 CU) and Media Broadcast GmbH (22 CU). The committee also agreed to prepare the case for a second national commercial multiplex and to seek frequency resources. Should all go according to plan, the ensemble could be advertised in the first half of 2017.

June 20th 2016
In Switzerland, the website of minimux operator Digris is showing revised on air dates for forthcoming areas. The list now includes a minimux to cover Thun, with an expected service date of February 2017.

June 20th 2016
In Denmark, the temporary service on the second-layer ensembles, Folkemoedet has ceased. 24syv has reverted to 128 kbit/s Joint Stereo.

June 18th 2016
Two new services have popped up on Trial Manchester. Rainbow Radio and Solar Radio are broadcasting in DAB+, replacing Business Radio and Magic ABBA, which have ceased.

June 17th 2016
On London 2, UCB 2 has been relabelled RETUNE. The service is now carried on SDL National.

June 16th 2016
A new service has popped up on Trial Cambridge. Angel Digital is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s Mono LSF.

June 16th 2016
On the second-layer ensembles in Denmark, 24syv is currently broadcasting at 96 kbit/s Joint Stereo, 48k sampling.

June 16th 2016
In Slovenia, the regulator has issued a tender for content providers for the forthcoming national DAB+ network. Closing date is July 15th, 2016.

June 16th 2016
A temporary service has popped up on the second-layer ensembles in Denmark. Folkemoedet is broadcasting at 48 kbit/s in original-flavour DAB to coincide with the annual event on Bornholm.

June 15th 2016
A new service has popped up on Trial Norwich. Angel Digital is broadcasting at 32 kbit/s in DAB+.

June 15th 2016
On Trial Birmingham, the service Switch Radio has switched to DAB+. This brings to five, the number of UK ensembles using DAB+ - one national, one local and three minimuxes.

June 13th 2016
A new service has popped up on Trial Birmingham. Angel Digital is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s Mono LSF.

June 12th 2016
In the Netherlands, the website MediaMagazine.nl reports that a local ensemble will begin operating soon from Vlagtwedde to serve eastern Groningen. A consortium "Groningen 1" has been formed at the initiative Radio Westerwolde that includes other local broadcasters Havenstad FM, Radio Compagnie and RTV Logo. According to the website's report, the ensemble is expected to use Block 7B.

June 12th 2016
On the UK minimux Trial Birmingham, the service Scratch Radio is reported to have ceased.

June 10th 2016
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh. SANDGROUNDER is running at 64 kbit/s in Mono at 24kHz sampling.

June 10th 2016
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Nation Radio has switched to 80 kbit/s in Mono at 48kHz sampling, following this morning's brief and unusual excursion.

June 10th 2016
In Switzerland, Radio Tell has popped up on the minimux for Aarau on Block 5D.

June 10th 2016
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Nation Radio has switched to 80 kbit/s in Joint Stereo at 24kHz sampling.

June 9th 2016
Snapshot updated of the Block 9A ensemble in Nantes - GRAM.

June 8th 2016
In Italy, a consortium is reported to have been formed with the intention of operating a DAB/DAB+ ensemble in the region Cosenza/Catanzaro/Crotone. ADN DAB 1 Digital Radio is reported to comprise 12 stations owned by ADN ITALIA SPA:
  • Radio Juke Box
  • Radio Italianissima
  • Radio Enne Lamezia
  • Radio Class
  • Radio Juke Box Italia
  • Radio Ciak
  • Radio Ricordi
  • Radio News 24
  • Radio Juke Box CS
  • Radio Simpatia
  • Radio Net
  • Radio Piana Lametina

June 8th 2016
In Italy, a consortium is reported to have been formed with the intention of operating a DAB/DAB+ ensemble in the region Vibo Valentia/Reggio Calabria/Messina/Catania/Siracusa. ADN DAB 2 Digital Radio is reported to comprise 7 stations owned by ADN ITALIA SPA and 5 stations owned by Gruppo Siciliano RMB:
  • Radio Juke Box
  • Radio Ciak
  • Radio Italianissima
  • Radio News 24
  • Radio Class
  • Radio Simpatia Sicilia
  • Radio Juke Box Catania
  • Radio Cuore Catania
  • Radio fantastica
  • Radio Sportiva Studio 5
  • Radio RMB
  • Gamma Radio Sud

June 7th 2016
In France, the regulator has advertised ensembles to cover, respectively, the regions around Lille, Lyon and Strasbourg. The plans include separate ensembles for Dunkerque and Calais, on Block 8D and 5B respecively. An ensemble on Block 11D in Mulhouse may reach parts of Basel. Closing date is July 19th.
LilleLyonStrasbourg
LilleBlock 8ALyonBlock 6AStrasbourgBlock 6D
LilleBlock 7CLyonBlock 5BStrasbourgBlock 6C
LilleBlock 7DLyonBlock 11BStrasbourgBlock 7C
DouaiBlock 11DBourg-en-BresseBlock 6DMulhouseBlock 11D
ValenciennesBlock 7ABourgoinBlock 5CColmarBlock 11C
DunkerqueBlock 8DTarareBlock 10DHaguenauBlock 7A
Calais/BoulogneBlock 5BMâcon-ClunyBlock 8ASéestatBlock 5D

June 7th 2016
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Tech Parameters reveals new transmitters at Braunton and Ilfracombe have recently been brought into service on Block 10C, extending coverage of Devon in the north of the county.

June 7th 2016
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL updated.

June 7th 2016
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. Crackers Radio is broadcasting at 32 kbit/s in DAB+.

June 5th 2016
On the Netherlands ensembles MTVNL, the services GigantFM and Team FM have ceased in all regions apart from the Block 7C version broadcast in Drenthe.

June 5th 2016
On the Swiss regional ensembles SMC D03 N-CH, SMC D03 BE-FR and SMC D03 O-CH, the service SMC Roadshow has ceased.

June 5th 2016
The Block 11C/10C local ensemble South East Devon has been relabelled Devon. Other ensembles are likely to be relabelled in due course to reflect their expanded coverage.

June 5th 2016
Trial Aldershot snapshot updated. At the time the snapshot was taken, the service The Breeze did not contain an audio stream.

June 4th 2016
* DAB Italia * snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, a new packet data service has popped up. DAB-IP is running at 8 kbit/s.

June 4th 2016
A new service has popped up on Lancashire. 2BR is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s with half-rate sampling.

June 4th 2016
On * DAB Italia *, the services Kc5Test and Kc6Test have ceased.

June 3rd 2016
In Denmark, a new regional ensemble for Vestjylland, Syd (including Esbjerg and Ribe) has popped up on Block 11A. Five audio services are being broadcast, running at 128 kbit/s in DAB+.

June 3rd 2016
In Slovakia, the regulator has authorised DAB/DAB+ transmissions by Towercom in further areas. Košice - Heringeš has been authorised to use Block 12B to 31.12.2016. Banská Bystrica – Laskomer is authorised to use Block 12A until 31.12.2016. Nitra - Zobor is authorised to use Block 10C until 30.06.2017. The regulator has previously authorised AVIS s.r.o. to broadcast on Block 11C from Nitra - Zobor until 31.12.2016. Transmitters at Levice - Hospital Polyclinic are authorised on Block 10C until 30.06.2017 and on Block 11C until 31.12.2016.

June 3rd 2016
Two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 10C. Dorking and Caterham Old Park Wood expand the reach of Surrey-NSussex and improve reception in areas already served.

June 2nd 2016
In Switzerland, the first signals from the forthcoming minimux for Winterthur have been reported on Block 5D.

June 1st 2016
DR Deutschland snapshot updated. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the packet data service MB Datacast has ceased.

June 1st 2016
In Italy, the multiplex operator Club DAB Italia has renamed itself DAB ITALIA s.c.p.a.. The company's shareholdings structure remains unchanged. The company plans to extend coverage to the Adriatic coast, in Puglia, Calabria, Basilicata and Sicily, and to improve coverage in Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Lazio by 2017. New transmitters are planned to be brought into service in the coming months to extend coverage to Umbria, subject to local planning permissions.

June 1st 2016
Four new regional ensembles are reported to have popped up in Denmark, serving, respectively, Østjylland, Syd (Block 7C), Sønderjylland (Block 7A), Vestjylland, Nord (Block 6D) and Nordjylland, Midt (Block 11D).

