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December 17th, 2017

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The latest release of Geniatech's eyeTV 3 software reduces the minimum system requirement necessary for H.265 (HEVC) on the new eyeTV T2 and eyeTV Hybrid USB sticks. eyeTV 3.6.9 HEVC (Version 7512) now requires Intel Core i5 running at at least 2.5 Ghz and a minimum of 4GB available RAM, compared with 3.5 GHz and 8Gb RAM in the previous build (7511). Both sticks are now available on both the UK and German versions of Amazon and both sticks would already receive the UK version of DVB-T2 under the previous release. HD in the UK uses the video codec H.264. In Germany, H.265 (HEVC) will be used, for which the stick has been, in the words of the manufacturer, "prepared". Wohnort notes that this latest release brings HEVC reception within the capability of the roving Wohnort MacBook Pro and stick.

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In the UK, the last remaining bastion of died-in-the-wool, "original-flavour"-only DAB receivers is the range of own-brand radios sold by the major supermarket chains. Which brand will be last to switch? With the new UK digital radio tick mark now specifying DAB+ capability (among other welcome things) to qualify, it can't be long now. With DAB+ services already on air across the UK, and more certain to follow, Wohnort recommends that the own-brand ranges be avoided until they include DAB+.
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5.1
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Latest Updates and News

December 17th
Cyber Hot Hits has popped up on Trial Brighton.

December 17th
In Switzerland, a transmitter at Dulliken is currently under test on Block 5D, broadcasting the existing minimux DIG D04 - AARAU.

December 17th
In Denmark, the regional ensemble for Øst- og Nordsjælland (including Koebenhavn), MUX3-OSTSJ, is reported to have migrated from Block 6C to 9B.

December 17th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. The recently-seen service VITA Radio was absent when the snapshot was taken. Likwid London had no audio stream.

December 16th
A new service has popped up on the regional ensemble Central Scotland. Rocksport Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.

December 16th
A new service has popped up on the local DAB trial in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX. RadioSputnik is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s and is apparently an Underground, House and Techno service - not the Russian broadcaster well-known in other countries.

December 15th
Norway has become the first country to shut down its FM networks, completing a process that began in January. Unlike previous regions, the last regions, Finnmark and Troms, plus Svalbard, closed both the NRK and commercial frequencies simultaneously. Now, only the services of small local broadcasters outside the main centres are permitted to use FM until 2022.

December 15th
In Austria, the regulator has awarded the country's first-ever regular DAB/DAB+ licence to RTG Radio Technikum GmbH to cover the Greater Vienna area. The 10-year licence comes into effect April 3rd 2018. Advertised at the same time was a national ensemble, for which the regulator is co-ordinating frequencies with neighbouring administrations and is working to make an award in the first quarter of 2018.


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Update History

December 14th
In Australia, two new services have popped up on the Block 10B ensemble in Canberra, DAB+ CBR Trial. Elf Radio and Coles Radio have been added to the digital radio offering in advance of commercial stations in the capital migrating to a new permanent home on Block 8D. The services of public-service broadcasters ABC and SBS are now broadcast on Block 9C and the industry body Digital Radio Plus has announced that the existing transmissions on Block 10B will cease on January 8th. Listeners must perform a rescan on that date to continue receiving them.

December 14th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster Bayerische Rundfunk has brought a transmitter into service on Block 11D. Wallberg, Tegernsee improves coverage of the Land-wide ensemble Bayern in the Tegernseer Tal. Meanwhile, new Block 8C transmitter at Hesselberg improves coverage of the regional ensemble Mittelfranken.

December 14th
In Germany, the operator of the first national ensemble, DR Deutschland, Media Broadcast, has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 5C. Passau improves coverage in the city centre and surrounding area.

December 14th
On the local ensemble Bristol, SoulTrain Radio is reported to be running at the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s in mono.

December 12th
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands local DAB trial Almere DAB. Easy Traxx is reported to be broadcasting Christmas music.

December 12th
In the Netherlands, the local DAB trial Feel Good Radio is reported to be operating as an SFN from a second site at Zoetermeer.

December 12th
On the Spanish ensemble MF1, the service IntereconomiaDAB is reported to have ceased.

December 12th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 11B. Güstrow, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, extends coverage of the ensemble NDR MV.

