A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Oxfordshire. JACK 3 Oxford is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The existing service JACK 2 has dropped to 80 kbit/s in Mono.
In Germany, the regional variation for Stuttgart of SWR 4 has ceased on the ensemble SWR BW S. The service SWRMaimarktradio, which appeared at the same time as SWR4 S, has also ceased.
In Germany, a new packet data service has popped up on the local ensemble Muenchen. TPEG-SAFARI is reported to be running at 24 kbit/s.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster for Saarland has announced a ten-point savings plan, in response to the broadcaster's financial situation. Among the proposals
, consideration is to be given to reducing the number of FM transmission sites.
In the Republic of Ireland, there are currently three instances of RTE Lyric being broadcast. On DAB Ireland Mux1, RTE LYRIC is in Joint Stereo, "original-flavour" DAB at 160 kbit/s. On DAB Ireland Mux2, RTE Lyric is in discrete Stereo, "original-flavour" DAB at 256 kbit/s. On the same ensemble, RTE Lyric+ is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s. Snapshots updated.
Mid & West Wales snapshot updated.
A new ensemble has popped up in Sardinia on Block 10A. DAB Sardegna has eight audio services on board.
On the Baden-Würtemberg ensemble SWR BW S, the regional variation for Stuttgart, SWR4 S has popped up alongside the existing four. All five are running at 96 kbit/s in DAB+.
On SDL National, the service Share Radio has ceased.
On Surrey-NSussex, the service Golden Radio has been relabelled Cyber Hot Hits.
Gloucestershire and NE Wales W Chesh snapshots updated. Addition of Upload Radio.
Multiplex operator MuxCo is reported
to have called for a third multiplex to be licensed for Birmingham. The city is currently served by a local ensemble operated by Bauer Media and in the north east a Minimux operated by Switch Radio. MuxCo made a similar call in December for an additional multiplex to be licensed in Manchester.
The German website Radiowoche reports
that of the four applicants for the forthcoming second national German multiplex, two have joined forces, reducing the number of applicants to three. According to the report, Neue Welle und Media Broadcast are to participate in a joint venture. Despite discussions involving all four, the other two applicants, LIVIA Group and Leipziger Immobilien-Manager Steffen Göpel, are to continue with their separate applications.
Snapshot updated of the Block 9C ensemble in North Brabant & Limburg MTVNL.
A new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11B. Rhosfach Farm extends coverage of Wolv'ton & Shrop in northwest Shropshire, including the town of Oswestry. A further site at Market Drayton, in the northeast of the county, is expected to be brought into service in the coming weeks.
On the Netherlands regional and MTVNL ensembles on which it appears, the service Radio JND is reported to have been relabelled RADIOJND.
On the Block 11C Netherlands ensemble DAB+, the service Radio 10 Gold has been relabelled Radio 10 60s&70s.
Snapshots of the German regional ensemble BR Bayern and the test ensemble in München IRT Ensemble updated.
Snapshots of the German local ensembles Ingolstadt and Muenchen updated.
On Trial Portsmouth, the services Test and Unforgettable have ceased. Snapshot updated.
On the German national ensemble DR Deutschland, three of the services from the public-service broadcaster Deutschlandradio have been relabelled as follows in line with new branding from May 2017:-
Deutschlandfunk ---> Dlf
DKultur ---> Dlf Kultur
DWissen ---> Dlf Nova
The label of DRadio DokDeb is currently unchanged.
DMB Vaticano snapshot updated.
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. Forever FM replaced by Radio Dead.
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. GO Radio Glasgow was running without an audio stream. The UK regulator had approved the addition of this service to the regional ensemble Central Scotland with a requested implementation date of April 17th. As of yesterday's observations, this had not happened.
Sound Digital, the operator of the UK's second national commercial ensemble SDL National
expressions of interest from prospective service providers to use the space soon to be vacated by Share Radio
. A replacement does not need to be in the same genre as the one that is closing. On offer is capacity for a mono service running at 64 kbit/s.