June 1st 2016
In Germany, the last remaining service on the national ensemble DR Deutschland still using "original-flavour" DAB has switched to DAB+. Deutschlandfunk is now broadcasting at 104 kbit/s, still at Protection Level 2. The service DWissen is running at an increased bitrate of 104 kbit/s.

May 28th 2016
On Trial Portsmouth, Mango Vibe + has switched to Stereo HE-AAC v2. Other parameters are unchanged.

May 27th 2016
Three new services have popped up on Trial Manchester. Cheesy FM and Sunrise Radio are broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Niocast 2 was running at 32 kbit/s but without an audio stream when observed. The service New SUNSET Radio has been relabelled Niocast Digital. When observed, the subchannel, now running at 32 kbit/s, did not contain an audio stream. Snapshot updated.

May 25th 2016
On Trial Aldershot, the service Angel Digital is reported to have dropped to 64 kbit/s with half-rate sampling.

May 25th 2016
Niocast Digital, operator of the minimux Trial Manchester, has announced that three additional services will soon appear - Sunrise Radio, Cheesy FM and Crackers Radio.

May 25th 2016
The local ensemble Manchester has migrated from Block 11C to 12C.

May 24th 2016
On N. Ireland, the service Downtown Country is running at the higher bitrate of 112 kbit/s and has switched to Joint Stereo.

May 23rd 2016
Switch Digital, operator of London 2, has invited expressions of interest from broadcasters in running a DAB+ service. According to the invitation, the service would be a 32 kbit/s stereo service using HE-AAC v2 (Parametric Stereo) with 48kHz sampling. The invitation makes clear that Switch Digital is not committed to actually launching a service and may terminate the process at any time. Participation in the process is subject to a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Closing date is 15:00 on June 10th.

May 22nd 2016
Inverness and London 1 snapshots updated.

May 22nd 2016
The latest iteration of the Ofcom Tech Parameters spreadsheet reveals new transmitters have been brought into service as follows:
  • D1 National: Ardovie Quarry, Hyde Farm Maidenhead
  • Berks & N Hants: Hyde Farm Maidenhead, Membury, Newbury
  • Cambridge: Sewards End
  • Essex: Braintree Grid
  • Kent: Creteway Down, Swingate
  • London 1, London 2 and London 3: Hyde Farm Maidenhead
  • Norwich: Mendlesham, Norwich Central
  • South East Wales: Pontyllanfriath
  • Swansea SW Wales: Mynydd Sylen
  • Teesside: Bilsdale, Romaldkirk
  • Tyne & Wear: Shotleyfield

May 22nd 2016
The BBC has recently brought into service new transmitters on Block 12B as follows:
  • Letchworth, serving Letchworth, Baldock and surrounding areas
  • Blythburgh, serving Blythburgh and surrounding areas
  • Llangollen Pennant Farm, improving coverage in the vVale of Llangollen
  • Harlow Rye Hill, improving coverage in Harlow
  • Felixstowe Walton Avenue, serving Felixstowe and Harwich
  • Mynydd Sylen, serving Kidwelly and improving coverage in the wider Carmarthenshire area
  • Maidenhead Hyde Farm, serving Maidenhead and surrounding areas
May 21st 2016
In Switzerland, a new minimux for Aarau has entered service this month on Block 5D. DIG D04 - AARAU is broadcasting eleven services using DAB+. Listing updated.

May 21st 2016
In Germany, the regulator in Baden-Württemberg, the LfK, has issued a Call for Expressions of Interest in capacity on a regionally-organised second layer of coverage for private broadcasters. Four ensembles are proposed, covering, respectively, North West, North East, South East and South West Baden-Württemberg. The Call is also open to broadcasters who already use capacity on the existing Block 11B Land-wide ensemble DRS BW but who would like to provide dedicated regional coverage on the proposed new layer.

May 20th 2016
On SDL National, the service Absolute 80s new has been relabelled Absolute Rad 80s.

May 19th 2016
BBC Wales has announced that it will operate a pop-up service as a three-month trial in South East Wales this autumn in connection with the forthcoming 40th anniversary of BBC Radio Cymru.

May 19th 2016
In Denmark, a schedule has been announced for the conversion of radio services to DAB+ and for the re-organisation of national layers. All the services of the public-service broadcaster Danmarks Radio (DR) will be gathered onto Layer 2 (regionalised) from October 1st 2017 and those services not already in DAB+ will switch. At the same time, the commercial services will be gathered into Layer 1 and will also switch to DAB+. Capacity remaining spare from October 1st 2017 on Layer 1 will be advertised during 2016 to a gatekeeper. The gatekeeper may buy the existing transmitter network from DR, or build a new one. Spare capacity on Layer 3 (localised) will be advertised during 2016.

May 19th 2016
Aberdeen, Humberside, Leicestershire, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Tayside, Teesside and Tyne & Wear snapshots updated.

May 18th 2016
Surrey-NSussex and Sussex Coast snapshots updated.

May 18th 2016
On Trial Portsmouth, the service 100% HITS has switched to broadcasting in DAB+. More than half of the services on this minimux now use DAB+. Snapshot updated.

May 18th 2016
Bradfrd&Huddersf, Leeds and Sheffield snapshots updated.

May 17th 2016
Birmingham, Coventry, Herts Beds Bucks and Northamptonshire snapshots updated.

May 15th 2016
The local ensemble Manchester is to migrate from Block 11C to 12C overnight May 24th/25th.

May 15th 2016
Two new services have popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Sam FM and The Breeze are broadcasting at 112 kbit/s in Joint Stereo. The service JAMM Radio has switched to broadcasting in DAB+. The "original-flavour" DAB version of Mango Vibe has ceased. This minimux now contains seven services using DAB+. Snapshot updated.

May 15th 2016
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. When observed, the service NQR.FM contained no MPEG audio.

May 15th 2016
The service Pop Up Radio has ceased on local ensembles in Great Britain.

May 12th 2016
On the Netherlands Block 11C ensemble DAB+, the service 538NONSTOP has been relabelled 538 NON STOP. Radio 538 has been relabelled RADIO 538. 538 TOP 40 has returned to being labelled Efteling Kids. Snapshot updated.

May 11th 2016
Trial Glasgow is now running as a Single Frequency Network, with two transmitters broadcasting on Block 10B. The transmitter that was to have been at Glennifer Braes has been moved to Clydebank. The second site is Cathkin Braes.

May 11th 2016
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Unforgettable is broadcasting at 40 kbit/s in DAB+. The service Chris Country has switched to broadcasting in DAB+. There are now six DAB+ services broadcasting on this minimux. The service Flash is running at the lower bitrate of 112 kbit/s. Snapshots updated.

May 9th 2016
A new service has popped up on Edinburgh. Magic ABBA is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in mono. The packet data service ProgrammeGuide E has ceased. Snapshot updated.

May 9th 2016
Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of KISS FRESH.

May 9th 2016
A new service has popped up on London 3. ABN RADIO UK is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s in mono. Snapshot updated.

May 4th 2016
In Italy, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 12C. Colle Barbiano extends coverage of the ensemble * DAB Italia * to Bologna. Serpeddí brings the ensemble to Sardinia, adding coverage of Cagliari.

May 4th 2016
The UK regulator has authorised the removal of Pop Up Radio from those local ensembles on which it has been carried. The change is expected to take place at 00:01 on May 15th.

May 2nd 2016
On Trial Manchester, Revolution 96.2 has switched to using DAB+, bringing to seven the number of DAB+ services that can be received in parts of the area. A new service has popped up. Niocast is broadcasting (test tones) at 96 kbit/s in mono.

May 2nd 2016
On Trial Portsmouth, the DAB+ service Awaaz FM Radio has ceased. The "original-flavour" DAB service Express FM is running at the lower bitrate of 112 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

May 1st 2016
On London 1, the service KISS FRESH is running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s.

May 1st 2016
On the local ensemble Stoke & Stafford, the services heat radio, KISSTORY and UCB 2 have ceased, leaving just three services running.

May 1st 2016
Absolute C Rock and KISS FRESH are reported to have popped up on the local ensemble Birmingham. Zheat radio and zKISSTORY have ceased.