December 11th
In Italy, 19 FM tramsmitters have been taken out of service at six locations in Südtirol (Alto Adige):-

FM transmitters taken out of service
AntholzÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
KarthausÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Rauth (Obereggen)Ö1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
St. GertraudÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Wengen (Pederoa)Ö1, ORF Tirol, Ö3, Radio Rumantsch
Wiesen/PfitschÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3

During 2018, 22 FM transmitters at seven sites are planned to be decommissioned:-

FM transmitters to be taken out of service in 2018
Aberstückl SarntalÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Graun ReschenÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3, Radio Rumantsch
Kurzras SchnalsÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
PragsÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
RatschingsÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Ritten AfingÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
WelschnofenÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3

The transmission provider and multiplex operator RAS has brought further DAB transmitters into service. Coverage by population of the autonomous province currently stands at 99.5%.

DAB transmitters brought into service
SiteAnnouncementCoverage
Wengen06.12.2017Wengen/La Val
Melag01.12.2017Langtauferertal
Gsies25.11.2017Gsiesertal/La Val
Rabenstein25.11.2017Rabenstein und auf der Timmelsjochstraße
Rauth14.11.2017Eggen, Rauth, Birchabruck

December 10th
In Switzerland, minimuxes have been relabelled as follows:-
DIG D 04 - BASEL is now DIG D04 - BS
DIG D 04 - WTHUR is now DIG D 04 - WS
DIG D 04 - ZURICH is now DIG D 04 - ZH

December 9th
In Australia, public-service broadcaster ABC has brought an ensemble into service on Block 9C in Canberra. The ABC had previously participated in a trial ensemble that operated in the ACT on Block 10B.

December 9th
In Germany, the regulator for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein has awarded capacity on the Hamburg ensemble to Peli One Medien GmbH for a service called "PELI ONE – Urban Black Music Radio".

December 8th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Addition of MincePie NonStop and Upload Radio.

December 8th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Addition of Pulse Xmas.

December 8th
In Belgium, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 8A in the area of Eupen. DAB DG Belgien (in which DG signifies Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft - the German-speaking community) carries the three services of Belgian German-language public-service broadcaster BRF plus two commercial stations.

December 7th
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. VITA Radio is currently without an audio stream in a subchannel running at 48 kbit/s. The service Vinejuice Radio has ceased.

December 6th
SoulTrain Radio has popped up on the Block 11B local ensemble Bristol, broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.

December 6th
In Germany, three new services have popped up on the Baden-Württemberg ensemble, DRS BW. antenne 1, REGENBOGEN 2 and ROCK ANTENNE are reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s each.

December 6th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster for Baden-Württemberg, SWR, has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 8A. Grünten - actually in Bayern - broadcasts the ensemble SWR BW S, extending and improving coverage in the württembergischen Allgäu and parts of the region Bodensee-Oberschwaben. A new transmitter at Brandenkopf is scheduled for 2018 and further transmitters are being planned.

December 6th
A new service has popped up on the Swiss minimux DIG I02. OneDanceFM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. The existing service MAXXIMA has dropped to 48 kbit/s.

December 5th
In Latvia, the test ensemble ceased yesterday following the decision by the National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP) not to continue DAB+ tests nor to support a roll-out of DAB+ in the next five years.

December 5th
On the local ensemble South East Wales, the service Bridge FM has been relabelled Bridge FM Radio.

December 4th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex. RadioMarsdenXmas is broadcasting in original-flavour DAB at 64 kbit/s in mono with half-rate sampling.

November 30th
In the Czech Republic, the transmission provider České Radiokomunikace has brought into service three new transmitters. Plzeň (10kW) on Block 12C, together with Ostrava (10kW) and Brno (5kW) on Block 12D extend coverage of the public-service broadcaster Český Rozhlas and its ensemble CRo DAB+.

November 30th
In Latvia, the National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP) has decided not to continue DAB+ tests nor to support a roll-out of DAB+ in the next five years. According to the NEPLP's announcement, the council considers that the introduction of both 5G mobile Internet and broadband Internet will enable the development of various types of audio channels and content products for radio stations, whereas the introduction of the DAB + standard would require millions of euros in investment from taxpayers' money, and would oblige consumers to replace radio receivers.

November 27th
In Germany, the operator of the first national ensemble has announced a new transmitter to be brought into service on November 28th. Dannenberg will improve reception of the Block 5C ensemble DR Deutschland in Lüchow-Dannenberg in Niedersachsen. A further transmitter at Pettstädt/Weißenfels in Sachsen-Anhalt will improve coverage in the Burgenlandkreis from December 1st. Finally this year, probably Week 51, a new transmitter at Passau in Bayern will improve coverage in the town and surrounding area. Further sites are planned for 2018.