A Private Members' Bill, "Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill 2016-17" received the Royal Assent this week. It permits the UK regulator to create a licensing regime for future minimuxes. Trials are currently being conducted in ten areas in England and Scotland. One of these became the UK's first all-DAB+ ensemble earlier this year. [Each territory has its own term for such ensembles. The UK regulator calls them "Small-Scale DAB". Switzerland refers to them as "digital islands". Wohnort uses the term "minimux" for brevity and because it translates well for an international readership.]
Snapshots updated of the Italian ensembles Trentino DAB1, MUX DAB+ TAA and DAB+ TAA DIG.
Snapshot updated of the local ensemble in Oslo, Lokalradio.
In the Netherlands, LOA Ameland has popped up on the regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL.
In Norway, the main FM transmitters in Hedmark and Oppland have closed. Some local services will continue to use FM. In Trøndelag/Møre and Romsdal, commercial broadcasters closed their FM transmitters on April 21st, following the NRK shutdown on February 8th.
In Norway, two new services have popped up on the local ensemble for Trondheim Lokalradio 1. Kristenradio and Radio 3,16 (a reference to John's gospel, chapter 3 verse 16) are broadcasting in DAB+ with 64 kbit/s each.
On Trial Manchester, Radio Dead has, somewhat poetically, replaced Forever FM.
In Slovakia, a new service is reported to have popped up on the ensemble DAB (sic) broadcast on Blocks 12C, 12A and 12B in Bratislava, Banská Bystrica and Košice respectively. Radio Lumen is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+.
The public-service broadcaster for southwest Germany, SWR, has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 11A. Bad Marienberg, extends and improves coverage of SWR RP in the north of Rheinland-Pfalz, particularly in the Westerwald, in the Siegtal and in the Rheinland-Pfälzischen Hintertaunus. The new site is also likely to provide fortuitous overspill to the city of Siegen in neighbouring Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Snapshot of the German ensemble DR Saarland updated.
Snapshot added of an ensemble operating on Block 12D in Umbria. C.R. DAB is broadcasting eight audio services and differs from two other CR DAB ensembles operating in Napoli and Roma respectively.
Snapshots added of the Italian ensembles Umbria DAB and Digitale Umbria.
Snapshots updated of the Südtirol (Alto Adige) ensembles RAS1-DAB, RAS2-DAB and DABMEDIA.
On the local ensemble Suffolk, the service Smooth has been relabelled Smooth Suffolk.
A new service has popped up on Gloucestershire, Surrey-NSussex and NE Wales W Chesh. Upload Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s Mono. Surrey-NSussex snapshot updated.
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. Forever FM is broadcasting in DAB+ Stereo at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
A new service has popped up on London 2. Fix Radio, aimed at the construction trades, is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.
In the Czech Republic, CRo-Radio Retro
is now broadcasting just a promotional loop. On TELEKO DAB
, the bitrate has been reduced to 24 kbit/s. According to
the Teleko website, the released capacity has been used to increase protection of other services. The same change is also reported
to have taken place on RTI cz DAB
In the Netherlands, RTV Seaport is now broadcasting on the local ensemble 5C DAB Zandvoort. All services on the ensemble are now at 128 kbit/s in DAB+.
In Germany, the media regulator for Sachsen has advertised for service providers for pilot minimuxes to operate in Leipzig and Freiberg. The pilots will initially last one year with a possible extension of one year thereafter. Should the pilots be successful, the regulator intends to transform them into a fully-licensed service and to offer participants in the pilot a transfer into the full service. Closing date for applications is May 4th 2017.
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh. ZEST LIVERPOOL is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
In Switzerland, the packet data service SRG_SPI that appeared on SRG SSR D01 in March has now popped up on SRG SSR F01 also (same SId).
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Zuidwest NL. Radio JND is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. DECIBEL BRABANT has ceased. Snapshot updated.
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Herts Beds Bucks. The BEAT is currently sharing a subchannel with MKFM, which it is expected to replace. Snapshot updated.
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