May 1st 2016
D1 National snapshot updated.

May 1st 2016
On the local ensemble Leeds, the services Zheat radio and zKISSTORY have ceased. A new service, KISS FRESH, has popped up.

May 1st 2016
On local ensembles across the UK, the services Zheat and zKISSTORY have ceased.

May 1st 2016
On the local ensemble Northamptonshire , the services SMOOTH Northants and HEART Northants have been relabelled Smooth Northants and Heart Northants respectively.

May 1st 2016
On the local ensemble Manchester, the service Zheat radio has ceased. A new service has popped up. KISS FRESH is running at 80 kbit/s in mono. The service Smooth Radio has been relabelled Smooth NW.

May 1st 2016
On the local ensemble Lancashire, the services Zheat radio and zKISSTORY have ceased. A new service has popped up. KISS FRESH is running at 80 kbit/s in mono. The service Smooth Radio has been relabelled Smooth NW.

April 30th 2016
On RNT Paris 2, the service EURONEWS RADIO has ceased.

April 30th 2016
On D1 National, the services Absolute 80s old and zPlanet Rock have ceased.

April 29th 2016
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5C. Herscheid extends and improves coverage of DR Deutschland in Nordrhein-Westfalen, including Lüdenscheid, Remscheid, Bergischer Kreis, Gummersbach und Olpe.

April 29th 2016
In Switzerland, the public-service broadcaster SRG/SSR will end the parallel broadcasting of the last remaining services to use both DAB+ and "original-flavour" DAB on November 15th. From that date, the released capacity will be used to make each language region's third radio network available in DAB+ throughout Switzerland - SRF 3, Couleur 3 and Rete Tre. The complete switch-over from DAB to DAB+ has taken ten years. According to the broadcaster, if all goes according to plan, Switzerland will begin, progressively, to decommission its FM networks beginning 2020.

April 28th 2016
In the Netherlands, the regional ensembles have been relabelled as follows:-
Regio Noordwest --> 9D Noord-West NL
Regio Oost-Noord --> 6B Oost-Noord NL
Regio Zuid --> 7A Zuid NL
Regio MiddenWest --> 8A Randstad NL
Regio Zuid-West --> 9D Zuidwest NL

April 27th 2016
The operator of the test & development ensemble Test Beds has announced that the test transmissions have now ended.

April 25th 2016
Angel Radio is to broadcast a Bing Crosby special for a fortnight from May 1st via the Pop Up Radio channel on a number of UK local ensembles.

April 20th 2016
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Glasgow. Clyde Rocks is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in Mono and is a 30-day pilot. The service's owner, Bauer Radio, plans to apply for the FM licence in Glasgow previously held by XFM Scotland. The placeholder service zKISSTORY has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 20th 2016
The local ensemble Liverpool has migrated from Block 11B to 10C. Two new transmitters have been brought into service at Moel y Parc and Winter Hill.

April 19th 2016
In France, the regulator has taken the first necessary steps required by law prior to the advertisement of ensembles for Lille, Lyon and Strasbourg - namely, another public consultation. The CSA has also published studies into the impact of new ensembles in those areas. The consultation closes on May 13th 2016.

April 18th 2016
Programmes from San Marino RTV should soon be broadcast on DAB/DAB+ throughout Italy. Further meetings will take place in July. Services from the broadcasters of other Italian-speaking countries are to be considered for distribution throughout Italy.

April 18th 2016
In Germany, five broadcasters have applied for capacity on the national ensemble DR Deutschland. One programme slot comprising 64 CU was on offer.
  • lulu Media GmbH i.G. - "Lulu fm"
  • Media Broadcast GmbH - platform operator to use for audio and data services
  • Radio SD1
  • Schlagerparadies GmbH - "Radio Schlagerparadies"
  • Schwarzwaldradio Digital Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH - "Schwarzwaldradio – Classic Hits & Super Oldies"
A selection process will first determine which applications are admissable. First discussions will take place on April 26th.

April 18th 2016
The UK regulator has approved the addition of a new service to London 3. According to the Multiplex Variation request, ABN Radio is expected to be added on May 25th.

April 16th 2016
In Switzerland, the first test transmissions from the forthcoming minimux for Aarau have been reported on Block 5D.

April 16th 2016
On the local ensembles Lancashire and Manchester, Capital has been relabelled Capital Manc.

April 15th 2016
The local ensemble Liverpool is to migrate from Block 11B to 10C overnight April 19th/20th.

April 14th 2016
In Indonesia, DAB+ is now officially in service following a launch event in Jakarta. A pilot ensemble has been on air in the capital since 2013.

April 12th 2016
On the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH, the SId of Freundes-Dienst+ has changed and now matches the SIds on other regional ensembles.

April 12th 2016
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5C. Bornberg (Pfalz) improves coverage of DR Deutschland in Rheinland-Pfalz, including Bad Dürkheim, Neustadt, Primasens, Zweibrücken and Homburg.

April 12th 2016
A new pop-up service has appeared on BBC National DAB. BBC Radio2 50s will broadcast from April 14th to 17th.

April 12th 2016
On the Swiss Block 12A ensemble SRG SSR F01, the service WRS+ has ceased. The service continues to be available in the Lac Leman region as WRS GE+ and WRS VD+ from the Geneva and Lausanne minimuxes respectively.

April 12th 2016
The UK regulator has approved the removal of heat radio, KISSTORY and UCB 2 from the local ensemble Stoke & Stafford. All three services are now available on SDL National. According to the Variation Request, the change should take place on April 30th.

April 11th 2016
In Austria, the pilot ensemble in Vienna is to be extended by a year to April 2017. Apart from Welle 1, all of the current services will continue to be broadcast.

April 9th 2016
On the Monaco ensemble MCR1, the SId of R.MARIA FRANCE has changed since the previous snapshot.

April 9th 2016
On the Monaco ensemble MCR2, PURE LE SON POP has been relabelled PURE ELECTRO. Snapshot updated.

April 8th 2016
A new service is reported to have popped up on NE Wales W Chesh. Chris Country is reported to be running at 32 kbit/s using DAB+.

April 8th 2016
In Nice, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 9D. RNT NICE MUX 5 is broadcasting six audio services using DAB+.

April 7th 2016
In the Netherlands, a temporary service has popped up on the ensemble MTVNL. IRF is broadcasting in connection with the International Radio Festival.

April 6th 2016
In Switzerland, a change in the way that the areas Winterthur and Schaffhausen are listed on the Digris website suggests that the same minimux is to be broadcast in both areas. The launch date for Schaffausen was previously cited as October 2016, but the new date for the combined minimux is now June 2016. The launch date for St. Gallen appears to have been brought forward to October 2016. Fribourg appears to have slipped back to December 2016. A minimux previously proposed for Baden-Brugg beginning August 2016 has disappeared altogether from the roll-out timetable.

April 5th 2016
The UK regulator has granted a Digital Sound Programme Service licence to Sandgrounder Radio in Southport. The service is expected to be added to the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh.

April 5th 2016
The UK regulator has authorised the analogue service 2BR, based in Burnley and Pendle to broadcast on the frequencies currently used by The Bee in Blackburn and Preston and Chorley. The station plans to broadcast on the local ensemble Lancashire.

April 5th 2016
The UK regulator has licensed the service Unity FM, planning to broadcast on Trial Birmingham.

April 4th 2016
On D1 National, the service Premier Old has ceased, completing the migration of PremierChristian to SDL National. The service UCB 1 has increased to 64 kbit/s.

April 3rd 2016
Two new services have popped up on the Netherlands national ensemble NPO. NPO FunX Dance and NPO FunX Sl.Jamz are broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s each. The service NPO Top 2000 has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 3rd 2016
On the Netherlands national ensemble DAB+, the service Efteling Kids has been relabelled 538 TOP 40.

April 3rd 2016
A new service has popped up on the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH. Freundes-Dienst+ is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. The services my105 Original and Radio Onyx have ceased, along with the packet data service TEST_V-Traffic.

April 2nd 2016
Snapshot of the Seoul ensemble MBC DMB updated. Since the last snapshot was taken the DMB service MBC SPORTS+ has been relabelled MBC every1.