November 27th
In Australia, the regulator has invited applications from eligible joint venture companies for foundation category 1 digital radio multiplex transmitter licences valid for 15 years in Canberra and Darwin. There is no official closing date.

November 27th
In the Netherlands, a new service, 247Spice, is reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial in Almere, Almere DAB.

November 27th
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB trial is reported to have popped up on Block 9C in Oldebroek.

November 27th
In the Netherlands, the service ProFM Test on the local DAB trial in Waddinxveen is reported to be broadcasting Christmas 24.

November 27th
Christmas FM has popped up on the local ensembles NE Wales W Chesh and Surrey-NSussex, broadcasting at 64 kbit/s with half-rate sampling.

November 24th
Snapshot of the Swiss ensemble RMS F02 updated. Yes FM+ relabelled Radio Lac+.

November 23rd
In the Netherlands, Impact AM and Christmas 24 are reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial from Duivendrecht, DAB Ouder-Amstel.

November 23rd
Snapshot of the Brandenburg ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B updated. Addition of the regional variations for Cottbus and Frankfurt a.d. Oder, radio1 CB and radio1 FFO.

November 22nd
In Germany, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 10B. Pritzwalk extends coverage of rbb BRB/BLN K10B to the Pregnitz, while Booßen brings the ensemble to Frankfurt a.d. Oder. Further transmitters are planned for March 2018 in the Lausitz and Uckermark.

November 20th
In the Netherlands, two additional services, Dance Radio and JAMM FM, are reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX. UnityNL is reported to have ceased.

November 20th
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Addition of Signal Xmas.

November 16th
In the Netherlands, a new service is reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial Almere DAB. Echnaton FM is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

November 16th
On London 3, Fun Kids has ceased. This service continues to be available in DAB+ on SDL National.

November 15th
Snapshots updated of the Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - WTHUR and DIG D04 - ZURICH.

November 20th
Central Scotland snapshot updated. Addition of Scot Sun Xmas.

November 14th
Snapshots added of the new Dublin ensembles Minimux 1 and Minimux 2. Coverage appears largely confined to a small area around Donnybrook in the south of the city.

November 14th
In the Netherlands, Hitradio Centraal Den Haag is reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX.

November 14th
In Italy, FM switch-off will begin this year, with 19 transmitters located at six sites in Südtirol (Alto Adige) being taken out of service in December.
  • Antholz Mittertal
  • Karthaus Schnals
  • Rauth Eggen
  • St. Gertraud Ulten
  • Wengen La Val
  • Wiesen/Pfitsch
In November 2018, a further 22 transmitters located at 7 sites will be taken out of service.
  • Aberstückl Sarntal
  • Graun Reschen
  • Kurzras Schnals
  • Prags
  • Ratschings
  • Ritten Afing
  • Welschnofen

November 14th
In Germany, Antenne Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG has been confirmed as platform operator of the future second national ensemble. The company is a consortium comprising Absolut Digital GmbH & Co. KG and MEDIA BROADCAST Digital Radio GmbH.

November 13th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - BASEL updated. Addition of xmasradio.fm since the previous snapshot. OPENBROADCAST bitrate and Protection Level reduced.

November 13th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - ZS updated. Addition of Sout Al Khaleej since the previous snapshot. Positiv replaces MAXXIMA.

November 12th
Snapshots added of the new Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - BE (Bern), DIG D04 - BO (Berner Oberland) and DIG D04 - BISO (Biel/Solothurn).

November 11th
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB trial has popped up in Almere on Block 12A. Almere DAB currently has three DAB+ audio services on board.

November 11th
In the Netherlands, RADIOJND has reappeared on the regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL.

November 11th
In Croatia, transmissions have been reported from Učka on Block 11C. OIV DEMO has sixteen services on board. Listings updated.

November 11th
Snapshot of the Polskie Radio ensemble in Kielce updated. Chopin replaces Radio Rytm.

November 10th
A new service has popped up on the Polskie Radio ensembles across Poland. Chopin is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s. The service launches officially tomorrow and replaces Radio Rytm.

November 10th
On the Polish ensemble TRANSMISJA in Rzeszów, the service Radio 7 is reported to have ceased.

November 10th
The annual festive services Signal Xmas and Wave Xmas have popped up on the local ensembles Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales respectively.

November 10th
On D1 National, the service Heart extra has been relabelled Heart extra Xmas.