April 2nd 2016
Snapshot of the Seoul ensemble QBS updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, an additional DMB service has appeared. HD TEST is running at 448 kbit/s. The bitrates of the other DMB services has decreased..

April 2nd 2016
Snapshot of the Seoul ensemble YTN DMB updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the DMB service TBN has ceased. The bitrate of LOTTE Homeshop has increased.

April 1st 2016
On London 3, the service Share Radio Old has ceased. Share Radio is now broadcast on SDL National.

April 1st 2016
A new service has popped up on Surrey-NSussex. Eagle Oldies is broadcasting in Joint Stereo at 112 kbit/s.

March 31st 2016
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 9A. Lübeck - Stockelsdorf extends coverage of NDR SH to the city of Lübeck. A further site to serve Flensburg is planned for the end of 2016.

March 31st 2016
Snapshot updated of the Korean ensemble broadcasting in Gwangju and Jeonju, Honam MBC. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service myMBC Radio, has ceased. A new DMB service, CJ OSHOP, is running at 352 kbit/s. The bitrates of the existing DMB services have been reduced.

March 31st 2016
Snapshot updated of the Korean ensemble broadcasting in Chuncheon, MY MBC. Since the last snapshot was taken, the only audio service on board, MBC FM, has ceased. A new DMB service, CJ O SHOPPING, is running at 352 kbit/s. The bitrates of the existing DMB services have been reduced.

March 31st 2016
Snapshot updated of the Korean ensemble broadcasting in Cheongju and Daejeon, MY MBC. Since the last snapshot was taken, the only audio service on board, MBC11 FM, has ceased. A new DMB service, CJ OSHOP, is running at 352 kbit/s. The bitrates of the existing DMB services have been reduced.

March 30th 2016
Snapshot updated of the Korean ensemble broadcasting in Daegu, myMBC. Since the last snapshot was taken, the only audio service on board, MBC FM, has ceased. A new DMB service, CJ OSHOPPING, is running at 352 kbit/s. The bitrates of the existing DMB services have been reduced.

March 30th 2016
Snapshot of the Korean ensemble Busan MBC updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the only audio service on board, myMBC Radio, has ceased. A new DMB service, CJ O SHOPPING, is running at 352 kbit/s. The bitrates of the existing DMB services have been reduced.

March 30th 2016
A new regional ensemble has popped up in Denmark on Block 8A. Oestjyll is broadcasting from Randers with six DAB+ audio services on board.

March 26th 2016
In Italy, the national Block 12C ensemble ClubDAB Italia has been relabelled * DAB Italia *. Snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service Kc4Test has been relabelled Radio 24 +1.

March 25th 2016
Snapshot updated of the minimux operating in Woking. Since the last snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been re-relabelled Trial Aldershot.

March 24th 2016
Digital One has announced four new transmitters have been brought into service so far this year. High Hunsley and Dunkirk (Kent) are broadcasting D1 National on Block 11D. Brown Carrick Hill and Glasgow William Street operate on Block 12A.

March 24th 2016
Angel Digital is reported to have popped up on Trial Woking. The service is already broadcast on the local ensemble South Hampshire.

March 24th 2016
London and Central Scotland snapshots updated.

March 23rd 2016
In Denmark, a new service has popped up on the minimux NivaaDAB. R.Helsingoer/NKR is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s in parallel with 92.8 MHz FM.

March 22nd 2016
In the Netherlands, the MTVNL transmission in Eindhoven on Block 9C has recently consisted of a different ensemble with its own EId, compared with the other frequencies in the MFN. The Eindhoven transmission consisted of a single service, Radio JND, broadcasting in DAB+. Snapshot added. Since the snapshot was taken, the transmission has reverted to the same ensemble as the rest of the MFN.

March 22nd 2016
On Liverpool, the service Capital has been relabelled Capital Lpool. Smooth Radio has been relabelled Smooth NW.

March 22nd 2016
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. BFBS Portsmouth is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The bitrate of the service Mango Vibe + has increased to 56 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 22nd 2016
In Germany, the media regulator in Hessen has approved a new service, "interview RADIO", to be broadcast on the Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN.

March 20th 2016
Trial London snapshot updated.

March 20th 2016
Test Beds snapshot updated. The ensemble currently contains three services, one of which is DAB+, with audio loops of announcements and music.

March 20th 2016
Birmingham snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service Smooth Radio has been relabelled Smooth West Mids.

March 20th 2016
Berks & N Hants, Cambridge, Oxfordshire and Swindon snapshots updated. Since the last snapshots were taken, the service Capital has been relabelled Capital UK.

March 20th 2016
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service Oak FM has ceased.

March 18th 2016
On Trial Manchester, two services have switched to DAB+. AsianFX Radio and Mcr Business, now relabelled Business Radio, are broadcasting at 32 kbit/s each. Snapshot updated. This brings to three the number of UK ensembles using DAB+, the others being Trial Portsmouth and the second national commercial ensemble SDL National.

March 18th 2016
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of AsianFX Radio and Radio Caroline.

March 18th 2016
Edinburgh and Glasgow snapshots updated. Zheat radio and zKISSTORY relabellings. SMOOTH RADIO has been relabelled Smooth Radio.

March 16th 2016
On Leeds, the service Capital has been relabelled Capital Yorkshire.

March 16th 2016
Snapshot added of the Swiss regional ensemble for Oberwallis, SMC D03 VS.

March 15th 2016
The latest frequency lists from the Bundesnetzagentur reveal that High Hunsley has recently been coordinated for use on Block 10D, the future frequency for the local ensemble Humberside. While High Hunsley transmits BBC National DAB, D1 National and SDL National, and was mentioned in the DAB Coverage Plan Final Report Jan15 as a possible future site for Lincolnshire, Humberside has until now been transmitted from nearby Cave Wold. The new coordination suggests an intention to migrate Humberside from Cave Wold to High Hunsley when the frequency changes.

March 15th 2016
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - ZURICH updated. Since the previous snapshot, the service PLANET 105 has been replaced by RADIO ITALIA SMI.

March 15th 2016
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the regional ensembles SMC D03 BE-FR and SMC D03 O-CH. Freundes-Dienst+ is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. Snapshots updated.

March 15th 2016
Two new services have popped up on the Swiss minimux DIG F03-LAUSANNE. PhareFM Romandie and RadioBus are broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s each. BACKSTAGE RADIO, DIGRIS TEST1 and DIGRIS TEST2 have ceased. Snapshot updated.

March 14th 2016
On Sussex Coast, the service Capital has been relabelled Capital UK. Snapshot updated.

March 14th 2016
On the Swiss minimux DIG F03 GENEVE, the service formerly labelled GLOBALFM has been relabelled Radio Italia Smi. Other, less significant relabellings have also taken place. Snapshot updated.

March 14th 2016
On Teesside and Tyne & Wear, Capital and Smooth Radio have been relabelled Capital NE and Smooth NE respectively.

March 14th 2016
On Derbyshire and Leicestershire, Capital, Heart and Smooth Radio have been relabelled Capital Est Mids, Heart East Mids and Smooth East Mids respectively.

March 14th 2016
On Essex, Herts Beds Bucks and Kent, the service Capital has been relabelled Capital UK.

March 13th 2016
On South Hampshire, the service Capital has been relabelled Capital S Coast. Snapshot updated.

March 13th 2016
BBC National DAB snapshot updated, showing current pop-up service BBC R2Country.

March 13th 2016
Lancashire and Liverpool snapshots updated.

March 13th 2016
The BBC has recently brought into service new transmitters on Block 12B as follows:
  • Mynydd Pencarreg, serving Lampeter, and improving coverage in north Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion
  • Swaffam, serving Swaffham and surrounding areas and extending road coverage of the A47
  • Woodbridge, serving Woodbridge, Martlesham, Wickham Market and surrounding areas of Suffolk
  • Ludlow, serving Ludlow and surrounding areas of Shropshire
  • King's Lynn, serving Dersingham, Sandringham and eastern areas of King’s Lynn
  • Amlwch Nebo, serving Amlwch, Cemaes and surrounding areas of Anglesey
  • Ardovie Quarry, serving Montrose, Brechin and surrounding areas of Angus
  • Dunkirk (Kent), serving Faversham, Whitstable and surrounding areas of north Kent
March 13th 2016
On the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL, the DMB service NED1 has been relabelled NPO 1 Snapshot updated.

March 13th 2016
On the Block 11C Netherlands ensemble DAB+, the service RADIO 538 is broadcasting at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 11th 2016
On Somerset, the service Pulse has ceased.

March 11th 2016
A new service has popped up on London 2. Chris Country is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in Mono.

March 10th 2016
On Nottinghamshire, Capital, Heart and Smooth Radio have been relabelled Capital Est Mids, Heart East Mids and Smooth East Mids respectively.

March 10th 2016
In France, a rash of "DAB measles" has broken out on ensembles in Nice, similar to the "infection" on RNT Paris 5. On RNT Nice 3, France Maghreb 2 has been relabelled ".". On RNT Nice 6, Ràdio Lenga d'Oc, Urban Hit and Zero Six have been relabelled ".", ".." and "..." respectively. Snapshots updated.

March 9th 2016
Snapshot of the Monaco Block 8A ensemble updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been relabelled MCR1. Chik Radio has ceased. Multiple changes to SIds. A second ensemble is operating in the principality on Block 12B. MCR2 is broadcasting five audio services in DAB+. Snapshot added.

March 7th 2016
Snapshot added of the Italian regional ensemble CR DAB Campania. At the time the snapshot was taken, three services did not contain audio that could be decoded.

March 7th 2016
EuroDAB Italia and DAB+ RAI snapshots updated.

March 7th 2016
In the Netherlands, two new services have popped up on the Block 12C national ensemble NPO. NPO 3FM KX Radio and NPO Radio 4 Con. (for Concerten) are broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s each. Snapshot updated.

March 7th 2016
On Birmingham, Bradfrd&Huddersf, Coventry and Wolv'ton & Shrop, the service Please Retune, previously Panjab Radio, has ceased. The service is now broadcast on SDL National.

March 7th 2016
On Herts Beds Bucks and Kent, the service Please Retune, previously Sunrise Radio, has ceased. The service is now broadcast on SDL National.

March 7th 2016
Snapshot of DMB Vaticano updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the ensemble has migrated to Block 12D. A parallel transmission has been observed on Block LI, using Transmission Mode I (sic).

March 7th 2016
Snapshot of the Block 13F Rome ensemble CR DAB+ updated.

March 7th 2016
On London 3, the service Share Radio has been relabelled Share Radio Old. The service is now broadcast on SDL National.

March 7th 2016
On London 2, the service Please Retune (CF99) (formerly Panjab Radio) has ceased. The service is now broadcast on SDL National. A new service, AsianFX Radio (CDD7) has popped up at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

March 6th 2016
On North Yorkshire, Stray Extra has been relabelled Stray FM.

March 4th 2016
The UK regulator has approved the addition of talkRADIO, talkSPORT 2 and Virgin Radio to the local ensemble Aberdeen. The services will be on SDL National, but broadcasting to the area on the local ensemble will improve coverage.

March 2nd 2016
The operator of Trial Portsmouth has advertised capacity suitable for a DAB+ service running at 32 kbit/s.

March 2nd 2016
On Central Scotland, RockSport Radio is reported to have ceased.

March 2nd 2016
On Trial Manchester, Penky Wind-Ups is running at the lower bitrate of 64 kbit/s. NQR.FM is running at the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s. The service that was Panjab Radio has been relabelled AsianFX Radio.

March 2nd 2016
Birmingham, Coventry, Manchester and Wolv'ton & Shrop snapshots updated. Relabelling of heat radio, KISSTORY and/or Panjab Radio as appropriate.

March 2nd 2016
In Germany, the L-band ensemble in Frankfurt am Main, LG FRANKFURT M., is reported to have ceased. The ensemble's packet data service carried service information for display on the public transport network, which is now transmitted by other means.

March 2nd 2016
On Humberside, heat radio and KISSTORY have been relabelled Zheat radio and zKISSTORY respectively..

March 2nd 2016
Update: Radio Caroline is reported to have popped up on Trial Glasgow. AsianFX Radio is also reported to be broadcasting, most likely achieved by relabelling Panjab Radio as per the Manchester minimux.

March 1st 2016
The UK regulator has announced that it would like to extend the ten Minimux trials for a maximum of two years and is to begin the Multiplex Variation process with the licencees. Ofcom will keep the trial under review but does not intend to licence any additional trials.

March 1st 2016
On Kent, Sunrise Radio has been relabelled Please Retune. Snapshot updated.

March 1st 2016
On Glasgow, Kent and Nottinghamshire, heat radio and KISSTORY have been relabelled Zheat radio and zKISSTORY respectively.

March 1st 2016
The UK's second commercial national ensemble SDL National is now officially in service following a launch event in London.

March 1st 2016
On Liverpool, the services HEAT and KISSTORY have been relabelled ZHEAT and zKISSTORY respectively.

March 1st 2016
On Birmingham, Panjab Radio is reported to have been relabelled Please Retune. heat radio and KISSTORY have been relabelled Zheat radio and zKISSTORY respectively.

March 1st 2016
On Surrey-NSussex, the service Sunrise Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

March 1st 2016
On Lancashire and Manchester, heat radio has been relabelled Zheat radio. On Lancashire, KISSTORY has been relabelled zKISSTORY.

March 1st 2016
On D1 National, the service PremierChristian has been relabelled Premier Old. Snapshot updated.

March 1st 2016
On London 1, heat radio and KISSTORY have been relabelled Zheat radio and zKISSTORY respectively. Snapshot updated.

March 1st 2016
On London 2, Panjab Radio has been relabelled Please Retune. Snapshot updated.

March 1st 2016
On Herts Beds Bucks, Sunrise Radio has been relabelled Please Retune. Snapshot updated.

March 1st 2016
On Swansea SW Wales, the service KISSTORY has ceased.

March 1st 2016
On Sussex Coast, Teesside and Tyne & Wear, heat radio and KISSTORY have been relabelled Zheat radio and zKISSTORY respectively. Sussex Coast snapshot updated.

March 1st 2016
In the Czech Republic, a new service has popped up on RTI cz DAB. jamesdean.fm is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s and replaces Radio 1.

February 29th 2016
In Switzerland, two new services have popped up on the Block 7A regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH. 105+ and RADIO 1+ are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s each.

February 29th 2016
A new service has popped up on Hereford-Worcs. Fun Kids is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s, Mono.

February 29th 2016
On SDL National,
Absolute R 80s has been relabelled Absolute 80s new,
Panjab Radio 1 has been relabelled Panjab Radio,
Premier New has been relabelled PremierChristian,
Share Radio UK has been relabelled Share Radio,
UCB 2 Nationwide has been relabelled UCB 2.

February 29th 2016
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Heart extra is broadcasting in Mono at 80 kbit/s.
Absolute R 80s has been relabelled Absolute 80s old and has dropped to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.
Planet Rock has been relabelled zPlanet Rock and has dropped to 64 kbit/s Mono LSF.
UCB 1 has dropped to 64 kbit/s Mono LSF.
The packet data services Traffic Master and What's On have ceased.
Snapshot updated.

February 24th 2016
In January, Wohnort reported that the French regulator had, at the broadcaster's request, revoked the licence of the service EURONEWS RADIO on the Block 6A ensemble RNT Paris 2. The regulator's decision was taken on January 6th and published in the Journal Officiel on January 20th. The regulator published the decision on its own website on February 23rd. As of February 24th, the service is still present on the ensemble.

February 24th 2016
UK TII table updated. In the first weeks of 2016, transmitter engineers have been busy across the UK in spite of the foul weather. The latest iteration of the Ofcom Tech Parameters spreadsheet reveals new transmitters have been brought into service as follows:
  • BBC National DAB: Callans Lane Wood, Glasgow Hilton
  • D1 National: Glasgow Hilton, Sidmouth
  • Cambridge: Sandy Heath
  • Central Scotland: Glasgow Hilton
  • Glasgow: Glasgow Hilton
  • Kent: Benfleet
  • Mid & West Wales: Carmarthen
  • South East Devon: Ashburton, Sidmouth, Tiverton
  • Sussex Coast: Midhurst
  • Swansea SW Wales: Carmarthen

February 19th 2016
The UK regulator has approved multiple variation requests relating to the migration of Sunrise Radio and Panjab Radio from local ensembles to SDL National. On London 2, Panjab Radio is to be replaced by Asian FX. The latter change is expected to take place on March 1st.