November 8th
In Slovakia, the transmitter at Nitra/Zobor broadcasting the ensemble AVIS is reported to have migrated from Block 11C to 10C.

November 8th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG F03 - GENEVE updated and corrected.

November 8th
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated. Reordering of CUs.

November 8th
* DAB Italia * snapshot updated. Various changes to bitrates. Cessation of packet data service.

November 8th
On the local ensemble Suffolk, the service Chris Country is reported to have switched to DAB+.

November 7th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5D at Hünenberg ZG, extending coverage of the minimux DIG D04 - ZS to Zug.

November 7th
Listings updated of the Danish local ensembles Fyn lokal DAB+, Oestjyll, Viborg-Skive and Vestjyll.

November 7th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Gloucestershire. Total Star is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.

November 7th
Snapshot added of the new Swiss minimux for the Chur/Sarganserland DIG D04 - CS .

November 7th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG I02 in Ticino (Tessin) updated. Radio Tell replaces Vibracion Latina. Other relabellings.

November 7th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux in Bas Valais updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been relabelled DIG F03 - BVS. This ensemble was seen to be transmitting TII.

November 6th
In Switzerland, the new DAB+ service, xmasradio.fm, has also popped up on the minimux in Bern, DIG D04 - BE.

November 6th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought new transmitters into operation at Welden, extending coverage of the Block 11D ensemble Bayern and the Block 10A regional ensemble Obb/Schw in an area west and north of Augsburg, including Dillingen and Günzburg.

November 6th
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Magic Xmas is running at 80 kbit/s in mono and replaces KISS FRESH.

November 2nd
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of Colourful Radio and CyberHotHits. Switch of Radio Caroline to DAB+. At the time the snapshot was taken, Antenna Radio, Blast! and CyberHotHits appeared to be running without audio streams.

November 2nd
Central Scotland snapshot updated. Addition of GO Radio Glasgow. This service previously broadcast test transmissions on Trial Glasgow but is now available across the Central Belt in Joint Stereo 128 kbit/s.

November 2nd
In the Czech Republic, SEEJAY RADIO is reported to have reappeared on TELEKO DAB following an eight month absence and to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

November 2nd
On Trial Brighton, 1 BRIGHTON FM is reported to have been relabelled 1BTN.

November 2nd
In Germany, the regulator in Saarland (LMS) issued on September 1st a Call for Interest from prospective broadcasters and/or platform operators and has now announced details of the responses.

Broadcasters:
  • Antenne Luxemburg (TopStar Radio S.a.r.l.)
  • CLASSIC ROCK RADIO (Radio Salü Euro-Radio Saar GmbH)
  • RADIO SALÜ (Radio Salü Euro-Radio Saar GmbH)
  • lulu.fm (lulu media GmbH)
  • Radio Saarschleifenland (Central FM Media GmbH)
  • Radio Homburg (Funkhaus Saar GmbH)
  • Radio Neunkirchen (Funkhaus Saar GmbH)
  • Radio Saarbrücken (Funkhaus Saar GmbH)
Platform Operator:
  • MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH
The broadcasters Domradio (Bildungswerks der Erzdiözese Köln e. V.) and Kraftpaket, das Radio (Wilfried Eckel) had already signalled their interest to the LMS.

The regulator has said it will proceed with the next legally-required step, which is to involve stakeholders in further discussions.

November 1st
It's Christmas in Switzerland. A new DAB+ service, xmasradio.fm has popped up on the minimuxes DIG D04 - BASEL and DIG D04 - ZURICH. On DIG D04 - BASEL, the DAB+ service OPENBROADCAST has dropped from 80 to 48 kbit/s. On DIG D04 - ZURICH, the DAB+ services 3FACH and OPENBROADCAST have dropped to 48 kbit/s.

November 1st
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble serving Sør-Trøndelag uten Fosen - Lokalradio 1.

November 1st
Snapshot added of a new Norwegian local ensemble serving Ryfylke - Lokale kanaler. Four DAB+ audio services are currently on board.

November 1st
Two new services are reported to have popped up on Trial Glasgow. Colourful Radio and CyberHotHits are reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 and 48 kbit/s respectively. Radio Caroline is reported to have switched to DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

November 1st
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the local DAB trial Apeldoorn. SALLAND747 is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s.

November 1st
On London 2, the services Chris Country and Thames Radio have switched to DAB+, each running at 32 kbit/s. There are now three DAB+ services on this ensemble. Snapshot updated.

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