February 19th 2016
Mid & West Wales and North West Wales snapshots updated.

February 19th 2016
On Sussex Coast, the service Oldies Sussex has switched to half-rate sampling. Snapshot updated.

February 19th 2016
On SDL National. Sound Waves 1 has been relabelled talkRADIO. Sound Waves 2 has been relabelled talkSPORT 2. Sound Waves 3 has been relabelled Virgin Radio. Snapshot updated.

February 19th 2016
A new service has popped up on the Norwegian national ensemble, Norge Riks. KISSTORY is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s and joins KISS that was already there but has dropped to 48 kbit/s. Both services have Norwegian-language presentation.

February 18th 2016
A new ensemble has popped up on Block 10A in Poland. Radio Podlasie is broadcasting one service, Katolickie RP, in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s.

February 18th 2016
The regulator in Bavaria has authorised services "Ilmwelle Event", "Ilmwelle 90s" and "Ilmwelle Schlager" to broadcast on the local ensemble Ingolstadt.

February 18th 2016
In Germany, the service PN EINS URBAN has been granted capacity on the local ensemble Nuernberg.

February 18th 2016
In Germany, the Bavarian regulator has granted capacity on the local ensemble Muenchen to MKR-Kirchenradio. The service has hitherto shared capacity with RADIO MUENCHEN. The released portion of the shared capacity will now be re-advertised.

February 18th 2016
Surrey-NSussex and Trial Woking snapshots updated.

February 18th 2016
In Slovakia, the regulator has authorised further trials, this time in Nitra and Levice. Nitra – Zobor is authorised to use Block 11C with 5kW until December 31st 2016. Levice – Nemocnica is authorised to use Blocks 10C and 11C with 2kW - 10C until June 30th 2017 and 11C until December 31st 2016.

February 18th 2016
In Slovakia, Radio Pyramida is reported to have replaced the service Devin on the Block 12C trial ensemble in Bratislava.

February 18th 2016
On the Block 9C local ensemble Augsburg, PN EINS URBAN has replaced PN EINS DANCE. The latter continues to be broadcast on the Block 10D ensemble Bayern.

February 17th 2016
Trial Brighton snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service URF has dropped to 80 kbit/s mono. Gaydio is running at 80 kbit/s mono.

February 17th 2016
In Germany, the media regulator for Hessen, in co-ordination with the other regional regulators, has advertised 64 CU of available capacity on the Block 5C national ensemble DR Deutschland. Closing date is April 13th.

February 17th 2016
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Block 9A ensemble MDR SACHSEN. The commercial service R.SA is broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s, using capacity made available for an 18 months trial by the public-service broadcaster MDR. Snapshot updated.

February 16th 2016
The Austrian regulator has issued a Call for Expressions of Interest in DAB+ capacity (whether national, regional or local) with a view to a possible advertisement in 2017.

February 16th 2016
Snapshots of DAB Ireland Mux1 and DAB Ireland Mux2 updated. RTE RnaG was running as a mono stream when observed.

February 16th 2016
On Sussex Coast, the service Gaydio has ceased. The service continues to be carried on Trial Brighton.

February 15th 2016
The UK regulator has approved the removal of KISSTORY and heat radio from Swansea SW Wales. Both services are to be carried on SDL National.

February 15th 2016
The UK regulator has approved the removal of Gaydio from Sussex Coast. The service is currently carried on Trial Brighton.

February 15th 2016
The BBC has recently brought four new transmitters into service on Block 12B. Glasgow William Street (on the Hilton Hotel) improves coverage of BBC National DAB in the city centre. Kirkby Underwood serves Bourne, Lincolnshire, and the surrounding areas. Brown Carrick Hill improves coverage in Ayr and South Ayrshire. St John’s Beacon improves reception in Liverpool city centre.

February 15th 2016
Full test transmissions have begun on SDL National with the ensemble now running in something close to its launch configuration. Snapshot updated.

February 14th 2016
SDL National snapshot updated.

February 14th 2016
Bavarian snapshots updated.

February 11th 2016
Czech snapshots updated.

February 9th 2016
In Italy, the regulator has assigned frequencies for local DAB/DAB+ networks in five new regions - Lazio, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicilia.

February 9th 2016
Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen snapshots updated.

February 9th 2016
Two new services have popped up on Trial Portsmouth, both of them using DAB+. Mango Vibe + at 48 kbit/s is a mono DAB+ version of the existing "original-flavour" DAB version, which has dropped to mono to accomodate the newcomer. Radio Caroline is broadcasting at 32 kbit/s in mono. Snapshot updated.

February 9th 2016
DR Deutschland snapshot updated. Cessation of the packet data service ECODyNIS Test.

February 8th 2016
Snapshots updated of Berlin/BRBG 7B and DR Berlin rbb 7D.

February 8th 2016
Snapshot updated of the Block 9A ensemble MDR SACHSEN.

February 8th 2016
The UK regulator has authorised the addition of Heart Extra to D1 National on February 29th. Their first anniversary will be in four years' time.

February 8th 2016
Sussex Coast snapshot updated.

February 6th 2016
On London 2, the service Amazing Radio has ceased. A Multiplex Variation Request to remove the service appeared briefly on the UK regulator's website last month indicating a dispute between the multiplex operator and the broadcaster over alleged non-payment of carriage fees. Snapshot updated.

February 6th 2016
The Swedish parliament has accepted a report that rejected the proposed transition from FM to DAB/DAB+ over the period 2017 to 2022. All eight parties in parliament rejected the migration. The Swedish government had already decided in mid-2015 to reject the switchover. The national public-service broadcaster Sveriges Radio and commercial broadcasters had supported the transition. The parliamentary vote probably means the end of DAB broadcasts from Sveriges Radio. Bauer and MTG hold licences for multiplexes but have indicated they would not continue to invest in DAB+ without the participation of Sveriges Radio.

February 5th 2016
In France, the regulator has advertised thirteen frequencies for radio services in the range 65-68 MHz. The announcement doesn't actually state that FM should be used but specifies the technical characteristics of the signal if FM is used. According to the announcement, the frequencies are intended for short-term use over a restricted area, and with content designed to accompany sporting, cultural or commercial events. While the frequencies are available for use throughout France, each frequency would not be permitted to be used outwith the times and locations of the events to be specified in the agreements to be reached with the regulator. The closing date of the offer is February 22nd.
[Wohnort notes that given the range of frequencies on offer, dedicated receivers would be required, presumably distributed to visitors for a fee or included within the price of admission. DAB/DAB+ offers the same facilities, on receivers already widely available. There are numerous examples of special events around Europe that have successfully provided temporary services on existing multiplexes, or used Minimux technology so provide a dedicated multiplex on site. Such services have the effect of increasing public awareness of the special event beyond those who have already made the decision to attend and travelled to the site.]

February 4th 2016
On the Block 9D ensemble in Paris, the service Radio du salon has ceased.

February 4th 2016
In the Czech Republic, SeeJay Radio and TIP RADIO have reappeared on TELEKO DAB.

February 4th 2016
A new service is reported to have popped up on Trial London. NTS WWW.NTS.LIVE is reported to be running at 128 kbit/s but without any audio.

February 3rd 2016
On North Yorkshire, the service More Minster has been relabelled Minster FM. Snapshot updated.

February 3rd 2016
On Trial Manchester, the bitrate of Mcr Business has dropped to 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

February 3rd 2016
The broadcaster Folder Media has announced that its service Fun Kids will be broadcast in DAB+ on the new national commercial ensemble SDL National from February 29th. The service will continue to be broadcast in "original-flavour" DAB on London 3.

February 3rd 2016
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the MFN MTVNL. Radio JND is broadcasting at 48 kbit/s in DAB+. Snapshot updated.

February 3rd 2016
For the forthcoming Swiss minimuxes Basel, Luzern-Zug and Winterthur, the operator Digris has received more expressions of interest than there are places on each ensemble. A beauty contest will be held to select the services to be granted capacity, and Digris has invited formal applications.

February 3rd 2016
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has amalgamated a number of its forthcoming minimuxes into fewer, larger areas. Bellinzona and Locarno are combined into a new area Sopraceneri. Lugano and Chiasso are combined into a new area Sottoceneri. Elsewhere, some area names have been changed to reflect the coverage ambitions of the forthcoming minimuxes. Neuchâtel becomes "Neuchâtel - Yverdon". Baden becomes "Baden - Brugg". The operator's website (and Wohnort) have been updated with the latest planned service dates. The next minimux is expected to enter service in Aarau in May 2016.

February 3rd 2016
In Germany, the media regulator for Sachsen has authorised LFS Landesfunk Sachsen GmbH to broadcast its service "R.SA – Mit Böttcher & Fischer" in DAB+ for a trial period of 18 months. The public-service broadcaster has made available 42 CU on its Sachsen-wide ensemble for the purpose.

February 3rd 2016
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. NQR.FM (Northern Quarter Radio) is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s.

February 3rd 2016
On Birmingham, the service Free 80s-Bham is reported to have been relabelled Free Radio 80s.

February 2nd 2016
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated.

February 1st 2016
On London 2 and Stoke & Stafford, the service UCBInspirational has been relabelled UCB 2.

February 1st 2016
BBC Radio Bristol has announced that its medium-wave transmissions will cease on February 19th when the Mangotsfield transmitter is taken out of service.

February 1st 2016
In Switzerland, the Block 6B test ensemble Digital Oberland, operated by broadcaster Radio BeO, has ceased as planned.

January 31st 2016
Panjab Radio is set to become a national service, having secured carriage on the second national commercial ensemble which is due to launch at the end of February.

January 30th 2016
The UK regulator has approved the addition of a new service to the local ensemble North Yorkshire. According to the Multiplex Variation Request, N Yorks Oldies is expected to be added on February 1st.

January 30th 2016
On D1 National, the service UCB UK Christian has been relabelled UCB 1.

January 29th 2016
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Lancashire, Leeds, Tayside, Teesside and Tyne & Wear snapshots updated. Switch of Absolute C Rock to half-rate sampling.

January 29th 2016
In France, a new service has popped up on the Block 9D ensemble in Paris. Radio du salon is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s.

January 29th 2016
In Germany, a new service ERF Pop has popped up on the Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN.

January 28th 2016
Two DAB+ services have popped up on the minimux Trial Portsmouth, the first time in the UK that DAB+ has been used for minimux services intended for general listening by the public and the first time a broadcaster has chosen to broadcast a new service in DAB+ from the outset. Indulgence and Awaaz FM Radio are each broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 23rd 2016
On Surrey-NSussex, the service Radio Nirvana has been relabelled Golden Radio.

January 22nd 2016
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has combined the previously separate areas of Luzern and Zug into a single transmission area. The commissioning of the minimux for Bern has been put back to August 2016. The next scheduled minimuxes will be in Valais in March 2016.

January 21st 2016
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Tech Parameters shows:-
  • A new transmitter at Bristol (Kings Weston Hill) operating on Block 11B to broadcast the local ensemble Bristol
  • New transmitters at Cirencester UHF broadcasting D1 National and the local ensemble Swindon
  • New transmitters at Lincoln Clayton Road broadcasting BBC National DAB and the local ensemble Lincolnshire
  • A new transmitter at Boston Wyberton, broadcasting D1 National
  • New transmitters at Rhynney, Abertillery, Pontypool and Rhondda broadcasting the local ensemble South East Wales
  • New transmitters at Woodbridge (Suffolk), Tenby UHF and St Erth Canons Town broadcasting BBC National DAB
January 21st 2016
Gaydio has popped up on Trial Brighton, meaning there are now two instances of the service in the minimux's reception area. The other instance is on Sussex Coast.

January 21st 2016
In France, the regulator has, at the broadcaster's request, revoked the licence of the service EURONEWS RADIO on the Block 6A ensemble RNT Paris 2. The regulator's decision was taken on January 6th and published in the Journal Officiel on January 20th. As of this evening, the service is still present on the ensemble.

January 21st 2016
Cornwall and Hereford-Worcs snapshots updated.

January 21st 2016
Snapshot updated of the intermittent tests of the second national commercial ensemble. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been relabelled SDL National.

January 21st 2016
Trial Bristol and Trial Portsmouth snapshots updated.

January 21st 2016
On Trial Portsmouth, the service 100% HITS Triple has been relabelled 100% HITS.

January 20th 2016
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble Norkring DAB+ updated. Each service is accompanied by an MOT Slideshow, with each one running in its own discrete packet data subchannel.

January 20th 2016
Somerset and South East Devon snapshots updated.

January 20th 2016
London 3 snapshot updated. Addition of Voice of Islam. The services Absolute C Rock and IBC Tamil are broadcasting at half-rate sampling.

January 20th 2016
The Block 9B ensemble in Paris appears to be shedding Service Label characters at an alarming rate. Radio Soleil has been relabelled .., making it the second service on the ensemble to be labelled in dots. The other service service is labelled .. Wohnort may refer to Block 9B as the "Morse ensemble" if this persists.

January 20th 2016
South East Wales snapshot updated.

January 20th 2016
On DAB+ Hong Kong, the service 12 M Music D no longer carries separate programming and instead broadcasts the same programme as 13 M Life D.

January 20th 2016
On Trial Portsmouth, the service RedTrain Express has ceased.

January 19th 2016
Snapshot of the test & development ensemble Test Beds added. The EId and SIds received have changed since the previous listing.

January 18th 2016
The website RadioPolska reports that a new ensemble has popped up in southeast Poland on Block 10B. According to the report, RDN MUX is a collaborative venture involving five regional churches. The transmissions are licensed as a pilot of one year's duration.

January 18th 2016
In Norway, a test transmission has popped up in Lillehammer to demonstrate the compact Paneda hardware platform for minimuxes. The ensemble will operate on Block 13A at least until April.

January 17th 2016
In Hong Kong, an ensemble apparently from mainland China is reaching the higher, China-facing elevations of Lantau Island. Broadcasting on Block CN11B, midway between Block 10A and Block 10B, the ensemble appears to be a test transmission, evidently using a configuration demonstrated previously elsewhere. Factum IBC2013 is broadcasting a single service, PUSHRADIO, that has a primary and secondary component sharing one packet data subchannel. A snapshot of the ensemble has been added to the Guangdong listings.

January 16th 2016
On London 3, the service Absolute C Rock has switched to half-rate sampling. Instances of the service on other ensembles are expected to have mirrored this change.

January 16th 2016
A new service has popped up on London 3. Voice Of Islam is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

January 16th 2016
In Norway, Panjab Radio is reported to have popped up on the Block 13B local ensemble Oslo/Akershus.

January 16th 2016
In Slovenia, the public-service broadcaster RTV Slovenija has been awarded a national DAB+ licence for 10 years. The ensemble will operate on Block 10D. Transmissions are expected to begin within 9 months of the award, from high-power transmitters including Nanos, Krvavec, Pohorje. The radiation patterns and ERPs of some sites may lead to fortuitous overspill into neighbouring areas of Italy.

January 16th 2016
Snapshot of the Norwegian national ensemble Norge Riks updated. radio1 relabelled KISS.

January 15th 2016
In Germany, two new services have popped up on the Block 11C ensemble S-ANHALT. 1A Deutsche Hits and 89.0 In The Mix with 72 kbit/s each in DAB+ but at Protection Levels 1 and 3 respectively.

January 15th 2016
In Germany, a temporary service has popped up on the Blocks 8D and 9D ensembles SWR BW S and SWR BW N in connection with the Caravan, Motor und Touristik fair taking place in Stuttgart this weekend. Reported to be running at 96 kbit/s in DAB+ on both, the service is labelled as CMT_Messeradio on 8D and SWR on 9D.

January 15th 2016
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has announced that the minimuxes for Oberwallis and Aarau, scheduled for December 2015, have been postponed to July 2016. According to the operator's website, the next minimux to be brought into service will be in Unterwallis in March 2016.

January 15th 2016
In Switzerland, the pilot Block 6B ensemble Digital Oberland has switched from Transmission Mode 2 to Transmission Mode 1.

January 15th 2016
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Block 11C ensemble Muenchen. 106.4 TOP FM is reported to be broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in DAB+.

January 14th 2016
Snapshot of the Block 11C ensemble DAB+ Hong Kong updated. Cessation of 22URadio and 26URadio.

January 14th 2016
Snapshot added of the intermittent test transmissions of the second national commercial ensemble SDL National 2.

January 14th 2016
Surrey-NSussex snapshot updated. Cessation of RadioMarsdenXmas. Relabelling of JACK and JACK 2.

January 14th 2016
Wolv'ton & Shrop snapshot updated.

January 12th 2016
On Liverpool, the service Capital has a new SId. Snapshot updated.

January 12th 2016
NE Wales W Chesh snapshot updated.

January 10th 2016
On NE Wales W Chesh, the service Juice Liverpool has been relabelled Capital.

January 9th 2016
A new minimux has appeared on Block 9B in southern Bedfordshire. Operating under a Test & Development licence from Ofcom, Test Beds is broadcasting five audio services (in the technical sense of the term), including one in DAB+. Despite the "broadcast-sounding" labels, any audio content is for engineering purposes and not intended for public consumption.

January 9th 2016
In the Netherlands, eight new services have appeared on the regional ensemble Regio Noord-West since the last snapshot was taken. Listings updated

January 9th 2016
The most recent iteration of Ofcom's Tech Parameters shows that Epping Green has replaced Brookmans Park transmitting London 3..

January 8th 2016
In Italy, the multiplex operator in Südtirol (Alto Adige), RAS, has brought transmitters into service on Blocks 10B and 10D. Prettau extends coverage of RAS 1-DAB and RAS2-DAB to Prettau, close to the border with Austria.

January 8th 2016
Another new service has popped up on the Danish minimux NivaaDAB following changes to the rules on music royalties fees. PartyZone/HLR is broadcasting at 88 kbit/s in DAB+.

January 8th 2016
On RNT Paris 5, the service PIMG RADIO appears to have been relabelled ".".

January 7th 2016
On the Danish national ensemble DR DAB1, the services DR P6 BEAT, DR P7 MIX and DR P8 JAZZ have been relabelled P6 BEAT, P7 MIX and P8 JAZZ respectively.

January 7th 2016
In Denmark, a new service has popped up on the regional ensembles DAB2 OE, DAB2 N and DAB2 S. Radio Soft is broadcasting in Mono at 80 kbit/s. The services radio100, myROCK and The Voice are each running at the reduced bit rate of 80 kbit/s in Mono.

January 7th 2016
On the Czech ensemble TELEKO DAB, the service CRo VLTAVA has popped up in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The services RADIO 1, Radio BEAT, SeeJay Radio and TIP RADIO have ceased. The bitrate of CRo SPORT has increased to 48 kbit/s, matching the other services on the ensemble.

January 7th 2016
More intermittent test transmissions have been spotted on Block 11A for the forthcoming second national commercial ensemble. An ensemble was observed in the south of England labelled SDL National 2. Only one audio service, Sound Waves, was seen at the time. The transmission disappeared shortly thereafter.

January 6th 2016
Three services have reappeared on the Danish pilot minimux NivaaDAB. Humleborg/Jazzk., Halsnaes/Stina and Radio Odsherred are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s. The service Ishockeykanalen has ceased.

January 6th 2016
In Denmark, new agreements about music royalties mean that there are no longer any additional charges to simulcast an existing FM service on DAB/DAB+, where the digital coverage largely replicates analogue. The royalties due are already paid for by the FM service, there being no increase in the population of the area served as a result of the DAB/DAB+ transmission. The additional charges imposed last year had been cited as the reason for the departure in March of many broadcasters from the Danish pilot minimux NivaaDAB. Three services have re-appeared following the new agreements and others are in the process of being invited back.

January 6th 2016
In Poland, a trial minimux is planned for the city of Wrocław. The project will involve three parties, Radio Wrocław SA, the Politechnika Wrocławska and the Instytut Łączności – PIB, and will use transmitters at each of their premises functioning as a Single Frequency Network - a major objective of the project. According to the project presentation, the minimux will operate on Block 11A later this year.

January 6th 2016
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated. Cessation of RTL 102.5 Talk. RTL l'italiana relabelled RTL ItalianStyle.

January 6th 2016
The UK regulator has approved a change of SId for the service Capital on Liverpool as part of the rebranding of Juice FM as Capital FM Liverpool. Currently, Juice Liverpool is broadcast on NE Wales W Chesh, which also covers the city.

January 6th 2016
Since the last snapshot was taken, the Bristol minimux has been relabelled Trial Bristol. The ensemble is broadcasting an EPG. The service The Breeze is reported to be experimenting with Traffic Announcements. Listing updated.

January 6th 2016
Since the last snapshot was taken, the minimux licensed for Aldershot but broadcast from Woking has been relabelled Trial Woking.

January 6th 2016
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the service Panjab Radio has switched to the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s.

January 6th 2016
Glasgow snapshot updated. The service Please Retune, which bore the former SId of Heart Scotland, has ceased.

January 5th 2016
Norwich and Trial Norwich snapshots updated.

January 4th 2016
Snapshot of the Netherlands national ensemble NPO updated.

January 4th 2016
In Luxembourg, mediumwave transmissions on 1440 kHz (208m) have ceased. The transmitter at Marnach broadcast the legendary English-language service Radio Luxemburg (aka "Fab208") to the United Kingdom from 1955, taking over from an earlier transmitter at Junglinster.

January 4th 2016
In France, the public-service broadcaster Radio France has ended its mediumwave transmissions, affecting France Info, France bleu RCFM and France Bleu Elsass. The broadcaster has announced that longwave transmissions will end on December 31st 2016.

January 4th 2016
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the Block 12C national ensemble NPO. NPO SterrenNL is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. NPO Radio 6 Soul has been relabelled NPO Soul & Jazz and has dropped to 96 kbit/s. NPO Radio 1Extra, NPO Radio 2, NPO 3FM and NPO Radio 5 have each dropped to 96 kbit/s.

January 4th 2016
Update: DAB is on the air in Turkey. TRT RADYO is transmitting five audio services in "original-flavour" DAB on Block 12B in Istanbul.

January 2nd 2016
In France, an ensemble is reported to be operating in Paris on Block 9D with one audio service and one data service. Skyrock_IP (sic) is broadcasting at 128 kbit/s in DAB+. Skyrock is broadcasting packet data at 240 kbit/s.

January 2nd 2016
In Switzerland, other broadcasters are evidently taking an interest in Radio BeO's Block 6B pilot ensemble in the Berner Oberland, including the public-service broadcaster SRG/SSR. The regional version of SRF1 for Bern, Fribourg and Wallis is being broadcast at three different Protection Levels. The private broadcaster based in Kehrsatz, Radio Tell, has popped up with its service running at 128 kbit/s in DAB+.

January 1st 2016
D1 National snapshot updated. Smooth Xmas relabelled Smooth Extra.

January 1st 2016
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Cessation of Signal Xmas.

January 1st 2016
On the local ensemble Muenchen, the service Bayern 1 Muc has ceased. The ensemble is now occupied exclusively by commercial and non-commercial private broadcasters.

January 1st 2016
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble Regio Zuid-West. DECIBEL BRABANT is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s in DAB+. The service RADIO DECIBEL has been relabelled DECIBEL RANDSTAD. The service RADIO ROYAAL has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 1st 2016
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble Regio MiddenWest. 8FM Randstad is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s in DAB+. The service RADIO ROYAAL has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 1st 2016
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble Regio Zuid. DECIBEL BRABANT is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s in DAB+. The service RADIO DECIBEL has been relabelled DECIBEL RANDSTAD. The service RADIO ROYAAL has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 1st 2016
On the Netherlands national ensemble DAB+, the service Sky Radio Xmas has been relabelled Sky Radio Hits.

January 1st 2016
On the Netherlands regional ensemble Regio Oost-Noord, the service Radio 8FM has been relabelled 8FM Noord & Oost.




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